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UN-Security-Council-091614.jpg The United Nations Security Council has long been a bastion for men selected to represent their countries on what is considered to be the Organization's most powerful body. But now, women ambassadors are occupying more than one third of the Council's 15 seats, making history with record representation of the gender. "It's a little strange that it's taken us this long," according to Ambassador Syl

The U.S. military forces intensified attack on Islamic State (ISIL) terrorists in Iraq, in line with an expansion of the Obama administration's campaign against the militant group that has seized large parts of the country and neighboring Syria. US fighter aircraft carried out two airstrikes on Sunday...

A delegation of civil society leaders from 30 countries arrives in the United States this week to address the issue of increasing restrictions on the work of civil society Worldwide. The delegation is attending the State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program. It will examine the role...

US President Barack Obama has included twenty-two countries in his list of major illicit drug-producing or drug-transit countries for this year, the US State Department said in statement on Monday. The countries in the US President's list are Afghanistan, the Bahamas, Belize, Bolivia, Burma, Colombia,...

Foreign ministers of some 30 nations attending a international conference in Paris on Monday pledged to help the Iraqi government by "all possible means" to fight militants belonging to the Islamic State (IS), a Sunni extremist group previously known as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The...

YukiyaAmano-091514.jpg Yukiya Amano, Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), said Monday that nuclear programs of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Iran remain matters of serious concern. The head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog made the remarks at the opening of the...

OBAMA3-090310_15Sep14.jpg While most Americans support President Barack Obama's decision to take action against the terrorist group ISIS, the results of a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll found that the vast majority lack confidence that the U.S. will achieve its goals.

Jeanne-Brown-091514.jpg In a race that could potentially play a big role in determining which party controls the Senate, the results of a CNN/ORC International poll showed incumbent New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., running neck-and-neck with Republican challenger Scott Brown.

manufacturing-030411_15Sep14.jpg With manufacturing output falling for the first time since January, the Federal Reserve released a report on Monday showing that U.S. industrial production unexpectedly decreased in the month of August. The report said industrial production edged down by 0.1 percent in August.

Empire-State-Manufacturing-091514.jpg Business activity in the New York manufacturing sector has expanded at a robust pace in the month of September, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on Monday, with the index of activity in the sector jumping to its highest level in almost five years.

US Secretary of State John Kerry has announced that the State Department is resuming operations at its embassy in Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic. He said in a statement Monday that the operations are being resumed because the people and leaders of the country have made progress in...

US President Barack Obama will visit U.S. Central Command (Centcom) at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, on Wednesday. At Centcom, the president will receive a briefing from his top commanders on the counterterror strategy to degrade and defeat ISIL, said a White House news release. Centcom's...

The US Navy has announced it has identified Lt. Nathan Poloski as the missing F/A-18C Hornet aviator and declared him presumed deceased. Poloski, 26, hailed from Lake Arrowhead, California, said a U.S. 7th Fleet news release. On September 12, Poloski was involved in an apparent collision between...

Members of the U.S. Army's 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), with the help of War of 1812 re-enactors, hoisted a 15-star, 15-stripe, full-size replica Star-Spangled Banner flag over Fort McHenry in Baltimore at the "By Dawn's Early Light" flag-raising ceremony. Guns blasted and the crowd...

A court in North Korea on Sunday sentenced US citizen Matthew Todd Miller to six years of hard labor for entering the country illegally and committing "hostile acts" against the secretive state. "He committed acts hostile to the DPRK while entering the territory of the DPRK under the guise of a tourist...