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Is ISIS Losing Territories in Iraq and Syria?
The coalition against ISIS have liberated Tikrit, liberated Baiji and liberated Kobani, and they have lost a quarter of their territory.
13:18 Nov 23, 2015 PST
Trade24 Makes Bold New Steps Towards a Better Environment
Trade24, a currency exchange dealer takes on a virtual reality project to save time and money, reduce pollution and support its unschooling programme.
04:51 Nov 23, 2015 PST
Barrel Bombs Continue to Pound Syria
Thousands of deaths were recorded by the Syrian Network for Human Rights, 1,771 deaths in Syria just in October, including 1,284 at the hands of government forces.
23:20 Nov 20, 2015 PST
US Considered Multiple Options to End Syrian Crisis
Secretary Kerry said there has not been one idea to address the Syria conflict discussed in public that hasn't been the subject of intense scrutiny within the Administration.
20:04 Nov 19, 2015 PST
US Condemns Yesterday's Coordinated Terror Attacks In Paris
Anti-terrorist group in Paris responded immediately by launching an assault that resulted in the death of five of the terrorist assailants.
22:32 Nov 14, 2015 PST
Deadly Terrorist Attacks Rock Lebanon's Capital
Reports say the notorious Islamic State group claimed responsibility of the attacks in the Mediterranean country as posted in social media pages.
21:53 Nov 13, 2015 PST
Human Rights Violations on The Rise in Egypt
Egypt under leadership of President al-Sisi made commitments to reform in rule of law and governance, but the US and rights organizations see little change.
11:50 Nov 11, 2015 PST
Maldives Declares State of Emergency
Considering public safety and national security, a decree was supported by Maldivian lawmakers when it was revealed weapons were missing from storage areas.
22:05 Nov 10, 2015 PST
US Slams Russia's Combat Operations in Syria
The worst thing also, the 'dumb bombs' Russia is dropping hit the wrong targets that included a market in Damascus, the Aleppo provincial headquarters, and an ammunition depot of the Free Syrian army.
14:09 Nov 8, 2015 PST
What's Holding People Back From Investing?
There are may reasons people don't invest, but with many ways to overcome fears, and alternatives to the traditional stock market model, investing can be for everyone.
03:45 Nov 7, 2015 PST
US Administration Considers Trans-Pacific Partnership Worth Fighting For
The Trans-Pacific Parnership or the TPP is a free trade agreement currently being negotiated by nine countries - the United States, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, and Vietnam.
14:15 Nov 4, 2015 PST
Kosovo Signs Stabilization and Association Agreement With EU
The agreement will give opportunities for Kosovo companies to export to EU countries without customs tariffs, paving the way for Kosovo's products.
04:42 Nov 2, 2015 PST
23 Dead after Rockets Hit Camp Liberty in Iraq: US Condemns Attack
The deadly rocket attacks injured Iraqi soldiers that guarded the camp and dozens of Iranian refugees. Many of the rockets were Iranian-made.
00:31 Oct 31, 2015 PST
Netanyahu to Abbas: Stop Spreading Lies About Israel
Prime Minister Netanyahu said the wave of attacks is driven directly by incitement from Hamas the Islamist movement and from Mahmoud Abbas and the PA.
15:26 Oct 28, 2015 PST
Widespread Gross Human Rights Violations Still 'Rampant' in North Korea
Since release of the UN Commission of Inquiry report, the global community made significant progress in efforts to increase international pressure on D.P.R.K.
05:06 Oct 27, 2015 PST
Canada's Election Results Favor Mother Earth
Canada will soon have a new government, and even though Mr. Trudeau did not have a fully formed environmental plan, he pledged to the new Low Carbon Economy Trust.
03:51 Oct 27, 2015 PST
Justin Trudeau Elected New Prime Minister of Canada
Trudeau included in his platforms the plan to end Canada's combat mission as part of the US-led coalition against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. The young politician made prominence in his campaign humanitarian efforts particularly in his commitment to bri
19:46 Oct 26, 2015 PST
Understanding the Requirements of a 203K Rehab Loan
FHA 203K loans are special financial instruments set up to help communities recover from the real estate decline by making it easier to rehabilitate homes.
03:23 Oct 25, 2015 PST
Syrian Crisis Imperils Education of Refugee Children
This tragedy has been put into spotlight by the remarks of Deputy Secretary Antony J. Blinken at State Meridian Global Leadership Summit in Washington DC.
19:32 Oct 22, 2015 PST
Burma and Rebels Sign Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement
According to media report, the ceasefire agreement was signed in Myanmar's administrative capital in Naypyitaw by President Thein Sein and representatives of the enthic groups.
19:09 Oct 20, 2015 PST
Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli Elected as Nepal's New Prime Minister
The Himalayan country has seen unrest as Madhesi groups with close ties to India demanded revisions to the Constitution. India sided with the group allegedly prevented fuel tankers from crossing its border.
21:35 Oct 16, 2015 PST
US Endorses Global Standards for Treatment of Prisoners
Civil society can ensurehat governments uphold the commitments embodied in this document, and can advise when the Mandela Rules need further improvement.
14:21 Oct 14, 2015 PST
Surging Extremism Endangers Cultural Heritage of Iraq and Syria
Rewards for Justice program offers up to $5 million for information leading to the disruption of the sale or trade of antiquities by or for ISIL.
06:34 Oct 12, 2015 PST
Internet Hugely Beneficial to American Economy
Speaking on the Economics of the Internet, Catherine A. Novelli said the internet is considered as fundamental to US commerce as highways, power grids.
15:42 Oct 10, 2015 PST
US: Nuclear Terrorism A Preventable Threat
The participants of the Summit make nuclear security commitments at the Summits in the form of a Work Plan, Communiques, national statements, and joint statements.
17:54 Oct 9, 2015 PST
'Global Connect' Aims to Bring 1.5 Billion People Online By 2020
The World Bank discovered that for every ten percent increase in a country's Internet penetration, its GDP expands by one to two percent.
05:03 Oct 6, 2015 PST
Partnerships Crucial to Successful Approach to Counterterrorism
Ambassador Kaidanow said US and partners organized regional strategies to counter ISIS after eight terrorist groups announced their alliance with ISIS.
16:03 Sep 28, 2015 PST
Global Coalition Against ISIS: One Year Since Establishment
According to General Allen, they are paying very close attention to the accomplishments made in the past year since the establishment of the Coalition.
06:19 Sep 23, 2015 PST
Obama Expands The George W. Bush PEPFAR AIDS Program
The PEFPAR program now provides HIV testing and counseling to more than 14 million pregnant women, and it will soon reach another 300,000 children.
08:00 Sep 18, 2015 PST
Secretary Kerry Reveals 'Facts' on Nuclear Agreement With Iran
In Philadelphia, US Secretary of State John Kerry said The deal with Iran gives the access needed to ensure Iran's nuclear program remains wholly peaceful.
19:58 Sep 17, 2015 PST
Arctic Warming Faster Than Ever
At the Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement, and Resilience Conference, John Kerry said the Arctic is warming faster.
15:54 Sep 7, 2015 PST
Border Dispute Escalates Between Venezuela and Colombia
This kind of strained relations between two countries are not something new. In fact, President Maduro closed part of the border last week after unidentified assailants attacked a Venezuelan anti-smuggling patrol that injured three soldiers and a ci
14:13 Sep 3, 2015 PST
Egypt Sentences Al-Jazeera Journalists to Three Years in Prison
The Egyptian court asserted the journalists were guilty of collaborating and helping the terrorist organization known as the Muslim Brotherhood.
15:47 Sep 2, 2015 PST
Scores Dead in Boko Haram Raids in Nigeria
Mr. Kirby says the deadly raids are examples of the horrific violence that Boko Haram continues to use to terrorize civilians in northeast Nigeria and the Lake Chad Basin region.
05:48 Sep 2, 2015 PST
US, UN Condemn ISIL Targeting LGBTs, Work With Iran Which Hangs Them
Ms. Power highlighted that it is the first time in history that the Council has held a meeting on the victimization of LGBT persons.
13:57 Aug 31, 2015 PST
US: Aid Workers Bring Light to Communities All Over The World
According to Secretary Kerry, in 2014, at least 329 humanitarian aid workers around the world were victims of major attacks, more than 100 were kidnapped, scores were wounded, and 120 died in the service of millions of people in need.
13:56 Aug 26, 2015 PST
Belarus Frees Six Political Prisoners
The former Soviet Union country will hold its next presidential election in October, with Lukashenko running for his fifth term.
05:00 Aug 26, 2015 PST
Syrian Airstrikes Kill Scores in Suburban Market
Human rights groups asserted that the air raids were a form of massacre. Four missiles allegedly were fired on the market, resulting to massive casualties.
18:36 Aug 20, 2015 PST
Ten Things The State Department Wants You To Know About What They Do
Ten things the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) do with just over one per cent of the federal budget.
17:57 Aug 17, 2015 PST
US and Vietnam Boost Partnership in 21st Century
In his remarks in Hanoi in Vietnam, US Secretary of State John Kerry said President Obama and President Sang launched in 2013 a comprehensive partnership between the two governments, a partnership that also extends more broadly to their own people.
04:50 Aug 17, 2015 PST
US and India Doing Well Together in Business
With the ongoing strong partnership in commerce, over the past few years, India has become the second fastest growing source of foreign direct investment into the United States.
16:13 Aug 14, 2015 PST
ISIS Kidnaps More Than 200 Hundred Civilians in Homs
ISIS attacks resulted in the displacement of an estimated 2,000 people from nearby Syrian villages.
15:59 Aug 14, 2015 PST
Outrage Ripples After Palestianian Toddler Killed in Arson Attack in West Bank
Palestine groups particularly the Popular Resistance Committees and Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine called for massive resistance against Israeli government.
17:44 Aug 12, 2015 PST
US Reveals Diplomacy 'Successes' in Afghanistan
President Ghani's government made progress in key areas over the past year, from appointments and anti-corruption initiatives to establishment of the Electoral Reform Commission.
21:08 Aug 11, 2015 PST
US Reveals Clean Power Plan to Address Threat of Climate Change
Revised plan helps the government comply with its international pledges by taking action to cut down on greenhouse gas pollution from the largest sources.
16:39 Aug 9, 2015 PST
US and Turkey Collaborate in the Battle Against ISIS
The authorization included Turkish military to go after ISIS and other terror groups, and also allow othe foreign troops particularly USA to launch operations from Turkey.
08:23 Aug 8, 2015 PST
US Opposes Israel's 300-Home Project in West Bank and East Jerusalem
The Israeli approval included the building of a 300-home project in the West Bank and East Jerusalem and 413 homes in the East Jerusalem area.
07:41 Aug 5, 2015 PST
Secretary Kerry: Nuclear Deal With Iran Makes US and Its Allies Safer
Secretary Kerry pointed out there are two options: Either they move ahead with the agreement to ensure that Iran's nuclear program is limited, rigorously scrutinized, and wholly peaceful; orno agreement at all, no inspections, no restraints, no sanc
14:04 Aug 3, 2015 PST
US and Japan Collaborate on Outer Space Security
One threat that Mr. Rose cited is China's continued development of anti-satellite weapons remains a major challenge to the outer space environment. To cite an example, China's 2007 anti-satellite test has left over three thousand tractable pieces of
17:21 Jul 27, 2015 PST
Is The World Safer Place If Iran Is Nuke Free?
Secretary Kerry asserted that an Iran without a nuclear weapon is better to deal with. The ayatollah said that they will not have nuclear weapons.
05:42 Jul 27, 2015 PST
Top 5 Ideas On How To Promote Your Web Design Business For Free
Web designers need to reach prospective clients. Here are 5 top ideas on where to find them and how to reach them, in a way that doesn't break the bank.
06:32 Jul 24, 2015 PST
Alleged ISIS Terror Attack Kills 30 in Turkey
The terror attack took place at the Turkish of Suruc, near the border with Syria, destroying the a cultural centre in the which wounded over 100 people.
05:52 Jul 24, 2015 PST
Boko Haram's Civilian Attacks Are Out of Control
Four people died in a suicide blast in the Chadian city Maiduguri. Also in northern Cameroon, 11 people were killed when two women blew themselves up.
22:37 Jul 20, 2015 PST
2015 Is Hottest Year to Date
As temperatures appear set to keep rising, and el nino arrives, weather events are predicted to become more extreme, in both the short term and longer term.
22:19 Jul 19, 2015 PST
Election-Related Violence Spirals in Burundi
Burundi citizens asserted it is unconstitutional for Mr. Nkurunziza to run for another term, as laws say the president can only run two terms.
18:57 Jul 15, 2015 PST
US Reveals 'Lessons Learned' on Africa's Ebola Outbreak
A painful lesson of the outbreak is that Ebola thrives in places with fragile and under-resourced public health systems, and on the poorest in these places.
15:33 Jul 15, 2015 PST
Conflict Continues To Torment South Sudan
In fact, thousands have been killed, more than 2.2 million displaced, and 4.6 million people remain at risk of life-threatening hunger since December 2013.
06:38 Jul 14, 2015 PST
Attack on Convoy Kills Six UN Peacekeepers in Mali
The incident happened when a convoy patrolled the road between Goundam and Timbuktu in northern Mali. There have been 42 casualties from attacks since April 2013.
18:58 Jul 9, 2015 PST
Yemen Facing Most Severe Category of Humanitarian Crisis
Records show more than 21.1 million citizens of Yemen need aid, 13 million face food shortages and 9 million have little or no access to water.
22:44 Jul 8, 2015 PST
US and Cuba Resume Embassy Operations
In his remarks in Washington DC, US Secretary of State John Kerry said the US government has reached an agreement to formally re-establish diplomatic relations with the Republic of Cuba and that both nations will reopen reopen embassies in their res
05:27 Jul 6, 2015 PST
US Resettles More Refugees Than Any Other Country
As a country committed to help those in need, the US reiterated its commitment to protecting girls, providing quality, education and proper documentation for refugee children.
15:27 Jul 5, 2015 PST
US Supreme Court Declares Gay Marriage 'Legal' Nationwide
After the Supreme Court gay marriage ruling, US Secretary of State John Kerry said the Court reaffirmed one of America's founding principles that all are created equal
15:33 Jun 29, 2015 PST
France, Kuwait, and Tunisia Hit by Terror Attacks
In France, an attacker caused a large explosion in a gas factory followed by the discovery of decapitated body and a severed head hanging from a fence. Two people were hurt in the blast.
00:50 Jun 29, 2015 PST
John Kerry: Climate Change Poses Serious Threat to Global Security
Secretary Kerry said rising seas because of climate change threaten low-lying lands, from Bangladesh to the Pacific and Caribbean Islands.
16:34 Jun 28, 2015 PST
Mali's Tuareg Rebels Sign Peace Deal
The signing ceremony was attended by Ramtane Lamamra, foreign minister of Algeria and Tuareg rebels. Algeria was hailed for leading international efforts to mediate the peace talks.
17:07 Jun 25, 2015 PST
40 Dead in Boko Haram Attack in Niger
Militants launched a deadly suicide attack in neighboring Chad that killed at least 24 people. Chadian forces retaliated by launching operations against Boko Haram bases in Nigeria.
06:19 Jun 21, 2015 PST
US Presses on Prevention to Counter Violent Extremism
Prevention includes pushing governments to ensure space for dissent and religious freedom to reduce perceptions of marginalization and enable communities to find their voices
07:05 Jun 19, 2015 PST
US Urges China to Ensure Rights of Tibetans
The State Department country report on human rights, says China engaged in the severe repression of Tibet's religious, cultural, and linguistic heritage
06:08 Jun 19, 2015 PST
US Committed to End Exploitative Child Labor Around The World
American diplomats advocate for basic human rights, and champions from civil society change people's understanding of what children have the right to expect.
07:24 Jun 17, 2015 PST
US Goes 'Global' to Mitigate Threat of Climate Change
The US formally launched Climate Services for Resilient Development partnership, along with the UK government and partners at the American Red Cross, the Asian Development Bank, Google and others.
06:22 Jun 12, 2015 PST
US and South Korea Collaborate on Making The World a Better Place
In the aspect of climate change, South Korea is playing an important leadership role as host of the global Green Climate Fund, to which the U.S. has pledged $3 billion.
06:16 Jun 12, 2015 PST
'Over-Stressed' Oceans Threaten Global Standards of Living
Overfishing, pollution, and ocean acidification threaten global standards of living, because much of our own food comes from the sea.
19:20 Jun 9, 2015 PST
Political Instability Looms in Madagascar
Madagascar's leader denied the allegations and instead questioned the result of the parliamentary votes. The president revealed that bitterness started among lawmakers when they were not granted new vehicles.
06:50 Jun 8, 2015 PST
US and Vietnam Strengthen Economic Engagement
Economic ties between the two nations have grown over the past 20 years, resulting in more jobs in both places and growth for entrepreneurs.
07:32 Jun 5, 2015 PST
More Than 80 Journalists Killed in Syrian Conflict
Journalists have been targeted by both the Assad regime and violent extremist groups like ISIS, who have grotesquely executed journalists.
05:51 Jun 3, 2015 PST
China Destroys More than 600 Kilos of Smuggled Ivory
China is known to be a prominent destination for illegal ivory trade. Ivory products are seen as a status symbol by majority of the Chinese peopl.
02:02 Jun 1, 2015 PST
Is North Korea Intimidating US With Its Ballistic Missile Threats?
North Korea's provocative missile and nuclear tests and official public statements have made clear its intentions to threaten the United States with long-range nuclear-armed ballistic missiles.
19:27 May 30, 2015 PST
US Promotes Open and Secure Internet Globally
An open and secure internet worldwide is the goal of the US government. John Kerry, speaking while on a visit to South Korea, said this is US foreign policy.
14:01 May 24, 2015 PST
43 Killed in Pakistan Bus Massacre
The bus appeared ripped with holes after the incident leaving most of the passengers dead, some unconscious and bathed with blood.
04:08 May 17, 2015 PST
US Underlines Global Effort to Turn The Tide of Climate Change
There is a need to make targets possible to reach a meaningful global agreement at the UN Climate Conference in Paris later this year.
05:31 Apr 27, 2015 PST
7.8 Magnitude Quake Rattles Nepal
The death toll has risen as the quake also affected neighbouring countries particularly India, China, Bangladesh and Tibet.
18:07 Apr 26, 2015 PST
Internet as New Economy: Harnessing Its Power in The 21st Century
The internet is rapidly transforming the emerging markets that are the key to future growth and globally shared prosperity.
14:10 Apr 16, 2015 PST
Preventing Mass Atrocities: US Progress
The US Government has refined and expanded tools to prevent atrocities, says it is integrated into embassy work and frontline officers are often first to report.
17:34 Apr 7, 2015 PST
US Boosts Efforts to Stabilize Iraqi Territories
The US has included in the budget of $2 billion for recovery funding and support of displaced Iraqis. The funding will be essential to move resources quickly to the liberated areas most in need.
05:45 Mar 28, 2015 PST
State Department Reponds To Poison Gas Attack That Kills Six in Sarmin, Syria
Syrian activists accused the Assad regime of dropping four barrel bombs, two of which contained chlorine gas. Nearly 100 people suffered breathing problems.
22:10 Mar 23, 2015 PST
US Outlines Efforts to Combat Terrorism
Terrorist groups destabilize entire regions and inspire, if not actively plot, attacks on the US homeland and against US allies.
04:08 Mar 16, 2015 PST
Is US Losing The Battle in Countering ISIS?
In an interview with Martha Raddatz of ABC, Secretary of State John Kerry addressed the question by saying that the US and its allies are on the road to success
14:20 Mar 8, 2015 PST
Worsening Humanitarian and Human Rights Catastrophe Torments Syria
According to Ms. Power although more people in Syria need humanitarian aid than before, the Assad regime is on a mission to deny aid and causing more civilian harm.
03:32 Mar 4, 2015 PST
ISIS Launches Brutal Rampage Against Christian Community in Syria
ISIS has again attacked Assyrian villages by burning homes and churches, and taking hostages, including women, children, priests, and the elderly.
23:06 Feb 27, 2015 PST
US Building Global Partnership Against Violent Extremism
Secretary Kerry said the US is encouraging the most credible leaders and spokespersons to penetrate the barrier of terrorist lies.
03:04 Feb 23, 2015 PST
Heavy Clashes Rage in Ukraine Amid Ceasefire Agreement
Heavy artillery fire roared in eastern Ukraine as fighting raged between Ukrainian forces and Russia-backed separatists. It continued hours before a cease-fire was to take effect.
04:19 Feb 21, 2015 PST
US Cares About Well-Being of DPRK Citizens
US Special Envoy Robert R. King says the US has been at the forefront of international humanitarian efforts in aid to North Korea for decades already.
02:19 Feb 16, 2015 PST
Murder of Jordanian Airman Sparks Outrage in Jordan
With the apparent release of the horrific video where the young pilot was burned alive, Jordan has vowed to avenge his death and stirs outrage among Jordanian citizens. For retaliation of the brutal killing of the Jordanian pilot, Jordan executed t
17:59 Feb 9, 2015 PST
ISIS Beheads Second Japanese Hostage, Kenji Goto
Prior to the murder, the ISIS militants demanded the release of a prisoner jailed in Jordan 10 years ago in exchange for Mr. Goto. However, the demand was not realized despite international effort.
16:19 Feb 2, 2015 PST
Sinai Coordinated Attacks Kill 29 People
In another part of north Sinai, a terrorist attack targeted nearby towns. Rockets were fired at a hotel, a police club and checkpoints, killing 26 people and wounding 60.
14:54 Jan 31, 2015 PST
US Condemns Aerial Bombing in Civilian Hospital in South Kordofan
Ms. Psaki highlighted that these recent attacks further undermine the enormous humanitarian response needed to support those who require basic life-saving services.
12:07 Jan 29, 2015 PST
Eritrea Frees Six Journalists After Six Years in Jail
Ms. Psaki called on the government to take immediate steps to release these additional detainees, all persons detained on the basis of their religious beliefs, members of the G-15, and all other political prisoners.
12:04 Jan 28, 2015 PST
Who Was Haruna Yukawa, Japanese Hostage Beheaded By ISIS
According to media reports, Islamic State released the video last Saturday with one of the captives holding a photo of the dead body of Haruna Yukawa.
21:59 Jan 25, 2015 PST
US Cites 'Real' Progress in Reduction of Ebola Cases Since Outbreak
According to Ambassador Pressman, four districts in Guinea that had previously reported Ebola cases - including Gueckedou, the origin of the epidemic - did not report any confirmed cases over the previous three weeks since the start of the year.
11:52 Jan 25, 2015 PST
World Making Progress in Fight Against Surge of Human Trafficking
Declaring January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention month, the United States of America today said the world has made progress in the combat against the global scourge of human trafficking.
07:41 Jan 24, 2015 PST
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