- Syrian refugees struggle to buy food as aid dwindles Updated: Feb-04-16 2:33 am
KAWERGOSK CAMP, Iraq - Perwin Shamsaddeen Ali, a Syrian refugee living in a tent camp in northern Iraq, has been reduced to cooking one meal a day for her family of four.
- 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.
- UN: Syria approves aid deliveries to 3 besieged villages Updated: Feb-01-16 7:25 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The Syrian government on Monday approved a United Nations request for new aid deliveries to the besieged towns of Madaya, Foua and Kfarya where hundreds of civilians are facing severe malnutrition and some have starved to death.
- 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.
- 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?
- UN General Assembly chief 'optimistic' about Syria talks Updated: Jan-20-16 12:55 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - The president of the U.N. General Assembly said Wednesday that he is "cautiously optimistic" about negotiations on a Syria peace deal because the main powers with a stake in the conflict share the goal of defeating Islamic State extremists.
- UN: Central African Republic facing hunger crisis Updated: Jan-20-16 9:37 am
BANGUI, Central African Republic - The United Nations is warning of a hunger crisis in Central African Republic that is affecting half the country's population.
- 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.
- Japan FM says Russia key to resolving Syria, N. Korea issues Updated: Jan-19-16 9:16 am
TOKYO - Japan's foreign minister pledged Tuesday to continue talks with Russia even though the two countries still lack a World War II peace treaty, saying Moscow is key to resolving international threats from Syria and North Korea.
- World Health Organization declares Liberia free of Ebola Updated: Jan-14-16 4:29 am
GENEVA - The World Health Organization has formally announced the end of the Ebola outbreak in Liberia, joining Sierra Leone and Guinea - the epicenters of the latest outbreak - as Ebola-free.