1.1 million Afghan children could face severe malnutrition

ISLAMABAD – In Afghanistan, 1.1 million children under the age of 5 will likely face the most severe form of malnutrition this year, according to the UN, as increasing numbers of hungry, wasting-away children are brought into hospital wards. UN and other aid agencies were able to stave off outright famine after the Taliban takeover … Read more

Live updates | EU: Russians have future in their hands

DAVOS, Switzerland – European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen says Russia could be reintegrated into the orbit of European nations if it finds its way back to “democracy, the rule of law, the respect for the international rules-based order.” Von der Leyen spoke at the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering Tuesday. Insisting on the … Read more

What will the UN see as it finally visits China’s Xinjiang? | Uighur News

Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, is finally in China and traveling to Xinjiang nearly four years after first announcing her intention to visit the country amid concerns of serious human rights abuses in the northwestern region. Xinjiang is home to the Uighurs, a predominantly Muslim Turkic people who differ in … Read more

What will the UN see as it finally visits China’s Xinjiang? | Uighur News

Michelle Bachelet, the United Nations high commissioner for human rights, is finally in China and traveling to Xinjiang nearly four years after first announcing her intention to visit the country amid concerns of serious human rights abuses in the northwestern region. Xinjiang is home to the Uighurs, a predominantly Muslim Turkic people who differ in … Read more

Live updates | UN: Civilians being killed in Donetsk assault

UNITED NATIONS – Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Monday that UN staff on the ground remain concerned about the impact on civilians by the reported fierce fighting in eastern Luhansk, Donetsk and Kharkiv regions. He said people are being killed or injured. Homes, civilian infrastructure and residential buildings have been damaged or destroyed. In the government-controlled … Read more

from yachts to the United Nations

Many people occasionally travel for work. But for some, travel is at the heart of their jobs. CNBC Travel spoke with people from four industries about occupations where working from home – or an office for that matter – isn’t an option. A year of travel Name: Sebastian ModakJob: Former New York Times “52 Places … Read more