|SOP newswire3||Petraeus: 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 newswire3||UN: 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 newswire3||Ban 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 HIllenbrand||Scores 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 newswire3||UN 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 newswire3||NATO General Secretary Visits Western Balkans - The Secretary General visited the Western Balkans on 7 and 8 May. |
|SOP newswire3||UN: 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 newswire3||UN 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 newswire3||Gates: We Regret Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan -
The US regrets even one innocent civilian death, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in Kabul today.
|SOP newswire3||Robert 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 newswire3||Mike 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 newswire3||UN 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 newswire3||UN 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 newswire3||Gates 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 newswire3||Defense 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. |
|SOP newswire3||Gates Seeks Saudi Support In Pakistan - As he heads for Saudi Arabia, Gates said, he will encourage leaders there to exert their influence to help the Pakistani government stand up to extremists.
|SOP newswire3||UN: Urgent Humanitarian Needs In Sri Lanka - The UN announced the launch of a $50 million appeal to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of the rising number of desperate civilians. |
|SOP newswire3||Gates: Taliban Push In Pakistan A Wake-Up Call - The recent push by Taliban forces to take more ground in Pakistan has served as a wake-up call for the government there, Defense Secretary Gates said today. |
|Christopher HIllenbrand||Swine Flu Delves Further Into The Global Population - Authorities in New Mexico claimed 14 schools in four cities were going to be shut down for a week at the minimum after the state confirmed its first case of swine flu. |
|SOP newswire3||Mullen Warns Iraq About Arab-Kurd Hostilities - Iraqi Kurds and Arabs must compromise to realize the full potential of the country, Navy Adm. Mike Mullen said during a visit here today|
|SOP newswire3||UN Urges Restraint Amid Latest Political Turmoil In Nepal - The UN human rights office in Nepal urged all parties to exercise restraint after the country's Prime Minister reportedly fired the Army Chief. |
|SOP newswire3||Myanmar Cyclone: One Year Later - Marking the one year anniversary since Cyclone Nargis devastated Myanmar, the UN is reviewing a life-saving effort but also pointing to the equally daunting work needed to rebuild. |
|SOP newswire3||UN: Journalists Worldwide Must Be Protected - Ki-moon paid tribute to journalists who ensure the rest of the world can have access to unbiased information, and in stressing the need to protect their freedom and safety.|
|SOP newswire2||U.S. Muslims Approve of Obama's First 100 Days - Gallup Poll Daily tracking during President Obama's first 100 days in office finds broad support for him among Americans affiliated with most major U.S|
|SOP newswire2|| The General Assembly Economic Crisis Summit Must Have The Last Word - The global conversation aimed at finding solutions to alleviate the economic and financial turmoil enveloping markets around the world needs to widen participation |
|SOP newswire2||It's the Mexican Flu Stupid: Or Is It Something Else? - While hyper political correctness tries to hold sway in America as not to offend or disrupt trade with our Mexican neighbors to the south, the official name of the new flu pandemic is Mexican |
|SOP newswire3||Hillary Clinton: Pakistan Now Understands Talilban Threat - Pakistan finally is beginning to respond to the threat that Taliban extremists pose inside the country, Hillary Clinton said before the Senate Appropriations Committee. |
|SOP newswire3||State Dept.: al Qaeda No. 1 Threat To US - The al-Qaida terrorist network continues to pose the greatest danger to the US, a senior U.S. State Department official said.|
|Christopher HIllenbrand||Swine Flu Is Diminishing; Scientific Term Now Widely Used - The leading health director for Mexico's Health Ministry emphasized he is hopeful that the swine flu is now diminishing in virulence as the new |