One dead, four missing as flooding hits Haiti

One person died and four others were missing in flooding that hit Haiti.

Haiti`s interim leader urges political consensus

In his first address to the nation, Haiti`s interim president Jocelerme Privert urged politicians Sunday to unite to pull the deeply impoverished nation out of paralyzing electoral crisis.

Number of Haitians needing food aid spikes amid drought: UN

Drought-stricken Haiti is grappling with its most serious food crisis in 15 years, the head of the UN World Food Program's country office has said.

Michel Martelly leaves office with Haiti in crisis

Michel Martelly ended his presidential term Sunday without handing power to a successor, in an electoral crisis highlighting Haiti`s long struggle to keep democracy on track in the 30 years since the Duvalier dictatorship ended.

Haiti presidential candidate won't participate in election

Haiti's opposition presidential candidate Jude Celestin said Monday he will not participate in a planned run-off, calling it a farce with only one candidate.

Protesters vow to derail Haiti presidential vote; election offices burned

Protesters vow to derail Haiti presidential vote; election offices burned

 Stone-throwing protesters took to the streets of Haiti`s capital on Monday to demand the suspension of a January 24 run-off Presidential Election over alleged irregularities, while in rural areas unknown attackers burned several electoral offices.

Haiti hit with Zika virus outbreak: Official

Haiti's health ministry has said that the country has been hit by an outbreak of the Zika virus, a mosquito-borne ailment similar to dengue fever that is rapidly spreading through the Caribbean.

Honduras, Myanmar, Haiti top risk list: Climate group

Honduras, Myanmar and Haiti were the most afflicted by climate disasters between 1995 and 2014, said the latest edition of the annual index.

Result of Presidential elections prompted violent protest in Haiti

After the result of the Presidential elections of Haiti happened on 25th October got out, the public started protesting against the election rigging and are demanding re-elections.

Haiti vote ends peacefully

Haiti's 5.8 million voters were asked to cast their votes for the first round of presidential elections.

Slow start as Haiti votes for new president

Haitians began voting on Sunday for a new president -- with a choice of 54 candidates -- as the poorest country in the Americas seeks to shed chronic political instability and get back on its feet.

UN Security Council renews mandate of UN mission in Haiti

The UN Security Council on Wednesday renewed for another year the mandate of the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH), while maintaining its authorised troop strength at 2,370 military personnel and 2,601 police.

US hospital ship brings care, hope to poor Haitians

 The huge white hospital ship anchored in the Port-au-Prince bay is impossible to miss, drawing Haitians from all over in hopes of a chance to see a doctor and get medical treatment.

Breaking a vicious circle in once-lush Haiti

Every day, come rain or shine, Yvon Elie checks on the tens of thousands of seedlings that hope to herald a greener future for Haiti, a once-verdant land stripped bare by deforestation. 

Haiti: 54 candidates begin presidential campaigns

Presidential campaigning began in Haiti Wednesday, where 54 candidates are vying for the top office amid heightened criticism of the country`s electoral commission.

Tropical storm Erika drenches parched Cuba

Tropical storm Erika broke up as it raked across Cuba on Saturday, drenching the drought-parched island in heavy rain after killing at least 20 people on the Caribbean island of Dominica.

Tropical storm losing strength as it nears Florida, 20 dead in Dominica

Tropical storm losing strength as it nears Florida, 20 dead in Dominica

Tropical Storm Erika was soaking Haiti with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean but showed signs of losing steam as it headed toward south Florida, the U National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

Dominica PM Roosevelt Skerrit says 20 dead following 'Erika'

Tropical Storm Erika began to lose steam over Haiti and the Dominican Republic, but it left behind a trail of destruction that killed at least 20 people on the small eastern Caribbean island of Dominica, authorities said.

Tropical Storm Erika lashes Caribbean islands, heads for Florida

Tropical Storm Erika threatened Haiti and the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and strong winds on Friday as it swirled across the Caribbean and geared up for a run at south Florida, the US National Hurricane Centre said.

Maternal tetanus elimination in India will save lives: UN

Lauding India for eliminating maternal and neonatal tetanus, a senior UN official has said the country's "landmark achievement" will save the lives of countless mothers and their newborns.