|SOP newswire3||UN Chief Ban Praises Sudan And South Sudan For Striving For Peace - Ban Ki-moon has commended the Governments of Sudan and South Sudan for the progress they have made in talks aimed at resolving post-independence issues.|
|SOP newswire3||Mexico: UN Concerned Over Impunity in Cases of Enforced Disappearances - A group of UN human rights experts called on Mexico to develop effective measures to combat impunity in cases of enforced disappearances.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Urges Countries to Stop Reprisals Against Rights Defenders - An independent UN expert has joined regional partners in urging governments to stop reprisals against individuals and groups seeking to cooperate with UN and regional human rights mechanisms.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Urges Israel to Release Palestinian Woman Prisoner on Hunger Strike - A UN human rights expert urged Israel to release Hana Shalabi, a Palestinian woman prisoner who has been on a hunger strike for nearly a month.|
|SOP newswire3||Haiti: Three UN Peacekeepers Repatriated for Sexual Abuse - Three United Nations peacekeepers in Haiti have been repatriated following a Pakistani military hearing on the sexual abuse of a 14-year-old Haitian male, a spokesman for the world body said today. |
|SOP newswire3||UN: Water Must Reach Rural Areas - A United Nations report launched today spotlights the need to address unequal water access in Europe.|
|SOP newswire3||UN: Five Million Yemenis Need Food Assistance - Almost five million Yemenis are unable to produce or buy the food they need.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Seeks End To Violence In Syria - The Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the League of Arab States for Syria, Kofi Annan, said he expects to hear back from Syrian authorities today.|
|SOP newswire3||UN: Outbreak Of Violence In South Sudan - The UN peacekeeping mission in South Sudan sent patrol units and a medical team to an area on the country`s border with Ethiopia where unidentified raiders reportedly attacked several cattle camps.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Horrified By Violence In Syria - The UN relief chief urged Syrian authorities to allow unrestricted access to humanitarian organizations to deliver aid to people affected by the ongoing violence|
|SOP newswire||Remembering Kamila Tyabji, Icon of the Indian Woman Image - Kamila Tyabji is remembered as India`s sari-loving woman of intelligence, education, and traditional female values.|
|SOP newswire3||Libya: UN Envisages Flexible Mission to Support Transition - It is our intention to build on the conclusions of the report of the Secretary-General on Civilian Capacity to design new and more flexible ways to mobilize civilian expertise in support of the Libyans.|
|SOP newswire3||Iran Will Be Biggest Loser When Assad Falls, Panetta Says - Iran will be the biggest loser when Syrian President Bashar Assad`s regime falls, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
|SOP newswire3||UN: Yemen Must Address Humanitarian Concerns - Yemen must continue making progress in its transition process to address a growing humanitarian crisis as well as a precarious security situation, the UN envoy to the country said.|
|SOP newswire3||Obama Discusses Situations in Iran, Syria, Afghanistan - President Barack Obama took questions from reporters at a press conference on his administration`s policies in Iran, Syria and Afghanistan.
|SOP newswire3||UN Condemns Use Of Torture In Syria - The UN said images shown by a British news programme of the alleged torture of patients in Syrian hospitals were shocking.|
|SOP newswire3||Ukraine Sends Helicopters To UN - The United Nations peacekeeping chief expressed gratitude to Ukraine for providing tactical helicopters for the mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.|
|SOP newswire3||Panetta: U.S.-Israel Partnership Will Become Closer - Defense cooperation between the U.S. and Israel is already close, and it will get closer as both countries face the threats of the future, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said today.
|SOP newswire3||Panneta: US Will Continue To Assess Syria - The Syrian regime will fall, and the United States will help to speed that day through political and diplomatic efforts, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.
|SOP newswire3||UN Partners With Groupon - The UN has partnered with Groupon Malaysia to raise awareness and support for nutrition activities that benefit mothers and children in Asia. |
|SOP newswire3||UN Fights Homophobia - Top United Nations officials today urged Member States to tackle violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Chief Ban Fights For Women's Rights - Ban Ki-moon highlighted the potential of rural women to improve the well-being of entire societies if given equal access to resources.|
|SOP newswire||Sudan Defense Minister Issued Arrest Warrant by ICC - The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Sudan`s Defense Minister Abdel Raheem Muhammad Hussein on charges of crimes against humanity. Following are the details of this issue.|
|SOP newswire3||Panetta: Taliban`s Murder Tactics Show Their Weakness - The Taliban`s adoption of murder tactics is a sign of their weakness, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said here today.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Chief Ban: World Must Unite To End Bloodshed In Syria - Ban Ki-moon today underlined the need for concerted action to end the crisis in Syria.|
|SOP newswire||Hindu Statesman Asks for Australia`s Apology and Compensating Victims of Forced Adoptions - Rajan Zed of the Universal Society of Hinduism has asked for Australia`s formal apology over forced adoptions during the period of 1940s to the 70s.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Urges Probe into Death of Afghan Asylum-seeker in Indonesia - The UN called on Indonesian authorities to carry out a thorough investigation into the death of an Afghan asylum-seeker following a failed escape attempt from a detention facility in the country. |
|SOP newswire3||UN Chief Ban Commends People Of Senegal For Peaceful Balloting - Ban Ki-moon has commended the people of Senegal for a peaceful and orderly first round of presidential balloting and appealed for the same commitment as the country prepares for a second round of voting. |
|SOP newswire3||Ban Ki-moon And Kofi Anan Discuss Ways To Resolve Crisis In Syria - Ban Ki-moon and Kofi Annan have held talks today to discuss how the newly appointed Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League for Syria can help to end the deadly violence gripping the country and find a peaceful political solution.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Condemns Syria's Brutality Against Civilians - The UN deplored the brutal actions of the Syrian authorities in response to the popular uprising that began nearly a year ago and called for an immediate end to attacks against civilians and other abuses. |