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Nigerian Women Artists Unite at UN to Change Perceptions of Women and Africa - Three Nigerian women will spotlight themes such as human trafficking, suicide bombing, and sexism and sexual harassment at the United Nations, showing the strength of women as agents of change in African societies often dominated by men.

UN Aims to Help Countries End Reign of Tobacco Industry - The United Nations World Health Organization on Friday launched new guidelines on the role that tobacco product regulations can play in saving lives by reducing the demand for tobacco and tobacco products - estimated to kill over seven million people annually.

Syria: UN Aid Convoy Returns to Eastern Ghouta - The United Nations and partners on Friday reached the Syrian city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta to complete distribution of food aid after intense shelling cut short deliveries to the war-torn enclave earlier this week.

Military Strikes Continue Against ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - U.S. and coalition military forces continued to attack the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria between March 2 and March 8, conducting 20 strikes consisting of 30 engagements in Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

Airmen, Soldiers Partner to Conduct Afghanistan Rescue Missions - Its dark. The air is heavy, filled with Afghanistan smoke and dust. On the flight line at Bagram Airfield, an Army CH-47F Chinook helicopter waits, beating thunder with its blades.

Spike in Displaced Population in Congo - The United Nations migration agency is hoping that the upcoming donor pledging conference for the humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo will generate more financial support to cope with a spike in the number of people displaced by violence.

Fighting Prevents UN From Returning to Syria's War-battered Wast Ghouta - Continuing fighting forced the postponement on Thursday of a United Nations inter-agency relief convoy to Douma, a neighborhood in Syrias war-ravaged Eastern Ghouta, a UN spokesman reported.

DoD Works to Incorporate More Gender Perspective in Operations - The Defense Department is advancing its efforts to include more women in peacebuilding and conflict resolution processes following the signing of the 2017 Women, Peace and Security Act.

UN Seeks $80 Million to Support Refugees in Ethiopia - Two United Nations humanitarian agencies are jointly seeking $80 million to provide food assistance to refugees in Ethiopia, which hosts the second largest number of those in Africa.

UN Marks International Women's Day - This year, International Womens Day comes at a pivotal moment, and with a wave womens activism - from the MeToo movement to TimesUp and beyond - exposing the structures that have allowed womens oppression to flourish, the United Nations is urging the world to stand with rural and urban women activists to topple the remaining barriers to gender equality and empowerment.

Air Force Nutritionists Develop Better Diet for Special Operators - Air Force special operations forces project airpower onto the battlefield. Dozens of different factors may influence their performance, but theres one area that can be easily overlooked: nutrition.

U.S., Japanese Sailors Participate in MultiSail 2018 Exercise - Units and personnel from the U.S. Navy and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force are scheduled to participate in the annual bilateral training exercise MultiSail 2018, March 8-14.

NATO Military Chairman Seeks Constructive Contacts With Russia - The chairman of NATOs Military Committee would like to see the NATO-Russia Council reinvigorated to address issues pending between the two entities.

Mattis Welcomes Estonian Defense Minister to Pentagon - Defense Secretary James N. Mattis met with his Estonian counterpart, Defense Minister Juri Luik, at the Pentagon today.

U.S., Australian NCOs Share Leadership Philosophy - Warrant Officer Class One Craig Egan of the Australian Defense Force deals easily with American noncommissioned officers -- they speak the same language, they go through many of the same schools, and they belong to militaries that have the same philosophy on the use of NCOs.

Utah Guard Artillery Soldiers Train in Kuwait - The Utah National Guards Delta Battery, 1st Battalion, 145th Field Artillery Regiment cannoneers had an opportunity tackle other tasks Feb. 28 during a complex training exercise.

Intel Chiefs Tell Senate Committee of Dangers to America - These are dangerous times, and the threat of war is greater now than at any time since the end of the Cold War, the director of national intelligence told the Senate Armed Services Committee today.

Key Spouses Support the Mission Behind the Scenes - A luncheon was held here March 2 by the leaders of the 18th Wing to show their appreciation for the Key Spouse program and what it does for the base and its personnel.

Airmen Prepare for Deployment During Sentry Aloha Exercise - About 70 airmen with the Iowa Air National Guards 132nd Wing deployed here for Exercise Sentry Aloha, Feb. 10-23, to develop their deployment readiness skills alongside their active duty and Hawaii Air National Guard counterparts.

Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson Makes Vietnam Port Call - The USS Carl Vinson arrived in Danang, Vietnam, today, becoming the first aircraft carrier to dock in the country since the Vietnam War ended in 1975.


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