- Drought-stricken Zimbabwe declares state of disaster Updated: Feb-05-16 6:29 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has declared a state of disaster as the country struggles to deal with a drought afflicting the region.
- Muslim advocacy group asks for meeting with Alabama governor Updated: Feb-04-16 2:16 pm
MONTGOMERY, Alabama - A Muslim advocacy group on Thursday asked to meet with Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley about statements he made on a refugee resettlement program that the group says were "derogatory and dehumanizing."
- UN panel: Too often only half of aid money get to the needy Updated: Feb-03-16 10:20 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Too often only half of the money from donors is getting to the millions of people devastated by conflicts and natural disasters who desperately need humanitarian aid, the co-chair of a U.N.-appointed panel said Wednesday.
- Obama tells UK's Cameron that more US aid for Syria coming Updated: Feb-02-16 5:50 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is telling British Prime Minister David Cameron that the U.S. will soon announce "significant new contributions" to assist Syria's humanitarian crisis.
- In Mideast wars, hunger grips millions across the region Updated: Jan-29-16 5:40 am
BEIRUT - In a Middle East torn apart by war and conflict, fighters are increasingly using food as a weapon of war.
- UN health chief: Zika virus is 'spreading explosively' Updated: Jan-28-16 7:18 pm
GENEVA - The Zika virus is "spreading explosively" in the Americas, which could see up to 4 million cases over the next year, international health officials said Thursday, announcing a special meeting next week to decide if they should declare an international health emergency.
- The Latest: Massachusetts man freed from Iran returns home Updated: Jan-18-16 12:16 am
TEHRAN, Iran - The latest developments as Iran and world powers implement a landmark deal reached last year to curb Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of international sanctions (all times local).
- States hone health crisis plans to activate in catastrophes Updated: Jan-17-16 8:28 am
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - The scenarios are grim: A pandemic influenza swamps the availability of hospital ventilators. A chemical spill exhausts antidote supplies and decontamination abilities. A terror attack overwhelms ambulances and trauma centers. A big earthquake, wildfire or hurricane throws emergency rooms into crisis.
- FDA gives OK for company's genetically engineered potato Updated: Jan-13-16 9:59 pm
BOISE, Idaho - A potato genetically engineered to resist the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine is as safe as any other potato on the market, the Food and Drug Administration says.