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- Vatican official against Uganda's anti-gay law Updated: Mar-04-14 10:49 am
- Pro-Russian rally in Crimea decries Kiev 'bandits' Updated: Feb-25-14 7:59 pm
- APNewsBreak: Aid group: Afghan medical needs unmet Updated: Feb-24-14 6:44 pm
- UN demands humanitarian aid for all of Syria Updated: Feb-22-14 4:02 pm
- Syrians in remote tented settlement feel abandoned Updated: Feb-22-14 3:29 am
- Excerpts of editorials from Illinois newspapers Updated: Feb-18-14 2:31 pm
- Security fears threaten US future in Afghanistan Updated: Feb-11-14 5:56 pm
- USAID says new farm law to boost food aid abroad Updated: Feb-11-14 2:53 pm
- France to float new UN resolution on Syria Updated: Feb-10-14 4:10 am
- EU seeking to upgrade bloc's ties with Cuba Updated: Feb-06-14 11:58 am
BEIRUT - Lebanese politicians are looking for tens of millions of dollars in aid at a Paris conference on Wednesday with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and world diplomats to help their country cope with a flood of refugees from neighboring Syria's civil war. But while authorities plead for cash, Lebanon's house is hardly in order.
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia - A Vatican cardinal has criticized Uganda's anti-gay law and called for the repeal of its severe penalties.
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine - Dozens of pro-Russian protesters rallied Tuesday in this Crimean Peninsula city, bitterly denouncing politicians in Kiev who are trying to form a new government, with some even calling for secession from Ukraine. A Russian lawmaker stoked their passions by promising that Moscow will protect them.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Gaping holes in Afghanistan's health care system are being obscured by misleading narratives of success ahead of the international troop withdrawal in 2014, aid organization Medecins Sans Frontieres warns in a new report published Tuesday.
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council united for the first time on a resolution on Syria's humanitarian crisis Saturday, demanding that President Bashar Assad's government and the opposition provide immediate access everywhere in the country to deliver aid to millions of people in desperate need.
NORTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan - Every day at dawn, teenager Sultan Ahmad al-Saleh gets up and starts work, 12 hours in the fields picking vegetables in this remote corner of northwestern Jordan. It's what he's been doing for the past three years, ever since he was 14 years old and his family fled here to escape Syria's civil war.
February 16, 2014
WASHINGTON - Warily watching to see how many U.S. troops might remain in Afghanistan next year, American diplomats and aid workers are facing a drawdown of their own as security threats and dwindling resources limit their 12-year push to develop the mostly primitive nation.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Rajiv Shah says changes to the way the United States distributes food aid could help feed 800,000 more people abroad, many of them Syrian refugees.
PARIS - The French foreign minister says France will float a new resolution in the U.N. Security Council to help bring humanitarian aid, food and medicine to Syria's embattled people.
BRUSSELS - Europe is set to upgrade its ties with Cuba in a bid to broaden economic cooperation and demand more progress on respecting human rights and fundamental freedoms, a senior European Union official said Thursday.