The pope had promised to travel to South Sudan, when he hosted rival leaders Salva Kiir and Riek Machar at a Vatican retreat but four years since that meeting violence remains a problem in the country.
The packages were sent to Ukraine's embassies in Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Croatia and Italy, to general consulates in Naples and Krakow, and to the consulate in Brno.
Sources privy to negotiations say that Washington is working on a plan to deposit $3.5 billion with the Bank of International Settlements and have the money distributed under a third-party monitoring system.
A new report says the number of people forced to flee their homes as a result of conflict and natural disasters reached an all-time record of 59.1 million last year.
Although the Taliban denied having any hand in the disappearances, one of its top officials said they are in the process of purging "bad people" from the group.
Ethiopian military has "completely captured" an airport in northwest town of Humera, close to border with Sudan and Eritrea, local media report.
Since clashes erupted on September 27, Armenia has repeatedly attacked Azerbaijani civilians and forces, even violating three humanitarian ceasefires since October 10.
Fears are mounting over the prospect of civil war after Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced a military operation in the federal state, with which he is embroiled in a bitter feud.
Israeli bulldozers began razing a Bedouin village near Tubas in the Jordan Valley, leaving its dozens of inhabitants homeless, half of them children.
Clashes in the Tavush region of Azerbaijan represent the biggest flare up between the two former Soviet Republics since 2016.
Gaza’s residents survey the damage after a weekend of Israeli strikes, which left dozens dead.
A 23-page report released by the UN Commission of Inquiry said that through the widespread and systematic" bombardment of Eastern Ghouta and the continued denial of food and medicine, pro-regimeforces perpetrated a "crime against humanity."
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