|Dempsey Worried About Refugee, Immigration Crisis in Europe - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today he is worried about the effects migration, immigration and mass migration are having in Europe.|
|UN Condemns Terrorist Attack in Bangkok - United Nations Secretary-General ban Ki-moon was shocked to learn of an explosion today close to a shrine in the centre of Thailand`s capital, Bangkok, which caused the loss of life of innocent civilians.|
|Alarmed By Escalation of Conflict in Ukraine, Ban Calls on Parties to Resume Dialogue - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called all parties to end hostilities and resume talks.|
|Libya: UN Alarmed By ISIL-led Violence, Reprisal Killings - The United Nations human rights office today expressed concern over violence in Sirte, Libya, involving militants claiming allegiance to the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.|
|UN: Burundi Crisis Spiralling Out of Control - The situation in Burundi continues to deteriorate amid ongoing killings, arrests and detentions in the latest post-election turmoil to afflict the country, the United Nations human rights office has reported.|
|UN Pleads for Protection of Civilians in Syria - Horrified by the total disrespect for civilian life he first-hand witnessed in Syria, the top UN humanitarian official warned that the conflict in the country threatens the stability of the entire region and beyond.|
|UN Ship Scours Indian Ocean for Plastic Waste - The United Nations is supporting a project aiming to chart the impact of plastic waste, including garbage like plastic bags, and "microplastics` used in products such as cosmetics and shower gels, in the Indian Ocean.|
|Dempsey, Basketball Luminaries Give Nellis Airmen Master Class in Leadership - About a thousand airmen at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, received a master class in leadership from three proven leaders Thursday. |
|Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIL in Iraq, Syria - 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.|
|Ash Carter Honors Victims of Chattanooga Attack - The lives of the five fallen patriots who were killed as a result of the July 16 attacks in Chattanooga, Tennessee, were truly exemplary, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said today during a memorial service in that city|
|UN Honors Health Workers - The World Health Organization is preparing to launch a campaign aimed at honouring the sacrifices and efforts of thousands of international health workers deployed to the frontlines of the world`s most pressing crises.|
|UN Demands Iran Release Journalist Jason Rezaian - United Nations human rights experts today urged the Iranian Government to immediately release the Washington Post`s correspondent in Tehran, Jason Rezaian, who now awaits verdict after his fourth and possible final hearing earlier this week. |
|U.S., Turkey Finalizing Details of Anti-ISIL Airstrikes - The United States and Turkey are finalizing details of Turkey`s recently announced participation in the air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said here today.
|Ground Forces Must Never, Ever Fail, New Army Chief Says - Freedom in America requires a continuing commitment to maintaining strong, equipped, well-led and well-trained ground forces, the newest chief of staff of the Army said today.
|Obama Proclaims Employer Support of Guard, Reserve Week - President Barack Obama today called upon all Americans to join him in expressing our heartfelt thanks to the members of the National Guard and Reserve and their civilian employers " as he proclaimed August 16 through August 22, 2015, as National Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week.
|Face of Defense: Air Force Senior NCO Celebrates Her Career - If my peers from high school could see me now, they would be shocked, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Tracey House said. |
|UN: Unprecedented Rise in Infant Mortality in Gaza - A new UN study has revealed that the infant mortality rate in the Gaza Strip has risen for the first time in 50 years|
|Army Reserve Chief Calls for Budget Flexibility - The chief of the Army Reserve understands that the U.S. deficit is a threat to national security, but says the component needs flexibility from Congress to spend what money it gets more effectively.|
|Researchers to Gather for Military Medical Symposium - Troops also, if injured, have the best rehabilitative resources to assure they are restored and returned to duty.|
|General Discusses Afghan Forces, Security, ISIL Threat - Afghan forces are fully responsible for their nation`s security but still need and deserve the broad support of U.S. and coalition forces under the Resolute Support mission, the Resolute Support deputy chief of staff for communication said here today. |