Foreign Aid

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 06:22
A U.S. aid agency has cancelled nearly $500 million (350.17 million pounds) of funding for Tanzania after disputed elections in the Zanzibar archipelago of the east African country.
Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 06:14
The European Union has suspended direct financial support for the Burundian government after concluding that it had not done enough to find a political solution to conflict that has so far cost more than 400 lives.
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 06:46
China has offered the Afghanistan army expanded military aid to combat the Taliban, according to the Afghan Defense Ministry, a move that reflects Beijing’s readiness to deepen its engagement with the war-torn country.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 06:30
Last month, the Obama administration released its 2017 budget proposal, including thousands of pages on the nearly $600 billion request for the Pentagon. But what isn’t included in that massive budget is a comprehensive country-level breakdown of the $10 billion or so in foreign military aid the Pentagon administers every year, euphemistically referred to as Building Partner Capacity.
Friday, March 4, 2016 - 06:19
The Obama administration is sending disaster response teams to northern Ethiopia to try to address a humanitarian emergency and avoid a national security risk to the U.S. should the drought there spiral out of control.
Thursday, March 3, 2016 - 06:54
Instead of vying behind the scenes to counter Iran, as it has for decades, the kingdom has taken to punishing Lebanon for Hezbollah’s siding with Iran in Syria.
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 06:24
Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged in Congressional budget hearings this week that "there are disturbing arrests, there are disturbing sentences," but defended the administration's stance by pointing to Egypt's strategic importance to the U.S., the competition among global players for influence in Cairo and the difficult security environment there.
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 13:25

The House Foreign Affairs Committee is hosting a hearing on the newly released Fiscal Year 2017 Foireign Affairs budget with witness Secretary of State John Kerry to testify in front of the committee.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 06:17
The rapid advance of U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, taking advantage of Russian air strikes to seize territory near the Turkish border, has infuriated Ankara and threatened to drive a wedge between NATO allies.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016 - 05:12
The White House on Tuesday requested $450.6 million for fiscal year 2017 to support Colombia’s anti-narcotics campaign and peace-building efforts in a program it’s dubbing Paz Colombia, officials said. In a conference call with reporters Tuesday, William Brownfield, the assistant secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, said the money would be roughly split 50-50 between economic and social programs