|SOP newswire3||DoD Likely Lessened Nepal Quake`s Effects, Official Says - Defense Department efforts in Nepal to mitigate future disaster impact likely lessened the scale of the humanitarian disaster following the Himalayan mountain nation`s recent earthquakes, the deputy assistant secretary of defense for stability and humanitarian affairs said on Capitol Hill yesterday. |
|SOP newswire3||Dempsey: Iraqi Forces Not Driven From Ramadi, They Drove Out of Ramadi - Iraqi security forces weren`t driven from Ramadi, they drove out of Ramadi, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Condemns Escalated Fighting in South Sudan - The United Nations has strongly condemned the escalation of hostilities in the past ten days between Government and opposition forces in Unity and Upper Nile States in South Sudan.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Urges Israel to Halt Plans to Transfer Palestinian Bedouins - The UN expressed concern over the Government of Israel`s rapidly advancing plans to transfer Palestinian Bedouins in the central West Bank from their current communities.|
|SOP newswire3||Nepal Joint Task Force Begins Drawing Down - Joint Task Force 505 is drawing down its earthquake relief operations as the Nepalese government and international aid agencies have postured for long-term recovery and reconstruction efforts. |
|SOP newswire3||Centcom Officials 'Confident` Iraqi Security Forces Will Recover Ramadi - The loss of Ramadi is a setback, but U.S. Central Command officials are confident Iraqi security forces will take back the city in the near term, a Centcom spokesman said today.|
|SOP newswire3||UN: Women and Children Being Victimized in South Sudan - Almost two years since the eruption of the conflict in South Sudan, the situation continues to deteriorate with women and small children making up the majority of most recent casualties.|
|SOP newswire3||Dempsey Arrives in Brussels for NATO Committee Meeting - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff arrived here today to join his NATO counterparts in discussing a range of issues confronting the alliance.|
|SOP newswire3||Coalition Airstrikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.|
|SOP newswire3||UN: Most Workers Now Employed in Part-time or Temporary Jobs - The International Labour Organization warned of widespread insecurity in the global employment market, saying that some 75 per cent of all workers are employed on temporary or short-term contracts in informal jobs often without any contract.|
|SOP newswire3||Nearly 25,000 Flee Ramadi Amid ISIL Attacks and Heavy Fighting - With stocks running low and funds running out, United Nations aid agencies are rushing humanitarian assistance to people fleeing the city of Ramadi in central Iraq for the second time this month.|
|SOP newswire3||Syria Operation Was Highly Successful, Official Says - The U.S. Special Operations Forces raid that killed a senior leader of the extremist Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria May 15 was a highly successful operation, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters today.
|SOP newswire3||Burundian Refugees in Tanzania Dying of Disease - The UN announced it is taking measures to contain the spread of a severe watery diarrhoea outbreak among newly arrived Burundian refugees in Tanzania.|
|SOP newswire3||Security Council Welcomes Central African Republic National Forum - The Security Council has welcomed the recent national reconciliation forum held in the Central African Republic and the inclusive, grassroots-level manner in which the consultations were carried out.|
|SOP newswire3||Airstrikes Target ISIL Tactical Units, Staging Areas - U.S. and coalition military forces have continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
|SOP newswire3||U.S. Airlift Delivers Aid to People of Nepal - Joint Task Force 505 continues its commitment to Nepal by conducting humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations, JTF 505 officials said today.
|SOP newswire3||Marines Killed in Nepal Helo Crash Identified, Recovered - Joint Task Force 505 officials today identified the six U.S. Marines who were killed along with two Nepalese soldiers when their UH-1Y Huey helicopter went down in the mountains of Nepal May 12.
|SOP newswire3||UN Chief Ban Speaks to Georgetown Graduates - In a commencement address at Georgetown University, where he received an honorary degree, Ban Ki-moon told graduates to choose service, be bold, listen, champion progress and act with passion and compassion.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Urges Global Action to Make Workplaces Safe - The International Labour Organization, in a statement issued in the wake of this week's deadly shoe factory fire in the Philippine capital, noted often such accidents are preventable.|
|SOP newswire3||Ash Carter: Special Operations Troops Conduct Raid in Syria - Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced in a statement today that U.S. special operations forces yesterday conducted an operation in Syria to capture a senior leader of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorist organization.|
|SOP newswire3||Strategy to Defeat ISIL is Working, Military Official Says - The coalition and Iraqi security forces strategy to defeat and dismantle the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant extremist group is clear and on track, the chief of staff of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said today.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Chief Ban Urges World Community to Help Nepal - Over the past three weeks, the lives of eight million Nepalese people has been changed beyond recognition, Ban Ki-moon told the United Nations General Assembly today.|
|SOP newswire3|| United Nations 'Free & Equal` Campaign Celebrates Gays and Lesbians - A new United Nations Free & Equal campaign video highlighting the diversity of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community is being shown today on the massive screens in New York`s Times Square |
|SOP newswire3||UN Chief Ban Applauds Resumption of Talks on Cyprus - Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the resumption of full-fledged negotiations between Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades and Turkish Cypriot Leader Mustafa Akinci, the United Nations spokesperson has confirmed. |
|SOP newswire3||Ban Urges Borders and Ports be Kept Open to Thousands Stranded at Sea in Southeast Asia - Ban Ki-moon today expressed alarm that some Southeast Asian countries may be refusing entry to several thousand people believed to be stranded on smugglers` boats in the Andaman Sea and Straits of Malacca.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Marks 'International Day of Families' - It's time to change social norms that support male control over women, and reinforce discrimination against vulnerable family members, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today on International Day of Families. |
|SOP newswire3||Fighting Threatens Syria`s Iconic Palmyra Archaeological Site - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization expressed deep concern over fighting near the Syrian archaeological site of Palmyra.|
|SOP newswire3||Missing Helicopter Found in Nepal, Investigation Ongoing - Joint Task Force 505 personnel today identified the wreckage of a missing Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey helicopter that went missing May 12 in Nepal.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Ramps Up Aid to South Sudan - The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization has announced it is accelerating its efforts to get vital seeds, tools and other materials to the country's most vulnerable farmers. |
|SOP newswire3||UN Welcomes European Union Proposals for Migration Reforms - The United Nations refugee agency has applauded European Union authorities` proposals for dealing with refugees and migrants arriving in Europe via the Mediterranean.|