The largest ozone hole ever recorded in 2000

Ozone layer has begun to recover, say UN scientists

One-Minute Read Thu 11 Sep, AT 12:25

A 'major environmental success story', but scientists warn urgent action is now required to tackle climate change

Palestinians carry the body of Mohammad Deif

Family of Hamas 'mastermind' killed as Israel-Gaza talks fail

One-Minute Read Wed 20 Aug, AT 14:18

Wife and child of Hamas leader Mohammed Deif hit by Israeli airstrikes after truce breaks down

President Barack Obama makes a statement following meetings at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Georgia,US

Ebola: outbreak a threat to global security, warns Obama

Briefing Wed 17 Sep, AT 14:02

Experts warn hundreds of thousands could become infected as vaccine trials begin in the UK

Ban Ki-moon

Syria peace summit begins: can talks stop the bloody civil war?

Talking Point Wed 22 Jan, AT 09:32

Foreign ministers descend on Montreux despite 'near-zero' expectations of a political breakthrough

Syria: Iran invitation throws peace talks into 'disarray'

One-Minute Read Mon 20 Jan, AT 09:07

Syrian Opposition threatens to boycott talks after Ban Ki-Moon extends invitation to Tehran

Anti-Balaka fighters show their weapons outside Bangui

UN to send peacekeepers after Central African Republic flare-up

One-Minute Read Fri 11 Apr, AT 15:08

At least 30 people, many of them civilians, died in clashes between Christian and Muslim militias this week

Syria gas attack confirmed: latest in history of atrocities

Briefing Tue 17 Sep, AT 10:05

UN confirms 21 August attack on Damascus was gas – and the 'most significant' use of chemical weapons since Saddam's day

Syria: 'Time runs out' for 'chemical attack' probe

Summary Fri 23 Aug, AT 09:37

As UN chief Ban Ki-Moon urges immediate inspection of site, experts warn evidence is already fading

What next for Egypt? Five key questions after Morsi ousted

Briefing Thu 4 Jul, AT 09:46

Fears of further violence as world leaders avoid calling army takeover a 'coup'

Has North Korea got the ability to launch a nuclear missile - or not?

First Reaction Fri 12 Apr, AT 10:37

Top US officials downplay Pentagon report that says Pyongyang has advanced its nuclear programme

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