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Mattis, German Counterpart Reaffirm Defense Relationship in Pentagon Meeting

Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen at the Pentagon yesterday to reaffirm the long-standing defense relationship between the United States and Germany, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said.

SOP newswire3Religious Leaders Meet in Jordan in UN-backed Bid to Counter Hate Speech - Some 30 religious leaders from the Middle East and North Africa are developing a regional strategy to counter hate speech as part of an international effort co-sponsored by the United Nations to intervene when incitement is widespread and the risk of violence imminent.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter Expresses Condolences to French Counterpart - Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke by phone this morning with French Defense Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian to convey his condolences for those killed during last night`s terrorist attacks in Paris, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.
SOP newswire3U.S. Airstrike Targets Senior ISIL Leader in Libya - The U.S. military conducted an airstrike in Libya yesterday against an Iraqi national who was a longtime al-Qaida operative and the senior Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant leader in Libya, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said today.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Paris Terrorist Attacks - Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations Security Council have condemned the terrorist attacks carried out today in various locations in and around Paris.
SOP newswire3Strikes Target Jihad John, Other Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. forces yesterday conducted an airstrike in Raqqa, Syria, targeting Mohamed Emwazi, also known as Jihadi John,according to a statement issued by Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook.
SOP newswire3UN Expands Meals Program to 1,600 Schools Across Guinea - More than 240,000 children will receive daily hot meals in school this academic year in Guinea, according to the United Nations World Food Programme.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Calls Fighting Terrorism With Heavy-handed Tactics Counter-productive - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told Arab and South America leaders in Saudi Arabia today that heavy-handed tactics in fighting terrorism only add fuel to the fire.
SOP newswire3Security Council Reauthorizes International Naval Forces to Fight Piracy off East Africa - The United Nations Security Council today renewed for another year its authorization for international naval forces to join in fighting piracy off the coast of Somalia.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Congratulates People of Myanmar on Participating in Momentous Polls - Ban Ki-moon congratulated the people of Myanmar for their patience, dignity and enthusiasm in historic elections.
SOP newswire3UN Urges Immediate Release of Detained Egyptian Human Rights Defender - The United Nations has called for the immediate release of detained Egyptian human rights defender Hossam Bahgat with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon describing as profoundly worrying " the latest in a series of such detentions.
SOP newswire3UN Celebrates Benefits of Legumes - According to FAO, pulses, including all kinds of dried beans and peas, are not merely cheap and delicious; they are also highly nutritious source of protein and vital micronutrients that can greatly benefit people`s health and livelihoods, particularly in developing countries.
SOP newswire3Military Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists 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 newswire3UN Relief Chief Encouraged by Stronger Aid Partnership With Russia - Wrapping up his first official visit to the Russian Federation, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O'Brien hailed Russia's strategic role as a Member State actively engaged in global and multilateral relief efforts.
SOP newswire3UN: Climate-smart Development Can Keep 100 Million Out of Poverty - Without inclusive and climate-smart development, alongside efforts to rein in greenhouse gas emissions that protect the poor, agricultural shocks, natural disasters and the spread of diseases could push more than 100 million additional people into poverty by 2030.
SOP newswire3UN Condemns Killing of Two Syrian Journalists - The UN condemned the killing of two Syrian citizen journalists, found dead a little over a week ago in the city of Sanliurfa, in the southeast of Turkey.
SOP newswire32 Years After Super Typhoon in Philippines, UN lauds Tremendous Recovery efforts - On the second anniversary of Super Typhoon Haiyan, the United Nations Children's Fund has commended the significant progress made in recovery and rehabilitation efforts in the Philippines.
SOP newswire3Military Strikes Hit ISIL Terrorists 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 newswire3Ash Carter: Response to Russia, China Involves Innovation - National defense in today`s time of transition and turbulence calls for technical as well as strategic and operational innovation, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said here today.
SOP newswire3Military Strikes Target ISIL Terrorists 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 newswire3UN: Magnitude of Dangers Facing Libya Should Not Be Underestimated - The magnitude of the dangers facing Libya should not be underestimated, the top UN official in the country told the Security Council today.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Calls for Negotiations in Western Sahara - As the conflict over the future of Western Sahara nears its fortieth year, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on all concerned, within the region and the wider international community, to take advantage of the intensified efforts of his Personal Envoy to facilitate the launching of true negotiations in the coming months.
SOP newswire3UN: No Room for Death Penalty in 21st Century - Ahead of the launch of a new book by the United Nations on the global trend away from the death penalty, the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights said today that there has been a decline in the number of countries upholding capital punishment in the last 40 years.
SOP newswire3Military Forces Strike ISIL Terrorists 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 newswire3Ash Carter Reiterates Call for Peaceful Resolution in South China Sea - Defense Secretary Ash Carter reiterated today the U.S. call for a peaceful resolution to the tensions in the South China Sea.
SOP newswire3Pacific Allies Pleased with U.S. Rebalance, Dunford Says - America`s closest Pacific allies are pleased with the progress being made with the U.S. military rebalance to the Asia-Pacific region, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today.
SOP newswire3UN Calls for Action to Address Child Statelessness - Stateless children across the world share the same feelings of discrimination, frustration and despair, according to a new United Nations report published today, that warns that urgent action is needed before statelessness sets in stone " problems haunting their childhood.
SOP newswire3UN Marks 20th Anniversary of the Assassination of Israel`s Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin - On the 20th anniversary of the assassination of Israel`s Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today offered his deepest sympathies to the citizens of the State of Israel.
SOP newswire3UN Demands Release of UN Personnel Taken Hostage in South Sudan - The UN condemned the actions of the Sudan People's Liberation Army in Opposition for holding UN personnel hostage.
SOP newswire3Ash Carter: Russia Doomed to Fail in Syria - While Russia is doomed to fail in Syria, the goal of the U.S. remains defeating the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in both Syria and Iraq, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.
SOP newswire3UN Chief Ban Deeply Saddened After Russian Airline Crashes - The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today expressed deep sadness on learning of the Russian airline that crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing all 224 passengers and crew on board.
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