|Marines Support Pakistan Flood Relief Efforts - The Marine Corps has responded to the crisis in Pakistan with troops, aircraft and a host of evacuation support, and relief supplies, the service`s commandant said here today.
|UN Seeks More Helicopters To Fly Aid To Pakistan - An estimated 800,000 people affected by the catastrophic floods in Pakistan can only be reached by helicopter.|
|UN Condemns Mass Rape By Rebels In Eastern DR Congo - The UN is dispatching a senior staff member to the Congo as senior officials express outrage at the recent rape and assault of more than 150 civilians by rebels>|
|Conway Predicts Ongoing Marine Presence in Afghanistan - The commandant of the Marine Corps predicted a continued Marine presence in southern Afghanistan well after July 2011.|
|UN Deplores Deadly Attack On Somali Hotel - The United Nations strongly condemned today`s attack on a hotel in the capital, Mogadishu, which reportedly killed at least 30 civilians, including Members of Parliament. |
|Joe Biden: Afghanistan Finally Gets Needed Resources - Any talk of coalition forces being unable to succeed in Afghanistan is premature, Vice President Joe Biden said today.
|Petraeus: Progress Made In Afghanistan, But Challenges to Continue - The top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan today cited encouraging signs of progress in Afghanistan during an address to the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention and in a BBC interview.
|UN Promotes Cultural Diversity - UN promotes the beneficial effects of cultural diversity.|
|UN: Situation Improves In Somalia - The scale of the humanitarian crisis in Somalia has eased this year, with the number of people needing aid falling by 25 per cent to 2 million.|
|UN Chief Ban Welcomes Talks Between Israel And Palestinian Leaders - Ban Ki-moon today welcomed the decision by the Israeli and Palestinian leaders to begin direct negotiations.|
|Forces Work Through Tough Summer in Afghanistan - As U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan close a difficult summer of fighting, the top commander there remains optimistic about the country`s future and committed to the military mission.
|Commander Describes Road March Out of Iraq - The redeployment of the 2nd Infantry Division`s 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team from Iraq demonstrated the changes that have happened in the country, the brigade`s commander said today.
|Pentagon Releases Final Fort Hood Shooting Review - Pentagon officials today released the Defense Department`s final review of recommendations issued by an independent panel in the wake of the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting spree on Fort Hood, Texas.
|Haiti: UN Reconstruction Projects Win Approval - United Nations projects in health, education, job creation, rubble removal, reproductive health and improving access to food have been approved for Haiti.|
|Last Full Combat Brigade Leaves Iraq in Convoy - The brigade`s departure leaves 56,000 U.S. servicemembers in Iraq.|
|UN Developes Green Approach To Humanitarian Aid - A new online resource centre developed by the United Nations seeks to help reduce the damage done to the environment during humanitarian and relief activities.|
|Russia`s Bat Population Under Threat From Recent Wildfires - Russia`s bat population, which boasts some 30 species, has been hard hit by the wildfires that swept across the country this summer.|
|UN Pleads For Greater Access To Those In Need In Afghanistan - On the eve of World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations health agency and its partners in Afghanistan are appealing for greater access by and to those most in need of medical assistance. |
|UN Marks World Humanitarian Day - The United Nations will mark the second-ever World Humanitarian Day on Thursday by paying tribute to the life-saving work carried out by aid workers around the globe.|
|UN Condemns Deadly Attack On Iraqi Army Recruitment Center - The United Nations has strongly condemned today`s terrorist attack on an Iraqi army recruitment centre in the capital.|