|Obama's Speech On Immigration Reform - Speaking to 24 American service members as they became citizens of our nation in April, the President was passionate about the need to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
|UN Chief Ban Concerned About Protecting Civilians In DR Congo - Ban Ki-moon has stressed that the world body`s main priority of protecting civilians will continue. |
|Afghan, Coalition Forces Repel Airport Attack - Afghan and International Security Assistance Force forces repelled a number of insurgents who attacked the airfield in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.|
|Labor Department Awards $5 Million to Aid Female Homeless Veterans - The Labor Department is awarding more than $5 million in grants to help homeless female veterans and veterans with families find jobs.|
|Army Works to Right Wrongs at Arlington - The Army is taking every measure possible to fix the problems at Arlington National Cemetery.|
|Senate Unanimously Confirms Petraeus - The Senate today unanimously confirmed Army Gen. David H. Petraeus to be commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan.
|Haiti President Sets Date For Presidential Election - Haitian President RenÃ© PrÃ©val has set 28 November as the date for the people of the earthquake-devastated nation to vote for his successor, a move welcomed today by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. |
|Mike Mullen Says U.S., NATO on Track in Afghanistan - Mike Mullen said yesterday that he returned from Afghanistan this week reassured that U.S. and NATO forces remain on track there.|
|Petraeus Calls Afghanistan a Test of Wills - Afghanistan is a test of wills, and the enemy has to know the United States and its allies have the will to prevail, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus said.|
|Mike Mullen Cites Importance of U.S.-Pakistan Ties - The United States is working hard to regain Pakistan`s trust after several years without a relationship, but it`s going to take time, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday.
|Attack On UN Vehicle in Afghan Capital Leaves One Staff Member Ddead - The United Nations has confirmed that one of its vehicles was shot at this morning in the Afghan capital, Kabul, resulting in the death of one staff member. |
|UN Chief Ban Urges G20 Nations To Help The Poor - Ban Ki-moon today urged leaders of the Group of 20 (G20) industrialized and developing economies to take urgent steps to help the poor.|
|Gates, Mullen Comment on McChrystal Situation - Gates and Navy Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, both said they fully support " Obama`s decision and his nomination of Army Gen. David H. Petraeus to replace McChrystal.
|UN: Too Many Countries Still Practice Torture - Too many countries are still practising or tolerating cruel, degrading and illegal " acts of torture, top United Nations officials said today as they pledged the UN's solidarity with the millions of torture victims worldwide. |
|UN Chief Ban Urges Nations To Fight Drug Abuse - Drug abuse and illicit trafficking hold back achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and should be fought as part of an overall policy to wipe out social ills, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today. |
|UN Opens New Courtroom To Try Pirate Suspects In Kenyan Port - The UN Office on Drugs and Crime and Kenya, the country currently holding the highest number of piracy suspects, today opened a new high-security courtroom to try suspects in the port town of Mombasa. |
|UN Chief Ban Condemns Plan To Demolish Homes In East Jerusalem - Ban Ki-moon has voiced deep concern at the news that the municipality of Jerusalem has advanced planning for the demolition of existing homes.|
|Obama Accepts McChrystal`s Resignation, Nominates Petraeus - Obama today accepted Army Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal`s resignation as the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, calling it the right decision for national security.
|UN: Vetting Process For Upcoming Afghan Polls Not Thorough Enough - The UN voiced discontent with the process of vetting candidates ahead of September`s parliamentary elections, stating that it has not produced a satisfactory result. |
|Military Parents Voice Education Concerns to Leaders - Top U.S. and military leaders took part in a roundtable discussion with parents at the elementary school here today to gain greater insight into the education challenges military families face.