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$350 Million Pledged for Refugees in Uganda

A Solidarity Summit for refugees hosted by Uganda has raised some $358 million in pledges, the United Nations announced today.

SOP newswire3Nations to Share Info on North Korean Nuke, Missile Threats - The South Korean and Japanese defense ministries and the U.S. Defense Department have finalized a trilateral information-sharing arrangement concerning the nuclear and missile threats posed by North Korea.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Urges Pakistan to End Executions - Ban Ki-moon has called on the Government of Pakistan to bring an end to the executions of all convicts and re-impose the country`s moratorium on the death penalty.
SOP newswire3New York Yankees, USO Help Bring Christmas to Baghdad - For deployed service members, Christmas can be a time of loneliness and missed opportunity. However, many people and organizations unite to prevent those who are deployed from feeling left out during this time of the year.
SOP newswire3UN: No Sign of Improvement for Human Rights in Belarus - The Government of Belarus shows no imminent sign of bettering its human rights record, a United Nations expert has declared.
SOP newswire3Military Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL in Syria and Iraq - U.S. and partner nation military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria today using fighter and bomber aircraft to conduct seven airstrikes.
SOP newswire3NORAD Tracks Santa`s Christmas Eve Journey - Now a 59-year tradition, the North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado, will follow Santa Claus`s Christmas Eve travels.
SOP newswire3As Winter Hits Displaced Iraqis, UN Appeals for Boost in Humanitarian Funding - The UN called for a surge in humanitarian funding to help cover the basic needs of close to one million internally displaced persons in Iraq`s Kurdistan region.
SOP newswire3UN Warns of Human Rights Violations in Libya - Libyan civilians have been subject to targeted killings, forced displacement and acute humanitarian conditions amid an escalation in fighting in the North African country, a new United Nations human rights report has warned.
SOP newswire3Coalition Will Defeat ISIL, Task Force Commander Says - The strength of the 40-plus nation coalition fighting the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ultimately will defeat the terrorist group, the commander of Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve said here today.
SOP newswire3Inherent Resolve Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL - U.S. and partner-nation military forces attacked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria and Iraq today, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Targeting of Civilians in South Sudan - The UN said there is reason to believe that at least 11 civilians were killed and several other serious rights abuses were committed during an attack by opposition forces on Bentiu.
SOP newswire3UN Concerned About Humanitarian Situation in Congo - Continuing violence and multiple attacks in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo have sown widespread fear and sparked displacement of thousands of people.
SOP newswire3UN: Millions in Aid Needed for Syrian Refugees - As Syria's war rages on into its fifth year, the needs for food, shelter and medicine are astronomical.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Attack on Schoolchildren in Yemen - The UN deplored the killing of at least 15 school girls in a car bombing in Yemen.
SOP newswire3Ban: Taliban Attack on Pakistan School an Act of Rank Cowardice! - Ban Ki-moon condemned the blood-curdling attack on a school in Peshawar, Pakistan.
SOP newswire3Chuck Hagel Condemns Taliban Attack on Pakistani School - Chuck Hagel condemned the Taliban attack on a school in Pakistan, that left more than 140 people dead, including more than 130 children.
SOP newswire3U.S. Stands With Pakistanis, Afghans Against Taliban - The United States condemns the deadly Taliban attack on a Pakistani school and remains committed to bringing stability to the Afghanistan-Pakistan region.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns CIA Torture - The US' use of torture has damaged the country's moral high ground, a UN human rights expert declared.
SOP newswire3Chuck Hagel Visits Baghdad to Thank Troops, Receive Updates - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrived in Baghdad today to visit with and thank U.S. troops for their contributions to the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
SOP newswire3Chuck Hagel Explains Differences Between Afghanistan, Iraq Drawdowns - The Afghanistan drawdown and the situation in Iraq when U.S. troops left that country in 2011 are poles apart, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.
SOP newswire3Chuck Hagel Meets With Leaders, Troops in Afghanistan - In an unannounced visit to Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel today announced the delayed withdrawal of up to 1,000 U.S. troops from the country during the transition to Operation Resolute Support.
SOP newswire3Six Guantanamo Detainees Transfer to Uruguay - The DoD announced the transfer of Ahmed Adnan Ahjam, Ali Hussain Shaabaan, Omar Mahmoud Faraj, Abdul Bin Mohammed Abis Ourgy, Mohammed Tahanmatan, and Jihad Diyab from Guantanamo Bay to Uruguay.
SOP newswire3UN Calls for End to Violence Against Women - More than half-way through an international campaign to end violence against women, a top United Nations expert on the issue is calling for a binding international legal standard that holds Member States accountable in fighting this widespread human rights violation.
SOP newswire3Ban Condemns Bombing of Mosque in Nigeria - Condemning the horrific attack on Kano Central Mosque, which killed dozens of people and injured hundreds of others, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice.
SOP newswire3Deputy Secretary Visits Deployed Troops in Afghanistan - Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work traveled to Afghanistan Nov. 27-28 to visit U.S. service members during the Thanksgiving holiday and thank them for their service, according to a DoD news release.
SOP newswire3Airstrikes Target ISIL in Syria, Iraq - U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria yesterday and today using bomber and fighter aircraft to conduct 10 airstrikes, U.S. Central Command officials reported.
SOP newswire3UN Seeks to Eradicate Malnutrition - Leaders from over 170 countries attending a United Nations nutrition conference which concluded today.
SOP newswire3U.S. Delivers Radar Systems to Ukraine - The U.S. military delivered three lightweight, counter-mortar radar systems yesterday to Ukrainian armed forces, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren told reporters today.
SOP newswire3UN Unveils Push to Make Cooking Safe for 10 million by 2020 - Every year, household air pollution from cooking kills over four million people and sickens millions more.
SOP newswire3Chuck Hagel Notes Progress Against ISIL as World Grows More Dangerous - The U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is showing good signs of progress.
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