The United States may accelerate US economic and military aid to Iraq with the end of Nuri al-Maliki`s eight-year reign but will first want proof that the country`s new leaders have abandoned his sectarian ways.
For all the billions of dollars in foreign aid that have poured into Afghanistan over the past 12 years, Sajeda, her head-to-toe burqa covered in dust, sobs that the world has forgotten the poorest of the poor in the largely untroubled north of the country.
The United States will provide an additional $25 million in humanitarian aid to the Philippines for typhoon relief, raising to $86 million its assistance to its major ally, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday.
The United States has justified its decision to give USD 1.6 billion in economic and security assistance to Pakistan, arguing that the Obama administration is encouraged that the bilateral relationship has improved.
Terming the monetary aid provided by the World Bank, IMF and the US as “death warrants” for the country’s self reliance, Jamaat-e-Islami chief also suspected that in lieu of the US aid, America will ask Pakistan to “do more”, reported The Nation.
The Obama Administration has requested the Congress to resume security assistance to Pakistan, which now stands at 305 million US dollars for fiscal year 2014, a drop of 35 per cent against 2012 fiscal.
The US has been assisting Turkey and Arab nations boost their arms deliveries to Syrian rebels in recent months as the armed opposition attempts to unseat Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the New York Times reported.