Stories tagged: Humanitarian crises
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., Aug. 9, 2014, 1:02 p.m.
Ukraine rebel leader asks for aid, cease-fire
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine’s rebels are surrounded and ready to agree to a cease-fire to prevent a “humanitarian catastrophe,” the insurgents’ new leader said Saturday as conditions deteriorated in …
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. 13, 2012, 9:44 a.m.
Study: People worldwide living longer, but sicker
LONDON (AP) — Nearly everywhere around the world, people are living longer and fewer children are dying. But increasingly, people are grappling with the diseases and disabilities of modern life, …
Wed., Sept. 26, 2012, 3:41 p.m.
Egypt’s Morsi assumes major role in Mideast
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Egypt’s new President Mohammed Morsi assigned himself the heavyweight’s role in the Middle East on Wednesday, declaring in his first speech to the United Nations that …