India's population is set to overpass China's in 2024, according to the report by the Department of Economic and Social Affairs' Population Division.
Thousands of American Muslims have attended the funeral of Nabra Hassanen, who was murdered on Sunday morning in what her father calls a hate crime.
Conflicts and drought have caused unprecedented 81 million people to need food aid in 2017.
Firefighters put out a huge blaze that broke out in the green space of a highway in northwest of the Iranian capital Tehran.
The UN says the current funds for humanitarian assistance are not enough as needs grow worldwide.
Yoga practitioners have taken a relaxing break to bend, twist, and pose for the third International Yoga Day in India and more than 100 other countries.
The UN refugee agency says a record 65.6 million people were displaced within or outside their countries across the world in 2016.
Muslims in the greater Los Angeles area are set to serve the homeless on skid row as they have been for the past 18 years.
Fears are growing that the number of people who lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire in west London could reach 100.
A British lawmaker has said that Wednesday’s Grenfell Tower fire in west London amounts to “corporate manslaughter.”
A UNICEF report say one in five children in rich countries lives in relative poverty, putting the US and New Zealand among the world's worst performers.
Migrants in rich countries have sent millions of dollars for their poor families to lift poverty in their home nations.
Nearly a third of the world's population is obese or overweight, according to a research study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
As part of its Southeastern Anatolia Project known as GAP, Turkey has built 22 dams on the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, which also run across Syria, Iraq and Iran.
At least 48 people are injured in a metro train crash in the Iranian capital Tehran.
The Sistan-and-Baluchestan province has witnessed temperatures of 56 °C (132 °F), which have caused power outages, and complicated water supply amid high consumption.
The cause was still being investigated but once official said negligence in safety measures appeared to have been behind the explosion.
A new study shows that attending religious services like those at mosques, churches or synagogues may help you live longer.
World countries call on US President Donald Trump not to pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres says if the US cuts its funding for the UN, other nations would fill the gap.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway says her gender has actually “helped with” handling President Donald Trump.
The fatality occurred in Sistan-and-Baluchestan Province, with two more deaths unofficially reported in Isfahan Province and the western province of Kermanshah.
The United Nations children's agency reports a spike of unaccompanied children crossing international borders.
Governments and businesses worldwide have been jittery over the weekend as they brace to start the new work week under the threat of a recent global cyber attack.
Provincial police official Ali Qassempour said the attack took place in the early hours of Monday.
The 5.7 magnitude earthquake has injured 400 people in northeastern Iran.
Pope Francis declares saints two Portuguese children believed to have had visions of the Virgin Mary a hundred years ago.
The study has found that so-called social smokers are equally at risk of heart disease.
The fifteenth day of Sha’aban, the eighth month of the lunar calendar, which fell on Friday this year, marks the auspicious occasion.
The US Department of Homeland Security is mulling the expansion of a ban on laptops on flights originating from several Muslim countries to flights from Europe.
An official says search operations continue to see if the blast has caused any more human losses.
Flood waters swept through Lordegan County of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province on Sunday.
Iran's president flew to Golestan on Sunday, and immediately headed to Azad-Shar to address the situation and meet with the tragedy’s survivors and miners.
Pope Francis denounces use of the word “mother” in reference to a US-made bomb.
Heavy downpours have hit different parts of Iran less than a month after flooding and landslides that claimed dozens of lives in the country.
Ayatollah Khamenei expresses condolences over the recent deadly mine explosion in northern Iran.
Residents in the Iranian northwestern city of Sanandaj are taken by surprise as hailstorm hits the city.
A coal mine explosion in northeastern Iran kills 26 workers, leaves scores wounded
American police says a flower shop owner is accused of stealing plants from a cemetery in New Jersey.
May Day markers have clashed with riot police in Italy, Germany, France, Turkey and Greece.
People rallied in Turkey, the Philippines, Cambodia, Russia, Indonesia, and South Korea, among other places, to demand better working conditions on May Day.
A big fire breaks out in a major street in the Iranian capital, Tehran, after a fuel tanker flips on its side.
Eminent Indonesian Quran reciter Sheikh Ja’afar Abdulrahman passes away while reciting verses from the Holy Quran live on air.
Reporters Without Borders has warned that the situation of media freedom in democracies worldwide is at “a tipping point.”
The occasion marks the anniversary of the day Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was chosen as Allah’s final messenger.
Ayatollah Khamenei pardons or commutes the sentences of 593 eligible Iranian convicts on the occasion of Eid al-Mab'ath.
Pope Francis likens the refugee detention camps in European states to concentration camps.
Thousands of people hit the streets in cities across the United States and beyond to celebrate science and censure disregard for knowledge.
The UN warns of an increased risk of nuclear accidents amid worsening relations between nuclear-armed countries.
The Cassini space probe has taken a picture from the Earth when it was some 1.4 billion kilometers away from our planet.
The US embassy in London summons a three-month-old baby to make sure it is not resorting to terrorism.
Torrential downpours have caused flooding and landslides in northwestern Iran, killing a total of 48 people in four provinces.
German magazine Der Spiegel claims that Real Madrid football star Cristiano Ronaldo paid $375,000 to a woman to silence her after allegedly raping her in 2009.
The World Health Organization says dramatic improvements are needed in ensuring access to clean water and sanitation worldwide.
Narges Kalbasi Ashtari, 28, arrived in Iran’s central city of Isfahan at noon on Wednesday.
Some UN peacekeepers are said to have coerced victims into performing sexual acts.
Pope Francis has dismissed a Roman Catholic priest from New Hampshire who was convicted of stealing $300,000 from a hospital, a bishop and a deceased priest's estate.
A study shows Islam will be the world’s largest religion by 2075.
Massive earthquake jolts Iran's second largest city, partially or fully destroying several nearby villages.
NASA says its New Horizons spacecraft is now halfway between Pluto and next flyby stop in the Kuiper Belt.
Iranian people are celebrating Sizdah Bedar, the traditional Persian festival of nature, by spending time outdoors with family and friends.
Fewer than 300 people have taken part in a rally in favor of Islamophobia in the British capital.
A report says global food crises deteriorated significantly in 2016 with conditions further worsening this year.
Japanese whale hunters slaughtered 333 minke whales in the Antarctic amid international condemnation.
The World Health Organization says the number of depression at international level has increased nearly 20 percent in the past decade.
The Netherlands' doctors oppose a controversial proposed law that would allow elderly people the right to get professional assistance to end their lives.
According to the study, workplace exposure to very low frequency electromagnetic fields may be linked to a doubling in risk of developing the ALS.
A 100-kilogram gold coin worth $4 million, bearing an image of Queen Elizabeth II, is stolen from a museum in Germany.
Milad Tower in Tehran has joined other iconic buildings and monuments around the world plunging into darkness on Saturday to mark Earth Hour.
Two young girls, a two-year-old and a four-year old have been found “brutally” stabbed in the US State of North Carolina.
At least one child has been killed and over 63 people wounded in a major pile-up on a road leading to the northeastern Iranian city of Mashhad.
UNICEF predicts that 25 percent of children may live in areas with severely limited water resources by 2040, endangering their lives.
US tech giant Google has released a set of tools it says are designed to protect elections globally.
Iran will officially move clocks forward by one hour at midnight on Tuesday to observe Daylight Saving Time.
At least one person is killed and five go missing after huge sea waves hit the southern Iranian port city of Dayyer.
Iranians are celebrating the historical festival, while officials caution youths against setting off fireworks.
At least seven people are killed and four others injured in a fireworks explosion in northwestern Iran.
The UN says the world is facing the largest humanitarian crisis since 1945, as over 20 million people are starving in four countries.
The WHO says environmental risks are responsible for one in four deaths among children each year.
Iran sends a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to urge creation of a regional task force to address the pressing issue of dust storms plighting the region.
US President Donald Trump’s speech at his first joint address to Congress has been rated at a seventh-grade reading level as footage of him emerges practicing in a limo.
A GOP lawmaker mocks Democratic congresswomen wearing white in protest during a Trump speech.
Pew Research Center says Islam will replace Christianity as the most popular religion in the world after 2050.
SpaceX announces plans to take two tourists on a flight around the Moon in 2018.
Despite boycotting the Oscar ceremony over US President Trump’s Muslim ban, Iranian director Asghar Farhadi wins the Academy Award for best foreign-language film.
Pope Francis warns that water scarcity across the globe could lead to a third world war.
The newly discovered planets orbiting TRAPPIST-1 star are hugely far way, making them unsuitable candidates for future human colonies.
Iran’s Ministry of Health has detected flu in birds in 15 Iranian provinces and has prohibited the use of local poultry products nationwide.
Scientists find seven Earth-like planets in the orbit of a small star located some 40 light-years away.
The Russian Defense Ministry releases photos of its latest expedition in the Arctic, where it is putting its state-of-the-art snow vehicles to the test.
The province has been reeling from sandstorms which are said to originate in Iraq and Saudi Arabia but a combination of events recently have brought Khuzestan to the brink of virtual collapse.