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Poverty Compounding Health Challenges for Palestine Refugees - Non-communicable diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, cancer and smoking-related ailments, account for the majority of the chronic health problems confronting Palestine refugees across the Middle East, a new report by the United Nations agency which supports them, has found.

UN: Realistic Solutions Must Form Basis of Global Compact for Migration - Reflecting the reality of life on the ground for millions of migrants fleeing their homes must form the basis of the upcoming United Nations-backed Global Compact for migration, a hearing on the key issue was told on Monday.

UN Calls for Strong, People-focused Health Systems - Everyone, everywhere must have equal access to quality health care, said top United Nations officials on Monday, urging greater focus on comprehensive health and well-being.

Operation Roundup Targets ISIS Remnants in Syria - In Operation Roundup, Syrian Democratic Forces continue to defeat remnants of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters in Syrias Middle Euphrates River valley, Army Col. Rob Manning, the Pentagons director of press operations, told reporters today.

NASA, Orbital ATK Now Targeting May 21 for Next Resupply Mission to Space Station - Orbital ATK, in conjunction with NASA, has moved the launch of its ninth contracted mission to the International Space Stationto no earlier than 4:39 a.m. EDT (1:39 a.m. PDT) Monday, May 21, to support further prelaunch inspections and more favorable weather conditions.

Trump, NATO Secretary General Discuss Alliance at White House Meeting - President Donald J. Trump and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg discussed alliance unity and the upcoming NATO summit in Brussels in July during a May 17 meeting at the White House.

U.S. Marines, British Commandos Train Together at Exercise Red Dagger - Marines with 6th Engineer Support Battalion, 4th Marine Logistics Group, are partnering with British army engineers from the 131 Commando Squadron during Exercise Red Dagger that began here May 12.

DR Congo Ebola Outbreak Not Yet a Global Health Emergency - An emergency meeting of United Nations health experts said on Friday that the Ebola outbreak in north-west Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) - where cases of the deadly disease have been confirmed in an urban area ­- does not yet meet the criteria to be deemed a "public health emergency of international concern."

UN Welcomes Start of Church-mediated National Dialogue in Nicaragua - United Nations Secretary-General Guterres has welcomed the start of a national dialogue in Nicaragua between civic groups and the government, following deadly clashes between security forces and people protesting the countrys planned social security reforms.

Afghanistan: UN Condemns Blasts That Leave 8 Dead at Cricket Stadium - The United Nations mission in Afghanistan on Saturday condemned the attack in Jalalabad that killed at least eight people and injured at least 55 at a cricket stadium.

DoD Official Refutes Taliban's Claim of Controlling Afghan City - Despite claims from the Taliban that they now control the western Afghanistan city of Farah, the city has not fallen into their hands, chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White told reporters today.

Dunford Pleased With Results of NATO Military Committee Meeting - The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is pleased with the progress made at the NATO Military Committee meeting this week, saying the discussions have set the stage for decisions by alliance defense ministers and heads of state.

Coalition Strikes Target ISIS Terrorists in Syria, Iraq - Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve and its partners continued to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets in designated parts of Syria and Iraq between May 11-17, conducting 66 strikes consisting of 80 engagements, Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials reported today.

NATO Aims to Stay Capable, Agile to Meet Threats - NATO continues "to adapt, to strengthen its deterrence and defense, and to ensure it meets its core objectives of protecting the population and territory of the alliance," Czech Gen. Petr Pavel, the chairman of NATOs Military Committee, said here today.

Obese People More Likely to Smoke - New research indicates that people who are genetically prone to being overweight have a higher risk of taking up smoking - and they are likely to smoke more than average - UN scientists said on Wednesday.

Syria: UN Says Chemical Weapon Likely Used in February Attack - Deadly chlorine gas was likely used in an attack that took place in a Syrian town in rebel-held Idlib last February, said the United Nations-backed chemical weapons watchdog on Wednesday.

UN: Europe Should Make Voice More Heard in Today's Dangerous World - In an increasingly dangerous world, the European Union (EU) need to make its voice "more and more heard" as a "central pillar" of multilateralism, said the United Nations Secretary-General on Wednesday.

Leading Palestinian Legislator Calls for New International Engagement in Two-state Solution - Describing a viable two-state solution to end the Palestine-Israel conflict as "very much in doubt," a leading Palestinian legislator called on Wednesday for "new international engagement" to move the process forward.

UN Delivers Medical Supplies to Gaza - Two truckloads of urgently needed medical supplies have been delivered to Gaza, where scores of Palestinians were injured during demonstrations along the border fence with Israel earlier this week.

UN: Around 2.5 Billion More People Will be Living in Cities by 2050 - By 2050, two out of every three people are likely to be living in cities or other urban centres, according to a new United Nations report, highlighting the need for more sustainable urban planning and public services.

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