Economy and Security

Monday, October 31, 2016 - 07:37
Thirteen years ago, the United States called the reconstruction of the Kabul-Kandahar highway “the most visible sign” of efforts to rebuild Afghanistan. But today, that stretch of road is no longer a sign of progress. Instead, it is now littered with craters from bombs and insurgent checkpoints and is “beyond repair,” an Afghan official said, and it is a symbol of the failed U.S. intervention here.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 06:53
Israel's defense industry faces layoffs, closures and a scramble to set up shop in the United States following the signing of a new U.S. military aid package that phases out Israel's ability to spend a quarter of the funds on its own businesses.
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 07:47
UN sanctions monitors warned that the economy of the world's newest nation has effectively collapsed due to government policies that include buying weapons instead of funding social services.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The Nigerian army has cleared a major road that links the country to Cameroon and Chad after wrestling control from the Islamist militant group Boko Haram, according to military spokesman Colonel Sani Kukasheka Usman.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06

The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will hear testimony concerning current approaches to U.S. aid and how to better these policies through partnerships with the private sector.

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 07:11

Various experts from the field of international development will testify regarding the efficacy of current United States development policy across the globe.

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 06:47
As the international community narrows its focus on Islamic State’s burgeoning sanctuary in war-torn Libya, neighboring Tunisia is caught in a precarious security environment that threatens to unwind its fledgling democratic progress.
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 06:11
Namibia has halted ties with two North Korean state-run companies, that had built a munitions factory and were involved in projects for its military, to comply with U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang, Namibian media and the South Korean government said.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - 06:28
Despite concerns raised by few Western countries, such as Britain and the U.S., over the political, economic and military roles that China has been playing in Africa, China is successful in making inroads to Africa with reciprocal warm gestures from many African countries.
Friday, June 24, 2016 - 06:21
The U.S. government imposed sanctions on a senior police official in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Thursday for his role in what it described as the violent suppression of opposition to President Joseph Kabila's government.

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