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European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell waits for the start of a meeting, Supporting the future of Syria and the Region, in videoconference format at the European Council building in Brussels, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)

Donors: $7.7 billion to tackle Syria humanitarian crisis

Jun. 30, 2020 12:53 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and dozens of donor nations pledged a total of $7.7 billion Tuesday to help tackle the humanitarian crisis deepening in Syria and neighboring countries hosting millions of Syrian refugees as the coronavirus pandemic and economic crises compound the misery of nearly a...

US to provide Cambodia with $56 million in development aid

Jun. 26, 2020 11:15 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The United States has agreed to provide Cambodia with more than $56 million in development assistance, the two countries announced. The aid provides an opportunity to improve relations between the nations, which are strained because of Washington’s criticism of Prime...

FILE - In this Nov. 19, 2019 file photo, people gather as they celebrate first anniversary of mass protests that led to the ouster of former president and longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir. in Khartoum, Sudan. On Thursday, June 25, 2020, the United States, Germany and France have pledged hundreds of millions in aid to Sudan. The funds are intended to help the struggling African nation a year after pro-democracy protesters forced the removal of its long-time autocratic ruler, Omar al-Bashir.(AP Photo, File)

Donors pledge $1.8 billion for Sudan's democratic transition

Jun. 25, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Western and Arab countries pledged a total $1.8 billion in aid to Sudan on Thursday to help the struggling African nation a year after pro-democracy protesters forced the removal of the country's longtime autocratic ruler, Omar al-Bashir. The pledges from 40 countries, including an additional...

FILE - This April 19, 2020 file photo shows a large refugee camp on the Syrian side of the border with Turkey, near the town of Atma, in Idlib province, Syria. The head of the U.N. food agency warned of starvation and another wave of mass migration from Syria to Europe unless donors countries step up financial assistance to the war-ravaged country. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed, File)

UN food agency calls for aid to prevent another Syria exodus

Jun. 25, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Growing desperation in Syria could trigger another mass exodus unless donor countries send more funds to alleviate hunger and the international community ensures aid shipments can reach the war-ravaged country, the head of the U.N. food agency said Thursday. World Food Program...

People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. New virus cases have declined in China and in the capital Beijing, where a two-week spike appears to be firmly waning. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)

The Latest: Hawaii to let some visitors avoid quarantine

Jun. 25, 2020 4:51 AM EDT

The latest on the effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak around the world: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — International aid group says data in some countries show sharp discrepancy between coronavirus cases in men and women. — US virus cases surge to highest...

IMF says initial deal reached with Sudan to reform economy

Jun. 24, 2020 3:47 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday it reached an initial agreement with Sudan’s transitional government on a reform deal to help the African nation face daunting economic challenges that threaten its transition to democracy, even as it battles the coronavirus pandemic. The...

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020 file photo, Mauricio Claver-Carone, deputy assistant to President Donald Trump and senior director for Western Hemisphere affairs, right, arrives to meet with Bolivia's Foreign Minister Karen Longaric in La Paz, Bolivia. The Trump administration said Tuesday, June 16, 2020, that it plans to nominate Claver-Carone to lead the Inter-American Development Bank. (AP Photo/Juan Karita, File)

Testing tradition, Trump taps US official to lead Latin bank

Jun. 16, 2020 10:04 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The Trump administration said Tuesday it plans to nominate the top White House official for Latin America to lead the Inter-American Development Bank, aiming to break a six-decade tradition of choosing the bank's leadership from candidates in that region. The Treasury Department said Mauricio...

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 10, 2020 file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson leaves 10 Downing Street to attend the weekly session of PMQs in Parliament in London. Johnson says his government is abolishing its international development department and making overseas aid part of the foreign ministry. Johnson told lawmakers on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 that the Department for International Development will be merged with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file)

UK cuts development ministry, merges it with Foreign Office

Jun. 16, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Tuesday that he is merging the British government's international development department into its foreign ministry to create a “super department” in charge of both diplomacy and aid. The move was criticized by three of Johnson's...

FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2019, file photo, Jordan's King Abdullah II addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly. The Trump administration is considering withholding aid to one of its closest Arab partners, Jordan, in a bid to secure the extradition of a woman convicted in Israel of a 2001 bombing that killed 15 people, including two American citizens. The extradition issue is likely to be raised this week when King Abdullah II speaks to several congressional committees to voice his opposition to Israel’s plans to annex portions of the West Bank. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

US considers withholding aid to Jordan to force extradition

Jun. 16, 2020 10:37 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is considering withholding aid to one of its closest Arab partners, Jordan, in a bid to secure the extradition of a woman convicted in Israel of a 2001 bombing that killed 15 people, including two American citizens. The administration says it's weighing...

FILE - In this Monday, April 13, 2020 file photo, medical students test a self-designed computer-controlled ventilator prototype at the Chandaria Business and Incubation Centre of Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya. More than two dozen international aid organizations have told the U.S. government they are

Aid groups 'alarmed' by little US coronavirus assistance

Jun. 12, 2020 4:26 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than two dozen international aid groups have told the U.S. government they are “increasingly alarmed” that “little to no U.S. humanitarian assistance has reached those on the front lines” of the coronavirus pandemic, as the number of new cases picks up...