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$350 Million Pledged for Refugees in Uganda

A Solidarity Summit for refugees hosted by Uganda has raised some $358 million in pledges, the United Nations announced today.

SOP newswire2The Muslim Brothers' Dark Empire? - There has been a significant presence of the Muslim Brothers (also known as the Muslim Brotherhood) in Qatar since the second half of the twentieth century.
SOP newswire2Small Miracles in Copenhagen - After my military service, I returned to Copenhagen in 1965, hoping to find a job in an architectural office again.
SOP newswire3UN: Death Toll Rising In Somalia - The UN refugee agency voiced deep concern over the mounting death toll in Somalia amid some of the fiercest armed clashes this year.
SOP newswire2Taliban On the Move: Thousands On The Run - Pakistan's military is pursuing its 20th day of operations against suspected Taliban bases in the districts of Swat, Buner and Lower Dir in the country's North West
Christopher HIllenbrandAmerican Journalist Leaves Iran After Unlawful Detainment - Roxana Saberi, an American journalist incarcerated from being falsely accusated of spying, has left Iran and is now in safe hands, according to her attorney.
SOP newswire3UN Appeals For More Aid For Uprooted Pakistanis - The top UN refugee official issued a call for a massive surge in international assistance to help the 800,000 Pakistanis recently displaced by clashes between Government forces and militants.
SOP newswire3Gates: Success In Afghanistan Depends On Pakistan - Without success on the Pakistan side of the border, efforts to rid both it and Afghanistan of the Taliban will be significantly harder, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said.
SOP newswire3Myanmar's Most Famous Prisoner Moved To Insein Prison - Ban Ki-moon is gravely concerned " that detained pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who has been under house arrest for years, has been moved to Myanmar`s Insein Prison.
SOP newswire3UN Partners With Filmmakers To Give Voice To Oppressed Women - Women around the world suffering violence remain silent and invisible, Ban told the opening of an international documentary filmmakers` forum.
SOP newswire3Ban And Pakistani President Discuss Growing Crisis In Pakistan - Mr. Ban voiced the UN`s concern for the protection of civilians and the grave problems being experienced by ordinary people as a result of recent developments.
SOP newswire3US Elected To UN Human Rights Council - The General Assembly elected 18 countries to serve on UN Human Rights Council for three-year terms starting next month, including for the first time the US.
Christopher HIllenbrandSuicide Bomber Strikes Near NATO Base; 7 Killed - On Wednesday, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device near a NATO base in southeastern Afghanistan, killing seven civilians.
SOP newswire2Welcome Home Roxana Saberi - A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy organization today welcomed Iran`s release of American journalist Roxana Saberi, who was freed
SOP newswire3Taliban Forced Civilians To Remain In Targeted Buildings - Taliban operatives appear to have forced civilians to remain in buildings that were bombed in the course of a long May 4 firefight, the commander of U.S. Central Command said today.
SOP newswire3Petraeus: Pakistani Leaders Unite Against Taliban And al Qaeda - Pakistani leadership is united in opposing the Taliban occupation of the Swat Valley, the chief of U.S. Central Command said today.
SOP newswire3UN: Iraqi Children In Primary Schools Studying In Unsafe Environments - Children in nearly half of the primary schools in Iraq are studying in unsafe and unhealthy environments, according to a UN-backed survey.
SOP newswire3Ban Calls For Global Solidarity On Buddhist Day Of Vesak - In a message commemorating Vesak Day, which marks the birth and passing of the Buddha, Ban Ki-moon called on the world to learn from Buddha's sense of compassion.
Christopher HIllenbrandScores of Afghans Slaughtered in American Bombing - Barry said the rescue team witnessed "dozens of bodies in each of the two locations. The Red Cross verified that women and children were seen among the deceased.
SOP newswire3UN Expands Presence In Afghanistan - The UN opened its 20th office in the Sar-i-Pul province of Afghanistan on Saturday, continuing its drive to promote development across the strife-torn nation.
SOP newswire2 U.S. Shields Israel's Nuclear Program - The origins of the U.S. shield of Israel's nuclear program date to a 1969 summit between President Nixon and Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, documents released in the past few years show.
SOP newswire3NATO General Secretary Visits Western Balkans - The Secretary General visited the Western Balkans on 7 and 8 May.
SOP newswire3UN: Situation In Sri Lanka Critical - A group of independent United Nations experts called on the Human Rights Council to urgently set up an international inquiry to address the critical situation in Sri Lanka.
SOP newswire3UN Concered Over Massive Displacement In Pakistan - The UN expressed deep concern over the massive displacement " in north-west Pakistan caused by the widening armed conflict between Government forces and militants.
SOP newswire3Gates: We Regret Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan - The US regrets even one innocent civilian death, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in Kabul today.
SOP newswire3Robert Gates: Taliban Overreached In Pakistan - The Taliban overreached " in their offensive in Pakistan`s Buner district, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today in Kabul.
SOP newswire3Mike Mullen: Focus Should Now Be On Afghanistan - U.S. military strategic focus is shifting from Iraq to Afghanistan, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at a news conference today.
SOP newswire3UN Calls On Iraq To Stop Use Of Death Penalty - In the wake of this weekend`s executions of a dozen convicted criminals in Iraq, the United Nations urged the Government to stop the use of the death penalty.
SOP newswire3UN Concerned About Afghan Civilian Casualties - The top UN official in Afghanistan expressed serious concern about reports of civilian casualties and fighting that took place in the country`s western Farah province.
SOP newswire3Gates Praises Efforts To Boost Saudi Military - Gates called the mentorship that U.S. forces are providing the Saudi Arabian military a key factor in maintaining stability in the region.
SOP newswire3Defense Dept: Shipper Supplied Security Best Defense Against Pirates - Merchant-ship-supplied security is the best short-term defense, a senior Defense Department official told Capitol Hill legislators here today.
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