Humanitarian assistance

Jan Egeland, Senior Advisor to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria speaks about the International Syria Support Group's Humanitarian Access Task Force at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
April 20, 2017 - 12:12 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — The second stage of a troubled population transfer in Syria stalled on Thursday as rebel and government negotiators argued over the identities of the prisoners to be released as part of the exchange. More than 3,000 people found themselves trapped at the handover point between the two...
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Jan Egeland, Senior Advisor to the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria speaks about the International Syria Support Group's Humanitarian Access Task Force at the European headquarters of the United Nations, in Geneva, Switzerland, Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)
April 20, 2017 - 9:53 am
BEIRUT (AP) — Aid agencies have not been able to reach as many besieged Syrians this year as they did over the same period last year, the U.N.'s chief humanitarian adviser for Syria said Thursday. Speaking to reporters in Geneva, Jan Egeland said the front lines have shifted but civilian suffering...
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In this photo taken on Friday April 14, 2017, U.S Senators Chris Coons, left, and Bob Corker, second left, listen to an aid worker as South Sudanese refugees wait for a food distribution at the Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in northern Uganda. In a political climate dominated by President Donald Trump's slogan of "America First," two U.S. senators are proposing making American food aid more efficient after meeting with victims of South Sudan's famine and civil war. After visiting the world's largest refugee settlement in northern Uganda, Democratic Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware told The Associated Press that the U.S. "can deliver more food aid at less cost" through foreign food aid reform. (AP/Photo/Justin Lynch)
April 15, 2017 - 9:12 am
BIDI BIDI CAMP, Uganda (AP) — As President Donald Trump seeks to cut foreign aid under the slogan of "America First," two U.S. senators are proposing making American food assistance more efficient after meeting with victims of South Sudan's famine and civil war. Following a visit to the world's...
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Senator Bob Corker, center, speaks to recent refugees from South Sudan at a registration center in Bidi Bidi, Uganda, Friday, April 14 2017. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, the Republican chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, strongly defended U.S. foreign assistance on Friday while visiting the world's fastest growing refugee crisis in northern Uganda, just across the border from war-torn South Sudan. (AP Photo/Justin Lynch)
April 15, 2017 - 9:04 am
BIDI BIDI CAMP, Uganda (AP) — As President Donald Trump seeks to cut foreign aid under the slogan of "America First," two U.S. senators are proposing making American food assistance more efficient after meeting with victims of South Sudan's famine and civil war. Following a visit to the world's...
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FILE - In this Sunday Sept. 16, 2012 file photo, South Sudanese men sing and clap as they ride on the truck carrying WFP food supplies to a warehouse, in Yida camp, South Sudan. The World Food Program said Friday April 14, 2017 it is "horrified" to learn that three of its South Sudan workers were killed this week in violence in the western town of Wau, as the country's civil war continues under warnings of possible genocide. (AP Photo/Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin, File)
April 14, 2017 - 10:00 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The World Food Program said Friday it is "horrified" to learn that three of its South Sudan workers were killed this week in violence in the western town of Wau, as the country's civil war continues under warnings of possible genocide. A statement from the U.N. agency said...
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FILE - In this Sunday Sept. 16, 2012 file photo, South Sudanese men sing and clap as they ride on the truck carrying WFP food supplies to a warehouse, in Yida camp, South Sudan. The World Food Program said Friday April 14, 2017 it is "horrified" to learn that three of its South Sudan workers were killed this week in violence in the western town of Wau, as the country's civil war continues under warnings of possible genocide. (AP Photo/Mackenzie Knowles-Coursin, File)
April 14, 2017 - 8:41 am
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — The World Food Program said Friday it is "horrified" to learn that three of its South Sudan workers were killed this week in violence in the western town of Wau, as the country's civil war continues under warnings of possible genocide. A statement from the U.N. agency said...
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In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a tomahawk land attack missile in the Mediterranean Sea, Friday, April 7, 2017. The United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles in fiery retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/U.S. Navy via AP)
April 07, 2017 - 10:54 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on events in Syria (all times local): 6 p.m. Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group says the U.S. missile attack on a Syrian air base is "a new crime" by the American administration that will increase tensions in the Middle East. Hezbollah warned in a statement Friday that this...
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In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a tomahawk land attack missile in the Mediterranean Sea, Friday, April 7, 2017. The United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles in fiery retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/U.S. Navy via AP)
April 07, 2017 - 9:42 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on events in Syria (all times local): 4:45 p.m. The United Nations Security Council will meet at 11:30 a.m. EDT for a briefing on the U.S. air strike on Syrian targets, according to the U.S. Mission spokesman. ___ 4:35 p.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canada...
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In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a tomahawk land attack missile in the Mediterranean Sea, Friday, April 7, 2017. The United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles in fiery retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/U.S. Navy via AP)
April 07, 2017 - 8:12 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on events in Syria (all times local): 3:05 p.m. The Kremlin says the presidential Security Council has voiced regret over the damage to U.S.-Russia ties inflicted by the U.S. strike on a Syrian air base. The Kremlin said in a statement carried by Russian news agencies that...
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In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile destroyer USS Porter (DDG 78) launches a tomahawk land attack missile in the Mediterranean Sea, Friday, April 7, 2017. The United States blasted a Syrian air base with a barrage of cruise missiles in fiery retaliation for this week's gruesome chemical weapons attack against civilians. (Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Ford Williams/U.S. Navy via AP)
April 07, 2017 - 7:19 am
BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on events in Syria (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The office of Syria's President is calling the U.S. missile strike against one of its air bases in central Homs "reckless" and "irresponsible." The statement Friday said the strikes were "shortsighted" and reflect a...
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