The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime says the amount of opium produced in Afghanistan has dropped by almost half compared to last year.
Conflict in the Middle East continues to grow as violence spreads from various flashpoints.
In Yemen, the human rights group Amnesty International has investigated a series of airstrikes against Houthi rebels last summer.
In Jerusalem, Palestinians increased attacks on occupying Israel.
International investigators say Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down last year by a Russian-made missile.
Africa has about 5 percent of global air traffic but 20 percent of accidents and deaths in 2014.
Imagine this. You are visiting a beautiful mountain somewhere in the countryside.
President Sepp Blatter was suspended Thursday for 90 days by an ethics committee.
The United States, Japan and 10 other countries reached agreement on a huge trade deal Monday.
Territorial claims have become a stressful issue in East and South East Asia over the past few years.