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Belgium commits $1 billion to Ukraine as Zelenskyy continues his whistlestop European tour

May. 28, 2024 05:05 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Tuesday picked up a second $1 billion promise of military aid in as many days for his war with Russia during a whirlwind tour through the European Union. The pledge came from Belgium, which topped up the money with a...

'We have nothing.' As Israel attacks Rafah, Palestinians are living in tents and searching for food

May. 28, 2024 02:49 AM EDT

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) — The tent camps stretch for more than 16 kilometers (10 miles) along Gaza’s coast, filling the beach and sprawling into empty lots, fields and town streets. Families dig trenches to use as toilets. Fathers search for food and water, while children look through...

Donor fatigue persists as nations commit around $8.1 billion for conflict-hit Syrians

May. 27, 2024 17:25 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — International donors meeting in Brussels said Monday they will commit 7.5 billion euros ($8.1 billion) in both grants and loans to support Syrians battered by war, poverty, and hunger for the rest of this year and beyond. The pledges surpassed the modest $4.07...

South Korean, Chinese and Japanese leaders discuss cooperation, North Korea as they gather in Seoul

May. 26, 2024 07:55 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's president reportedly called for a greater Chinese role in addressing concerns about North Korean nuclear threats during a meeting with the visiting Chinese premier on Sunday on the eve of a trilateral meeting involving Japan's leader. South...

Ahead of another donor conference for Syria, humanitarian workers fear more aid cuts

May. 26, 2024 01:54 AM EDT

BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) — Living in a tent in rebel-held northwestern Syria, Rudaina al-Salim and her family struggle to find enough water for drinking and other basic needs such as cooking and washing. Their encampment north of the city of Idlib hasn't seen any aid in six months. ...

Scuffles erupt between police, protesters demanding return of Israeli hostages still held in Gaza

May. 25, 2024 20:31 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Scuffles between Israeli police and protesters erupted in Tel Aviv on Saturday after thousands gathered to demonstrate against the government and demand that it bring back the hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza. Meanwhile, a small U.S. military vessel and what...

UN court order demanding that Israel halt its Gaza offensive further isolates the US position

May. 25, 2024 12:22 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.N. court's order that Israel halt its offensive in the southern Gaza city of Rafah has deepened a disconnect with the United States over a military operation that faces mounting international condemnation but that American officials describe, at least for now, as limited and...

Egypt agrees to send aid trucks through Israeli crossing to Gaza but impact is unclear

May. 25, 2024 03:53 AM EDT

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Egypt said Friday it has agreed to send United Nations humanitarian aid trucks through Israel’s main crossing into Gaza, but it was unclear if they will be able to enter the territory as fighting raged in the southern city of Rafah amid Israel’s escalating offensive...

US announces $275M in new military assistance for Ukraine

May. 24, 2024 15:09 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration announced on Friday an additional $275 million in military aid for Ukraine as Kyiv struggles to hold off advances by Russian troops in the Kharkiv region. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the package, which was previewed on Thursday...

More aid getting from US pier to people in Gaza, officials say, after troubled launch

May. 23, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A six-day-old U.S. pier project in Gaza is starting to get more aid to Palestinians in need but conditions are challenging, U.S. officials said Thursday. That reflects the larger problems bringing food and other supplies to starving people in the besieged territory. ...