|UN Pays Tribute To Peacemakers - The United Nations celebrated on 28 May the dedication and courage of the men and women who play an indispensable role in the cause of peace around the world.|
|Mike Mullen: I'm OK With Legislation To Repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said yesterday that he`s comfortable with proposed legislation that seeks to repeal the law that bans gay men and lesbians from serving openly in the military.|
|Obama: Guardsmen Can Aid Intelligence, Interdiction at Border - An agreement to send hundreds of additional National Guardsmen to the southwestern U.S. border is one part of a comprehensive approach needed for immigration reform, President Barack Obama said today.
|UN Provides Aid to Ghanian Refugees - The United Nations refugee agency is rushing aid to about 3,500 Ghanaians who have fled into neighbouring Togo.|
|Joe Biden: Troop Care Tops Nation`s Obligations - Caring for troops is the nation`s one truly sacred obligation, " Vice President Joe Biden said yesterday during a dinner for wounded warriors.|
|UN Finds Pace of Global Economic Recovery Too Weak to Spur Job Growth - The global economy is slowly rebounding from the worst of the recession but the recovery remains too anaemic to create enough jobs to replace those lost so far, a new United Nations report says today. |
|Zimbabwe Launches UN-Supported Immunization Drive - Zimbabwe has unveiled a new United Nations-supported campaign to boost the health of the country`s children and protect them from measles. |
|UN Launches Campaign To Ban Child Prostitution - The UN launched a major campaign for universal adoption of treaty protocols that outlaw the sale of children, child prostitution and pornography|
|South Korea Sets Responses to North Korean Provocations - South Korean officials have laid out a full and appropriate response to the North Korean sinking of a South Korean frigate that killed 46 sailors in March.|
|UN: Lack Of Funding Threatens Relief Efforts In Chad - The UN warned today that a lack of funding is threatening its emergency operations in Chad, where two million people are at risk of hunger. |
|Robert Gates Can Accept 'Don`t Ask, Don`t Tell` Amendment - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates can accept a proposed congressional amendment overturning the ban on gay men and lesbians serving openly in the military.|
|U.S., South Korea Increase Military Exercises Following Attack - The U.S. and South Korean militaries will undergo two new training exercises in light of last week`s finding that North Korea sank a South Korean navy ship.|
|Odierno Selected to Lead U.S. Joint Forces Command - Obama has nominated Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the present commander of U.S. Forces Iraq, to head U.S. Joint Forces Command, Pentagon officials announced today.
|Lynn Notes Cyber Command`s Significance - Deputy Defense Secretary William J. Lynn III called the establishment of U.S. Cyber Command at Fort Meade, Md., today a milestone. |
|UN: Gaza Still Awaiting Reconstruction - 16 months after an Israeli military offensive inflicted widespread damage in the Gaza Strip, about three quarters of the damaged buildings and infrastructure have still not been repaired.|
|Fields: Rebuilding Afghanistan Requires Wise Choices - A clear understanding of the Afghan people`s needs and are necessary for U.S. funds to be used wisely, the special U.S. inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction told Congress yesterday.
|Petraeus Lauds Saudi Fatwa Condemning Terrorism Financing - Petraeus praised Saudi Arabia`s religious leaders for taking a major step toward promoting broader counterterrorism cooperation by their recent rejection of financing terrorism as un-Islamic.
|Robert Gates Receives Lifetime Achievment Award - Robert M. Gates returned to his career roots here tonight to accept a lifetime achievement award for his four decades of public service in U.S. intelligence and national security.
|UN: Measles Making A Comeback - Measles, a highly contagious viral disease mostly affecting children, has been making a rapid come back. |
|Obama Praises West Point Graduates - Obama praised the U.S. Military Academy`s Class of 2010 at its graduation and commissioning ceremonies today for choosing to serve their country during wartime at a pivotal time in its history.