Ten rival militias agreed to disarm and move toward reconciliation after two years of conflict that has killed thousands of people.
A quarter of the countries surveyed still report high levels of religious hate crimes despite declining levels of hostility.
The number of displaced people across the globe topped 50 million for the first time since the end of World War II, Amnesty said in a report.
The Dalai Lama did not speak, but Obama called him "a good friend." despite China's protests.
The officials were seized as they were preparing a planned visit by Education Minister Eloi Anguimate to the town.
Researchers aren't sure how the weapons got there, but it probably violates trade agreements.
International Criminal Court Hails Transfer Of LRA Commander: Ongwen Capture Marks Step In Ending Group's 'Reign Of Terror'
The court's chief prosecutor said that the transfer of the Ugandan rebel commander was a major step in the fight against the group.
Pope Francis didn't mince words when he discussed the issue of birth control.
The French presidency said an intermediary was in talks with the kidnappers.
Christian militia in Central African Republic have carried out ethnic cleansing of the Muslim population during the ongoing civil war, but there's no proof of genocidal intent, a UN commission of inquiry determined.
Countries such as Kenya are among the most dangerous places to be Christian, according to the World Watch List.
Even though the AIDS death toll has fallen by 30 percent globally since 2005, it has increased by 50 percent among adolescents.
A U.N peacekeeper from Pakistan was killed in an ambush in Central African Republic Thursday bringing the death toll in 48 hours of fighting to at least nine, the U.N. and the Red Cross said.
Many news organizations have become increasingly reliant on freelance reporters to document conflicts around the world.
President Obama told reporters he didn't expect the U.S. to have to stage an evacuation of the mountain, where thousands of members of the Yazidi religious minority had been trapped by militants, or to continue humanitarian airdrops.
Red Cross officials said 21 people were killed and nearly 130 homes destroyed in two days of violence.
The war-torn country's telecommunications ministry said the ban will be instituted "until further notice."
Violence, football and the return of a U.S. soldier dominated this weekend's news.
President Obama addressed the U.S. Military Academy's class of 2014 Wednesday.
The French government released a statement Tuesday saying that 26-year-old Camille Lepage was assassinated while on assignment in Central African Republic.
A handful of startups have created new learning platforms based entirely on mobile phone technology in sub-Saharan Africa.
Pope Francis Easter Mass: Watch The 'Urbi Et Orbi' Message From St. Peter's Square [Full Transcript]
Pope Francis pleads for the end of violence and wastefulness around the world.
The U.S. SEC now requires registered companies to report the presence of conflict metals in their supply chains.
People took to the streets, to barricades and to fortifications in Central African Republic, Egypt, Libya, Syria, Turkey, Ukraine and Venezuela.
There's a reason the Ukrainian conflict's images are captivating Westerners, and it has to do with the French Revolution and Hollywood.
The Transportation Research Initiative released a study analyzing the fatality rate of drivers in various countries.
Agriculture was meant to be the theme of this week's AU summit, but CAR and South Sudan took center stage.
The world's thinking about South Sudan right now, but next door, one of the world's poorest nations is also dealing with a major crisis.
The big picture: Economic freedom is on the rise globally.
The Southeast Asian nation, while still one of the riskiest countries for companies, has made considerable progress.