Humanitarian assistance

April 19, 2018 - 8:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance ministers from several Latin American nations as well as the U.S. and Europe have agreed to work jointly to locate and seize the proceeds arising from corruption by Venezuelan government insiders, two U.S. Treasury officials said Thursday. The decision came at a Washington...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Peru's Housing Minister Javier Pique upon his arrival at the Jorge Chavez international airport in Lima, Peru, Friday, April 13, 2018. Pence is in Lima to attend the Americas Summit. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
April 13, 2018 - 9:36 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Latest on Vice President Mike Pence's trip to Latin America (all times local): 8:35 p.m. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was at his hotel in Lima, Peru, when President Donald Trump announced retaliatory airstrikes in Syria for an apparent chemical weapon attack there last...
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U.S. Vice President Mike Pence receives a Venezuela's flag pin from Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma during a meeting at the residence of the U.S. ambassador, in Lima, Peru, Friday, April 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro)
April 13, 2018 - 8:19 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Showing solidarity with opposition leaders, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence urged Latin American allies on Friday to further isolate Venezuela, suggesting the Trump administration would seek additional sanctions to counter the country's political crisis. Pence, in Lima for the...
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U.N. humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock, left, and Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, answer questions after a pledging conference of Congo at the European headquarters of the UN in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, April 13, 2018 where Congo took the extraordinary step of boycotting the international conference that reaped hundreds of millions of dollars to help its people, saying the Central African country's humanitarian crisis has been exaggerated. (AP Photo/Jamey Keaten)
April 13, 2018 - 11:55 am
GENEVA (AP) — Congo on Friday took the extraordinary step of boycotting an international conference that reaped hundreds of millions of dollars to help its people, saying the Central African country's humanitarian crisis has been exaggerated. It later said some aid groups that accept the money...
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March 31, 2018 - 9:37 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A massive fire broke out on Saturday and engulfed storage facilities belonging to the World Food Program in the Yemeni Red Sea port city of Hodeida damaging humanitarian aid inside, Yemen's official news agency said. Yemen's minister of local administration, Abdel-Raqeeb Fatah,...
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World Food Program executive director David Beasley talks during an interview at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra, Australia, Monday, March 26, 2018. Beasley says the collapse of the Islamic State movement’s self-described caliphate across Syria and Iraq has led to extremists mounting a recruitment drive in sub-Sahara Africa which threatens to trigger a new European migrant crisis. (AP Photo/Rod McGuirk)
March 26, 2018 - 6:55 am
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The head of the United Nations food agency warned Monday that the relocation of Islamic State group members from the Middle East to Africa could trigger a massive new European migrant crisis. David Beasley, executive director of the World Food Program, said many of the...
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March 23, 2018 - 3:17 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The number of people around the world in danger of dying unless they get food urgently surged to 124 million last year — mainly because "people won't stop shooting at each other," the head of the U.N. food agency said Friday. David Beasley told the Security Council by video...
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This photo released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Civil Defense workers putting out a fire following airstrikes and shelling in Douma, in the eastern Ghouta region near Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, March. 20, 2018. The U.N. refugee agency says 45,000 Syrians have left their homes in the besieged region of eastern Ghouta in recent days, amid a Syrian government-led offensive against the rebel-held area. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)
March 20, 2018 - 3:58 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Rockets fired on a market in a government-controlled neighborhood of Damascus on Tuesday killed 35 people and wounded more than 20 others, Syrian state-run media said, marking one of the highest death tolls in a single attack targeting the capital. The government blamed rebels in the...
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves as he addresses the members of his ruling party at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Erdogan has called on the United States to "show respect" and "walk with" its NATO ally, in new criticism of Washington over its engagement with Syrian Kurdish militia. Erdogan's comments on Tuesday were in reply to statements from the U.S. State Departments voicing concern over Turkey's cross border offensive in northwestern Syrian enclave of Afrin, which Turkish troops and allied Syrian forces captured from the Syrian militia on Sunday.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)
March 20, 2018 - 9:35 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Turkey says it won't allow looting in the northern Syrian town of Afrin, which Turkish troops and allied Syrian forces seized from Kurdish fighters over the weekend. Speaking in Ankara on Tuesday, Foreign Minister Mevlut...
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This frame grab from video released Sunday, March, 18, 2018 by the official Facebook page of the Syrian Presidency, shows Syrian President Bashar Assad driving himself to the newly captured areas of eastern Ghouta, near the capital Damascus, Syria. Assad's trip, captured in a remarkable set of videos filmed inside the car and published by his office on Sunday, show the president calm and assured as his forces appear close to clinching one of their most significant victories in the country's seven-year long civil war. (Syrian Presidency Facebook Page via AP)
March 19, 2018 - 7:12 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 1 a.m. Eight Security Council nations say it's "imperative" that the U.N. body Council "immediately pursue decisive action" to achieve a cease-fire in Syria if U.N. member states, especially Russia and its ally Syria, don't...
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