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UN Fights Ebola in Congo

A "perfect storm" of active conflict and traumatized communities in Ebola-affected areas of eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) could enable the deadly disease to spread, but there are "no plans" to pull UN workers out of the country despite concerns for their security, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday.

SOP newswire3Over 26,000 People Flee South Sudan into Uganda - Some 26,500 South Sudanese, mostly women and children, have crossed into Uganda since fighting between rival forces erupted in and around the capital, Juba, on 7 July, the United Nations refugee agency reported today.
SOP newswire3Coalition Strikes Target ISIL in Iraq, Syria - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq and Syria yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Despicable Terrorist Attack in Kabul - Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned today's attack on a peaceful demonstration in Kabul that killed at least 59 people and injured some 245 others.
SOP newswire3Military Strikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3UN: Aid Reaches Thousands Affected by Boko Haram Violence - In a cross-border humanitarian operation, a total of 31 metric tonnes of food and some non-food items have been distributed to about 15,000 internally displaced people in Banki
SOP newswire3Coalition Continues Strikes to Defeat ISIL - Coalition forces continue strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, to support local forces fighting to reclaim areas including Mosul in Iraq, and Manbij in Syria, the spokesman for Operation Inherent Resolve said today.
SOP newswire3Ban Urges Turkish Authorities to Respect Constitutional Order - Following the declaration of a three-month state of emergency in Turkey as a result of an attempted military coup late last week, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged Turkish authorities to ensure that constitutional order and international human rights law are fully respected.
SOP newswire3UN Calls for Humanitarian Truce in Syria - The United Nations humanitarian chief today expressed grave alarm over developments in the eastern part of Aleppo city in Syria, where civilian, humanitarian and commercial movements have been effectively cut off following the closure of the last remaining access route in and out of the area.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Killing of Journalist in Ukraine - The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom today denounced the killing of award-winning journalist Pavel Sheremet and urged the authorities to bring those responsible for the crime to justice.
SOP newswire3ISIL, Afghanistan Highlight Carter Meeting With Australian Defense Leader - The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Afghanistan and other topics of mutual interest were among a range of topics Defense Secretary Ash Carter discussed today with Australian Defense Minister Marise Payne on the margins of the counter-ISIL ministerial meeting at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.
SOP newswire3 Iran Deal Best Way to Ensure Peaceful Nuclear Program - UN - Ban Ki-moon said that the nuclear deal agreed to last year by Iran and six world powers is the best way of ensuring the exclusively peaceful nature of Iran`s nuclear program.
SOP newswire3Military Pressure, Intelligence Sharing Key to ISIL`s Defeat - Military pressure and intelligence sharing are two key elements in defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a recent interview.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Convenes Counter-ISIL Coalition Meeting at Andrews - Coalition partners are looking for ways to build on the momentum of the counter-Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant campaign as they meet at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, today.
SOP newswire3Dunford Says ISIL in Libya is Weakened - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today he is encouraged by developments against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Libya, a branch of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
SOP newswire3U.S. Personnel in Turkey Safe, Pentagon Spokesman Says - All U.S. service members and civilians in Turkey are safe in the wake of the July 15 attempted coup there, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook told reporters today.
SOP newswire3Ban is Closely Following Developments in Turkey - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is following closely and with concern the fast-moving developments in Turkey.
SOP newswire3Chairman Expresses Concern Over Turkish Coup Attempt, Relief at Aftermath - Turkey is a close ally to the United States and an important partner in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today, as he expressed concern following the July 15 coup attempt there.
SOP newswire3U.S., Coalition Continue Strikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Attempt to Overthrow Turkish Government - The President of the United Nations General Assembly today condemned the attempt on Friday to overthrow the Government of Turkey.
SOP newswire3Afghan Forces Give Enemy Incentive to Reconcile - The expanded authorities he now has to support Afghan forces offensively could give a big boost to efforts to defeat the Taliban and other terrorists, the commander of NATO`s Resolute Support mission and U.S. forces in Afghanistan said here today.
SOP newswire3Coalition Forces Uncover Vital ISIL Intelligence in Key Syrian City - As Syrian Arab forces entered western Manbij, Syria, and pushed toward the heart of the city to dismantle the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant`s hold there, Syrian Democratic Forces unveiled key ISIL intelligence, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said today.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Offers Condolences, Pledges Support to France Following Nice Attack - This morning, Defense Secretary Ash Carter called French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian to offer his and the entire Department of Defense's deepest condolences to the French people, the families of the victims and the French government for yesterday's attack in Nice, according to a statement issued today by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook.
SOP newswire3U.S., Coalition Continue Strikes Against ISIL in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3UN Report finds Impunity for Killings Remains Rampant in Ukraine Conflict - A new report by the United Nations human rights office released today describes widespread killings that have taken place in Ukraine since January 2014, concluding that very limited accountability has taken place
SOP newswire3Ban Condemns Assassination of Former Burundian Minister Mossi - Ban Ki-moon has condemned the assassination earlier today of Hafsa Mossi, former Burundian Minister for East African Community Affairs and Member of the East African Legislative Assembly, in the capital, Bujumbura.
SOP newswire3UN Deplores Violence Following Protests in Mali`s Northern City of Gao - Deploring the outbreak of violence that occurred in Gao, following a demonstration that turned violent,the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Mali is encouraging Government-led initiatives to better familiarize the population with the recently agreed peace deal.
SOP newswire3UN Urges End to Indiscriminate Attacks in Syria - Deploring the spread of hostilities throughout the Syrian city of Aleppo, senior United Nations officials today called on all parties to the conflict to end indiscriminate attacks on civilians and fully respect international humanitarian law.
SOP newswire3Famine-like Conditions in Nigeria -- UN - Humanitarian convoys have uncovered emergency levels of severe acute malnutrition and famine-like conditions in Nigeria's Borno State, particularly in 15 satellite camps, where some 275,000 people are living, the United Nations relief aid wing has warned.
SOP newswire3Counter-ISIL Strikes Hit Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq yesterday, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter: U.S. Troop Level in Afghanistan Bolsters Global Counter-Terrorism Fight - Addressing U.S. troops at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan yesterday, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said President Barack Obama`s announcement last week that the U.S. would maintain 8,400 troops in that country into next year bolsters the fight against terrorists around the globe.
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