Despite billions in aid, US unable to get Pakistan to confront militants

Since 2001 the United States has tried virtually every strategy available to persuade Pakistan`s army to take the threat of militancy more seriously, but 12 years and $28 billion in aid later, all the American approaches are widely viewed as having failed.

African leaders abuse Chinese aid and channel to their home areas: Report

China`s "no strings attached" aid is being abused by African leaders who channel the lion`s share of funds to their home areas, US-led researchers found in the first geo-referenced database of Chinese aid to the world`s poorest continent.

Canada suspends Burkina aid after army grabs power

Canada suspended development assistance to Burkina Faso on Tuesday after the West African country`s military seized power in one of the world`s poorest nations.

India against imposing developed nations' norms on aid by developing nations

Aid provided by developing countries to their counterparts cannot be subjected to the same norms set for assistance from developing countries, India told a UN General Assembly committee that deals with economic and financial matters Wednesday.

Syria sends aid to 2,000 displaced Kurdish families

The Syrian government Thursday sent aid convoys to as many as 2,000 Kurdish families displaced by the ongoing grinding war between the Islamic State (IS) and the Kurdish militants in the northern city of Kobane, according to the state-run news agency SANA.

Ebola may change how aid is spent on healthcare in Africa

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has exposed major gaps in development aid, prompting a rethink of the balance between building health systems and tackling specific diseases like AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.

UN cuts Syria food aid over funding shortfall: Official

The United Nations said on Monday that it has started cutting the food aid it provides to 4.2 million Syrians ravaged by war because of a shortfall in funding.

US offers additional $212-mn aid for Gaza

US Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday announced an additional $212 million in assistance to Palestinian people at a donors' conference for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.

US pledges $212m in aid to rebuild Gaza; they desperately need us, says Kerry
US pledges $212m in aid to rebuild Gaza; they desperately need us, says Kerry

An international donor conference to rebuild war-torn Gaza was held in Cairo on Sunday where envoys from dozens of countries met to pledge aid fund worth billions for the Herculean task of reconstruction of a city battered by 50 days of violence in July and August.

World's richest nations fail to meet aid pledges: Report

The majority of the world`s rich donor nations failed to meet their development aid pledges in 2013 and only one third of the money went to the poorest countries, a report said on Monday.

EU gives more aid to farmers hurt by Russia sanctions

The European Union introduced a new aid package on Tuesday worth 165 million euros to help farmers hit by Russian sanctions over the Ukraine crisis, but tightened up on dubious compensation claims.

Outgunned: The Syria `moderate` rebels set for US aid

The "moderate" Syrian rebels Washington is set to throw its weight behind are a ragtag collection of outgunned factions weakened by a war on several fronts -- against the regime and jihadists.

Cuba sends six-ton medical aid shipment to Gaza

Cuba has sent six tons of drugs and medical supplies to Gaza, devastated from seven weeks of war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 people, official media reported Thursday.

Russia says next aid convoy to Ukraine `will not be the last`

Russia said on Wednesday that its next aid convoy to crisis-hit southeastern Ukraine would be followed by others despite Kiev`s fears that they may be used to supply pro-Kremlin insurgents.

Mumbai Mantra`s new initiative to aid 100 scriptwriters

Writer Anjum Rajabali has joined hands with Mumbai Mantra to mentor aspiring screenwriters through its new initiative Cinerise 100 Storytellers.

Women bearing aid desperate to enter Ukraine as thousands flee

Heads resting on their bags as they wait in stifling heat in their van, 11 women sit stranded at the Ukrainian border as a dispute over a mammoth Russian aid convoy blocks their mission to reach relatives stuck inside besieged Lugansk.

Saudi Arabia grants Lebanon`s Army $1 billion in aid

Saudi Arabia has granted $1 billion in aid to Lebanese armed forces, state news agency SPA said, as they battle Islamist militants who seized a border town in the worst spillover yet from Syria`s three-year-old civil war.

Central America to ask for US aid to stem immigration

The leaders of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala plan to ask US President Barack Obama for help funding projects to stem immigration during White House talks next week.

India seeks extension of aid agreement with Nepal

India has sought a three-year extension of an agreement with Nepal under which it can directly pump in funds for flagship projects worth billions of rupees without requiring to go through official channels.

Kuwait to send urgent aid to displaced Iraqis

Kuwait said on Sunday it is sending urgent humanitarian aid to thousands of Iraqis who have been displaced by ongoing fighting in the neighbouring Arab country.