|SOP newswire3||UN Seeks to Protect Children in Occupied Palestinian Territory - Childrens rights continue to be violated in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Israel, according to three leading UN officials in the region who on Wednesday called on all parties responsible to take concrete and immediate steps to "allow children to live free of fear and to realize all their rights." |
|SOP newswire3||Report Confirms Civilian Casualties in Defeat ISIS Campaign -
A recent report confirms the unintentional deaths of 105 civilians in June as a result of coalition operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a total that includes 77 deaths reported by Amnesty International, the deputy commander for strategy and support for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve told Pentagon reporters today.
|SOP newswire3||Security Forces Continue Pursuit of ISIS Remnants - Iraqi security forces continue to pursue Islamic State of Iraq and Syria remnants in their country, destroying tunnels, weapons caches and explosives stockpiles, and arresting a number of suspected ISIS fighters, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve deputy commander for strategy and support told Pentagon reporters this morning.
|SOP newswire3||Agency Begins Process of Identifying Korean War Remains - All Americans welcome the return of remains from the Korean War.
|SOP newswire3||Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets in Iraq, Syria - Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to pursue the lasting defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in designated parts of Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. |
|SOP newswire3||NATO Stepping Forward on Training Mission to Iraq - NATOs Allied Joint Force Command in Naples is stepping out smartly to establish the alliance training mission in Iraq, said Navy Adm. James Foggo, the commander of the Joint Force Command, in a recent interview. |
|SOP newswire3||UN Calls for Fair Election in Mali - On the eve of Malis crucial presidential election, the United Nations Secretary-General said that despite clear security challenges, voters in the arid African nation of around 18 million, needed to ensure that the key poll was first and foremost "an important celebration of democracy." |
|SOP newswire3||Mattis, Omani Foreign Minister Discuss Defense Relationship - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Omani Foreign Affairs Minister Yusuf bin Alawi discussed a range of regional security issues as well as ways to strengthen the two countries defense relationship during their meeting at the Pentagon today, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said in a statement. |
|SOP newswire3||Communications Key in Solving International Disputes, Mattis Says -
Reopening communications at the top line between the United States and nations such as Russia is essential in solving disagreements, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told Pentagon reporters today.
|Robert Paul Reyes||Melania Trump Looked Horrified After Shaking Hands With Putin - Donald Trump's meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin on Monday was disaster-like for many reasons, but one totally overlooked part of it was the precise moment in which Melania Trump shook Putin's hand and ended up with a look of pure terror on her face. Seriously, it was caught on camera for the entire world to see.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Committed to Continue to Support Pakistan's Electoral Commission - The United Nations Secretary-General has congratulated the people of Pakistan for "exercising their constitutional right to vote" on Wednesday, thereby reaffirming "their commitment to a democratic Pakistan."|
|SOP newswire3||UN Marks 'World Day Against Human Trafficking' - Ahead of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the UN human rights expert on the issue emphasized on Friday that both victims and potential victims rights must be upheld - especially women and children - and appealed for all States to prevent and combat the global scourge.|
|SOP newswire3||The Used and Abused Children of Syria - More than 7,000 children have lost their lives or been maimed as a result of the brutal conflict in Syria, a senior United Nations official told the UN Security Council on Friday, stressing that they had been abused by the warring parties for far too long.|
|SOP newswire3||U.S., Egypt Commence Exercise Eagle Response 18 - American and Egyptian naval forces began Exercise Eagle Response 18 at the Red Sea Naval Base here, July 24. |
|SOP newswire3||U.S., South Korea Conclude 14th Integrated Defense Dialogue - The South Korean defense ministry and the Defense Department have concluded the 14th Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue in Seoul, defense officials announced today in a joint U.S.-South Korean statement. |
|SOP newswire3||U.S. Receives Fallen Service Members Remains From North Korea - The United Nations Command with support from U.S. Forces Korea today repatriated 55 cases of remains of fallen U.S. service members returned by the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, according to a news release. |
|SOP newswire3||Talks Bolster U.S.-Australia Security Relationship, Mattis Says - The 28th talks between the United States and Australia were an excellent opportunity to bolster the security relationship and reaffirm the steadfast alliance and close collaboration between the two nations, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said today.|
|SOP newswire3||Greek Wildfire Tragedy - Following the death of at least 80 people due to wildfires close to the Greek capital, Athens, in recent days, the top UN official for Disaster Risk Reduction expressed her condolences and called for more investment in wildfire suppression and prevention across the world.|
|SOP newswire3||Acute Lack of Funding Threatens Critical Aid for Palestinians - Despite major fundraising efforts, UNRWA - the UN agency tasked with providing life-saving support to Palestinian refugees - is facing the "largest ever reduction in funding" in its history which is threatening the very existence of many of its critical assistance programmes.|
|SOP newswire3||Cameroon Violence Needs Urgent Investigation - Persistent reports of grave human rights abuses in Cameroon - including a widely shared video showing the alleged execution of a woman, child and baby - must be investigated by the authorities urgently, UN rights chief Zeid Raad Al Hussein said on Wednesday.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Condemns Terrorist Attack in Pakistan - The United Nations Secretary-General, Guterres, on Wednesday condemned the killing of dozens of people near a polling station in the western city of Quetta due to a suicide attack, as voters headed to the polls in Pakistans general elections. |
|SOP newswire3|| Navy Father, Daughter Enjoy Serving Together - A Navy father and daughter here say they enjoy their service together aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz.
|SOP newswire3||UN, Egypt Help Avert Another Israel-Palestine War in Gaza - Intense diplomatic efforts by the United Nations and Egypt have helped avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war in Gaza that appeared just "minutes away" over the past weekend, a senior UN official said on Tuesday.|
|SOP newswire3||Coalition Strikes Kill High-Value ISIS Members -
Coalition strikes have killed six Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leaders and planners since April 24, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced today.
|SOP newswire3||Progress Continues in Defeating ISIS - The coalition and its partnered forces in Iraq and Syria continue to make progress in the effort to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the coalitions senior French representative said today. |
|SOP newswire3||UN Condemns Deadly Sttack Near Kabul Airport - The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has condemned Sundays terrorist attack outside Kabul airport that reportedly killed and injured scores of civilians.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Denounces Grave Assaults on Fundamental Rights of Palestinian People - From arbitrary detentions and deliberate deprivation, to attacks against civilians and forced displacements, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Raad Al Hussein, expressed "acute concerns" on Monday over the current human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.|
|SOP newswire3||Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets in Syria, Iraq - Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners have accelerated offensive activity against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. |
|SOP newswire3||UN: Refugee Health Services on Track - Despite record numbers of people fleeing conflict and natural disasters globally, vital health services have been largely able to cope, the United Nations refugee agency has said; although communicable diseases, anaemia and stunting remain areas of concern.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Urges Hamas and Israel to Step Back From the Brink of Another Devastating Conflict in Gaza - Voicing deep concern over the latest flare-up of violence around Gaza, the United Nations chief on Saturday urged all sides to "step back from the brink of another devastating conflict." |