The last two decades have seen several climate-related emergencies, posing a major challenge to human life and its surrounding environment, according to a recent UN disaster report.
UN investigators said that "indiscriminate bombardment" by pro-regime forces ahead of a March ceasefire brokered with Turkey, claimed hundreds of lives.
Probe members said they needed more time to fully document the range of violations in Yemen's conflict, which has killed nearly 10,000 people since March 2015.
Is the Trump administration moving from "America First" to "War First"?
FARC will now become a political movement after rebels handed over the last of their weapons to UN observers in a low-key event held in Colombia.
The disarmament by the roughly 7,000 members of Colombia's biggest rebel group under a 2016 peace accord brings Latin America's oldest civil conflict close to a complete end.
The fighting broke out at a distribution site after soldiers tried to steal food meant for refugees and other soldiers stopped them.
The international body urged Kim Jong-un's regime to stop ballistic missile tests and threatened further sanctions if it failed to do so.
From the CIA's headquarters in Langley, Virginia, to the war-ridden battlefields of Libya, General Khalifa Haftar's turbulent journey has been filled with blood, a lust for power, and controversy.
It's been three years since the kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls from Chibok in northern Nigeria. Boko Haram continues to be at the forefront of a nine year-long insurgency, creating one of the biggest humanitarian crises in the world.
Over the course of the Syrian conflict, chemical warfare has caused a high number of casualties. But it's not the first time mankind has employed this controversial art of war.
The Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria has released its findings on war crimes committed in Syria from July 21, 2016 until February 28 this year.
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