|Petraeus Discusses Future of Afghan Detainees - The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan toured the U.S. Detention Facility here yesterday, and discussed his vision for detention operations in Afghanistan.|
|UN: Sierra Leone At Critical Juncture In Peacebuilding Efforts - Sierra Leone faces good opportunities but also major risks from upcoming elections and newly found mineral wealth, a senior UN official said today. |
|UN: Access To HIV Services Improving In Developing Countries - A new United Nations report showing significant progress in improving access to HIV/AIDS services in 37 developing countries.|
|UN Chief Ban Meets With Sudanese Officials - Ban Ki-moon held talks with a top Sudanese official as part of his ongoing efforts to try to ensure that two key referenda on self-determination in the African country are staged peacefully next January. |
|UN Rushes Aid To Haiti After Sudden Rainstorm - United Nations aid workers are rushing to provide assistance in Haiti after a sudden rainstorm yesterday swept the capital, Port-au-Prince.|
|UN Chief Ban Calls On Countries To Protect Women From Ravages Of War - Mr. Ban told a ministerial meeting on resolution 1325, held at United Nations Headquarters in New York, that it was time for concrete commitments " to protect women and girls from the ravages of war.|
|UN And African Union Launch Joint Task Force On Peace And Security - The United Nations and the African Union today launched a joint task force on peace and security.|
|UN Urges Countries To Advance Global Disarmament Talks - The UN urged countries to build on recent achievements in the field of disarmament and to step up efforts to rid the world of weapons of mass destruction. |
|Working Group Unaffected by Senate Vote, Spokesman Says - Yesterday`s Senate vote that failed to begin debate on the defense authorization bill does not change the Defense Department`s process on the possible repeal of the so-called Don`t Ask, Don`t Tell " law|
|UN Seeks To Conserve Bats - The UN launched the Year of the Bat to conserve the world`s only flying mammal and its critical role in seed dispersal and pollination for the benefit of humankind. |
|UN Kicks Off Drive To Save Millions Of Women And Children Worldwide - Ban Ki-moon today began a massive drive to save the lives of over 16 million women and children, with more than $40 billion already committed to scale up health services worldwide. |
|Mike Mullen Announces Warrior Games 2011 - Some 200 disabled active-duty servicemembers and military veterans will compete in the second annual Warrior Games.|
|Attacks Down, Voting Up in Afghan Elections - Insurgent attacks during Afghanistan`s Sept. 18 parliamentary elections were down a third from the 2009 Afghan presidential election.|
|UN: More People Being Displaced By Floods In Pakistan - Floods continue to force thousands more people from their homes in southern Pakistan.|
|UN Chief Ban Uurges World Leaders To Combat Poverty - The Secretary-General said one of the keys to success was making the smart investments in infrastructure, small farmers, social services and above all in women and girls.
|Robert Gates: Nation Will Bring Home Missing Troops - Robert M. Gates underscored the Defense Department`s commitment to bringing every missing servicemember home.
|Pakistan: UN Issues Appeal Of $2 Billion For Flood Victims - The UN launched their largest-ever natural disaster appeal, seeking more than $2 billion for millions of Pakistani flood victims.|
|Hillary Clinton Applauds START Treaty Approval - Hillary Clinton praises Senate Foreign Relatons Committee's strong bipartisan vote to approve New START Treaty. |
|Barack Obama Reaches Out to Veterans - President Barack Obama wants to make sure veterans and current servicemembers who were involuntarily retained in the military under the so-called Stop Loss program get the retroactive pay they deserve.
|UN: Pakistani Floods Creating A New Disaster Every Day - The United Nations is seeking a further half billion dollars or more for 21 million Pakistanis beset by weeks of flooding, which a top official said was spawning a new disaster every day. |