|SOP newswire3||UN Chief Ban Disappointed at Renewed Hostilities Between Hamas and Israrel - As renewed violence signalled the end of the latest Gaza ceasefire, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed grave disappointment at the return to hostilities.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Marks 'World Humanitarian Day' - The United Nations is marking World Humanitarian Day today by paying tribute to aid workers who carry out life-saving activities around the world.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Launches 500 Days of Action to Build a Better World - With Malala Yousafzai by his side, Ban Ki-moon marked 500 days of action until the deadline to reach the Millennium Development Goals.|
|SOP newswire3||Ban Condemns Attack on UN Mali Base - Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the suicide attack on a United Nations base in Mali that killed two UN peacekeepers and injured seven others this morning. |
|SOP newswire3||Chuck Hagel Speaks With Russian Defense Minister - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke by phone today with Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.|
|SOP newswire3||Obama Praises Success of Humanitarian Operations in Iraq - President Barack Obama has announced an end to the siege of Iraq's Mount Sinjar where Iraqi Yezidis had fled to escape Sunni terrorists, and that U.S. airdrops to those who were trapped there will likely end. |
|SOP newswire3||Obama Sends More Assessors to Iraq - President Barack Obama has ordered about 130 new assessors to deploy to Iraq, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said yesterday at Camp Pendleton, California.
|SOP newswire3||UN Condemns Barbaric Sexual Violence Perpetrated by Islamic State Militants - The UN condemned the barbaric acts of sexual violence the armed group Islamic State has perpetrated on minorities in areas under its control. |
|SOP newswire3||UN Marks World Humanitarian Day - Spotlighting humanitarians who take great risks to help communities in need, World Humanitarian Day 2014 will feature events ranging from a 5K run/walk in Mogadishu, a radio talk show with disaster management experts in Papua New Guinea, and the launch of a postage stamp honouring the late UN humanitarian Sergio Vieira de Mello.|
|SOP newswire3||UN to Investigate Alleged War Crimes in Gaza - The United Nations Human Rights Council announced today the appointment of three members to its independent Commission of Inquiry to investigate purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.|
|SOP newswire3||Chuck Hagel, British Defense Secretary Discuss Aid for Iraqis - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke via telephone with British Defense Secretary Michael Fallon about U.S. and United Kingdom efforts to relieve the humanitarian crisis in northern Iraq.|
|SOP newswire3||U.S. Conducts Humanitarian Airdrop in Iraq - Tonight, the U.S. military conducted another successful airdrop of food and water for thousands of Iraqi citizens threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant on Mount Sinjar, Iraq, Defense Department officials said.
|SOP newswire3||Obama Vows to Protect Americans in Iraq - Two days after authorizing targeted U.S. airstrikes in Iraq, Obama said the United States will continue to do whatever is needed to protect Americans in the country.|
|SOP newswire3||Ban Marks International Day of Indigenous Peoples - Marking the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, Ban Ki-moon said indigenous peoples have a central interest in development and can act as powerful agents of progress. |
|SOP newswire3||UN: Afghan Presidential Candidates Agree to Political Deal - The UN said that it welcomes a political agreement reached between Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai and looks forward to their pledged progress on moving ahead to form a national unity government. |
|SOP newswire3||UN Chief Ban Pleads With Israel, Hamas to Return to Ceasefire - Amid renewed hostilities in Gaza, Ban Ki-moon called firmly on the parties to the conflict not to resort to further military action but swiftly find a way back to respect of the humanitarian ceasefire and continue negotiations in Cairo.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Calls for Urgent Response to Help Thousands in Iraq Displaced by Militants` Advance - The United Nations has begun coordinating humanitarian assistance for displaced vulnerable ethnic and religious minorities.|
|SOP newswire3||India Will Help to Shape New World Order, Chuck Hagel Says - India represents one of the most significant countries in the world today that will help shape a new world order that is emerging in this young century, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today.
|SOP newswire3||UN Flags at Half-mast to Honor Staff Killed in Gaza - The UN flag is flying at half-mast at the world body`s New York Headquarters in memory of the UN staff members killed since the beginning of the conflict in Gaza on 8 July.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Chief Ban Praises Ceasefire Between Israel and Hamas - Following the announcement yesterday of a ceasefire between Israel and Palestinian factions, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged all parties to commence talks in Cairo for a durable peace. |
|SOP newswire3||Temporary Ceasefire Allows UN to Restock Water, Food - Amid a 7-hour ceasefire announced by Israel in Gaza, the UN is restocking supplies temporary shelters for the 270,000 displaced people throughout the Gaza Strip.|
|SOP newswire3||Ban Offers Help to Quake Victims in China - Saddened by the loss of life as a result of the earthquake that struck Yunnan province, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pledged that the UN stands ready to help respond to any humanitarian needs created by the disaster. |
|SOP newswire3||Annulment of Uganda`s Anti-homosexuality Law Hailed by UN - United Nations officials have welcomed the decision of the Constitutional Court of Uganda to annul the country`s Anti-Homosexuality Act, hailing it as a victory for the rule of law and social justice.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Chief Ban Schocked at Collapse of Gaza Ceasefire - Strongly condemning the violation by Hamas of the mutually agreed humanitarian ceasefire which commenced this morning in the Gaza Strip, Ban Ki-moon also expressed deep concern about renewed Israeli attacks on the tiny enclave.|
|SOP newswire3||UN Sets Up Task Force to Reduce Risks of Flying Over Conflict Zones - The UN set up a task force to reduce the risks of civilian planes flying over conflict areas.|
|SOP newswire3||Afghanistan: UN Welcomes Arrival of Observers for Audit of Run-off Election Results - The UN welcomed today`s deployment of international observers ahead of the resumption Saturday of the comprehensive audit of the results of the Presidential election run-off held on 14 June. |
|SOP newswire3||UN: Downing of Plane May be War Crime - The shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine may amount to a war crime, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights today said today.|
|SOP newswire3||Ban Calls for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza - United Nations Chief Ban calls for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire in Gaza.|
|SOP newswire3||Intel Community Assists Flight MH17 Investigation - Agencies throughout the U.S. intelligence community are collaborating to develop as complete a picture as possible of the events surrounding the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.|
|SOP newswire3||U.S. Moves Tripoli Embassy Personnel to Tunisia - The U.S. military today assisted in the movement of personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli in Libya to Tunisia, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement issued today.