|Artificial Intelligence: a Danger to Mankind? - Siri, Alexa and Cortana are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Artificial Intelligence (or A.I.), which is playing an increasingly pervasive role in our lives.|
|UN: Cancer is a Growing Global Threat - More than 18 million new cases of cancer are expected this year and its estimated that 9.6 million people will die from various forms of the disease in 2018, the UNs International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) said on Wednesday.|
|Airmen Monitor Florence, Provide Data to National Hurricane Center - The Air Force Reserve 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron based here is flying missions over the Atlantic Ocean this week to monitor Hurricane Florence. |
|Vice President, DoD Leaders Honor Pentagon 9/11 Sacrifices - The terrorists who attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, sought not just to take the lives of U.S. citizens and crumble buildings; they hoped to break Americas spirit, Vice President Mike Pence said at the Pentagon 9/11 Memorial observance here today. They failed, he said.|
|South Carolina Guard Prepares to Help During, After Hurricane Florence - As South Carolina residents and emergency responders prepare for Hurricane Florence, the South Carolina National Guard has mobilized about 1,600 soldiers and airmen to prepare, respond and participate in advance of the major hurricane projected to make landfall near the Carolinas. |
|National Guard Prepares for Hurricane Florence - The governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Maryland declared a state of emergency yesterday as Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast. The storm is forecast to make landfall along the Atlantic coast Sept. 13 as a major hurricane. |
|U.S., South Korean Soldiers Raft for Relaxation, Resilience -
Equipped with a helmet, life vest and paddle, first-time rafters were filled with both excitement and anxiety as they approached their yellow rafts.
|Coalition Strikes Target ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq -
The coalition and its partners continued to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq between Sept. 3-9, conducting 16 strikes consisting of 22 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.
|Southeastern States Prepare for Hurricane Florence - Emergency preparations have been underway over the weekend in Virginia and other southeastern states in advance of an anticipated strike this week by Hurricane Florence.
|Yemen Consultations Have Started - A positive environment exists for building trust between the opposing parties involved in discussions for a political solution to the Yemen conflict, despite the absence of one of the delegations in Geneva and insecurity on the ground, UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths said on Saturday.|
|Human Traffickers in Libya Are Posing as UN Staff - The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, has called on Libyan authorities to take action against criminals targeting desperate refugees and migrants, amid reports that smugglers and traffickers in the country are impersonating Agency staff.|
|Uneven Progress on Climate Action at Bangkok Conference - Climate change talks wrapped up in Bangkok today, leaving several issues still to be resolved.|
|Russian-Led Idlib Offensive Would Be Humanitarian Disaster - The consequences of a Russian-Syrian regime offensive into Idlib, Syria, against terrorists hiding there would almost certainly be a humanitarian disaster, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.|
|U.S., India Talks Demonstrate Shared Commitment, Pentagon Official Says - The Sept. 6 "two-plus-two" dialogue in New Delhi between Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Defense Secretary James N. Mattis and their Indian counterparts provided "a demonstrable signal of the U.S. and Indias shared commitment to a forward-looking strategic partnership based on shared values and strategic interests," chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White said. |
|U.S. Seeks to Mitigate Risk, Learn Ground Truth in Afghanistan - Taliban reconciliation with the Afghan government is at the core of the peace program in Afghanistan, but it will be a difficult path to tread, the spokesman for NATOs Resolute Support mission and the U.S. Operation Freedom Sentinel said yesterday. |
|Russian Operatives Carried out Salisbury Chemical Attack Alleges UK - The United Kingdom and Russia traded a volley of words at the United Nations Security Council on Thursday, with the former laying out information which, it alleges, clearly places two Russian military intelligence operatives behind the deadly nerve-agent attack in the English city of Salisbury on 4 March.|
|Mattis: U.S.-India Partnership Important for Indo-Pacific Stability - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis arrived here yesterday, ready to engage with senior Indian officials to ensure the Indo-Pacific region remains free, safe, prosperous and secure. |
|U.S. Officials Seek to Boost Arms Sales to India - A decade ago, U.S. arms sales to India amounted to virtually nothing. Today, the United States is the second-largest arms supplier to India, and U.S. officials say they hope to increase that business. |
|Libya Has Lurched From One Emergency to Another - The status quo in Libya is "untenable," Ghassan Salamé, Head of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) told the Security Council on Wednesday.|
|UN: Runaway Climate Chage a Real Possibility - Greater ambition, urgency and action are needed if we are to prevent ever greater climate-related crises, said UN Chief Guterres on Wednesday, at the launch of the 2018 New Climate Economy report, at UN Headquarters in New York|