|McChrystal: Afghan Perceptions Key to Success - Changing the perceptions of the Afghan people about the coalition, their own government and the Taliban will be key to success in that nation.|
|Karzai Thanks Fort Campbell Soldiers, Families - Afghan President Hamid Karzai brought a message of thanks to soldiers and their families here today, as the 101st Airborne Division continues to deploy to his country.
|UN Condemns Violence In Kyrgyzstan - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has issued a call for calm and restraint as reports of violence and loss of life emerge from Kyrgyzstan.|
|UN Chief Ban Urges Support For Migrant Families - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged governments to implement policies that help migrants adapt and prosper in their host countries. |
|UN Chief Ban Voices Concern Over Violence In Thailand - Ban Ki-moon today voiced growing concern at mounting violence in Thailand between anti-Government protesters and the authorities, and called on all sides to resume talks and avoid further loss of life. |
|UN Provides Aid To Flood Victims In Afghanistan - The United Nations is helping Afghanistan rush in emergency food and non-food aid for thousands of people hit by floods earlier this month, particularly in the three worst-affected western provinces. |
|Obama, Karzai Reaffirm Goals, U.S.-Afghan Partnership - President Barack Obama and Afghan President Hamid Karzai today reaffirmed the shared U.S. and Afghan goals to defeat al-Qaida and to establish good governance and a growing economy in Afghanistan.
|UN: Human Rights Activists In Mexico Under Increasing Threat - Human rights defenders in Mexico are under increasing threat, a group of independent United Nations experts cautioned today.|
|UN Still Hard At Work In Haiti - As Haiti continues to recover from January`s catastrophic earthquake, the head of the United Nations World Food Programme announced an increase in cash- and food-for-work programmes for the country. |
|UN Chief Ban Visits Canada - Ban Ki-moon today stressed the importance of the relationship between the United Nations and Canada.|
|UN Seeks $18 Million For Mongolia - The UN requested more than $18 million to assist nearly 800,000 people in Mongolia who are suffering from the combined effects of a long, severe winter and a preceding harsh summer drought. |
|First Lady Announces Military Family Review - Obama has directed the national security staff to lead a 90-day review aimed at developing a federal government wide approach to supporting military families, Michelle Obama announced here today.
|U.S., Afghan Defense Leaders Agree to Long-Term Partnership - Senior U.S. and Afghan officials today agreed to explore ways to broaden and deepen defense cooperation between the two countries and establish a long-term partnership for the future.|
|UN Concerned Over Mysterious Illnesses Of Girls In Afghan Schools - The top United Nations envoy to Afghanistan today sounded the alarm over the illnesses of girls attending schools in parts of the country, allegedly due to chemical contaminants. |
|Kitty Kelley Quotes Robert Paul Reyes In Her Bestseller: Oprah: A Biography - The SOP is proud that Kitty Kelley`s research included an article written by SOP columnist Robert Paul Reyes in 2006.
|Robert Gates Thanks Spouses for Soldier Support - Robert M. Gates met with military spouses during a town hall meeting here. He discussed local school issues and healthcare before thanking the spouses supporting their soldiers.|
|UN: Hundreds Of Thousands Of Women Die In Childbirth Every Year - Hundreds of thousands of women, nearly all of them in developing countries, die in childbirth every year.|
|UN Condemns Killing Of Peacekeepers In Darfur - The UN has voiced outrage after two peacekeepers serving with the joint African Union-UN force in Sudan's war-scarred Darfur region were killed. |
|UN Calls For End To Child Labor - The UN warned in a new study that efforts to eliminate the worst forms of child labour are waning|
|Mike Mullen Tells Troops It`s OK to Get Help - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff wants servicemembers to know it`s OK to get help for behavioral health-related conditions.|