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Pacific Rim leaders agree to step up COVID vaccine sharing

Jul. 16, 2021 13:32 PM EDT

Leaders of Asian Pacific nations agreed on Friday to step up COVID-19 vaccination sharing as China said it has pledged $3 billion in international aid to support coronavirus response efforts in developing countries. The virtual retreat for Asia-Pacific Economic...

UK lawmakers vote to back contentious foreign aid cut

Jul. 13, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers voted on Tuesday to support a contentious cut to the U.K.’s foreign aid budget, a move that has slashed billions from programs helping some of the world’s poorest people. The decision came in a 333-298 House of Commons vote that saw...

UN: world hunger was dramatically worse in pandemic year

Jul. 12, 2021 17:57 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — The United Nations on Monday lamented a “dramatic worsening” of world hunger last year, saying much of that is likely connected to the pandemic, and it urged billions of dollars to save millions of people from starving. A report issued jointly by five...

Two Jordanians sentenced to 15 years over alleged royal plot

Jul. 12, 2021 09:17 AM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A Jordanian state security court on Monday sentenced two former officials to serve 15 years in prison over an alleged plot against the Western-allied monarchy involving the half-brother of King Abdullah II. Bassem Awadallah, who has U.S....

UN approves extension of aid from Turkey to rebel-held Syria

Jul. 09, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday to extend the delivery of humanitarian aid from Turkey to rebel-held northwest Syria for six months with another six months virtually guaranteed after a U.S.-Russia deal, an agreement the U.N. said will provide...

Oxfam: 11 people die of hunger each minute around the globe

Jul. 09, 2021 00:12 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The anti-poverty organization Oxfam says 11 people die of hunger each minute and that the number facing famine-like conditions around the globe has increased six times over the last year. In a report titled “The Hunger Virus Multiplies," Oxfam said...

Top EU official says aid access to Syrians must stay open

Jul. 08, 2021 14:18 PM EDT

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A top EU official warned Thursday that the potential closure of the only remaining border crossing through which humanitarian aid can enter parts of Syria held by anti-government insurgents would have “dramatic" consequences for millions of civilians. ...

Lebanon caretaker premier pleads for aid as crisis worsens

Jul. 06, 2021 23:57 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s caretaker prime minister warned Tuesday that the country is hurtling toward a “social explosion” and appealed to the international community for assistance to prevent the demise of the nation facing multiple crises. Hassan Diab's plea came...

After troops exit, safety of US Embassy in Kabul top concern

Jul. 06, 2021 02:09 AM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — As the end to America’s “forever war” rapidly approaches, the U.S. Embassy and other diplomatic missions in Kabul are watching a worsening security situation and looking at how to respond. In the countryside, districts are falling to the...

NKorea's Kim vows to boost China ties amid pandemic hardship

Jul. 01, 2021 00:32 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said Thursday he’ll push to further upgrade relations with China, his main ally, as he struggles to navigate his country out of a deepening crisis linked to the pandemic. Kim made the comments in a message to...