U.S. encourages North Korea to avoid provocations

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

North Korea should avoid taking provocative action in relation to upcoming military actions, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.
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U.N. sends invitations for Geneva conference on Syria

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon sent invitations on Monday to Syrian and international participants of the January 22 Geneva conference on Syria.
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National Security Advisor Blinken visits with Iraqi National Security Advisor Faleh al-Fayyad

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 @ 1:59pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Deputy National Security Advisor Antony Blinken talked on Monday with Iraqi National Security Advisor Faleh al-Fayyad about the United States' support for the Iraqi Security Forces in Levant.
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Blinken visits with Iraqi National Security Advisor Faleh al-Fayyad

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Antony Blinken
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Preparation begins for Syrian Peace Conference

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The United Nations announced on Monday that in preparation for the Syrian peace conference, which will take place in Geneva later this month, it has sent out more than 30 invitations to participating Member States.
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Hagel discusses Volgograd terrorist attacks with Russian counterpart

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chuck Hagel
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Soligenix appoints new chief medical officer

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Soligenix, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company and developer of medical countermeasures against anthrax and ricin, announced on Monday that it appointed Richard Straube as its senior vice president and chief medical officer.
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Hagel speaks with Japanese Defense Minister about Camp Schwab-Henoko Bay

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel called Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera on Saturday to thank him for requesting landfill permits needed to build the Futenma Replacement Facility at Camp Schwab-Henoko Bay.
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U.S. and Estonia commit to cooperation in Baltic region

Wednesday, Jan 8, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel met with the Minister of Defense of Estonia, Urmas Reinsalu, on Monday at the Pentagon and expressed his desire to continue working together toward regional security.
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Dennis Rodman not responsible for freedom of Kenneth Bae

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Dennis Rodman
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First quantity of chemical weapon materials leave Syria

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The first ship carrying Syrian chemical weapon materials left Syria on Tuesday, according to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the U.N. Joint Mission in Syria.
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BARDA reequests medical countermeasure proposals

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority is now requesting proposals for the research and development of medical countermeasures for pandemic flu and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats.
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Secretary of Defense Hagel hosts ROK Foreign Minister Yun Byung-se

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 @ 2:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Chuck Hagel
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U.N. condemns shelling of Yemeni funeral procession

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 @ 3:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.N. human rights office said on Tuesday that it strongly condemned the killing of more than 20 people and the wounding of dozens of others during a funeral procession in southern Yemen.
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U.S. Army deploys cavalry unit to South Korea

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 @ 3:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. Department of Defense announced on Tuesday the rotational deployment of the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st U.S. Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas, to South Korea.
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BioDefense Therapeutics enrolls first patient for favipiravir Phase 3 clinical trials

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 @ 4:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

BioDefense Therapeutics said on Tuesday that its first patient for the North American Phase 3 clinical trials for favipiravir, and investigational treatment for flu, has been enrolled.
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VP Biden expresses U.S. commitment to Iraq's security

Thursday, Jan 9, 2014 @ 4:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Joe Biden
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U.S. welcomes news of chemical weapon progress in Syria

Friday, Jan 10, 2014 @ 1:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

The U.S. welcomed the announcement that progress was made in Syria to remove an initial amount of priority chemical materials from the country, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.
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Ban welcomes progress in removing Syrian chemical weapons

Friday, Jan 10, 2014 @ 1:30pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Ban Ki-moon
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Finavia to use OptoScreener in preparation for lifting of liquids ban Inb

Friday, Jan 10, 2014 @ 2:00pm by BioPrepWatch Reports

Optosecurity said on Tuesday that Finnish airport operator Finavia has placed a significant order for OptoScreener, a liquid explosives and firearm detection product.
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