|SOP newswire2||Boycott! Praises The Pixies for Their Decision to Cancel Their Concert in Tel-Aviv - Boycott! praises The Pixies for their decision to cancel their concert in Tel-Aviv, Israel, following Israel's brutal raid on the recent|
|SOP newswire2||Kashmir Govt. Tranforms Srinagar into fortress for PM`s Arrival - Condemning the coalition government, the Panthers Party Chairman urged Dr. Manmohan Singh to understand the present situation that prevails in Kashmir |
|SOP newswire3||Robert Gates Describes U.S. Approach to Deterrence in Asia - A U.S. defense posture in Asia that is more geographically distributed, operationally resilient and politically sustainable is necessary in deterring conflict in today`s world.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Chief Ban Calls For More Women To Join UN Police - Ban Ki-moon today called for greater numbers of female police officers to serve with United Nations peacekeeping missions worldwide. |
|SOP newswire3||UN Voices Concern After Hamas Raids Offices Of Aid Groups - The UN expressed deep concern at reports that Hamas has broken into the offices of non-governmental organizations in the Gaza Strip this week.|
|SOP newswire3||Northcom Chief Cites Mexico Partnership as Top Priority - Confident in the strength of the U.S.-Canada security relationship, the new commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command said he`s turning his focus southward.
|SOP newswire3||UN-backed Peace Initiative Kicks Off In Afghan Capital - Some 1,600 participants from across Afghanistan gathered in the capital, Kabul, today to kick off a United Nations-backed event aimed at charting the way forward in bringing peace and stability to the country.|
|SOP newswire3||Asia Summit to Kick-Off Five-Nation Robert Gates Trip - Robert M. Gates today embarked on a five-nation trip that will begin with his participation in a major Asian security conference in Singapore.
|SOP newswire3||Mike Mullen: Vietnam Combat Lessons Apply Today - Mike Mullen called on Vietnam Veterans to stay connected with today`s servicemembers, saying their lessons learned, can help veterans of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.
|SOP newswire3||Ban Appeals For Immediate Release Of Detainees After Raid On Gaza Aid Flotilla - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appealed for the immediate release of those detained following yesterday`s Israeli raid of an aid flotilla bound for the Gaza Strip.|
|SOP newswire3||UN: Lord's Resistance Army Causing Havoc In Central Africa - Numerous attacks by the insurgents of the Lord`s Resistance Army (LRA) in south-eastern Central African Republic (CAR) have displaced an estimated 20,000 people.|
|SOP newswire3||Southcom Completes Haiti Disaster Response - The U.S. military today officially ended its earthquake disaster response in Haiti today.|
|SOP newswire3||U.S. Navy Ship Disrupts Suspected Pirate Attack - The U.S. Navy guided missile cruiser USS San Jacinto yesterday disrupted nine suspected Somali pirates from attacking a Maltese-flagged vessel that was transiting here.
|SOP newswire3||UN peacekeepers Help With Rescue Efforts After Ship Sinks Off Liberian Coast - United Nations peacekeepers serving in Liberia have joined in search and rescue efforts off the coast of the West African country after a ship sank overnight.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Prepares To Assist Central Americans Affected By Tropical Storm Agatha - United Nations agencies are preparing to assist tens of thousands of people in the wake of tropical storm Agatha.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Seeks $18 Million To Assist Afghan Refugees In Iran - Since 2002, UNHCR has helped more than 860,000 refugees repatriate to Afghanistan. In addition, a million Afghans have returned home spontaneously since that time.
|SOP newswire3||UN Chief Ban Shocked By Deadly Raid On Gaza Aid Flotilla - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed his shock at the deadly military interception on boats loaded with relief supplies headed for Gaza.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Security Council Condemns Deadly Raid On Gaza Aid Ships - The Security Council today condemned Monday`s deadly Israeli military interception of a convoy of aid ships bound for Gaza, calling for a prompt, impartial, credible and transparent investigation. " |
|Geoff Dean||Japanese Coalition Shatters; PM Hatoyama Nears End? - Geoff continues to watch the Shakespearean tragedy that is Japanese politics and the Hatoyama Administration. "To be or not to be?"|
|SOP newswire3||UN Chief Ban Welcomes Pardoning Of Gay Couple In Malawi - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon lauded the courageous decision announced today by the leader of Malawi to pardon a gay couple recently sentenced to 14 years in prison.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Pays Tribute To Peacemakers - The United Nations celebrated on 28 May the dedication and courage of the men and women who play an indispensable role in the cause of peace around the world.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Provides Aid to Ghanian Refugees - The United Nations refugee agency is rushing aid to about 3,500 Ghanaians who have fled into neighbouring Togo.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Finds Pace of Global Economic Recovery Too Weak to Spur Job Growth - The global economy is slowly rebounding from the worst of the recession but the recovery remains too anaemic to create enough jobs to replace those lost so far, a new United Nations report says today. |
|SOP newswire3||Zimbabwe Launches UN-Supported Immunization Drive - Zimbabwe has unveiled a new United Nations-supported campaign to boost the health of the country`s children and protect them from measles. |
|SOP newswire3||UN Launches Campaign To Ban Child Prostitution - The UN launched a major campaign for universal adoption of treaty protocols that outlaw the sale of children, child prostitution and pornography|
|SOP newswire3||South Korea Sets Responses to North Korean Provocations - South Korean officials have laid out a full and appropriate response to the North Korean sinking of a South Korean frigate that killed 46 sailors in March.|
|SOP newswire3||UN: Lack Of Funding Threatens Relief Efforts In Chad - The UN warned today that a lack of funding is threatening its emergency operations in Chad, where two million people are at risk of hunger. |
|SOP newswire3||U.S., South Korea Increase Military Exercises Following Attack - The U.S. and South Korean militaries will undergo two new training exercises in light of last week`s finding that North Korea sank a South Korean navy ship.|
|Garrett Godwin||I'VE SEEN FILMS - 3,482 works received from 98 countries - Rutger Hauer challenges filmmakers around the world to show him ``things you people wouldn`t believe``, and he will personally award the winners |
|SOP newswire3||UN: Gaza Still Awaiting Reconstruction - 16 months after an Israeli military offensive inflicted widespread damage in the Gaza Strip, about three quarters of the damaged buildings and infrastructure have still not been repaired.|