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Afghan prime minister defends Taliban's rule amid crisis

Nov. 27, 2021 13:42 PM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan’s Taliban prime minister defended the group’s rule in a public address Saturday, saying it was not to blame for a worsening economic crisis and is working to repair the corruption of the ousted government. He also dismissed international pressure...

UN: Lebanese children's future at stake amid economic crisis

Nov. 23, 2021 08:11 AM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s severe economic crisis has left some children hungry and without good medical care, and forced others to drop out of school to help their families, the United Nations said Tuesday. The U.N. children's agency report came as the Lebanese pound...

Jobs lost, middle class Afghans slide into poverty, hunger

Nov. 22, 2021 01:20 AM EST

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Not long ago, Ferishta Salihi and her family had enough for a decent life. Her husband was working and earned a good salary. She could send several of her daughters to private schools. But now, after her husband lost his job following the...

Key aid group says Afghanistan's most pressing need is cash

Nov. 19, 2021 10:44 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Afghanistan is facing a looming humanitarian crisis as aid organizations struggle with ways to pay doctors, nurses and others on the ground because there is currently no way to transfer salaries to bank accounts there, the head of the International...

UN: Ethiopia releases 6 UN staff and all 70 plus drivers

Nov. 18, 2021 14:28 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations announced Thursday that six U.N. staff members detained by the Ethiopian government were released and that all of the more than 70 detained truck drivers waiting to deliver aid to war-torn Tigray have also been freed. But five...

Taliban urges U.S. Congress to release Afghanistan's assets

Nov. 17, 2021 13:07 PM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban on Wednesday urged the U.S. Congress to ease sanctions and release Afghanistan's assets as the country faces economic turmoil. Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi said in a statement posted online that the frozen assets are harming the...

UN: Ethiopian govt detains 1,000 under state of emergency

Nov. 16, 2021 06:21 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. human rights office is citing reports that authorities in Ethiopia have detained at least 1,000 people, most of them of Tigrayan origin, under a state of emergency the government declared earlier this month after a brutal yearlong war with rival Tigray forces. ...

Thousands of military families struggle with food insecurity

Nov. 15, 2021 13:07 PM EST

SAN DIEGO (AP) — It’s a hidden crisis that has existed for years inside one of the most well-funded institutions on the planet and has only worsened during the coronavirus pandemic. As many as 160,000 active-duty military members are having trouble feeding their families. ...

US sanctions Eritrea's military, ruling party over Ethiopia

Nov. 12, 2021 13:00 PM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States on Friday imposed economic sanctions on the military and ruling party of Eritrea over their role in neighboring Ethiopia’s brutal yearlong war, and it warned it would sanction Ethiopia's government and rival Tigray forces if there is no...

Mexican leader: Richest in world should pay to help poorest

Nov. 09, 2021 21:43 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Mexico’s president warned Tuesday that the world is sliding from “civilization to barbarity” and called for the thousand richest people, the thousand largest private corporations and the 20 major economies to improve life for the 750 million people now existing...