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US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo have reached an agreement related to the wartime control of allied forces during the 46th Security Consultative Meeting held at the Pentagon, it was announced Thursday. The two defense leaders agreed to implement South...

Suspected members of the Boko Haram Islamist militant group have abducted about sixty women from two villages in Nigeria's restive northeastern region, media reports citing local residents and unnamed officials said Thursday. The women were reportedly abducted from the remote villages of Waga Mangoro...

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) on Thursday warned an estimated 2.8 million Iraqis lack food assistance while another 800,000 are in urgent need of emergency shelter, as it launched an appeal for greater financial support to bolster its operations on the...

A 30-member US military team that could be called on to respond to new cases of Ebola in the United States has begun what is expected to be a week of specialized training at Fort Sam Houston in Texas, according to a Pentagon spokesman. Col. Steve Warren told reporters on Wednesday that the training...

The United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC), which settles the damage claims of those who suffered losses in the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, on Thursday made $1.06 billion available to the Government of Kuwait. With Thursday's payment, the total amount in compensation received by the Government...

The European Parliament has voted to approve plans for prolonging a largely duty-free access to the EU market for Ukraine's exports until the end of 2015, it was announced Thursday. MEPs voted by 497 votes to 78, with 56 abstentions, to endorse the European Commission's original proposal and prolong...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has offered condolences to the people of Canada as well as the family and friends of two soldiers who were killed in two separate attacks on members of the Canadian Armed Forces this week, and reassured its neighbor of continued US support. On Wednesday, a gunman opened...

Some 20 nations with coastlines on the North Atlantic, and Mediterranean and Black Seas will participate in a United Nations-supervised tsunami warning exercise next week to improve their ability to respond to an alert and enhance regional coordination in the event of a disaster. In a statement on...

A United Nations independent human rights expert has warned against the increasing use of armed drones within domestic law enforcement, stating that the practice risks depersonalizing the use of force and infringing upon the rights of individual citizens. The warning was issued by Christof Heyns,...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has held a telephonic conversation with French Minister of Defense Jean-Yves Le Drian to discuss France's contributions to the fight against the spread of Ebola and their counter-terrorism efforts in North Africa, Iraq and Syria, according to a Pentagon spokesperson. "The...

The European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) have denounced the shooting attack that took place in the Canadian capital city of Ottawa on Wednesday and expressed their condolences to the family of the Canadian soldier killed in the attack. Wednesday's incidents in Ottawa unfolded...

The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo, known as MONUSCO, said Wednesday that it has stepped up security following several attacks on its bases in North Kivu. The mission said one of the attacks took place on Wednesday morning, when a large number of youths converged on the...

The growing menace of desertification poses a distinct threat to the world's agriculture and eco-systems, the United Nations agriculture agency warned Wednesday, as it announced a new initiative aimed at curbing the spread of land degradation and building resilience to climate change. The program,...

With nearly half of all cultivated land in the occupied Palestinian Territories planted with olive trees, its cultivation remains a major driving force of the economy, a senior United Nations official said Wednesday. "The annual olive harvest is a key economic, social and cultural event for Palestinians,"...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon at the Pentagon and discussed several regional issues, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement issued Wednesday. Kirby said Hagel used the meeting, held at the Pentagon on Tuesday, to...