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Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq

U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, conducting 18 strikes consisting of 40 engagements against ISIS terrorists in Syria between Dec. 4 and yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

SOP newswireUN Demands Suspension of All Related Ballistic Missile Activity; - The United Nations Security Council today condemned the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s recent test-firing of a series of missiles, and demanded that the North-East Asian country suspend all ballistic missile related activity and reinstate its moratorium on missile launches.
Olga BelogolovaBelarus Opposition Leader Sentenced, U.S. Opposed - In response to the Thursday, July 13 conviction and sentencing of former Belarusian presidential candidate, Alexander Kozulin, the United States condemned the trial for being “politically motivated.”
SOP newswireAmbassador Bolton says U.S., Japan continue to insist on mandatory sanctions By David Anthony Denny - Washington -- Ten days after North Korea launched seven ballistic missiles, the U.N. Security Council is moving toward a vote on a resolution drafted by Japan that would impose mandatory sanctions on the Pyongyang regime, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton says.
SOP newswireNATO condemns India attacks - In a letter to the Ambassador of India to Belgium on 12 July, NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer expressed his condolences and condemned the barbaric attacks in Mumbai and Srinagar on 11 July.
SOP newswireRelease of Second Report of the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba - The Commission’s second report contains recommendations for how we can help those on the island who are willing to push for freedom despite the consequences. The Commission’s recommendations include concrete support for change in Cuba including a two-year, $80 million program to break the regime’s information blockade and to reinforce efforts to prepare for the day when the country will hold free and fair elections.
SOP newswireSecretary General statement on parliamentary elections - Wednesday"s parliamentary elections were an important test for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on its path to achieving its Euro-Atlantic aspirations.
Amanda CarleskiDarfur: If you aren't Outraged, you aren't Paying Attention - Darfur. Is it the latest clothing trend? Maybe it is a new movie coming out. Lately it has been everywhere, from shirts, to a video game, and has even been featured on E.R.
SOP newswireBush Urges Diplomatic Solution to North Korean Missile Situation - Washington -- President Bush called for a diplomatic solution to the problems posed by North Korea's missile and nuclear weapons programs and urged the international community to provide a unified response to Pyongyang's intransigency.
SOP newswireU.S. and Dominican Republic Agree To Join Nuclear Smuggling Prevention Effort - SANTO DOMINGO, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - The United States signed a Declaration of Principles today with the government of the Dominican Republic to help thwart smuggling of nuclear and other radioactive material. The Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) cosigned the declaration. The document covers implementation of NNSA's Megaports Initiative and CBP's Container Security Initiative, as both programs continue working together to stop nuclear material from being smuggled to U.S. ports.
SOP newswireUnited States Proposes New Export Restrictions on Sales to China By Elizabeth Kelleher - Washington – The U.S. Commerce Department has proposed requiring U.S. companies that export high-tech goods to China to verify that their products will not aid China’s military.
Krzys WasilewskiDarfur is Dying - Few people know what Darfur is. Can a computer game change it?
Joe CampbellAfghan district dedicates new micro-hydro plant and governce center - PANJSHIR PROVINCE, Afghanistan — Governor Haji Bahlol and provincial leaders dedicated a new micro-hydro power station and governance facility at separate ceremonies in the Shutol District here June 28.
SOP newswireU.S. Urges Security Council Send Strong Signal to North Korea By Susan Krause - United Nations -- A proposed resolution drafted by Japan that would impose sanctions on North Korea for its July 4 ballistic missile tests has
SOP newswireUnited Nations officials in Timor-Leste today met with the leaders - The top two United Nations officials in Timor-Leste today met with the leaders of all registered political parties as they continued their efforts to calm tensions after two months of unrest in the small South-East Asian nation that the world body shepherded to independence from Indonesia four years ago.
SOP newswireNATO North Atlantic Council Statement on North Korea - On July 5, the North Atlantic Council met in Brussels to express the Alliance ’s grave concern over North Korea ’s (DPRK’s) launch of a Taepodong-2 and other missiles. North Korea ’s development, deployment and proliferation of ballistic missiles, missile-related materials, equipment, and technology pose a serious threat to the region and the international community
Brad DavisOfficial: U.S. Disappointed by China's Beef Import Decision - Department of Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said the United States is "disappointed" with China"s decision to only partially re-open its markets to U.S. beef products.
SOP newswireLegally-binding accord on arms brokering, common standard for end-user certification - As the United Nations small arms Review Conference prepared to hammer out a final political declaration on curbing the illicit trade in small arms and light weapons, delegates made appeals this morning for the text to address specific concerns.
SOP newswireGeneral Impunity For Torture in Jordan - Concluding that there is "general impunity for torture and ill-treatment in Jordan," a country which serves as a vice chair on the newly established Human Rights
Sarah ChoudharyFuture Leaders to Discuss Western - Muslim Relations - The CUNY Graduate Center is set to host a Young Global Leaders Summit for exceptional students on July 8, 2006 in downtown New York City at the CUNY Graduate Center's Proshansky Auditorium.
SOP newswireU.S. Agriculture Secretary - Washington -- The U.S. agriculture secretary has expressed alarm at developing countries' proposals in World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations that he says would preclude any new market access for U.S. farm exports.
SOP newswireWTO Talks in Geneva End Without Solving Agricultural Access Issues By Ralph Dannheisser - Washington -- World Trade Organization (WTO) meetings in Geneva have ended
SOP newswireU.S. Urges Caution in Security Council Response to Gaza Crisis - Washington " U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton, in a June 30 emergency session of the U.N. Security Council, cautioned that body against taking any steps that might exacerbate tensions over the recent Israeli incursion into the Gaza strip.
SOP newswireU.S. Agriculture Secretary "Worried" over WTO Tariff Negotiations - Washington -- The U.S. agriculture secretary has expressed alarm at developing countries' proposals in World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations that he says would preclude any new market access for U.S. farm exports.
SOP newswireReport Card: UN Human Rights Council's First Session - Geneva, June 30, 2006 — UN Watch issued a Report Card (see below ) grading the performance of the UN Human Rights Council's inaugural 2-week session, which has just concluded.
SOP newswireNATO Response Force passes its last test - With the conclusion of the active phase of Exercise Steadfast Jaguar on 28 June, the NATO Response Force (NRF) passed its last test before it is due to become fully operational in October.
Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)EPA Provides $3 Million for Gulf of Mexico Projects - The Gulf of Mexico Alliance Regional Partnership Projects will benefit the health of the Gulf of Mexico by improving water quality and public health, protecting coastal habitat, increasing coastal environmental education, improving habitat data and decision support systems, and reducing nutrients. Projects must actively involve stakeholders and focus on support and implementation of the Gulf of Mexico Alliance Governors' Action Plan for Healthy and Resilient Coasts, released March 28, 2006.
Alan GrayNewsblaze News with Alan Gray - Vol. 6 - Do you want to see your name in the newspaper? We are looking for one or more enthusiastic and educated book reviewers. You can review any books you want, but we will also provide you with books to review.
SOP newswireUpsurge Of Violence In Iraq - The recent upsurge of violence in Iraq over the past four months has uprooted a further 150,000 people across the war-torn country, bringing the total of internally displaced persons (IDPs) to 1.3 million, according to the United Nations mission there.
SOP newswireSmall arms trade in Africa fuels conflict - The United Nations conference targeting the $1 billion-a-year illicit trade in small arms continued today with speakers from the African continent among those calling urgently for a global crack down on illegal arms dealers and tighter arms regulations -- especially the activities of brokers -- whose deadly wares often fell into the hands of non-State actors and fuelled conflict, contributed to poverty, and stalled development in their fragile countries.
SOP newswireTo Walk the Earth in Safety - The 6th Edition of To Walk the Earth in Safety, a comprehensive report on United States efforts to clear landmines, assist landmine survivors, and reduce trafficking of small arms and light weapons, has been released by the Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs. This publication catalogues the activities of the interagency U.S. Humanitarian Mine Action Program in 30 countries in 2004 and 2005.
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