|U.S. Airstrike Kills Person of Interest in Benghazi Attack - A June 15 U.S. airstrike in Mosul, Iraq, killed a known Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant operative and organizational intermediary who was a person of interest in the Sept. 11, 2012, attack against U.S. personnel in Benghazi, Libya, Pentagon officials announced today.|
|Ash Carter Praises Germany`s Security Role, NATO Unity - Defense Secretary Ash Carter discussed what he called the bright future of U.S.-German partnership and the importance of NATO unity to the European security environment during remarks at the Allianz Forum in Berlin yesterday. |
|Dempsey to Hold Facebook Town Hall - Want to know what the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff thinks of the military retirement proposal?
|UN Celebrates First 'International Yoga Day' - The first International Day of Yoga is being celebrated around the world today following recognition by the United Nations General Assembly that the holistic benefits of the ancient Indian practice and its inherent compatibility with the principles and values of the UN. |
|Ash Carter Arrives in Europe to Discuss Russia, Southern Threats - The challenges to NATO from Russia and on the alliance`s southern flank will be the focus of Defense Secretary Ash Carter`s trip to the continent this week. |
|Military Airstrikes 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.|
|Cyclists Roll Out at 2015 Warrior Games - Cycling was the main event today in the 2015 Department of Defense Warrior Games underway at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia.
|Anti-ISIL Airstrikes Continue 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.
|Thailand Confirms First MERS Case - Thailand has confirmed its first case of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome, or MERS.|
|UN: Farmers in Nepal Need Help Recovering From Earthquake - With only 13 per cent of a United Nations emergency agricultural appeal met by donors, Nepal`s farmers trying to recover from this year`s twin earthquakes will not be able to plant rice seeds before the start of the monsoon rains expected in the coming days and replenish livestock, fertilizers, and tools lost in the disaster, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.|
|UN Urges Dominican Republic to Refrain Deporting Stateless People - The Dominican Republic must ensure that people whose citizenship was thrown into question by a 2013 ruling of the Constitutional Court will not be deported, the UN refugee agency said today.|
|UN Marks 'World Refugee Day' - With one in every 122 human beings a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is marking World Refugee Day.|
|Wounded Vets Join Fight Against Child Exploitation - A group of 22 wounded veterans are applying their skills in the fight against child exploitation, Laura Junor, principal deputy undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness said here today.|
|Ash Carter to Meet With Counterparts in Germany, Estonia, Belgium - Defense Secretary Ash Carter will travel to Germany, Estonia and Belgium this week to hold bilateral and multilateral meetings with European defense ministers and to participate in his first NATO ministerial as defense secretary, senior defense officials said today. |
|Airstrikes Continue Against 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.|
|UN Creates International Day against Sexual Violence in Conflict - In an effort to boost the global fight against the horrors faced by women and girls in zones of conflict worldwide, the United Nations General Assembly today approved by consensus a new resolution to commemorate 19 June as the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict. |
|UN Chief Ban Condemns Racially Motivated Killings in South Carolina - Ban Ki-moon has strongly condemned the apparently racially motivated killings at an historic African American church in South Carolina.|
|UN: Yemen Faces Humanitarian Catastrophe - The United Nations relief arm has called for over one billion dollars in funding in order to lift Yemen from a devastating crisis that has plunged the country into severe food insecurity and left it on the brink of an all-out humanitarian disaster, the Organization today confirmed. |
|Face of Defense: Nurse Beats Cancer, Readies for Warrior Games - Army Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, a fierce competitor, mother and cancer survivor, will be competing in all of the women`s wheelchair track events and all of the women`s classified swimming events at this year`s DoD Warrior Games held at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, today through June 28. |
|UN Chief Ban Praises Pope for Warning World About Climate Change - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the release of Pope Francis` Papal Encyclical in which the leader of the Catholic Church deplored climate change as one of the principal challenges facing humanity.|