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US aid office in Colombia reports its Facebook page was hacked

Jan. 28, 2024 12:14 PM EST

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The Colombia office of the U.S. government agency that oversees foreign aid and development funding said its Facebook page was hacked and asked the public to ignore any posts or links from the account. The United States Agency for International Development...

Key takeaways from AP report on US-funded projects in Gaza that were damaged or destroyed

Dec. 22, 2023 01:44 AM EST

Since Israel launched its offensive in Gaza following a deadly Hamas attack on Oct. 7, tens of thousands of buildings have been destroyed. Although most major U.S.-funded infrastructure in Gaza has been spared, an AP analysis of satellite imagery has found at least five sites built or expanded with...

At least 5 US-funded projects in Gaza are damaged or destroyed, but most are spared

Dec. 22, 2023 01:39 AM EST

Less than a year before a Hamas attack out of Gaza sparked a war, one of the oldest and largest sports complexes in the Palestinian territories got a much-needed overhaul: brand-new basketball, volleyball and tennis courts, a soccer field, a running track and, for the first time, accessible...

Israeli airstrike killed a USAID contractor in Gaza, his colleagues say

Dec. 16, 2023 18:05 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — An Israeli airstrike killed a U.S. Agency for International Development contractor in Gaza last month, his colleagues said in a statement Saturday. The U.S. development agency noted the death and urged greater protection for humanitarian workers in the fighting there. ...