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World

UN Agency Plan Tackles Hidden Cost of Gold

From smartphones to wedding rings, the hidden cost of everyday gold is its threat to human and environmental health, according to a new United Nations-driven initiative launched on Monday that aims to tackle mercury-based mining methods.

SOP newswire2This is no Time for Shock and Awe with Iran - For some time, there has been a strenuous effort to prepare the way for a preemptive U.S. strike against Iran.
SOP newswire2"Pyramid Organized National Zombie Intellect" Mantra - The criminal Wall Street financial system dynamic operates under the "Pyramid Organized National Zombie Intellect" mantra.
SOP newswire3UN: More Funding Needed For World Hunger Crisis - The UN warned that the poor and hungry around the world are facing an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, while global food aid has hit a 20 year low.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Assasination Of Iraqi Politician - The top UN official in Iraq condemned the shocking " assassination of parliamentarian Harith Al-Ubaidi, who was reportedly shot as he left a mosque.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Launches"WeMustDisarm" Campaign - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today launched the WMD-WeMustDisarm " campaign, beginning the 100-day countdown to the 2009 UN International Day of Peace.
SOP newswire3Pakistan Puts Pressure On Al-Qaeda - Al-Qaida terrorists hiding out in Pakistan are coming under increased pressure from that country`s military forces, a senior Defense Department official said here today.
SOP newswire3UN Imposes Tough Sanctions On North Korea - The UN Security Council imposed tougher sanctions on North Korea, including a tighter arms embargo and new financial restrictions.
SOP newswire3UN Calls For New Approach To Somalia - A new approach is well overdue for Somalia, the top United Nations envoy to the Horn of Africa nation said today.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Condemns Terrorist Attack On Hotel In Pakistan - Secretary-General Ki-moon strongly condemned the terrorist attack on a hotel in Pakistan, with a staff member of the UN official among those killed.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban: Israel Must Freeze Settlements - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Israel to allow fuel and building materials into Gaza, freeze settlements in the West Bank.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Congratulates Lebanon On Peaceful Elections - Congratulating Lebanon on its peaceful parliamentary elections over the weekend, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged all Lebanese people to cooperate in the spirit of coexistence and democracy. "
SOP newswire3Promoting Gender Balance In NATO Forces - NATO realizes there is a need for women to play a larger role in peacekeeping and peace support operations.
SOP newswire3UN Rushing Food Aid To Pakistan - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today sent nearly 100 metric tons of urgently-needed food to north-west Pakistan
SOP newswire2Obama Blitz Winning the German Hearts and Minds - A striking 89 percent of Germans say they have confidence in Obama to "do the right thing in world affairs."
SOP newswire3UN Opens Camps For Displaced Pakistanis - The UN opened two new camps in Pakistan for thousands of civilians fleeing fighting.
SOP newswire3UN Tackles Global Warming - Delegates from 182 nations are gathering in Bonn, Germany, today to initiate discussions on negotiating texts which could form the basis of an ambitious UN-backed climate change deal.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Praises Disarmament Negotiations - Ban Ki-moon welcomed today''s adoption by the Conference on Disarmament " the world''s sole multilateral forum for disarmament negotiations "
SOP newswire3UN Assists Congo Military In Offensive Against Hutu Rebels - The United Nations peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) announced on Saturday that it is supporting Congolese government forces.
SOP newswire3Robert Gates Calls On Asian Allies To Help In Afghanistan - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today called on U.S. allies in Asia to render more aid to bolster the fight in Afghanistan.
Robert Paul ReyesHugo Chavez: King Of All Media - Venezuela's garrulous President Hugo Chavez on Thursday began a marathon four-day edition of his trademark television show.
SOP newswire3Robert Gates: North Korea "Reckless" - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today said the United States will not accept North Korea as a nuclear weapons state and promised to defend U.S. allies in the region.
SOP newswire3UN Celebrates International Day Of Peacekeepers - The UN is marking the annual International Day of Peacekeepers by honouring the brave troops, police and civilians who serve in some of the most difficult places around the world.
George Curry (Former Featured Editor)Murder and Miracles in Philadelphia, Mississippi - In a signed statement to FBI agents on November 20, 1964, Horace Doyle Barnette, a witness, recounted:
Christopher HIllenbrandNorth Korean Threat Follows Test Launch - Confronted with international opposition to its nuclear bomb tests underground on Monday and its missile launches on Tuesday, North Korea warned governments on Wednesday that it would attack South Korea after the nation joined the Proliferation Security Initiative.
SOP newswire3Verifying North Korea Nuke Test Will Take Time - It will take time before U.S. and international officials can know with some certitude whether North Korea conducted an underground nuclear-device test yesterday.
SOP newswire3UN: Over 67,000 Somalis Displaced By Fighting - The number of Somalis fleeing the latest escalation of fighting in and around Mogadishu has surpassed 67,000.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Condemns North Korea's Nuclear Test - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon strongly deplored the conduct of an underground nuclear test by the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
Askin Ozcan (Mentor)World Celebrities in Antalya, Turkey - Paris, Mariah Carey, Sharon Stone, Richard Gere, Monica Belluci, Seal, Tom Jones are now attending the opening ceremony of the famed five star MARDAN PALACE HOTEL
SOP newswire3UN: Health Conditions Getting Worse In Gaza - The deteriorating health situation in Gaza has been intensified by Israel`s blockade of crossings into the area, the UN agency tasked with assisting Palestinian refugees warned today.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Visits Displacement Camp In Sri Lanka - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon witnessed firsthand the plight of some of the 300,000 people uprooted by the conflict between the Sri Lankan Government and Tamil rebels.
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