|UN Helping Refugees Fleeing Myanmar - The United Nations refugee agency is assisting more than 15,000 refugees who fled into northern Thailand on Monday after fighting broke out between ethnic Karen rebels and government troops in Myanmar. |
|Robert Gates Arrives in Malaysia to Bolster Closer Bilateral Ties - Robert M. Gates arrived here today to acknowledge contributions Malaysia is making in the immediate region and beyond and to explore ways to broaden the two countries` military-to-military relationship.
|Air Force Takes Steps to Defend Cyber Domain - Computers can turn your neighbor`s kid into a viral video phenomenon, they can let you know you`re about to miss your connection in Atlanta, and they can be a line of defense in protecting national assets.
|Robert Gates: U.S. Has Strong Friends in Extremism Fight - While expressing concern about the al-Qaida terrorist network`s expansion, Robert M. Gates emphasized that the US has strong friends standing up against this growing threat.
|Mike Mullen Thanks Tonga for Steadfast Support - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff stopped at this island nation today to thank Tongans for their efforts to promote peace and stability in the world.
|UN Urges More States To Join Cluster Munitions Ban - Deputy Secretary-General Asha-Rose Migiro today praised the parties to a convention banning cluster munitions and urged more States to support the international agreement that outlaws their use. |
|UN Chief Ban Discusses Middle East Peace With Benjamin Netanyahu - Ban Ki-moon and the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, today discussed the ongoing efforts to move the Middle East peace process forward.|
|UN: More Than Warships Needed To Combat Piracy - The growing problem of piracy off the Somali coast demands more than just military efforts, the United Nations political chief told the Security Council today.|
|Robert Gates Cites New Opportunities for U.S., Malaysia to Engage - Citing opportunities to expand a 25-year military partnership in ways that benefit both countries and the entire region, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to Malaysia.
|Robert Gates: U.S. Open to Talks on Post-2011 Presence in Iraq - Expressing hope that the Iraqis are making progress in forming a new government, Robert Gates saidit will be up to the Iraqis, if they believe it necessary, to ask the US to keep troops there beyond the 2011 deadline.
|Robert Gates: U.S. Seeks Stronger Security Relationships in Asia - Arriving here this morning for a summit aimed at Robert M. Gates called it part of a broader U.S. effort to strengthen security relationships throughout the region.
|UN-backed Polio Immunization Campaign Under Way In Afghanistan - A United Nations-supported national campaign to immunize an estimated 7.8 million children in Afghanistan against polio kicked off today.|
|UN Chief Ban: Climate Change Financing Challenging - It also underscored that the prudent and results-based use of funds would greatly enhance the credibility of both developed and developing nations in raising and using resources.
|UN Calls For Better Protection Of Civilians In Sudan - The UN called for better protection of civilians in southern Sudan.|
|Robert Gates to Reinforce U.S. Relations With Australia, Malaysia - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates will leave tomorrow night for a whirlwind trip to Australia and Malaysia, where he will reinforce the U.S. commitment to the region with a longstanding U.S. ally and an increasingly close partner.|
|UN Helping Congo Tackle Polio Outbreak - The United Nations health agency is helping the government of the Republic of Congo tackle an acute outbreak of poliomyelitis.|
|Demi Moore And Kutcher Join UN In Launching Trust Fund For Victims Of Trafficking - The plight of human trafficking victims received a major boost today with the launch of the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Victims of Trafficking in Persons.|
|UN Calls For More Emergency Supplies As Tropical Storm Approaches Haiti - Emergency supplies and equipment are still needed to prepare for the fast-approaching tropical storm Tomas, which could affect up to half a million people in Haiti.|
|UN Launches $47 Million Appeal For Flood-ravaged Benin - The UN,and the Government of Benin launched a joint $47 million emergency appeal to help nearly 800,000 people in the West African nation which is experiencing the worst flooding in a century. |
|Ban Stresses Rights, Responsibilities in China Address - Ban Ki-moon underlined China`s responsibilities on global issues including human rights, climate change, global diplomacy and development, in a speech at China`s Central Party School in Beijing. |