- EU agrees to speed migrant deportation, buttress borders Updated: Oct-08-15 6:56 pm
LUXEMBOURG - The European Union on Thursday took measures to buttress its porous external borders and toughen up its migrant return program in an attempt to build a credible refugee policy that would continue to embrace those fleeing for their lives yet punish those seeking economic gain.
- Witnesses: Saudi-led airstrikes kill 15 at wedding in Yemen Updated: Oct-07-15 7:33 pm
SANAA, Yemen - Two airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition killed at least 15 civilians and wounded 25 others in Yemen on Wednesday at a wedding hosted by a tribal leader known to support the Houthi rebels, witnesses and independent security officials said.
- UN says Shiite rebels in Yemen have agreed to stop fighting Updated: Oct-07-15 6:36 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Shiite rebels in conflict-torn Yemen have agreed to stop fighting, the United Nations said Wednesday.
- Paul Allen gives more money for Ebola related work Updated: Oct-07-15 6:31 pm
SEATTLE - A year after donating $100 million to fight against Ebola, billionaire Paul Allen has announced seven more grants totaling $11 million to build infrastructure to prepare for future health crises.
- Clinton backs potential no-fly zone in Syria Updated: Oct-02-15 12:55 am
BOSTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday she would push for a no-fly zone and safe regions in Syria to address the humanitarian crisis that has spilled out in the Middle East.
- CARE CEO Michelle Nunn: More resources needed for refugees Updated: Oct-01-15 3:23 pm
ATLANTA - CARE President and CEO Michelle Nunn says more help is needed for Syrian refugees caught in what she called the world's largest humanitarian crisis since World War II.
- CARE CEO Michelle Nunn: More resources needed for refugees Updated: Oct-01-15 3:16 pm
ATLANTA - CARE President and CEO Michelle Nunn says more help is needed for refugees caught in what she described as the world's largest humanitarian crisis since World War II.
- In year of diplomatic triumphs, Obama still dogged by Syria Updated: Sep-29-15 4:35 pm
NEW YORK - In a year of diplomatic breakthroughs, President Barack Obama can't escape the shadow of Syria's intractable crisis.
- UN: Agencies, major NGOs ordered out of Ukraine's Luhansk Updated: Sep-24-15 7:30 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations humanitarian chief said Thursday he is alarmed that U.N. agencies have been ordered out of eastern Ukraine's separatist-controlled Luhansk region by the "de facto authorities" there.
- Why the EU's refugee crisis? 'Lack of central authority' Updated: Sep-23-15 8:36 am
BRUSSELS - The European Union has no border patrol. It's one of the many ways in which the bloc lacks power, with its member countries jealously guarding their sovereign prerogative to enact their own laws about defense, police and coast guard.
- UN: Global food needs are outstripping donor generosity Updated: Sep-22-15 6:04 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The head of the U.N. food agency said Tuesday the overwhelming humanitarian needs in crises from Syria, Yemen and Iraq to South Sudan and Africa's Sahel region are outstripping the generosity of donors, and it is seeking new sources of money.
- UN starts latest effort to bring Syria parties toward talks Updated: Sep-22-15 1:15 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The U.N. envoy on Syria has launched his latest effort to bring that country's parties together toward a long-elusive agreement to end the conflict there.
- UN: 'Record' amount of aid for Syria crisis still not enough Updated: Sep-19-15 2:39 pm
ZAATARI REFUGEE CAMP, Jordan - The international community has sent "record amounts" of aid to alleviate the fallout from the Syria crisis, but it's hard to keep up with rising regional needs, the U.N. humanitarian chief said during a tour Saturday of Jordan's largest camp for Syrian refugees.
- US announces $89 million in humanitarian aid for Yemen Updated: Sep-16-15 5:30 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States is providing $89 million in humanitarian aid to help people affected by the conflict in Yemen, the Arab world's poorest country.
- Dems accuse GOP of holding up nominee to head aid agency Updated: Sep-16-15 11:56 am
WASHINGTON - Senate Democrats accused Republicans Wednesday of blocking President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the U.S. international aid agency amid the international migration crisis.
- Russia opposes sanctions on rival South Sudan generals Updated: Sep-15-15 7:53 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Russia said Tuesday it opposes new sanctions sought by the United States against a South Sudan army chief and a former army general who is now a rebel commander for continuing to fuel conflict in the world's newest nation.
- O'Malley: US can do more to help Syrian refugees Updated: Sep-15-15 2:20 pm
WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley urged President Barack Obama to do more to help Syrian refugees, writing in a letter Tuesday that the U.S. needs to offer "more than a token increase."
- Gov. Raimondo says state is open to sheltering refugees Updated: Sep-14-15 4:39 pm
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - Gov. Gina Raimondo says she's willing to help if the federal government asks Rhode Island to host refugees from Europe, the Middle East and the war in Syria.
- Analysis: Russia gambles in Syria, ramping up involvement Updated: Sep-14-15 3:52 pm
BEIRUT - In ramping up its military involvement in Syria's civil war, Russia appears to be betting that the West, horrified by the Islamic State group's spread and an escalating migrants crisis, may be willing to quietly tolerate President Bashar Assad for a while, perhaps as part of a transition.
- British PM urges more aid to Syria refugees in Mideast Updated: Sep-14-15 3:10 pm
AMMAN, Jordan - British Prime Minister David Cameron urged the international community on Monday to send more aid to Syrian refugees in Middle Eastern host countries as a way of stemming mass migration to Europe.
- White House: Obama wants to admit more Syrian refugees Updated: Sep-10-15 7:43 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States is making plans to accept 10,000 Syrian refugees in the coming budget year, a significant increase from the 1,500 people who have been cleared to resettle in the U.S. since civil war broke out in the Middle Eastern country more than four years ago, the White House said Thursday.
- Gov. Baker: Massachusetts open to refugee shelter discussion Updated: Sep-10-15 6:57 pm
BOSTON - Gov. Charlie Baker said he's willing to talk with federal officials about the possibility that Massachusetts could shelter some Syrian refugees to help ease Europe's humanitarian crisis.