The FBI has issued a warning to American citizens and permanent residents to not travel to Haiti as the country is gripped by a surge in gang violence. The directive was also aimed at those residing in South Florida. The agency has reported a 300 percent increase in kidnappings since the year began when compared to the same time period last year.
The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, is stating that the unprecedented rise in gang violence in Haiti is severely impacting the nation's stability on multiple fronts. His remarks came as Special Representative Helen La Lime addressed the Security Council on Tuesday, detailing the effects of gang violence and control on the nation's populace and calling for more assistance for the national police.
Former United Nations leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner Kofi Annan has died. The Ghanian national served as the UN chief from 1997 to 2006 and later worked on efforts to bring peace to Syria and the surrounding region.
Actress Dascha Polanco is on a mission to help the people of Haiti. The Orange is the New Black star and newly-named United Nations global ambassador, traveled to the Island country earlier this month on what became a life-changing journey.
The father of slain Missouri teenager Michael Brown Jr. traveled to Geneva with family and a legal team to seek justice in his son’s killing in Ferguson. The group traveled to the United Nations and addressed a committee in hopes that some traction can be gained in the explosive case.
Nelson Mandela celebrates his 95th birthday today (July 18). Mandela has been battling health issues that landed him in the hospital where he remains, but is said to be making improvements and responding well to treatment.
Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Seoul, South Korea this to deliver a message to the country’s Northern neighbors. Kerry arrived in the area Friday (April 12) warning North Korea against going forward with its threatened missile attacks.
North Korea’s supreme ruler Kim Jong Un is more than just Dennis Rodman’s homie, he wants to launch a nuclear attack on the U.S., and anyone else in his line of fire. Jong Un has been picking up where his father left off as the leader of the Asian country and is ridiculed as a tyrant, who committed […]
When faced with the important decision of attending meetings with world leaders at the United Nations, or sitting with Barbara Walters, it’s not always good to choose the acclaimed journalist. President Obama is facing criticism for failing to hold meetings prior to his U.N. address Tuesday (Sept. 25), instead sitting with his wife, Michelle Obama, […]
Beyoncé was in the mood to share more of her life with fans, and posted candid photos of Blue Ivy Carter, Jay-Z, Solange, Rita Ora and more on Tumblr. Queen Bey has been taking things slow as of late, but has been more open than usual about showing off her adventures.
Beyoncé has a lot going on these days. Besides raising a child, she’s working on new music (we assume), plans to spend the month of August at a 30,000-square foot Hamptons mansion, and if all that wasn’t enough, she’s found time for charity work. The 30-year-old has signed on with the United Nations and other […]