|SOP newswire3||UN Investigates Political Violence In Kenya - The UN will investigate the violence that broke out in the east African country following the 2007 general elections.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Calls On Africa To Enhance Agriculture In Face Of Climate Change - A new United Nations paper is urging the continent`s countries to take action to develop agriculture and manage natural resources in a sustainable manner. |
|SOP newswire3||UN: Crisis Persists In Pakistan`s Swat Valley - The effects of the humanitarian crisis sparked by the military offensive against insurgents in north-western Pakistan a year ago persist.|
|Ernest Dempsey||Taliban Leader Hakimullah Mehsud Still Alive - Pakistani intelligence confirms that Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud is alive. |
|SOP newswire3||UN Chief Ban Praises Jordan's Queen Rania - UN Chief Ban commended Queen Rania for her longstanding commitment to raising awareness about the importance of mutual respect and cross-cultural understanding.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Chief Ban Discusses Middle East With George Mitchell - Ban Ki-moon and US Special Envoy George Mitchell discussed continuing efforts to get the Israelis and the Palestinians back to the negotiating table, as well as the situation in Gaza.
|SOP newswire3||Odierno Notes Progress of Iraqi Forces - The top U.S. commander there said he`s convinced the Iraqi security forces are ready to take over more responsibility|
|SOP newswire3||Obama Commemorates Elbe River Meeting - President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev issued a joint statement today to commemorate the 65th anniversary of the meeting of Soviet and American troops at Elbe River during World War II.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Condemns Epidemic Of Rapes In The Congo - The UN spoke out against the large number of rapes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.|
|Geoff Dean||The "Real" Cause of Earthquakes - Geoff is astounded to learn of the connection between earthquakes and the way women dress|
|SOP newswire3||Robert Gates Says Article Mischaracterizes Iran Memo - Robert M. Gates released a statement tonight stating that a New York Times article mischaracterized the purpose and intent of his January memo to the National Security Advisor regarding Iran.|
|SOP newswire3||Joe Biden Calls Leaders` Deaths Devastating` to al-Qaida - Vice President Joe Biden today praised Iraqi and U.S. security forces for killing two top leaders of the al-Qaida in Iraq terror organization.
|SOP newswire3||UN Urges Australia Not To Detain Asylum-Seekers - The UN has urged Australia to look for alternatives to detaining asylum-seekers arriving by boat who pose no health or security risk to the public.|
|Geoff Dean||Tokunoshima Island Says "No" to Futenma Relocation - Geoff continues to take advantage of the Futenma contoversy to brush up on his knowledge of obscure Japanese islands.|
|Tony Graff||The Flag of Nepal - Nepal, a small landlocked country, has a unique flag among all the nations|
|SOP newswire3||Robert Gates To Meet With Caribbean Counterparts - Robert M. Gates arrived here tonight for meetings to show support for the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative aimed at curbing drug trafficking and other trans-border threats.
|Geoff Dean||The Last Days of PM Hatoyama? - Geoff wonders if the Prime Minister can survive until the summer or if he may be replaced and/or forced to resign shortly|
|SOP newswire2||Royalists Yearning for Civil War in Nepal - The Hindu royalists in Nepal and India are getting more organized against The Federal Democratic Republic Nepal. They are demanding a referendum on |
|SOP newswire3||Robert Gates Travels To Peru - Robert M. Gates is traveling to Lima, Peru, for the first stop of a regional visit to encourage continued multilateral cooperation.|
|SOP newswire3||UN To Help Uganda Restore Tombs Of Buganda Kings - The United Nations will help Uganda mobilize resources to restore the Tombs of Buganda Kings.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Hard At Work In Haiti - More than a million survivors of the massive earthquake that struck Haiti three months ago, or nine of out 10 of those in need, have now received emergency shelter materials, the United Nations reported today. |
|SOP newswire3||UN Begins Pulling Blue Helmets From Congo - The first stage of withdrawing blue helmets from the country by July is operationally feasible, " but the safety of civilians under threat from militias and criminals remains a priority. |
|SOP newswire3||UN Chief Ban: We Must Keep Nuclear Materials From Terrorists - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today proposed a series of high-level conferences to flesh out efforts to prevent terrorists from getting their hands on nuclear materials. |
|SOP newswire3||UN Chief Ban Appeals For Peaceful End To Kyrgyz Crisis - Ban Ki-moon today called once again on all parties in Kyrgyzstan to restore constitutional order in a peaceful manner.|
|SOP newswire3||Robert Gates, Brazilian Defense Minister Sign Security Pact - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Brazilian Defense Minister Nelson Jobim signed a new defense cooperation agreement today |
|SOP newswire3||Robert Gates: Summit Draws Attention to Nuclear Security - The international summit on nuclear security is an opportunity to draw greater attention to the issues of nuclear nonproliferation and the control of nuclear material, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today.
|Prince Nelson Balina Omukisa Yiga||Origins of Slavery and The Trans-Atlantic Slave Voyages - There were so many forms of slavery as we read in the history books and what historians are telling and what archeologists un-earth. |
|Geoff Dean||Tide Turning in Thai Tussle? - Geoff tries valiantly to be clever by using a lot of T's in his title. Tad too trite? 'Tis true!|
|SOP newswire3||UN Chief Ban Pays Tribute To Polish President Killed In Plane Crash - Ban Ki-moon has voiced his shock and sadness after learning of today's plane crash in western Russia that has killed the Polish President, his wife and many senior Government officials. |
|Askin Ozcan (Mentor)||96 Die in Plane Crash in Smolensk (Russia) - 96 people in the plane all died. Passengers were top level government officials from Poland and top level military commanders.|