|Obama to Award Soldier Medal of Honor Nov. 16 - President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to Army Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta in a Nov. 16 White House ceremony, officials announced yesterday.
|Afghanistan: UN Welcomes Release Of Preliminary Poll Results - The top United Nations official in Afghanistan today welcomed the publication of preliminary results of last month`s parliamentary elections.|
|UN May Hold Meeting Over Israeli-Palestinian Impasse - The United Nations and its diplomatic partners in the search for Middle East peace may hold a high-level meeting soon to try to revive direct Israeli-Palestinian talks.|
|Sudan: UN Ready To Increase Capacity As Needed For Upcoming Referenda - The United Nations today pledged to increase its capacity as needed to prevent confrontations that could derail the entire peace process. |
|Hillary Clinton Voices Support for Afghan Reconciliation - Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today expressed support for the Afghanistan government`s efforts to reconcile with high- and mid-level Taliban members.|
|UN Warns Of Organized Crime's Global Reach - The United Nations anti-crime chief today spotlighted the global toll taken by transnational organized crime, urging the universal implementation of the world body`s convention to combat the scourge. |
|Mike Mullen: Nation Must Recognize Sacrifices of Troops, Families - Americans must recognize the sacrifices and struggles of today's troops and their families and work harder to reintegrate them into their communities, the nation`s top military officer said yesterday.|
|UN Chief Ban: Job Creation Crucial In Fighting Poverty - Some 1.4 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day, while nearly 1 billion are hungry.
|UN Calls For United Front Against Hunger - The world must take a united stand against hunger, the United Nations said today, marking World Food Day. |
|Robert Gates: Resources Must Match Words in NATO Strategic Concept - Deeds and resources must match words as NATO formulates its strategy agreement for the future, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in Brussels today.
|UN Chief Ban Praises Bravery Of Chilean Miners - The rescue of 33 Chilean miners who had been trapped hundreds of metres below ground for two months is a testament to their bravery and perseverance, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said. |
|NATO Official Discusses Way Ahead in Afghanistan - As slow but significant progress continues in Afghanistan, coalition forces continue their efforts to transition areas and institutions to Afghan control, a senior NATO official said here today.
|Robert Gates Reaffirms Position on Don`t Ask, Don`t Tell - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today that whether the law is repealed is a matter for Congress to decide.
|Mike Mullen: Military Has Strategic Imperative to Save Resources - The military has a strategic imperative to lead the nation in environmental conservation, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here today.
|Petraeus Cites Hard-Won Progress in Afghanistan - Though hard-won progress has taken place in Afghanistan, it has been uneven, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces there said.
|UN Sends Experts To Hungary To Assess Health Impact Of Sludge Spill - The UN dispatched a team of experts to Hungary to support the Government-led assessment of potential immediate and longer-term health impacts of a sludge spill.|
|UN: Fighting Global Hunger - Delegates have gathered in Rome today for United Nations-led talks focusing on issues such as land tenure, international investment in agriculture and food security during crises. |
|UN: Over A Million Affected By Floods In Africa - Nearly 1.5 million people have been affected by floods and 377 killed in Western and Central Africa, with Chad, Northern Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria facing a serious cholera epidemic.|
|Un Chief Ban Urges Arab Leaders Not To Give Up On Peace Talks With Israel - Recently revived efforts to resolve the long-running Israeli-Palestinian conflict must not falter, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed today.|
|UN Condemns Killing Of British Aid Worker In Afghanistan - The UN condemned the killing of British aid worker Linda Norgrove, stating that her death is a loss to the people of Afghanistan whom she served.|