|Air Force Secretary Addresses Priorities at Aspen Security Forum - The Air Force secretary yesterday discussed her top national and homeland security issues, as well as current personnel challenges, during a question and answer session with Fox News at the sixth annual, three-day Aspen Security Forum in Colorado.
|UN Welcomes European Regulators` Green Light on Malaria Vaccine - The World Health Organization welcomed a major regulatory hurdle cleared by a malaria vaccine.|
|UN: Greece Must Take Action to Address Refugee Situation - The UN expressed great apprehension over the refugee situation in Greece where more than 100,000 people have sought shelter so far in 2015.|
|UN: Emergency Not Over in Nepal - Three months after the first of the devastating earthquakes that hit Nepal, hundreds of thousands of survivors continue to require and rely on urgent humanitarian assistance, the top United Nations humanitarian official in the recovering country said today. |
|Airstrikes Continue Against ISIL Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - Coalition military forces 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.
|UN: Senseless Violence in South Sudan Must End - Amid massive displacement and horrendous atrocities, civilians continue to bear the brunt of South Sudan's brutal conflict.|
|Centcom Spokesman: Iraq Progresses in Taking Back Ramadi - Iraqi security forces are making progress on multiple axes in their battle to retake the city of Ramadi from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant control, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said today.|
|Pacom Chief: China`s Land Reclamation Has Broad Consequences - China`s land reclamation in the South China Sea could have far-reaching U.S. security and economic consequences by disrupting international rules and norms that have supported the global community for decades, the commander of U.S. Pacific Command said today.|
|Ash Carter Thanks Troops in Iraq for Helping Nation`s Future - Defense Secretary Ash Carter met with service members in Baghdad yesterday, thanking them for their sacrifices and underscoring the role they play in the fight against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists.
|In Baghdad, Ash Carter Assesses Progress in Anti-ISIL Campaign - Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Baghdad today to assess progress in the campaign to counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.|
|Work Vows DoD`s Live Anthrax Incident 'Will Never Happen Again` - Calling the Defense Department`s inadvertent May delivery of live anthrax to a commercial lab a massive institutional failure, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work today outlined findings of the review and steps DoD will take to ensure it never happens again.|
|Ash Carter Meets With President of Iraq`s Kurdistan Region - Defense Secretary Ash Carter met today in the regional capital of Erbil with President Masoud Barzani of Iraq`s Kurdistan region, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.|
|UN Condems Attacks on Aid Workers in Central African Republic - The top UN humanitarian official in the Central African Republic condemned the surge in violence against aid workers in the country.|
|UNICEF Helps Children Threatened by Water Cuts in Aleppo - The restoration of water supplies to the war-torn Syrian city of Aleppo has come as a welcome relief to residents whose taps have run dry in recent weeks due to the fighting.|
|In Latest Update, UN Reports No New Ebola Cases in Liberia - No new cases of Ebola were reported in Liberia nor in recent hotspots in West Africa with half the 26 cases in this week`s update from the United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) coming from the capitals of Guinea and Sierra Leone, bringing the number of people who have died of the disease to 11,269.|
|Ash Carter Reaffirms Bilateral Relationship With Jordanian Leaders - Defense Secretary Ash Carter met in Jordan today with Gen. Mashal al-Zaben, King Abdullah II`s advisor for military affairs and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff of the Jordanian armed forces, and Lt. Gen. Prince Faisal bin Hussein, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said.|
|Ash Carter, Saudi Leaders Discuss Security, New Challenges - Defense Secretary Ash Carter had exceptionally substantive " meetings with Saudi Arabia`s king and defense minister on regional security issues and new challenges, he said yesterday in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. |
|Iraq Needs Massive International Support - With Iraq facing one of the most difficult phases in its modern history, the Government, its leadership and, most of all, Iraqis themselves, will need continuous and massive support and assistance from the international community.|
|UN Launches Plan to Safeguard Yemen`s Cultural Heritage Sites - The UN launched an emergency plan to safeguard cultural heritage sites in Yemen, including the ancient city of Sana`a.|
|Pentagon Official Confirms Death of Khorasan Group Leader - Muhsin al-Fadhli, a longtime al-Qaida operative, was killed "in a kinetic strike" July 8 while traveling in a vehicle near Sarmada, Syria, Navy Capt. Jeff Davis, the Defense Department`s press operations chief, said today.|