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Greece suspends state aid to neo-Nazi party
Greece suspends state aid to neo-Nazi party

The Greek parliament has adopted a measure suspending state aid to the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party, after six of its lawmakers faced charges in a high-profile probe of the group's alleged criminal activities.

Greece suspends state aid to neo-Nazi party
MSF denounces 'unprecedented' violence in C. Africa
MSF denounces 'unprecedented' violence in C. Africa

Doctors Without Borders (MSF) on Wednesday denounced the "unprecedented" violence in the Central African Republic, urging all sides to respect civilian safety and calling for urgent international aid.

MSF denounces 'unprecedented' violence in C. Africa
US arms halt to Egypt largely 'symbolic': analysts
US arms halt to Egypt largely 'symbolic': analysts

By suspending military aid to Egypt, Washington is pressing Cairo to end the bloodshed on the streets but its largely "symbolic" act is unlikely to have a concrete impact.

US arms halt to Egypt largely 'symbolic': analysts
Malala, Congolese doctor among Nobel Peace favourites
Malala, Congolese doctor among Nobel Peace favourites

Teenage Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai and a Congolese doctor dedicated to helping rape victims are the two most-hyped figures among pundits ahead of Friday's Nobel Peace Prize announcement.

Malala, Congolese doctor among Nobel Peace favourites
Romania gets 2 bn euro IMF standby aid
Romania gets 2 bn euro IMF standby aid

The International Monetary Fund approved Friday a standby loan of nearly two billion euros ($2.7 billion) to match a backup loan of the same size requested from the EU.

Romania gets 2 bn euro IMF standby aid
Britain gives $160 million to Syria aid
Britain gives $160 million to Syria aid

Britain on Wednesday gave an extra $160 million to help Syrian refugees as the European Union urged the UN Security Council to do more to ensure humanitarian access.

Britain gives $160 million to Syria aid
UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie listens as an Iraqi refugee woman. ©REUTERS/S.Malkawi/UNHCR
Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin among Oscar honorees

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is to give a prestigious humanitarian award to Hollywood A-lister Angelina Jolie for her "impassioned" campaigning work.

Angelina Jolie, Steve Martin among Oscar honorees
Egypt defiant on aid after arrest of Islamist chief
Egypt defiant on aid after arrest of Islamist chief

Egypt's interim prime minister said his country could live without aid from the US as Washington and the EU review ties with Cairo amid a bloody crackdown on supporters of deposed president Mohamed Morsi.

Egypt defiant on aid after arrest of Islamist chief
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UN calls for $98 mn in emergency aid for N. Korea

The United Nations is in urgent need of $98 million to finance emergency aid for the people of North Korea.

UN calls for $98 mn in emergency aid for N. Korea
MSF pulls out of Somalia after 'extreme attacks'
MSF pulls out of Somalia after 'extreme attacks'

Medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders closed all its operations in war-torn Somalia on Wednesday, warning of growing insecurity, after 22 years of working in the Horn of Africa troublespot.

MSF pulls out of Somalia after 'extreme attacks'
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Afghan forces need substantial help after 2014: US

Afghanistan's military is increasingly effective but it will need considerable training and foreign aid beyond the US pullout date of 2014.

Afghan forces need substantial help after 2014: US
UN gives rebels 48 hours to disarm around DR Congo city
UN gives rebels 48 hours to disarm around DR Congo city

The United Nations on Tuesday threatened to use force against M23 rebel forces near Goma city, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, if they do not disarm within 48 hours.

UN gives rebels 48 hours to disarm around DR Congo city
Africa backs French Mali mission, Mideast against: poll
Africa backs French Mali mission, Mideast against: poll

Africans generally approve of France's military intervention to help drive Islamists out of northern Mali, while Middle Easterners are opposed.

Africa backs French Mali mission, Mideast against: poll
US plan to arm Syria rebels gains support in Congress
US plan to arm Syria rebels gains support in Congress

President Barack Obama's plan to provide vetted Syrian rebels with weapons and strategic military aid has gained traction in Congress.

US plan to arm Syria rebels gains support in Congress
Turkey police crack down on Syria aid workers after unrest
Turkey police crack down on Syria aid workers after unrest

The finger of blame which the Turkish government pointed at foreigners for orchestrating anti-government protests now appears to target foreign aid missions helping internally displaced Syrians.

Turkey police crack down on Syria aid workers after unrest
Halving world hunger by 2015 'within reach': UN
Halving world hunger by 2015 'within reach': UN

Despite economic crises and dwindling aid, the UN said Monday huge progress had been made towards meeting the so-called Millennium Development Goals.

Halving world hunger by 2015 'within reach': UN
Rebels barring access to Sudan conflict zones: UN
Rebels barring access to Sudan conflict zones: UN

Rebels battling government forces in two southern states in Sudan are holding up relief and medical supplies into areas they control.

Rebels barring access to Sudan conflict zones: UN
US program marks birth of one millionth HIV-free baby
US program marks birth of one millionth HIV-free baby

This month somewhere in sub-Saharan Africa the one millionth baby will be born without HIV to a mother who suffers from the disease, thanks in large part to a decade-old US aid program.

US program marks birth of one millionth HIV-free baby
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Spanish police leverage Twitter to fight crime

Spain's national police has built up an army of over half a million followers on Twitter, using them to help swoop on fugitives and get tip-offs on drug dealers in an open dialogue that has helped bring the force closer to the people.

Spanish police leverage Twitter to fight crime
Syria rebels converge on airbase as US mulls support
Syria rebels converge on airbase as US mulls support

Syrian rebels have clashed with government troops after converging on a military airport in Aleppo.

Syria rebels converge on airbase as US mulls support