|Ban Welcomes Political Dialogue between Seoul, Pyongyang - Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the high-level political dialogue that took place between the Republic of Korea and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.
|Airstrikes Causing ISIL to Change Tactics - Operations against the so-called Islamic State continue apace with 334 airstrikes against the terror group, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby told reporters at the Pentagon today.
|U.S., Allied Airstrikes Hit ISIL in Syria and Iraq - U.S. and partner-nation military forces continued to attack ISIL terrorists in Syria yesterday and today using a mix of fighter, attack, bomber and remotely piloted aircraft to conduct four airstrikes.
|UN Honors Gandhi's Legacy - In these dramatic and perilous times, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson urged the international community to reaffirm the power and potential of bringing about change through peaceful means, following in the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi.|
|Campbell: Afghanistan Drawdown Remains on Schedule - Despite an uptick in casualties among Afghan security forces, the drawdown of U.S. and NATO forces remains on course, the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan said today.
|At UN, Memorial to Slave Trade Will Send Powerful Message for Years to Come - At a ceremony at the UN,6 nations The Netherlands, New Zealand, Qatar, Senegal, Jamaica and Spain marked the financing of The Ark of Return, the new memorial which will be unveiled in 2015. |
|Ban Presses for Support From International Community Amid Tenuous Mali Peace - The international community must continue to support Mali as it embarks on its path towards peace, stability and development.|
|UN Chief Ban Urges Nations to Ratify Nuclear-test-ban Treaty - While the damage caused by past nuclear testing cannot be reversed, the international community can work toward a better future where nuclear testing and proliferation are banned outright, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. |
|Chuck Hagel: Defeating ISIL is Long-term Endeavor - Defeating the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant will require a long-term commitment by the United States and its allies on many fronts and will not be achieved by airstrikes alone, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told reporters today.|
|Obama: U.S. to Lead on Global Health Security Challenge - With Ebola spreading in West Africa at an alarming rate, President Barack Obama today hosted top government and military officials along with experts in public health and proposed a series of steps aimed at protecting people from that and other infectious diseases. |
|Chuck Hagel: DoD to Begin Safety Testing for Ebola Vaccine Candidate - The Defense Department has made critical contributions to the fight against the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa, and today Chuck Hagel described additional ways the Pentagon is helping.|
|World Leaders Meet at UN to Promote Common Humanity - United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson today reminded the annual meeting of the Alliance of Civilizations designed to promote better cross-cultural relations that people are very good at seeing prejudice in others " but they are not so good at seeing their own bias.|
|UN Chief Ban: World Must Help Central African Republic - Member States must continue to assist the Central African Republic as it lifts itself back up from the devastation of conflict, Ban Ki-moon said.|
|Anti-ISIL Campaign Will Take Time, Dempsey Says - The campaign against the ISIL terror group will be persistent and sustained and will take time, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at a Pentagon news conference.|
|Battaglia Answers Questions on 'Troop Talk' - The health and welfare of the military force is directly connected to readiness, and preventing suicides is a top priority for military leaders as they seek to protect the health of the force.|
|UN Officials Call for End to Death Penalty - The continuing application of capital punishment is a primitive practice which has no place in the 21st century, United Nations officials declared today.|
|Face of Defense: Soldier Reflects on Hispanic Heritage - Army Sgt. Maj. Jose Velazquez, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command public affairs sergeant major, is one of the more than 125,000 Hispanic Americans serving in the military today. |
|Obama Asks All Nations to Join Fight Against ISIL - President Barack Obama was blunt during his speech to the United Nations General Assembly today: The terrorist group known as ISIL must be degraded, and ultimately destroyed.|
|U.S., Partner Nations Conduct 13 Strikes Against ISIL in Syria - U.S. military forces and partner nations, including Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, attacked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Syria today.|
|UN: Progress in Helping Syria's Children - Efforts to reach and assist Syrian children affected by that country`s nearly four-year-long conflict are making headway.|