United Nations
  • As nearly 200 countries meet in oil-and-gas-rich Qatar for annual talks on slowing global warming, one of the main challenges will be raising climate aid for poor countries.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 12:00 PM EST
  • This March 9, 2011, file photo, shows a large image of Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, UAE Prime Minister and ruler of Dubai, rear left, and Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, UAE President, right, on a tower at Internet City, as cars pass drive on Sheikh Zayed's highway in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. An upcoming U.N. gathering that will seek agreements on Internet oversight is raising alarms from a broad coalition of critics including the U.S. government, tech giants such as Google and rights groups

    Upcoming gathering on internet oversight has drawn broad coalition of critics, including U.S. tech giants concerned over heightened censorship.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 11:30 AM EST
  • Hamas militants of the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigades attend the funeral of Hamas member Joudeh Shamallah in Gaza City, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.

    The comments by Moussa Abu Marzouk, days after the worst Israel-Hamas fighting in years, signaled trouble for talks between the hostile neighbors.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 10:30 AM EST
  • FILE - In this Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 file photo, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting of the Palestinian leadership at his compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah. After bitter rival Hamas fought Israel to a draw in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has no choice but to ignore strong U.S. objections and seek U.N. recognition of a state of Palestine next week. But even such recognition may not be enough for the Western-backed backed proponent of a peace deal with Israel to s

    Abbas has no choice but to override U.S. objections and seek U.N. recognition of a state of Palestine, after rival Hamas' popularity has soared.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 10:00 AM EST
  • When the tiny desert nation of Qatar was chosen to host the latest round of United Nations climate change negotiations, environmentalists were stunned.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 13, 2012, 8:00 AM EST