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  • US military aid to Pakistan may be converted into loans

    The Trump administration's budget proposal would convert some of the United States' foreign military grants to loans, affecting several countries, including Pakistan...

    The proposals are a part of a larger effort to slash spending on diplomacy, aid and programmes abroad by more than 29 per cent, the White House said on Monday...

  • US trims Pakistan military aid over ‘Haqqani inaction’

    WASHINGTON: The United States will not make the remaining military reimbursements to Pakistan for fiscal year 2016 because Defence Secretary Jim Mattis cannot certify that Islamabad has taken sufficient action against the Haqqani network, the Pentagon said on Friday...

    “Secretary Mattis has informed congressional defence committees that he was not able to certify that Pakistan has taken sufficient actions against the Haqqani network...

  • US House decides on conditional military aid for Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: The United States (US) House of Representatives on Thursday voted 277 to 147 in favour of a defence policy bill seeking to increase restrictions on military aid for Pakistan unless certain conditions are met...

    The NDAA will block $450 million in aid to Islamabad unless it does more to fight the militant group, which lawmakers see as a major threat to US forces in Afghanistan...

  • Military aid to Pakistan will help defeat IS, Al Qaeda: US

    WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has asked Congress to approve $336 million of civil and military aid to Pakistan for the next fiscal year, arguing that the proposed military assistance will help defeat Al Qaeda and the militant Islamic State (IS) group...

    The proposed military assistance includes $80 million from the Foreign Military Financing (FMF) fund, $20 million less than $100 million from the last fiscal year...

  • Yemen gets first food aid since March

    UNITED NATIONS: In ‘a major breakthrough’, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) announced on Tuesday that its first ship since the eruption of conflict in Yemen in March berthed in the port of Aden after repeated attempts to reach large numbers of increasingly desperate people...

    “In the coming days we hope to reach more people, not only in Aden but throughout Yemen,” said Muhannad Hadi, WFP’s Regional Director for the Middle...

  • Saudi shells hit Yemen aid office, killing five: local official

    CAIRO: Saudi shells hit an international humanitarian aid office in northern Yemen on Thursday, killing five Ethiopian refugees and wounding ten, a local official said...

    Artillery fire and air strikes hit the town of Maydee along Yemen's border with Saudi Arabia in Hajja province, a stronghold of the Houthi militia that a Saudi-led Arab alliance has been bombing for eight weeks...

  • Saudi shells hit Yemen aid office, kill five Ethiopian refugees

    CAIRO: Saudi shells hit an international aid office in Yemen on Thursday killing five Ethiopian refugees, a local official said, while violence across the country put United Nations-led peace talks in doubt...

    The official said that 10 other refugees were wounded when artillery fire and air strikes hit the town of Maydee along Yemen’s border with Saudi Arabia in Hajja province, a stronghold of the Iran-allied Houthi rebel group that a...

  • UN calls for $1bn aid to Yemen

    UNITED NATIONS: As the Yemen peace talks called by the UN in Geneva failed, the United Nations relief arm on Friday called for over one billion dollars in funding in order to lift Yemen from a devastating crisis that has plunged the country into severe food insecurity and left it on the brink of an all-out humanitarian disaster...

    6 billion appeal in Geneva, Under Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs Stephen O’Brien told...

  • Aid shortfall handicaps UN agencies in Yemen

    Asked about initial promise of humanitarian aid of $100 million for Yemen’s relief as far back as April by Riyadh, and whether that money was ever delivered, UN spokesman Stephane Djuarric said the funds are in process, but declined to name countries which have not delivered on their commitments...

  • Saudis declare Yemen truce to allow in humanitarian aid

    ADEN: The Saudi-led coalition bombing Yemeni rebels since March declared a five-day truce on Saturday so aid can reach a country the UN says is on the brink of a humanitarian disaster...

    Announcing the unilateral truce to begin from midnight Sunday, a statement on the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said the coalition also reserved the right to respond to “military activity or movement” by the Shia Huthi rebels during the...

  • Fight against famine is being lost in Yemen, says UN aid chief

    The United Nations humanitarian chief warned on Friday that the fight against famine is being lost in Yemen, which is already facing the world's worst humanitarian crisis with 75 per cent of its 29 million people in need of assistance...

    "Lowcock said two recent developments threaten to overwhelm the aid operation — a "dramatic economic collapse" that has reduced the value of Yemen's currency by some 30pc, and intensified fighting...

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