|UN Chief Ban Concerned About Violence In Iraq - Voicing concern about the deteriorating security in parts of Iraq, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged political leaders to unite against terrorism and work together to stabilize the country.|
|UN: Hunger Looms in South Sudan - United Nations food agencies are ramping up their relief efforts in South Sudan.|
|Sexual Assault Reports Drop at Service Academies - Reports of sexual assault decreased in two of the three military academies in academic year 2012-13, officials of the Defense Department`s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office said today.
| - The nation depends on the professionalism of service members like the airmen of the 90th Missile Wing at F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said today on a visit to the base.
|Ban Marks Fourth Anniversary of Haiti Earthquake - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the international community to increase its aid to Haiti on the 4th anniversary of the devastating earthquake.|
|UN Chief Ban Saddened by Death of Ariel Sharon - Saddened by the death of Ariel Sharon, former Prime Minister of Israel, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised the late statesman`s political courage and determination.|
|UN Releases $15 Million in Aid to South Sudan - The United Nations has released $15 million from its rapid response fund for immediate humanitarian operations in war-torn South Sudan.|
|UN Chief Ban Calls On World To Provide More Financial Support To UN - Ban Ki-moon is calling today on the international community to provide more political attention, more resources, more support " for the United Nations.|
|UN: Interreligious Violence Poses Long-term Danger to Central African Republic - There is a real danger of further upheaval along religious lines in the Central African Republic, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned.|
|Chuck Hagel to Visit Troops in Texas, New Mexico, Wyoming - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will travel to military facilities in Texas, New Mexico and Wyoming this week to thank wounded warriors, troops and defense workers for their service and dedication.|
|UN: Refugee Exodus from South Sudan Picks Up Momentum - As the fighting in parts of South Sudan grinds on between Government forces and rebels despite ceasefire talks, more and more civilians are fleeing to neighbouring countries.|
|UN Seeks $1 Billion to Save Syria`s Children - The UN appealed for $1 billion to save millions of Syrian children from becoming a lost generation, doomed by the civil war in their country to a life of despair.|
|UN Condemns Shelling of Yemeni Funeral Procession - UN condemned the killing of more than 20 people, and the wounding of dozens of children and other relatives, during a funeral procession in southern Yemen.|
|UN: Invitations to Syria Peace Conference Sent Out Today - Preparations for the long-sought international conference on Syria are moving ahead, with the United Nations reaching out to the more than 30 participating Member States.|
|UN: Strife in Central African Republic Could Turn into Religious War - The worsening strife in the Central African Republic with its Muslim-Christian overtones risks escalating into sustained violence along religious lines.|
|Army to Destroy Syrian Chemical Weapons Aboard Ship - Some 64 specialists from the Army`s Edgewood Chemical Biological Center are expected to depart for the Mediterranean in about two weeks aboard an American-owned ship, the Cape Ray, to destroy chemical weapons from Syria.
|Chuck Hagel Discusses Terrorist Attacks With Russian Counterpart - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel called his Russian counterpart today to discuss recent events in Russia.|
|Cambodia: UN Urges Restraint as Police Fire on Striking Garment Workers - A United Nations independent human rights expert urged restraint by all sides today after military police opened fire on striking garment workers in Phnom Penh.|
|UN Peacekeepers Reinforcing Presence in South Sudan - The security situation in South Sudan remains fluid, the UN peacekeeping mission in the country said, confirming it is sending reinforcements to areas affected by the fighting.|
|UN Condemns Violence Against Journalists in Iraq - The head of the United Nations agency tasked with defending press freedom, expressed alarm today at the recent killing of six media workers in two separate incidents in Iraq.|