GENEVA-The United Nations and its diplomatic partners seeking a resolution to the Libyan crisis today urged the Security Council to release assets frozen under United Nations sanctions to the countryâ€™s transitional authorities to help them set up a government in the North African nation.
August 24, 2011-Signs of ozone depletion are again appearing over the Antarctic, the United Nations reported yesterday, adding that prevailing temperatures and polar stratospheric clouds indicate that the degree of ozone loss this year will most likely be about average in comparison to the past decade.
Washington, D.C. – The National Park Service (NPS) has temporarily closed the Washington Monument in order to properly evaluate the structure following yesterday's earthquake. The Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials were closed for a short period of time as a precaution, but reopened to the public as of about 7:20 p.m. There were no injuries to […]
WASHINGTON D.C.-AN earthquake struck five miles South Southwest of Mineral, Virginia at 1:51 pm Eastern Time today. It originated at a depth of 3.7 miles. At a magnitude of 5.8, the quake was the largest quake ever recorded in that area and was felt along much of the East Coast.
FLORIDA-Irene, the first hurricane of the 2011 season is now headed toward the Eastern Seaboard of the U.S. This hurricane, now a category 2, is on track to develop into a category 4 hurricane as it moves into the warmer waters at a speed of 12 miles per hour and into areas of low wind […]
TRIPOLI-Rebels from the surrounding countryside continue to pour into the capitol, swelling the number of forces there. The rebels control 80% of the city, and they have set up check points and have secured many of the buildings. Fierce fighting still continues through the streets of the city, as rebels report heavy casualties in the […]
NEW YORK-The Attorneys for both the alleged victim Nafissatou Diallo, the hotel housekeeper, and for Strauss-Kahn, who was arrested for raping her in a hotel room, have confirmed that the case against Strauss-Kahn will be dropped.
TRIPOLI-In another sign that the Libyan capitol of Tripoli has been wrested from the control of Gadhafi, the broadcast from the official television station went blank. The station has been increasingly broadcasting pleas from Gadhafi. But in the evening hours of Monday, the screens went dark as rebels stormed the station at the core of […]
BEIRUT-One day after calls from the United States and its allies to step down, and after a pledge from Syrian President Bashar Assad to United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to stop deploying military power against protesters, Assad's soldiers began firing on protesters once again.