|Chuck Hagel Welcomes Congressional Action on Aid to Syrian Opposition - Chuck Hagel expressed his gratitude to Congress last night for its swift action to give the Defense Department the authority to begin training and equipping the moderate Syrian opposition.|
|UN: Sinking of Mediterranean Migrant Boat Mass Murder - The UN urged Egypt and other North African and European States to help bring to justice the people smugglers who allegedly deliberately sank a boat causing the deaths of hundreds of refugees.|
|Ahead of UN Climate Summit, Leading Investors Urge Transition to Low-carbon Economy - More than 340 global institutional investors representing over $24 trillion in assets are calling on Governments to take action that supports, rather than limits, investments in clean energy and climate solutions. |
|UN: Hundreds of Yemeni Families in Need of Aid - Clashes were today reported in Marib, Yemen, where United Nations humanitarian partners estimate that about 300 families are displaced and cut off from aid. |
|UN Security Council to Hold Emergency Meeting on Ebola Crisis - The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Thursday to discuss the Ebola outbreak that has gripped West Africa.|
|UN Launches Emergency Food Aid Operation in Ukraine - The UN is rolling out its first operation in Ukraine, providing food assistance to vulnerable people affected by the conflict.|
|Dr. Jill Biden Cheers-on Athletes at Invictus Games - Dr. Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, traveled to London to cheer on Team USA athletes as they compete in the 2014 Invictus Games.
|Security Council Deplores Murder of British Aid Worker by Islamic Militants - The United Nations Security Council condemned the murder of David Haines, a British humanitarian aid worker, by the armed group known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.|
|United States at War With ISIL Militants - The US is at war with ISIL, in the same way we're at war and continue to be at war with al-Qaida and its affiliates, Pentagon press secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said.|
|DOD to Send 25-bed Hospital to Liberia in Fight Against Ebola Virus - The Defense Department will transport a 25-bed hospital to Liberia in western Africa to help in the fight against the deadly Ebola virus there, Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said today.
|President Obama Discusses Relentless Campaign Against ISIL - In his weekly address issued,Obama discussed the strategy of his targeted, relentless counterterrorism campaign against ISIL.|
|Chuck Hagel: Nation Will Never Forget Lives Lost on 9/11 - The Defense Department will never forget the lives of 184 Americans lost, their families and the survivors of the act of terror when a hijacked airliner struck the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001, Chuck Hagel said today.
|Peacekeepers Detained in Golan: UN Demands Release - The Security Council called again today for the immediate and unconditional release of 45 United Nations peacekeepers seized late last week by an armed group in the Golan.|
|UN: No 'Back to School` for Millions of Children Affected by Conflict - Almost 30 million children are out of school in emergency or conflict affected countries.|
|DoD Agrees to Share Space Data with South Korea - The Defense Department has signed a memorandum of understanding to share space situational awareness data with South Korea`s Defense Ministry.|
|Chuck Hagel Visits U.S. Marines, Georgian Troops Near Tbilisi - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel took time today during his first official visit to Georgia to have lunch with U.S. Marines and afterward.|
|Preventing Suicide: The 'Power of 1` Could Save a Life - As Suicide Prevention Month and year-long Defense Department and Department of Veteran`s Affairs efforts continue to combat suicide, Pentagon officials emphasize the importance of the power of one, peer support and resources.|
|Iraq, Syria Top Priorities for New UN Human Rights Chief - The new UN human rights chief urged the international community to stop the increasingly conjoined conflicts in Iraq and Syria, lashing out at the armed group ISIL for trying to create a house of blood. |
|UN Chief Welcomes Steps Toward Holding of Sudanese National Dialogue - Ban Ki-moon welcomed the initiative of holding a comprehensive national dialogue in Sudan to achieve sustainable peace.|
|Pentagon Notes 'Exceptionally Capable' Russian Force - Russian troops amassed along the Ukrainian border have evolved to an exceptionally capable force, Defense Department spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told Pentagon reporters today.