- Arizona woman killed by Islamic State militants honored Updated: Feb-04-16 3:29 pm
PRESCOTT, Arizona - The family of a Prescott woman killed by Islamic State militants wants her to be remembered for her commitment to serving the vulnerable.
- Donors face record request of $9 billion to aid Syrians Updated: Feb-03-16 7:05 am
AMMAN, Jordan - International aid to the victims of Syria's five-year war, including millions forced to flee their homes, has persistently fallen short, but organizers of Thursday's annual Syria pledging conference hope for greater generosity this time around, despite a record request of close to $9 billion for 2016.
- Scholarships, tutoring to save 'lost generation' of Syrians Updated: Feb-02-16 1:59 am
ZARQA, Jordan - Until recently, Syrian refugee Eyad Zoulghena only had bad options.
- Oil producer Azerbaijan in talks for international aid Updated: Jan-28-16 10:29 am
- Aid airdrops to Syria's besieged are called too dangerous Updated: Jan-22-16 11:14 am
UNITED NATIONS - As images and reports of starvation in besieged Syrian communities drew an international outcry and two rare aid convoys this month, an urgent question arose: Why not drop food and other needed supplies by air?
- Burundi's economy on the brink as violent unrest persists Updated: Jan-21-16 11:35 am
ABUGARAMA, Burundi - At an intersection in this small farmers' town nestled in the misty mountains surrounding the Burundi capital, traders jostle to sell vegetables to passing motorists.
- In besieged Syrian city, hungry residents sell gold for food Updated: Jan-19-16 5:19 pm
BEIRUT - In Syria's eastern city of Deir el-Zour, supplies are running so short that desperate residents are selling their gold, valuables and even their homes for food or an exit permit allowing them to escape a siege by both government troops and Islamic State militants.
- Get a grip on inequality, leaders urged in run-up to Davos Updated: Jan-18-16 12:15 pm
DAVOS, Switzerland - The world's political and business elite are being urged to do more than pay lip service to growing inequalities around the world as they head off for this week's World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.
- China-led development bank aims to swiftly approve loans Updated: Jan-17-16 2:44 am
BEIJING - The head of the newly opened Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank said the China-led group is aiming to approve its first loans before the end of the year, part of Beijing's efforts to weave together regional trade partners and solidify its global status.
- Nepal formally begins much delayed earthquake reconstruction Updated: Jan-16-16 7:49 am
BUNGMATI, Nepal - Nepal officially launched the much-delayed reconstruction of about 1 million homes and buildings Saturday nearly nine months after they were damaged by devastating earthquake which killed 9,000 people.
- EU pledges 100 million euros to aid Libya's unity government Updated: Jan-08-16 4:08 pm
TUNIS - The European Union's foreign policy chief has unveiled a 100 million euro ($109 million) aid package for Libya's fledgling unity government one day after an attack by a suicide bomber killed at least 60 policemen.