Daily Archives: January 9, 2015

Daily Press Briefings : Daily Press Briefing – January 9, 2015

12:46 p.m. EST

MS. PSAKI: All right. Two items for all of you at the top. We’re deeply concerned by reports that Russia has moved Ukrainian pilot Nadia Savchenko to solitary confinement. We understand that …

UN ramps up relief efforts as huge Mid-East snowstorm threatens Syrian refugees

9 January 2015 – The United Nations refugee agency has been working around the clock this week to help the millions of Syrian refugees and internally displaced people scattered across the Middle East endure a …

Ban commends success of Sri Lanka presidential election, peaceful transfer of power

9 January 2015 – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today congratulated the people of Sri Lanka on the successful conclusion of the country’s presidential election, and welcomed the constitutional transfer of power.

“The Secretary-General applauds …

Two leading Ebola vaccines show ‘acceptable safety’ – UN health agency

9 January 2015 – The World Health Organization (WHO) announced that two promising Ebola vaccines appear safe and could soon be tested in West Africa, as the agency wrapped up an expert meeting …

This Child Soldier Grew Up to Become a Hardened War Criminal. Should He Go to Jail?

News broke this week of the surrender of Dominic Ongwen, a top commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army, to US forces in the Central African Republic. One of the five LRA commanders indicted by