|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.|
|UN: Countries Should Take Climate Change Seriously - The top UN climate change official said that countries have made progress in defining what could be achieved at the negotiations slated to begin next month in CancÃºn, Mexico. |
|UN Chief Ban Thrilled Liu Xiaobo Won Nobel Peace Prize - The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo of China is a recognition of the growing international consensus for improving human rights practices and culture around the world.|
|Congo: UN Calls For Probe Into Death Of Man In Military Detention - The UN called on the Government to launch a transparent and impartial investigation into the death of a man detained in a military camp for throwing stones at President Joseph Kabila`s motorcade. |
|UN: Many Refugees Reluctant To Return To Iraq - Most Iraqi refugees living in Syria are reluctant to permanently return to their home country, according to a survey carried out by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.|
|Mike Mullen Expresses Condolences to Pakistan Army Chief - Mullen expressed his condolences for the deaths and injuries of Pakistani soldiers involved in a Sept. 30 border incident in a letter this week to Pakistan's chief of army staff.
|UN Chief Ban Calls On Israel To Stop Settement Building In Occupied Territory - Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called on Israel to restore a settlement moratorium in occupied Palestinian territory.|
|Mike Mullen: Terror Groups Seeking Global Reach - Terror groups in the Middle East are seeking to expand their influence and operations beyond their borders to the rest of the world, the top U.S. military officer said yesterday. |
|Mike Mullen: Communities, Veterans Can Help Each Other - The United States owes a dept to its veterans and their families that America`s communities and their leaders can help repay, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said today.
|UN Peacekeepers Seize Rebel Leader Responsible For Mass Rapes In Congo - United Nations peacekeepers and Government forces in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) today seized one of the rebel leaders suspected of being behind the mass rape of more than 300 civilians.|
|UN Combats Climate Change - The UN will release one case study daily for 30 days to prove that solutions to combat global warming " ranging from planting trees to creating mass markets for solar water heaters " are available.|
|Robert Gates Urges Servicemembers to Claim Stop-Loss Pay - As secretary of defense, one of my responsibilities is to make sure members of the armed forces receive the benefits they have earned, Gates said in a message aired on the Pentagon Channel.
|Robert Gates May Meet Chinese Counterpart in Hanoi - In a sign that the U.S.-China military-to-military relationship is beginning to return to normal, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates may meet with his Chinese counterpart during meetings in Hanoi.|
|UN: Ten Million New Teachers Needed - The United Nations marked World Teachers` Day today with top officials calling on governments to make up a projected deficit of over 10 million teachers by 2015.|