Hundreds of thousands of people in Sudan's conflict-torn state of South Kordofan are on the brink of famine as Khartoum keeps up a blockade on aid agencies.
Finding ways to boost the slowing global economy and helping poor nations fend off financial shocks will be on the agenda at meetings this week of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Tokyo.
Politicians and aid officials gathered on Tuesday in the northeast of Japan, devastated by last year's quake and tsunami, to discuss what lessons can be learned from disasters.
The US State Department said Monday it would work with Congress to try to unblock some $450 million in economic aid for Egypt, after a lawmaker froze the funds.
Syrian grassroots activists working to run field hospitals and repair fuel lines will Friday urge world leaders to do more to help a stricken people caught up in the battle to oust the Assad regime.
Almaty doctors had to provide first aid to a newborn child left in a call-box, to reanimate a passenger in public transport and to deliver a baby to prove their professional excellence.
The Obama administration must stay the course in Arab Spring countries and help them thwart rising militancy, even as the deaths of four diplomats grimly highlighted the dangers lurking in the young democracies.
The United States is weighing a deal with Egypt's new rulers to relieve $1 billion worth of debt, The New York Times reported Monday.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Friday that the South Pacific was big enough for both the United States and China but urged the Asian power to ensure it distributes its growing aid fairly.
Israel and Jordan on Sunday barred pro-Palestinian US and European activists from trying to cross into the West Bank to deliver aid to students, a number of sources said.
Philippine authorities appealed Thursday for volunteers to help deliver food, water and other relief goods to two million people affected by deadly floods in and around the Philippine capital.
The World Food Programme has said it is sending a first shipment of emergency food aid to flood-hit areas of North Korea, where torrential rain has killed scores of people and inundated cropland.
The Red Cross had allocated almost $308,000 for victims of N. Korea's floods and storms, after state media reported 119 deaths and major crop damage in the food-scarce nation.
The United States said it was "very concerned" about a Syrian offensive in Aleppo, Syria, but rejected comparisons to Libya where NATO-led forces intervened last year to protect civilians.
Chugging along on tractors, brigades of volunteers rode to the aid of regular firefighters battling a deadly blaze in northeastern Spain on Monday.
US President Barack Obama and his rival Mitt Romney suspended campaigning Friday out of respect for the victims of a shocking shooting at a Colorado movie theater that left 12 people dead.
The US will present its highest award to Myanmar's democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi in September when she makes her first US trip in more than two decades.
Kazakhstan manufacturers presented their goods at the international exhibition Dubai International Humanitarian Aid and Development-2012.
The U.S. are rendering Kazakhstan technical aid in health, education, support of small and medium business and trade: Vice-Minister.
In the last five years Kazakhstan has rendered humanitarian aid totally worth $56 million: Foreign Ministry.
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