|SOP newswire3||UN: More Money Needed to Battle Twin Plagues of Ebola and ISIL - Combating the twin plagues of Ebola and ISIL, while addressing the largest number of forcibly displaced people since World War II amid budget cuts is like being asked to use a boat and bucket to cope with a flood.|
|SOP newswire2||An Exercise in Deception: The Autopsy of President John F. Kennedy - If the eyewitnesses were correct that would have meant there had been multiple shooters and a conspiracy to assassinate JFK, possibly one orchestrated by the Soviet Union.|
|SOP newswire3||Chuck Hagel Discusses ISIL Threat With Turkish Defense Minister - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke today with Turkish Defense Minister Ismet Yilmaz in a phone call that focused on the regional threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant and the security situation in both Iraq and Syria.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Chief Ban to Visit Gaza - Ban Ki-moon announced today that he will travel to Gaza on Tuesday to visit several sites destroyed during last summer's conflict.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Marks 'World Day Against Death Penalty' - The continuing application of the death penalty is a cruel practice that undermines human dignity, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Urges End to Violence Against Women - The UN paid tribute to the one billion adolescent girls living around the world as many of them continue to face daily challenges to their development due to the enduring scourge of gender discrimination and violence.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Celebrates Awarding of Nobel Peace Prize to Children`s Rights Activists - The United Nations lauded today`s awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to two human rights activists.|
|SOP newswire3||UN: Ukraine Conflict Continues to Take Heavy Toll on Civilians - While the fragile month-long ceasefire in eastern Ukraine is a welcome step towards ending the conflict, armed groups continue to terrorize the population in areas under their control.|
|SOP newswire3||UN: Iraq Faces 'Crisis of Spirit' - The deteriorating humanitarian situation in Iraq is more than a crisis of food and shelter, it is a crisis of spirit that requires urgent action from the international community.|
|SOP newswire3||Airstrikes Only Part of the Strategy Against ISIL - Airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists will not be enough to end the siege of the embattled Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani.|
|SOP newswire3||Chuck Hagel to Attend Ministers` Conference on South America Trip - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will attend the 11th Conference of the Defense Ministers of the Americas during a six-day, three-country trip to Latin America that begins tomorrow.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Concerned Over Safety of Civilians as ISIL Intensifies Offensive in Kobane - Ban Ki-moon voiced his concern for the safety of civilians caught up in the ongoing offensive ISIS on Kobane.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Warns: Funding to fight Ebola Lagging - Funding for the international response is lagging, with only 26 per cent of the $988 million needed having been received thus far.|
|SOP newswire3||Ban Welcomes Political Dialogue between Seoul, Pyongyang - Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the high-level political dialogue that took place between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
|SOP newswire3||Airstrikes Causing ISIL to Change Tactics - Operations against the so-called Islamic State continue apace with 334 airstrikes against the terror group, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters at the Pentagon today.
|SOP newswire3||U.S., Allied Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria and Iraq - U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria yesterday and today using a mix of fighter, attack, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct four airstrikes.
|SOP newswire3||UN Honors Gandhi's Legacy - In these dramatic and perilous times, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson urged the international community to reaffirm the power and potential of bringing about change through peaceful means, following in the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi.|
|SOP newswire3||Campbell: Afghanistan Drawdown Remains on Schedule - Despite an uptick in casualties among Afghan security forces, the drawdown of U.S. and NATO forces remains on course, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan said today.
|SOP newswire3||At UN, Memorial to Slave Trade Will Send Powerful Message for Years to Come - At a ceremony at the UN,6 nations The Netherlands, New Zealand, Qatar, Senegal, Jamaica and Spain marked the financing of The Ark of Return, the new memorial which will be unveiled in 2015. |
|SOP newswire3||Ban Presses for Support From International Community Amid Tenuous Mali Peace - The international community must continue to support Mali as it embarks on its path towards peace, stability and development.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Chief Ban Urges Nations to Ratify Nuclear-test-ban Treaty - While the damage caused by past nuclear testing cannot be reversed, the international community can work toward a better future where nuclear testing and proliferation are banned outright, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. |
|SOP newswire3||Chuck Hagel: Defeating ISIL is Long-term Endeavor - Defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant will require a long-term commitment by the United States and its allies on many fronts and will not be achieved by airstrikes alone, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters today.|
|SOP newswire3||World Leaders Meet at UN to Promote Common Humanity - United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today reminded the annual meeting of the Alliance of Civilizations designed to promote better cross-cultural relations that people are very good at seeing prejudice in others " but they are not so good at seeing their own bias.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Chief Ban: World Must Help Central African Republic - Member States must continue to assist the Central African Republic as it lifts itself back up from the devastation of conflict, Ban Ki-moon said.|
|SOP newswire3||Anti-ISIL Campaign Will Take Time, Dempsey Says - The campaign against the ISIL terror group will be persistent and sustained and will take time, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at a Pentagon news conference.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Officials Call for End to Death Penalty - The continuing application of capital punishment is a primitive practice which has no place in the 21st century, United Nations officials declared today.|
|SOP newswire3||Obama Asks All Nations to Join Fight Against ISIL - President Barack Obama was blunt during his speech to the United Nations General Assembly today: The terrorist group known as ISIL must be degraded, and ultimately destroyed.|
|SOP newswire3||U.S., Partner Nations Conduct 13 Strikes Against ISIL in Syria - U.S. military forces and partner nations, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, attacked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria today.|
|SOP newswire3||UN: Progress in Helping Syria's Children - Efforts to reach and assist Syrian children affected by that country`s nearly four-year-long conflict are making headway.|
|SOP newswire3||Obama: U.N. Will Mobilize Countries to Fight Ebola Outbreak - In a speech this morning before the United Nations Security Council summit on foreign terrorist fighters, President Barack Obama likened this distant yet urgent problem to another remote but rising global threat -- the Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa. |