Stories tagged: Humanitarian assistance
Sat., Sept. 13, 2014, 4:49 a.m.
Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Despite the cease-fire agreement, renewed fighting flared up Saturday in eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian rebels and government forces, while Moscow sent a second convoy of trucks …
Sat., Aug. 16, 2014, 4:04 a.m.
Strikes on militants at Iraq dam after ‘massacre’
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Airstrikes pounded the area around Iraq’s largest dam on Saturday in an effort to drive out militants who captured it earlier this month, as reports emerged …
Sat., July 5, 2014, 4:59 a.m.
Syria rebel chief warns of “disaster” without aid
BEIRUT (AP) — The military chief of Syria’s main Western-backed rebel group is warning that the country risks a “humanitarian disaster” if allies do not send more aid to help …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012, 1:08 a.m.
Port strike could be prelude for dockworker talks
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The end of one labor crisis at the nation’s busiest port complex could be a prelude to another. The resolution of an eight-day walk-off by clerical …
Wed., Dec. 5, 2012, 3:36 p.m.
Obama and Boehner discuss fiscal cliff by phone
WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in days, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner spoke by phone Wednesday about the “fiscal cliff” that threatens to knock the …
Wed., Dec. 5, 2012, 2:13 p.m.
Obama warns GOP against a new debt ceiling fight
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hewing to a hard line, President Barack Obama warned congressional Republicans on Wednesday not to inject the threat of a government default into complex fiscal cliff negotiations …
Wed., Dec. 5, 2012, 8:41 a.m.
Obama warns against another debt ceiling fight
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama warned Republicans on Wednesday against picking another fight over the nation’s debt ceiling, telling business leaders that it’s “not a game that I will …
Fri., Sept. 28, 2012, 10:31 a.m.
Clinton pledges more aid to Syrian rebels
NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is pledging millions more dollars in American assistance to the Syrian opposition as the U.S. and its allies explore new …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2012, 12:32 a.m.
US Navy medical care boosts ties, image in Asia
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The U.S. Navy is spending more than $20 million each year sending ships to poorer nations in the Asian-Pacific region to provide cataract surgery, dental …