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To Woo Support, Sandy Aid Bill Plumped Up with Money for Another Hurricane

To Woo Support, Sandy Aid Bill Plumped Up with Money for Another Hurricane

EVA HAMBACH/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Without mentioning them by name, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., Thursday singled out specific Republican senators, calling on them to help pass the supplemental aid package for victims of Hurrican…

UN Urges $1.5 Billion in Humanitarian Aid for Syria

UN Urges $1.5 Billion in Humanitarian Aid for Syria

BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Syria needs $1.5 billion more in humanitarian aid, the United Nations said Wednesday, as the number of refugees fleeing violence is expected to swell to one million by mid-2013.
Since President Bashar al-Assad…

Terrorist Offers Hurricane Sandy Aid; US Says No Thanks

Terrorist Offers Hurricane Sandy Aid; US Says No Thanks

AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — The U.S. has turned down an offer of post-Hurricane Sandy assistance from one of the world’s most wanted men, a Pakistani terrorist leader with a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head.Hafiz Saeed, an Islamist …

Terrorist Offers Hurricane Sandy Aid; US Says No Thanks

Terrorist Offers Hurricane Sandy Aid; US Says No Thanks

AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images(ISLAMABAD) — The U.S. has turned down an offer of post-Hurricane Sandy assistance from one of the world’s most wanted men, a Pakistani terrorist leader with a $10 million U.S. bounty on his head.Hafiz Saeed, an Islamist …

Syrian President Agrees to Allow More Red Cross Aid

Syrian President Agrees to Allow More Red Cross Aid

Sasha Mordovets/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday that the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) could provide help to those affected by the 18-month-long conflict, provided it “works in a neutr…

An Estimated 2.5 Million Syrians Need Humanitarian Aid

An Estimated 2.5 Million Syrians Need Humanitarian Aid

BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images(DAMASCUS, Syria) — The United Nations made a stark assessment Thursday of Syria’s ongoing humanitarian crisis in the midst of the ongoing conflict between the government and rebel forces.U.N. humanitarian chief Valerie Am…

White House Encourages Donations to Help Iran Earthquake Victims

White House Encourages Donations to Help Iran Earthquake Victims

ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images(TEHRAN, Iran) — Most of the 300 people killed by two powerful earthquakes that struck northwestern Iran last weekend were women and children, according to U.S. officials familiar with the rescue efforts.  As many as 5…

New Technology Lets People Write With Their Eyes

New Technology Lets People Write With Their Eyes

JupiterImages/Comstock(NEW YORK) — Patients without the ability to use their limbs may have a new way to communicate, thanks to researchers in France. This offers hope to sufferers of strokes, spinal injuries, or degenerative diseases such as ALS, or …

Afghanistan Will Receive $16 Billion Aid, With Conditions

Afghanistan Will Receive $16 Billion Aid, With Conditions

SHAH MARAI/AFP/Getty Images(TOKYO) — On Sunday at an international donor’s conference, $16 billion is pledged to help the economic development of Afghanistan over the next four years, but the Afghan government must reduce government corruption b…

Five Aid Workers Abducted in Afghanistan

Five Aid Workers Abducted in Afghanistan

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(KABUL, Afghanistan) — Five aid workers have been kidnapped by armed gunmen in Afghanistan’s Badakhshan province, according to local officials.The workers, which include two Western female doctors, are part of a non-governm…

US and North Korea to Discuss Resumption of Food Aid

US and North Korea to Discuss Resumption of Food Aid

Ryan McVay/Digital Vision(WASHINGTON) — U.S. and North Korean officials will meet in Beijing on Thursday to discuss the resumption of American food aid to the impoverished country. Officials say, however, that a decision is not necessarily imminent.R…

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