BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 15 (UPI) -- A relative sense of calm along a U.N.-demarcated boundary between Israel and Lebanon is a sign of multilateral support for peace, a U.N. official said.
TEHRAN, May 15 (UPI) -- The political record of Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani should be examined given his last-minute bid for president, his critics said.
NAYPYITAW, Myanmar, May 15 (UPI) -- It's likely the land mine contamination in parts of Myanmar is too extensive for mapping, an Asian director for Human Rights Watch said.
GENEVA, Switzerland, May 15 (UPI) -- Evidence of atrocities in Syria reinforces the notion that the situation should be referred to international courts, a U.N. rights official said.
BEIRUT, April 26 (UPI Next) -- Nine-year-old Abdullah, a Syrian civil war refugee in Lebanon, is the face of a generation of young Syrians bearing much of the burden of the two-year conflict.
BEIRUT, Lebanon, May 15 (UPI) -- The latest claim that a human rights defender was abused while in Bahraini custody suggests the country is "a haven for torturers," Human Rights Watch said.
BENGHAZI, Liberia, May 15 (UPI) -- An explosion near a hospital in Benghazi, Libya, might have been an accident and not a terrorist incident, the justice minister said.
BRUSSELS, May 15 (UPI) -- It's apparent that international support for Malian reconstruction will extend beyond this week's donors' conference, President Dioncounda Traore said.
MANILA, May 15 (UPI) -- Former Philippines President Joseph Estrada has been elected mayor of Manila, pipping a former presidential rival to the post.
BRUSSELS, May 14 (UPI) -- The French government said Tuesday it was making long-term commitments to Malian development ahead of a European donors' conference in Brussels.
TEHRAN, May 14 (UPI) -- A former adviser to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said he was pulling out of the presidential race out of respect for the incumbent.
TRIPOLI, Libya, May 14 (UPI) -- Libya remains a powder keg with a government unable to control dozens of armed groups whose lawless marauding has created a security crisis.
BEIJING, May 14 (UPI) -- Living standards, development and social security have made gains in China, the government said in a human rights report published Tuesday.
UNITED NATIONS, May 14 (UPI) -- An arc of terrorism may stretch across Africa if governments there don't have the means to contain the threat, the president of the U.N. Security Council said.
BRUSSELS, May 14 (UPI) -- NATO forces in Afghanistan need to provide clear military guidance as they prepare for a 2014 training mission, a commander said from Brussels.