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Downed power lines and debris block the road in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan on November 10, 2013 in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines. (Photo by Jeoffrey Maitem/Getty Images)

Tri-State Area Helping With Relief Efforts As Typhoon-Hit Victims Plead For Aid

The Philippine military said Monday it has confirmed 942 people have died in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan while stunned survivors picked through the remains of their homes.

11/11/2013

President Barack Obama addresses the U.N. General Assembly on September 24, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

Obama Welcomes Signs Of Iranian Moderation

President Barack Obama says the U.N. Security council must agree to a resolution on Syrian chemical weapons that includes consequences for the regime.

09/24/2013

Protesters rally against Iranian president Hasan Rouhani, Sept. 24, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Demonstrators Near UN: Iran’s New President Has Blood On His Hands

The demonstrators waving their red, white and green Iranian flags were joined by some high-profile politicians who said Hasan Rouhani’s recent talk of opening dialogue with the United States is merely a ruse.

09/24/2013

A U.S. Air Force F-16 flies over New York City - Sep 24, 2003 - Photo: Aaron D. Allmon II/U.S. Air Force via Getty Images

At Least 3 Small Planes Violate United Nations Airspace

U.S. military fighter jets were buzzing over the New York City area Monday, chasing at least three small plans that violated restricted air space over the United Nations.

09/23/2013

New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota and Bill de Blasio speak at a news conference near the United Nations headquarters denouncing Iran's diplomacy offensive on Sept. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

NYC Politicians, Israel Skeptical About Iran’s Diplomacy Offensive

Critics expressed their skepticism Monday at a rally across First Avenue from the United Nations headquarters, where world leaders are converging for this week’s General Assembly.

09/23/2013

Weapons Inspectors In Syria BIG DL

U.N. Concludes ‘War Crime’ Was Committed In Syria

United Nations inspectors said Monday that they have clear and convincing evidence of a chemical weapons attack in Syria last month.

09/16/2013

Secretary of State John Kerry holds a joint news conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Sept. 14, 2013 (credit: Getty Images)

U.S., Russia Reach Deal On Syrian Weapons

John Kerry and Russia’s foreign minister announced they have agreed upon the framework for Syria to destroy all of its chemical weapons.

09/14/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on Syria in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on August 31, 2013 as Vice President Joe Biden looks on. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime.      (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

White House Confident Congress Will Approve Use Of Force In Syria

In a series of interviews on the Sunday news shows, Secretary of State John Kerry said the case for intervention in Syria’s 2 1/2-year civil war was strengthening each day and that he expected American lawmakers to recognize the need for action when the “credibility of the United States is on the line.”

09/01/2013

President Barack Obama speaks on Syria in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington on August 31, 2013 as Vice President Joe Biden looks on. Obama said Saturday he will ask the US Congress to authorize military action against Syria, lifting the threat of immediate strikes on President Bashar al-Assad's regime.      (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama To Seek Congressional Authorization For Strike In Syria

President Barack Obama on Saturday made the case for consequences against Syria for an alleged chemical attack, and said he will seek authorization from Congress for a military strike.

08/31/2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file/credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

NYPD Keeping Eye On Situation In Syria As Jewish High Holidays Near

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said the NYPD continues to be alert and vigilant and added there are no specific threats against the city as a result of the situation in Syria.

08/27/2013

A demonstrator holds an "Anti Coup" sign outside of the Egyptian Mission to the UN on Friday Aug 16, 2013. (Credit CBS 2)

Demonstrators Rally Outside Of Egyptian Mission As Clashes Fuel Worldwide Outrage

In Long Island City parishioners of a Coptic Christian Church offered their prayers to the victims of the violent clashes.

08/16/2013

MTA police officers keep watch during the morning commute in Grand Central Terminal on April 16, 2013. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC Security Remains Tight In Wake Of Boston Marathon Bombings

There is once again a high terror alert in New York City. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Tuesday they are taking no chances that an attack similar to the Boston Marathon bombings could happen here.

04/16/2013

3.22.13 World Water Day

Celebrating World Water Day

March 22nd is the 20th annual United Nations-declared World Water Day, an international day to celebrate fresh water and focus public attention upon the critical water issues of our era.

03/22/2013

File image of a North Korean missile test | Inset image of leader Kim Kim Jong-un. (credit: CBS 2)

UN Calls North Korea Nuclear Test ‘Threat To International Peace & Security’

The test follows a successful launch of a long-range ballistic missile in December that many believe is capable of reaching the United States.

02/12/2013

John Boehner

Opinion: Shame Of The Senate

The Brain Dead Republican Congress has had some low points, but last week’s Senate vote on a United Nations treaty for the disabled was notable in its outrageousness.

12/10/2012

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