U.S. aims for over $7 billion in aid for 20-year Pacific islands compacts

U.S. aims for over $7 billion in aid for 20-year Pacific islands compacts

US President Joe Biden’s administration is seeking more than $7 billion over the next two decades for economic assistance to three Pacific island countries, a State Department official said on Thursday, Trend reports citing Reuters. Washington said earlier this year it had reached consensus with the Marshall Islands, Palau and the Federated States of Micronesia … Read more

Journalist and aid worker freed in Mali after years as hostages

A French journalist held hostage by Islamic extremists for nearly two years in Mali was released on Monday, according to the French president and media watchdog Reporters Without Borders.  Olivier Dubois was kidnapped in April 2021 from northern Mali, a region of the country wracked by jihadi violence linked to al-Qaida and the Islamic State … Read more

Kidnapped French journalist and American aid worker freed in West Africa

A French journalist an an American aid worker held hostage in West Africa were both freed on Monday. Officials in Niger unexpectedly announced Monday morning that Olivier Dubois and Jeffery Woodke had taken a special flight to the country’s capital but provided no details.  US officials said that the American hostage was not freed in Niger … Read more

U.S. Aid Worker Kidnapped In Niger Released After 6 Years

WASHINGTON (AP) — An American aid worker who was kidnapped in the West African nation of Niger more than six years ago has been released from custody, the Biden administration said Monday. Jeffrey Woodke was kidnapped from his home in Abalak, Niger, in October 2016 by men who ambushed and killed his guards and forced … Read more

It’s time to put a stop to humanitarian aid being withheld as a weapon of war

The opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not represent in any way the editorial position of Euronews. Today, a record 339 million people are in need of humanitarian aid.  Yet, the barriers to humanitarian access — in other words, the ability to reach and deliver assistance to those who … Read more

Credit Suisse Shares Soar After Central Bank Aid Announced

GENEVA (AP) — Credit Suisse’s shares soared 30% on Thursday after it announced it will move to shore up its finances by borrowing up to nearly $54 billion from the Swiss central bank, bolstering confidence as fears about the banking system moved from the U.S. to Europe. It was a massive swing from a day … Read more

NEQSOL Holding continues providing humanitarian aid to Türkiye

NEQSOL Holding continues providing humanitarian aid to Türkiye

NEQSOL Holding continues its support to Türkiye to eliminate the consequences of the devastating earthquake. By the decision of the holding, Bakcell, which is part of it, has transferred the amount of 5 million Turkish lira (TRY) to the bank account of the Embassy of Türkiye in Azerbaijan. Thus, the total amount of humanitarian aid … Read more

Czechs protest price rises and Ukraine military aid — RT World News

Demonstrators in Prague rallied against poverty and demanded an end to weapons deliveries to Kiev Thousands of Czechs took to the streets of Prague for an anti-government demonstration on Saturday. Protesters decried falling living standards and rising prices, but also their government’s continued military support of Ukraine. Organized by the right-wing Law, Respect, Expertise party … Read more