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Stories with subject: Foreign aid
  • The Latest: Police surround Syrian prison following rioting story has photos
    Updated: May-02-16 10:26 am

    DAMASCUS, Syria - The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):

  • Al-Qaida says it killed Bangladesh gay activist, friend story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-26-16 3:06 pm

    NEW DELHI - The Bangladeshi branch of al-Qaida claimed responsibility Tuesday for the killing of a gay rights activist and his friend, undermining the prime minister's insistence just hours earlier that her political opponents were to blame for the attack and for a rising tide of violence against secular activists and writers.

  • South Sudan rebel leader returns to the capital story has photos
    Updated: Apr-26-16 2:17 pm

    JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar returned to the capital Juba on Tuesday afternoon, to become vice president and to try to end the civil war that in two and a half years has killed tens of thousands of people and forced more than 2 million from their homes.

  • 2 men including USAID employee killed in Bangladesh story has photos
    Updated: Apr-25-16 7:15 pm

    NEW DELHI - Unidentified assailants fatally stabbed two men in Bangladesh's capital Monday night, including a gay rights activist who also worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development, police said, in the latest in a series of attacks targeting atheists, moderates and foreigners.

  • World Bank urges donors to fulfill Gaza pledges story has photos
    Updated: Apr-18-16 8:47 am

    JERUSALEM - After Israel's war against Gaza militants in 2014, Arab countries led the way in pledging reconstruction aid to the devastated seaside enclave. But a new report released Monday by the World Bank shows that Qatar, the United Arab Emirates and other Arab donors have delivered only a small fraction of what was promised.

  • Donation of surplus peanuts from US dismays Haiti farmers story has photos
    Updated: Apr-15-16 9:26 am

    MIREBALAIS, Haiti - The barefoot farmer oversees three teenage workers as they attack weeds with spades in a sunbaked field of peanut plants, a vital cash crop often grown on Haiti's marginal farmland.

  • Senators express disgust over sex crimes by UN peacekeepers story has video
    Updated: Apr-13-16 5:55 pm

    WASHINGTON - Republicans and Democrats on Wednesday decried an epidemic of sex crimes committed by United Nations peacekeepers and called on the State Department to act more urgently to end the abuse by cutting off foreign aid to countries that won't hold their troops accountable.

  • U2's Bono urges lawmakers to view aid as national security story has photos
    Updated: Apr-12-16 10:04 pm

    WASHINGTON - U2 frontman Bono brought his star power to Capitol Hill Tuesday as he called on members of Congress to take swift action to deal with the global refugee crisis and violent extremism.

  • Report: Smaller groups often most effective during crises 
    Updated: Apr-11-16 8:10 pm

    UNITED NATIONS - Smaller, more specialized private companies and local groups are often better equipped to provide aid in a modern crisis area like Syria, but the majority of humanitarian aid funding goes to large international organizations that have no incentive to relinquish their power, according to a new study released Tuesday.

  • 'Hire some new redactors': How US hinders records requests story has photos
    Updated: Apr-11-16 3:32 pm

    WASHINGTON - As U.S. officials dealt with the fallout of the government's once-secret "Cuban Twitter" program, they had one thing on their side: notorious delays in the federal Freedom of Information Act.

  • Kerry presses Afghan leaders on unity; no US troop changes story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-09-16 3:06 pm

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Saturday committed to pushing reforms after his picks for attorney general and interior minister won long-sought Cabinet confirmation, while U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry pleaded with the government's power-sharing leaders to bury their "factional divisions" for the good of the country.

  • World Bank hikes aid to poor nations fighting global warming 
    Updated: Apr-07-16 8:17 pm

    WASHINGTON - The World Bank is boosting spending to help poorer countries battle global warming and power 150 million homes with renewable energy.