|UN Urges Reliable Access to Yemen's Airport to Deliver Aid - The aid operation in Yemen cannot meet the life-saving needs of people unless humanitarians are assured safe and reliable access to the capital`s international airport, the United Nations relief coordinator for the country said today, calling it an essential lifeline.|
|Face of Defense: Student Makes Time for National Guard Service - Oregon Army National Guard Pfc. Chelsea Fudge is a busy young woman. The 19-year-old full-time student at Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, Oregon, also works four part-time jobs. |
|Operation Shower Champions Military Families, Moms-to-be - A nonprofit organization geared toward helping military families -- especially expectant mothers whose spouses are often away fulfilling their duties " got a boost from the senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at a special event here yesterday. |
|Battaglia Begins Jacksonville Trip to Strengthen Partnerships - Marine Corps Sgt. Maj. Bryan B. Battaglia, senior enlisted advisor to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, today began a six-day trip to Jacksonville, Florida, focusing on Defense Department partnerships with the PGA Tour and nonprofit organizations committed to national military outreach.
|Airstrikes Hit ISIL 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.
|Nepal: UN Expands Support to Areas Cut Off by Quake - The UN announced it is setting up a new field office in the remote, mountainous Gorkha district, considered to be near the epicentre of the quake. |
|UN Marks 'World Press Freedom Day' - Freedom of expression and press freedom are critical to the successful implementation of good governance and human rights around the world.|
|UN Chief Ban: One in Nine People Go Hungry - The world produces more than enough food to feed every member of the human family, yet one in nine people still go hungry.|
|UN Urges Syria to Halt Military Operations in Civilian Areas - After a reported overnight attack on Yarmouk refugee camp, the United Nations relief agency assisting Palestinians across the Middle East has called on the Syrian Government to refrain from using explosive weapons in populated areas.|
|UN Calls for Free and Fair Elections in Burundi - The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed its deep concern about measures taken this week by Burundian authorities to seriously curtail rights to freedom of expression and assembly.|
|UN: Nepal is Not Alone - The UN stressed that while relief teams are working around the clock to assist the thousands of people affected by the devastating earthquake, aircraft and helicopters are urgently needed, as are emergency shelters, particularly for people in hard-hit rural areas.|
|Number of South Sudanese Refugees in Ethiopia Passes 200,000 - The number of South Sudanese refugees who have fled to Ethiopia since fighting broke out in South Sudan in mid-December 2013 has passed the 200,000 mark.|
|UN Envoy to Kick-off Syria Talks in Geneva Next Week - The United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy on Syria will begin next week a series of in-depth, separate consultations with Syrian stakeholders and regional and international actors to take stock of their views on reopening peace talks based on the 2012 so-called Geneva CommuniquÃ©.|
|UN Demands Immediate End to Hostilities in Mali - The United Nations Security Council today expressed its deep concern at the outbreak of violence that has occurred in Mali this past week.|
|Ash Carter: DoD Examines, Uses New Data to Combat Sexual Assault - DoD will capitalize on being a learning and growing organization as it takes new data and forms new policies to combat sexual assault, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today.
|Breedlove Warns Congress of Russian Aggression - A new and challenging security environment with significant, lasting implications for U.S. national security interests has plagued Europe in the last year, with Russian aggression the top concern, the commander of U.S. European Command said on Capitol Hill today. |
|DoD Humanitarian Assistance Survey Team Arrives in Nepal - U.S. Pacific Command continues to work closely with the U.S. Embassy in Nepal and U.S. Agency for International Development colleagues to determine how Pacom forces and assets can assist the government of Nepal in the aftermath of an April 25 earthquake that killed thousands of people and has affected millions more. |
|Obama Sends Pay, Retirement Commission Recommendations to Congress - President Barack Obama sent the recommendations of the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission to Congress yesterday.|
|President Obama on Freddie Gray`s Death - On April 12, Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old native of Baltimore, was arrested by the city`s police. He died a week later. |
|UN Celebrates 'International Jazz Day' - The top United Nations cultural official said today that artists across the globe have been drawn to the spontaneity and freedom of expression of jazz for over a century, as musicians and music lovers the world over celebrate the third International Jazz Day.|