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Mattis, German Counterpart Reaffirm Defense Relationship in Pentagon Meeting

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen at the Pentagon yesterday to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Germany, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

SOP newswire3U.S. in 'Wait and See' Position After Iraq Election, Mattis Says - The victory of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadrs party in Iraqs recent election has put the United States in a wait-and-see position, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters yesterday in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
SOP newswire3UN: Transforming the World Requires Input From all Society - International efforts to create a world where no one is left behind will only become a reality if all sectors in society participate, the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General told ambassadors in New York on Wednesday.
SOP newswire3South Korea Leads Developed Nations in Household Debt - Despite being the worlds 11th largest economy, a significant number of South Koreans are living in "substandard" housing, faced with rising rents they can no longer afford, a United Nations rights expert said on Wednesday, noting that the country now leads developed nations in levels of household debt.
SOP newswire3Urgent Action Needed to Avoid War in Gaza - Gaza is on the verge of collapse and its people becoming increasingly desperate, a United Nations envoy told the Security Council on Wednesday, urging international action to avoid another war, alleviate suffering and empower more responsible government within the enclave.
SOP newswire3Armed Gangs Force Growing Number to Flee North and South, in Central America - The number of people fleeing violence and persecution from States in Central America, including Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, has risen by nearly 60 per cent in the space of just a year, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has warned.
SOP newswire3UN Pays Tribute to the Organizations Founding Mothers - Women have played a pivotal role in the United Nations since its inception in 1945, including in the first international agreement proclaiming gender equality as a fundamental human right: the UN Charter.
SOP newswire3Poverty Compounding Health Challenges for Palestine Refugees - Non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer and smoking-related ailments, account for the majority of the chronic health problems confronting Palestine refugees across the Middle East, a new report by the United Nations agency which supports them, has found.
SOP newswire3UN: Realistic Solutions Must Form Basis of Global Compact for Migration - Reflecting the reality of life on the ground for millions of migrants fleeing their homes must form the basis of the upcoming United Nations-backed Global Compact for migration, a hearing on the key issue was told on Monday.
SOP newswire3Operation Roundup Targets ISIS Remnants in Syria - In Operation Roundup, Syrian Democratic Forces continue to defeat remnants of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters in Syrias Middle Euphrates River valley, Army Col. Rob Manning, the Pentagons director of press operations, told reporters today.
SOP newswire3U.S. Marines, British Commandos Train Together at Exercise Red Dagger - Marines with 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, are partnering with British army engineers from the 131 Commando Squadron during Exercise Red Dagger that began here May 12.
SOP newswire3DR Congo Ebola Outbreak Not Yet a Global Health Emergency - An emergency meeting of United Nations health experts said on Friday that the Ebola outbreak in north-west Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - where cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed in an urban area ­- does not yet meet the criteria to be deemed a "public health emergency of international concern."
SOP newswire3UN Welcomes Start of Church-mediated National Dialogue in Nicaragua - United Nations Secretary-General Guterres has welcomed the start of a national dialogue in Nicaragua between civic groups and the government, following deadly clashes between security forces and people protesting the countrys planned social security reforms.
SOP newswire3Afghanistan: UN Condemns Blasts That Leave 8 Dead at Cricket Stadium - The United Nations mission in Afghanistan on Saturday condemned the attack in Jalalabad that killed at least eight people and injured at least 55 at a cricket stadium.
Robert Paul ReyesDonald Trump Faked Phone Call to Brag About Book Sales - How long will America tolerate the Trump regime?
SOP newswire3DoD Official Refutes Taliban's Claim of Controlling Afghan City - Despite claims from the Taliban that they now control the western Afghanistan city of Farah, the city has not fallen into their hands, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White told reporters today.
SOP newswire3Coalition Strikes Target ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continued to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq between May 11-17, conducting 66 strikes consisting of 80 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3Syria: UN Says Chemical Weapon Likely Used in February Attack - Deadly chlorine gas was likely used in an attack that took place in a Syrian town in rebel-held Idlib last February, said the United Nations-backed chemical weapons watchdog on Wednesday.
SOP newswire3UN: Europe Should Make Voice More Heard in Today's Dangerous World - In an increasingly dangerous world, the European Union (EU) need to make its voice "more and more heard" as a "central pillar" of multilateralism, said the United Nations Secretary-General on Wednesday.
SOP newswire3Leading Palestinian Legislator Calls for New International Engagement in Two-state Solution - Describing a viable two-state solution to end the Palestine-Israel conflict as "very much in doubt," a leading Palestinian legislator called on Wednesday for "new international engagement" to move the process forward.
SOP newswire3UN Delivers Medical Supplies to Gaza - Two truckloads of urgently needed medical supplies have been delivered to Gaza, where scores of Palestinians were injured during demonstrations along the border fence with Israel earlier this week.
SOP newswire3UN: Around 2.5 Billion More People Will be Living in Cities by 2050 - By 2050, two out of every three people are likely to be living in cities or other urban centres, according to a new United Nations report, highlighting the need for more sustainable urban planning and public services.
SOP newswire3Gaza Medics Struggling to Cope with Influx of Wounded - Medical teams inside Gaza are running out of supplies to cope with the wounded, following the deadliest day of protests against occupation along the border with Israel so far this year, UN aid agencies warned on Tuesday.
SOP newswire3Security Council Calls for Calm Following Deadly Gaza Clashes - The United Nations Security Council, in an emergency meeting on Tuesday, called for calm along the border of the Gaza Strip following Mondays deadly clashes, in which dozens of Palestinians were killed, protesting United States recognition of Jerusalem as Israels capital and the official opening of its embassy there.
SOP newswire3Mattis, Iceland Foreign Minister Discuss Increased Cooperation - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with Icelands foreign minister at the Pentagon today to express a mutual commitment to the deepening defense relationship between the United States and Iceland, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.
SOP newswire3Gaza Violence Leaves Dozens Dead - Following reports that dozens of Palestinians have been killed, demonstrating along the border of the Gaza Strip on Monday, United Nations Secretary-General Guterres urged both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to show restraint.
SOP newswire3Dunford Arrives in Brussels for NATO Meetings - Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived here today to participate in NATO Military Committee chiefs of defense meetings that will set the stage for the alliance defense ministerial conference next month and the NATO summit in July.
SOP newswire3Children Dying in DRC From Malnutrition - 400,000 children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) "are at risk of death" in the Kasais region from food shortages caused by conflict and displacement, according to a senior UN official who has just returned from the area, expressing shock at what he had witnessed.
SOP newswire3Rwanda's Commitment to UN Peacekeeping - Over the years, African governments have led the way in contributing troops and police to United Nations operations to help save lives and keep the peace around the world. Today, one of the continents smallest countries is also one of the largest contributors to UN peacekeeping.
SOP newswire3Stark Increase in Hate Crimes Across UK, post-Brexit - Sounding an alarm over a "stark increase" in hate crimes across the United Kingdom as well as "widespread discrimination" faced by ethnic minorities, a United Nations independent rights expert has called on the country to "comprehensively" combat racism and bias.
SOP newswire3Mothers, Children, Lacking Basic Nutrition in North Korea - The head of the United Nations food relief agency said on Friday that many mothers and young children in North Korea are still relying on humanitarian assistance to meet their nutritional needs.
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