|Communications Key in Solving International Disputes, Mattis Says -
Reopening communications at the top line between the United States and nations such as Russia is essential in solving disagreements, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told Pentagon reporters today.
|UN Committed to Continue to Support Pakistan's Electoral Commission - The United Nations Secretary-General has congratulated the people of Pakistan for "exercising their constitutional right to vote" on Wednesday, thereby reaffirming "their commitment to a democratic Pakistan."|
|UN Marks 'World Day Against Human Trafficking' - Ahead of the World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, the UN human rights expert on the issue emphasized on Friday that both victims and potential victims rights must be upheld - especially women and children - and appealed for all States to prevent and combat the global scourge.|
|The Used and Abused Children of Syria - More than 7,000 children have lost their lives or been maimed as a result of the brutal conflict in Syria, a senior United Nations official told the UN Security Council on Friday, stressing that they had been abused by the warring parties for far too long.|
|U.S., Egypt Commence Exercise Eagle Response 18 - American and Egyptian naval forces began Exercise Eagle Response 18 at the Red Sea Naval Base here, July 24. |
|U.S., South Korea Conclude 14th Integrated Defense Dialogue - The South Korean defense ministry and the Defense Department have concluded the 14th Korea-U.S. Integrated Defense Dialogue in Seoul, defense officials announced today in a joint U.S.-South Korean statement. |
|U.S. Receives Fallen Service Members Remains From North Korea - The United Nations Command with support from U.S. Forces Korea today repatriated 55 cases of remains of fallen U.S. service members returned by the Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea, according to a news release. |
|Talks Bolster U.S.-Australia Security Relationship, Mattis Says - The 28th talks between the United States and Australia were an excellent opportunity to bolster the security relationship and reaffirm the steadfast alliance and close collaboration between the two nations, Defense Secretary James N. Mattis said today.|
|Greek Wildfire Tragedy - Following the death of at least 80 people due to wildfires close to the Greek capital, Athens, in recent days, the top UN official for Disaster Risk Reduction expressed her condolences and called for more investment in wildfire suppression and prevention across the world.|
|Acute Lack of Funding Threatens Critical Aid for Palestinians - Despite major fundraising efforts, UNRWA - the UN agency tasked with providing life-saving support to Palestinian refugees - is facing the "largest ever reduction in funding" in its history which is threatening the very existence of many of its critical assistance programmes.|
|Cameroon Violence Needs Urgent Investigation - Persistent reports of grave human rights abuses in Cameroon - including a widely shared video showing the alleged execution of a woman, child and baby - must be investigated by the authorities urgently, UN rights chief Zeid Raad Al Hussein said on Wednesday.|
|UN Condemns Terrorist Attack in Pakistan - The United Nations Secretary-General, Guterres, on Wednesday condemned the killing of dozens of people near a polling station in the western city of Quetta due to a suicide attack, as voters headed to the polls in Pakistans general elections. |
| Navy Father, Daughter Enjoy Serving Together - A Navy father and daughter here say they enjoy their service together aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz.
|UN, Egypt Help Avert Another Israel-Palestine War in Gaza - Intense diplomatic efforts by the United Nations and Egypt have helped avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war in Gaza that appeared just "minutes away" over the past weekend, a senior UN official said on Tuesday.|
|Coalition Strikes Kill High-Value ISIS Members -
Coalition strikes have killed six Islamic State of Iraq and Syria leaders and planners since April 24, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials announced today.
|Progress Continues in Defeating ISIS - The coalition and its partnered forces in Iraq and Syria continue to make progress in the effort to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, the coalitions senior French representative said today. |
|UN Condemns Deadly Sttack Near Kabul Airport - The United Nations mission in Afghanistan has condemned Sundays terrorist attack outside Kabul airport that reportedly killed and injured scores of civilians.|
|UN Denounces Grave Assaults on Fundamental Rights of Palestinian People - From arbitrary detentions and deliberate deprivation, to attacks against civilians and forced displacements, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Raad Al Hussein, expressed "acute concerns" on Monday over the current human rights situation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.|
|Coalition Strikes Continue Against ISIS Targets in Syria, Iraq - Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners have accelerated offensive activity against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today. |
|UN: Refugee Health Services on Track - Despite record numbers of people fleeing conflict and natural disasters globally, vital health services have been largely able to cope, the United Nations refugee agency has said; although communicable diseases, anaemia and stunting remain areas of concern.|