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Breaking News: Maryland Man Pleads Guilty for Conspiring to Provide and for Providing Material Support to ISIS

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Maryland Man Pleads Guilty for Conspiring to Provide and for Providing Material Support to ISIS Mohamed Elshinawy, 32, of Edgewood, Md., pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to provide material support to the Islamic State of […]

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Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Agreement with Swiss Asset Management Firm to Resolve Criminal Tax Investigation

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, August 15, 2017 Acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Agreement with Swiss Asset Management Firm to Resolve Criminal Tax Investigation Prime Partners SA Will Pay $5 Million in Forfeiture and Restitution; Receives Non-Prosecution Agreement As a Result of its Extraordinary […]

UN humanitarian team activated in Nepal in wake of severe floods and landslides

People displaced by the floods take temporary refuge along a road in southern Nepal. Photo: UNICEF Nepal/2017/NShrestha 15 August 2017 – The Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) has been activated in Nepal to support response efforts in the aftermath of severe floods that have hit the nation, the office of the United […]

More survivors, remains of deceased African migrants found on Yemen beach, says UN agency

IOM staff assist Somali, Ethiopian migrants who were forced into the sea by smugglers. Photo: UN Migration Agency (IOM) 15 August 2017 – Over the past three days, the UN migration agency has found more survivors and victims’ remains from last week’s tragedy – when hundreds of migrants were forced […]

‘Dramatic’ rise in Central African Republic violence happening out of media eyes, warns UNICEF

In Haute Kotto Prefecture, Central African Republic, IDPs in PK3 are trying to give to the site a life of its own. Some are selling wood or cassava flour and children have already organized their playgrounds. Photo: OCHA/Yaye N. 15 August 2017 – The Central African Republic (CAR) has spiralled […]

First of 33,000 Congolese refugees relocated to new settlement in Angola – UN agency

Families who fled militia attacks in Kasai Province in the Democratic Republic of the Congo arrive at the newly established Lóvua settlement in northern Angola. Photo: UNHCR/Rui Padilha 15 August 2017 – More than 1,500 Congolese refugees who have fled violence and ethnic tensions in the Democratic Republic of the […]

UN migration agency assists population in wake of devastating floods in Sierra Leone

Hundreds are reported dead with many more missing after mudslides and floods tore through several communities in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo: UNICEF 15 August 2017 – After learning Monday that devastating floods and mudslides left hundreds dead in Sierra Leone, the United Nations migration agency released $150,000 in emergency, first-response […]

UN rights chief urges Kenyan leaders to act responsibly, avoid further violence

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré 15 August 2017 – Calling on the Kenyan authorities to avoid violence, the United Nations human rights chief today urged the Government to make an immediate announcement that it will cooperate and ensure accountability for reported abuse […]

Yemen’s cholera epidemic surpasses half-million suspected cases, UN agency says

At the Al Sab’een Hospital in Sana’a, Yemen, a doctor checks on a girl suffering from cholera. Photo: UNICEF/Fuad 14 August 2017 – More than 500,000 people in Yemen are suspected of having cholera, the United Nations health agency today said, warning that the disease is spreading quickly due to […]

UN, Security Council condemn deadly attacks on peacekeeping mission in Mali

Photo MINUSMA/Marco Dormino 14 August 2017 – The United Nations and the Security Council today condemned the attacks against camps of the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali, which resulted in the deaths of one UN peacekeeper, a Malian soldier and a member of the Malian gendarmerie, along with six Malian […]

UN chief Guterres condemns terrorist attack in Burkina Faso

Secretary-General António Guterres. UN Photo/Violaine Martin (file) 14 August 2017 – United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned the terrorist attack carried out yesterday in Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso. “The Secretary-General stresses that there can be no justification for such acts of indiscriminate violence,” said his Deputy Spokesperson, Farhan Haq, in a […]

Defense Department Announces Winner of 2017 George F. Linsteadt Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer

IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. NR-289-17 Aug. 15, 2017 Defense Department Announces Winner of 2017 George F. Linsteadt Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer Arlington, Va. — The Department of Defense (DoD) recognizes Ms. Dorothy “Dottie” Vincent as the winner of the 2017 George F. Linsteadt Award for Excellence in Technology Transfer. […]

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