- UN: Africa's troubled Sahel region 'alarming' Updated: Dec-12-13 3:22 pm
- US, Britain halt nonlethal aid in northern Syria Updated: Dec-11-13 4:03 pm
- From '04 tsunami recovery, lessons for Philippines Updated: Nov-20-13 6:17 am
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. Security Council on Thursday called the security situation in Africa's Sahel region "alarming," and it urged states there to better cooperate in fighting terrorist groups and the transnational crimes like drug trafficking that increasingly fund them.
BEIRUT - The U.S. and Britain said Wednesday they were suspending deliveries to rebels in northern Syria of nonlethal aid such as communications equipment and laptops after some of the gear was seized by Islamic militants.
MANILA, Philippines - The man who steered Indonesia to recovery after the 2004 tsunami has some cautionary words for the Philippines as it begins planning reconstruction after Typhoon Haiyan: Survivors will get angry about living in tents well before permanent houses are ready, and inflation will soon make those houses much more expensive to build.