|SOP newswire3||Mattis Says Taliban Under Increasing Pressure to Reconcile - The South Asia Strategy -- now almost a year old -- is working, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told reporters at the Pentagon today. |
|SOP newswire3||Coalition Strikes Target ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq -
Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continued to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq between July 30 and Aug. 5, conducting 20 strikes consisting of 27 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
|SOP newswire3||Fresh Yemen Hospital Attack Raises Risk of New Cholera Epidemic - A deadly attack on one of the last functioning hospitals in Yemen in the key port city of Hudaydah has put hundreds of thousands of people at risk and damaged efforts to prevent a third cholera epidemic in the war-torn country, top UN officials warned on Friday.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Condemns Suicide Attack on Afghan Mosque - A suicide attack that took place inside a Shia mosque in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, killing 48 and injuring more than 70, has been condemned by the head of the UN Mission in the country who said it "may amount to war crimes."|
|SOP newswire3||Ebola Outbreak in Congo - Protecting vulnerable people in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) from the latest Ebola Virus outbreak is going to be "very, very complex," given the huge logistical challenges and ongoing conflict there, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.|
|SOP newswire3||DNA Testing To Begin Immediately on Remains From North Korea - DNA testing will begin immediately on the 55 boxes of service members remains returned to the United States this week from North Korea, where they were contained since the fall of 1950, Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency officials told reporters at the Pentagon today. |
|SOP newswire3||UN Condemns Violence in Zimbabwe - After reported attacks on demonstrators protesting election results in Zimbabwe that have left three dead, the United Nations called on the countrys leaders on Wednesday to reject any form of violence.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Condemns Attacks on Civilian Infrastructure in Yemen - Ongoing violence and attacks on civilian infrastructure in Hudaydah directly threaten hundreds of thousands of children and their families in Yemen, according to the head of the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) in a statement released on Wednesday|
|SOP newswire3||UN Seeks to Protect Children in Occupied Palestinian Territory - Childrens rights continue to be violated in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and Israel, according to three leading UN officials in the region who on Wednesday called on all parties responsible to take concrete and immediate steps to "allow children to live free of fear and to realize all their rights." |
|SOP newswire3||Report Confirms Civilian Casualties in Defeat ISIS Campaign -
A recent report confirms the unintentional deaths of 105 civilians in June as a result of coalition operations against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, a total that includes 77 deaths reported by Amnesty International, the deputy commander for strategy and support for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve told Pentagon reporters today.
|SOP newswire3||Security Forces Continue Pursuit of ISIS Remnants - Iraqi security forces continue to pursue Islamic State of Iraq and Syria remnants in their country, destroying tunnels, weapons caches and explosives stockpiles, and arresting a number of suspected ISIS fighters, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve deputy commander for strategy and support told Pentagon reporters this morning.
|SOP newswire3||Agency Begins Process of Identifying Korean War Remains - All Americans welcome the return of remains from the Korean War.
|SOP newswire3||Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets in Iraq, Syria - Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continue to pursue the lasting defeat of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria in designated parts of Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. |
|SOP newswire3||NATO Stepping Forward on Training Mission to Iraq - NATOs Allied Joint Force Command in Naples is stepping out smartly to establish the alliance training mission in Iraq, said Navy Adm. James Foggo, the commander of the Joint Force Command, in a recent interview. |
|SOP newswire3||UN Calls for Fair Election in Mali - On the eve of Malis crucial presidential election, the United Nations Secretary-General said that despite clear security challenges, voters in the arid African nation of around 18 million, needed to ensure that the key poll was first and foremost "an important celebration of democracy." |
|SOP newswire3||Mattis, Omani Foreign Minister Discuss Defense Relationship - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and Omani Foreign Affairs Minister Yusuf bin Alawi discussed a range of regional security issues as well as ways to strengthen the two countries defense relationship during their meeting at the Pentagon today, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said in a statement. |
|SOP newswire3||Communications Key in Solving International Disputes, Mattis Says -
Reopening communications at the top line between the United States and nations such as Russia is essential in solving disagreements, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told Pentagon reporters today.
|Robert Paul Reyes||Melania Trump Looked Horrified After Shaking Hands With Putin - Donald Trump's meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin on Monday was disaster-like for many reasons, but one totally overlooked part of it was the precise moment in which Melania Trump shook Putin's hand and ended up with a look of pure terror on her face. Seriously, it was caught on camera for the entire world to see.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Committed to Continue to Support Pakistan's Electoral Commission - The United Nations Secretary-General has congratulated the people of Pakistan for "exercising their constitutional right to vote" on Wednesday, thereby reaffirming "their commitment to a democratic Pakistan."|
|SOP newswire3||UN Marks 'World Day Against Human Trafficking' - Ahead of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the UN human rights expert on the issue emphasized on Friday that both victims and potential victims rights must be upheld - especially women and children - and appealed for all States to prevent and combat the global scourge.|
|SOP newswire3||The Used and Abused Children of Syria - More than 7,000 children have lost their lives or been maimed as a result of the brutal conflict in Syria, a senior United Nations official told the UN Security Council on Friday, stressing that they had been abused by the warring parties for far too long.|
|SOP newswire3||U.S., Egypt Commence Exercise Eagle Response 18 - American and Egyptian naval forces began Exercise Eagle Response 18 at the Red Sea Naval Base here, July 24. |
|SOP newswire3||U.S., South Korea Conclude 14th Integrated Defense Dialogue - The South Korean defense ministry and the Defense Department have concluded the 14th Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue in Seoul, defense officials announced today in a joint U.S.-South Korean statement. |
|SOP newswire3||U.S. Receives Fallen Service Members Remains From North Korea - The United Nations Command with support from U.S. Forces Korea today repatriated 55 cases of remains of fallen U.S. service members returned by the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, according to a news release. |
|SOP newswire3||Talks Bolster U.S.-Australia Security Relationship, Mattis Says - The 28th talks between the United States and Australia were an excellent opportunity to bolster the security relationship and reaffirm the steadfast alliance and close collaboration between the two nations, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said today.|
|SOP newswire3||Greek Wildfire Tragedy - Following the death of at least 80 people due to wildfires close to the Greek capital, Athens, in recent days, the top UN official for Disaster Risk Reduction expressed her condolences and called for more investment in wildfire suppression and prevention across the world.|
|SOP newswire3||Acute Lack of Funding Threatens Critical Aid for Palestinians - Despite major fundraising efforts, UNRWA - the UN agency tasked with providing life-saving support to Palestinian refugees - is facing the "largest ever reduction in funding" in its history which is threatening the very existence of many of its critical assistance programmes.|
|SOP newswire3||Cameroon Violence Needs Urgent Investigation - Persistent reports of grave human rights abuses in Cameroon - including a widely shared video showing the alleged execution of a woman, child and baby - must be investigated by the authorities urgently, UN rights chief Zeid Raad Al Hussein said on Wednesday.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Condemns Terrorist Attack in Pakistan - The United Nations Secretary-General, Guterres, on Wednesday condemned the killing of dozens of people near a polling station in the western city of Quetta due to a suicide attack, as voters headed to the polls in Pakistans general elections. |
|SOP newswire3|| Navy Father, Daughter Enjoy Serving Together - A Navy father and daughter here say they enjoy their service together aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz.