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Mattis, Finnish Defense Minister Meet at Pentagon

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Finnish Defense Minister Jussi Niinisto today at the Pentagon to discuss a range of security issues, including Russian aggression.

SOP newswire3Counter-ISIL Strikes Continue 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 newswire3Humanitarian Situation in Somalia Dire - The humanitarian community in Somalia launched today an $864 million to reach 3.9 million people with urgent life-saving assistance.
SOP newswire3France Deploys Troops Globally in Counter-Extremism Fight - France is committed to stopping the spread of violent extremism and has deployed significant military resources worldwide in the fight, a French military official said here yesterday.
SOP newswire3Central African Republic: UN-backed Plan Aims to Save 2.2 million Lives - The security situation has deteriorated markedly, particularly in the second half of 2016, with a growing number of hot spots.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Violence in South Sudan - Hundreds of people were killed in South Sudan during an outbreak of violence last July and more than 200 people were raped.
SOP newswire3Strikes Hit ISIL 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.
SOP newswire3UN: Huge Disparities in Cost of a Hot Meal - A simple bowl of food in Malawi is much more expensive than that same meal in Davos.
SOP newswire3Dire Need for Protection of Women and Girls in Aleppo - The health, hygiene and protection needs of women and girls displaced in Aleppo are staggering.
SOP newswire3DoD Officials Hail Iraqi Forces Progress in Eastern Mosul - Iraqi security forces today reached key buildings in eastern Mosul and raised the Iraqi flag there; an event that U.S. defense officials hailed as important progress in liberating the city from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
SOP newswire3UN Vaccinates Millions of Children Against Measles in Nigeria - A United Nations-supported mass vaccination campaign is set to start tomorrow to protect more than 4.7 million children against a measles outbreak in conflict-affected states in north-eastern Nigeria.
SOP newswire3UN: Syria Ceasefire Holding - While the ceasefire in Syria is largely holding, the United Nations envoy for the country cautioned today that the truce may be under threat as clashes in villages in the Wadi Barada valley has damaged water infrastructure and left more than five million people in and around Damascus facing water shortages.
SOP newswire3U.S. Strikes Kill 3 Al-Qaida Operatives in Yemen - The U.S. military conducted strikes on al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula operatives in central Yemen on Dec. 29 and Jan. 8, according to a U.S. Central Command news release issued today.
SOP newswire3UN: Cyprus Talks on Track - As the United Nations-facilitated talks on Cyprus went into their third day in Geneva ahead of an international conference tomorrow, the UN adviser on the issue has said the discussions are on track.
SOP newswire3UN: Humanitarian Crisis in Mosul - The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Iraq, Lise Grande, reported today on the conditions in Mosul, a city witnessing one of the largest urban military operations since the Second World War, warning that a proper humanitarian response, conditions that created the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant could remain.
SOP newswire3Iraqis Liberate 70-80 Percent of East Mosul - Iraqi fighters, supported by the U.S.-led coalition formed to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, have retaken 70 to 80 percent of eastern Mosul from the terrorists, Task Force Strike Commander Army Col. Brett Sylvia said here today.
SOP newswire3Security Council Condemns Terrorist Attack in Egypt - The Security Council has denounced the terrorist attack in Egypt yesterday that reportedly killed nine policemen and injured more than 13 people.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Terrorist Attacks in Afghanistan - The United Nations has condemned yesterday's terrorist attacks near the Parliament in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, and the residence of the Provincial Governor of Kandahar, calling for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
SOP newswire3Counter-ISIL Forces Moving to Liberate Mosul, Raqqa - ISIL's days are numbered.
SOP newswire3Coalition Targets ISIL 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.
SOP newswire3Security Council Condemns Terrorist Attack in Jerusalem by a Palestinian - The Security Council have denounced the terrorist attack by a Palestinian who reportedly rammed a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers in Jerusalem yesterday.
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.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Murder of UN Peacekeeper in Congo - The Security Council has strongly condemned the ambush by unknown attackers late last week against a convoy of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic.
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.
SOP newswire3UN: 2016 Deadliest Year Ever for Migrants Crossing Mediterranean - More migrants were killed crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in 2016 than ever before.
SOP newswire3ISIL Leader Killed in Syria - A Syria-based Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant leader and facilitator was struck and killed by a coalition precision airstrike.
Robert Paul ReyesPhoto Captures Hillary Clinton's Angst - This photograph which was tweeted by New York Times senior editor for politics Carolyn Ryan is worth a thousand words.
SOP newswire3UN: Safe Water Now Available for Thousands Affected by Hurricane Matthew - The UN continues to deliver aid and provide relief to those most affected by Hurricane Matthew.
SOP newswire3Afghanistan Mission Remains on Track - Afghanistan mission remains on track, no reason to worry.
SOP newswire3U.S. Airstrikes Weaken Al-Qaida, ISIL Terrorists - Airstrikes weaken ISIL.
SOP newswire3Libya: Amid Threat of Renewed Conflict, UN Envoy Urges Restraint - Expressing concern at escalating tensions and threat of renewed conflict following developments in central Libya, the United Nations envoy for the country urged all parties to work together on reconciliation and to refrain from any rhetoric that could inflame the situation.
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