Reports on the magnitude of the quake vary from 6.5 to 7.7
Threats in the Middle East are rising, according to Army General Michael Kurilla
'Living conditions have also deteriorated significantly, with detainees describing overcrowding, decay of infrastructure, and insect infestations'
'The blast targeted a rally held inside a Shiite center to reward several journalists... involved in the war and instigation against' the Islamic State
'Women's rights are being abused, threatened, violated around the world,' says Guterres, citing maternal mortality, girls ousted from school, and other crises
Special envoys from Russia, China, Iran, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan call on West to lift freeze on Afghan central bank's assets
After over a decade of war and economic collapse in their country, Syrians continue to be the top nationality of asylum-seekers in Europe
There has been a dramatic increase in militant attacks in Pakistan – mainly in border regions – in the year-and-a-half of Taliban rule in Afghanistan
Roughly 84 of the deaths took place in the past week
Griffiths will 'underscore the message that humanitarian aid cannot be delivered without women'