|Chuck Hagel: U.S. to Secure Embassy, Assess Situation in Iraq - .S. military efforts in Iraq are focusing on securing the American Embassy and personnel in Baghdad, assessing the situation in the country and advising Iraqi security forces, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today.
|UN: South Sudan Faces Hunger Catastrophe - Already working hard to get supplies to people in South Sudan cut off by flooded roads, the UN warned that the rains, as well as the ongoing fighting, are pushing the country towards a hunger catastrophe. |
|UN Pleads for More Money for Refugee Problem - Failure to close the funding gap to meet the needs of the growing number of people fleeing the conflict in Syria could mean grave risks for the refugees.|
|UN Condemns Murder of Somali Parliament Member - The UN condemned the killing today in Mogadishu of parliamentarian Mohamed Mohamud.|
|UN Seeks to Eliminate Tuberculosis in Low-Burden Countries - The United Nations health agency today presented a new plan aimed at eliminating tuberculosis in over 30 countries with low levels of the infectious airborne disease. |
|Chuck Hagel Expresses Condolences to Israeli Defense Minister - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon today to express his condolences to both the families of three Israeli teenagers who were kidnapped and killed in the West Bank.|
|Transfer of Syrian Chemicals to Cape Ray is Complete - The transfer of Syrian chemicals from the Danish container ship Ark Futura to the Motor Vessel Cape Ray has been completed.|
|Secretary of Defense Calls 'Secretary of Defense` (Tim Howard) - Chuck Hagel called Tim Howard to thank him for defending the United States at the World Cup.|
|UN Condemns Murder of Palestinian Boy in Jerusalem - The UN condemned the murder of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem, and called on both Israelis and Palestinians to refrain from exacerbating an already tense situation. |
|UN: Iraqi Violence Killed More Than 2,400 in June - Iraq`s violent insurgency has claimed some 2,400 lives " more than half of them civilians. |
|Ban Condemns Murder of Missing Israeli Teens - Condemning the murder of three Israeli teenagers abducted in the West Bank,Ban Ki-moon declared that the perpetrators` attempts to stoke tensions in the region must not be allowed to succeed. |
| Ban Condemns Ongoing Attacks by Boko Haram - Condemning the ongoing attacks being carried out by Boko Haram in Nigeria, Ban Ki-moon has deplored that such violence has become an almost daily occurrence.|
|UN Chief Ban Adopts Lion Cub to Support Efforts Against Wildlife Trafficking - Ban Ki-moon today adopted a lion cub in Nairobi National Park as a sign of support for efforts against the trafficking of animals around the world.|
|Chuck Hagel and Italy's Defense Minister Discuss Security and Defense Issues - Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel discussed a range of security issues with Italy's Minister of Defense Roberta Pinotti during a meeting at the Pentagon today.
|Ban Urges Focus on Adolescent Girls to Reduce Maternal Mortality - To triumph over maternal mortality, initiatives must focus on adolescent girls, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said.|
|UN Rebuilding World Heritage Sites in Timbuktu - Two of the World Heritage mausoleums destroyed in Timbuktu have now been rebuilt through a partnership with local communities, the United Nations cultural agency said.|
|UN: Ebola Outbreak Not Out of Hand - The UN health agency is working with the Governments of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone to control an outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.|
|UN: 10,000 Christians Flee Iraq - The UN said 10,000 people from Christian communities in Iraq have fled their homes this week amid the violence in Mosul. |
|UN Celebrates 70th Anniversary - Over the next 16 months, the Organization will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the UN`s founding in 1945.|
|Largest International Maritime Exercises Beginning in Hawaii - RIMPAC, the world`s largest international maritime exercise consisting of 20 plus nations and hundreds of aircraft, ships and submarines begins today in and around the Hawaiian Islands.