|US Elected To UN Human Rights Council - The General Assembly elected 18 countries to serve on UN Human Rights Council for three-year terms starting next month, including for the first time the US.|
|Taliban Forced Civilians To Remain In Targeted Buildings - Taliban operatives appear to have forced civilians to remain in buildings that were bombed in the course of a long May 4 firefight, the commander of U.S. Central Command said today. |
|Petraeus: Pakistani Leaders Unite Against Taliban And al Qaeda - Pakistani leadership is united in opposing the Taliban occupation of the Swat Valley, the chief of U.S. Central Command said today. |
|UN: Iraqi Children In Primary Schools Studying In Unsafe Environments - Children in nearly half of the primary schools in Iraq are studying in unsafe and unhealthy environments, according to a UN-backed survey.|
|White House Latino Town Hall Big Success - "On Friday we held a first-ever for the White House, a Spanish language town hall meeting to listen to the Hispanic community's concerns."|
|Journalists Encouraged To Apply For Ochberg Fellowship - Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma Invites Applications for 2009 Ochbert Fellowship.
|Ban Calls For Global Solidarity On Buddhist Day Of Vesak - In a message commemorating Vesak Day, which marks the birth and passing of the Buddha, Ban Ki-moon called on the world to learn from Buddha's sense of compassion.|
|UN Expands Presence In Afghanistan - The UN opened its 20th office in the Sar-i-Pul province of Afghanistan on Saturday, continuing its drive to promote development across the strife-torn nation.
|Michelle Obama Promises More Support For Military Spouses - Michelle Obama was surprised to learn that the majority of military families feel their struggles often go unnoticed, she said during an interview today with The Pentagon Channel |
|NATO General Secretary Visits Western Balkans - The Secretary General visited the Western Balkans on 7 and 8 May. |
|Pause In Deaths From H1N1 - Although the number of H1N1 infections jumped by over 400 worldwide in the last day, there were no new deaths from the disease, the UN health agency announced today. |
|Tuskegee Airmen Visit Academy Cadets - Six Tuskegee Airmen visited the academy April 24 to share their stories with the Air Force's next generation of leaders|
|Obama Issues Proclamation Designating Today "Military Spouse Day" - President Barack Obama signed and issued a proclamation today designating the day as Military Spouse Day.
|Robert Gates Visits Troops In Afghanistan - During his visit to Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates brought encouragement and assurance of support to 10th Mountain Division soldiers.|
|Obama Announces New Set Of Programs To Help Economy - The President announced a new set of programs to help make the task of individuals turning around their own lives a little bit easier. |
|UN: Situation In Sri Lanka Critical - A group of independent United Nations experts called on the Human Rights Council to urgently set up an international inquiry to address the critical situation in Sri Lanka.|
|UN Concered Over Massive Displacement In Pakistan - The UN expressed deep concern over the massive displacement " in north-west Pakistan caused by the widening armed conflict between Government forces and militants.|
|The Crown Of The Statue Of Liberty Once Again Open To The Public - The American public will once again be able to visit the crown of the Statue of Liberty, which was closed after the 9/11 attacks for safety and security reasons.|
|Gates: We Regret Civilian Deaths In Afghanistan -
The US regrets even one innocent civilian death, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said in Kabul today.
|Robert Gates: Taliban Overreached In Pakistan - The Taliban overreached " in their offensive in Pakistan`s Buner district, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today in Kabul. |