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  1. Manila to get US$434m in aid from US agency

    Posted Aug 10th 2010, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila A US government aid agency will give Manila US$434 million in aid in a move seen as a vote of confidence in the new Aquino administration's commitment to fight corruption. The grant by the Millennium Challenge Corporation, a US-funded aid agency that ties aid to a developing country's ability to curb graft, represents a big boost to an initial US$20.68 ...

  2. Japanese aid flights considered

    Posted May 29th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok in Beijing Japan was considering sending several C130 military transport aircraft to help airlift rescue materials to victims of the Sichuan earthquake after a request from Beijing, a source close to the Japanese Ministry of Defence said yes ...

  3. Accusations of aiding coup plot irk media

    Posted Dec 05th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... reporters of giving 'indirect aid' by airing rebel propaganda. Ms Ressa, a former CNN correspondent, could not be reached for comment. But when she received the summons she issued ...

  4. The Devil Came on Horseback

    Posted Jun 03rd 2007, 12:00am by David Wilson

    ... David Wilson The Devil Came on Horseback by Brian Steidle Perseus, HK$200 Mass murder in the name of God or national or ethnic superiority has a long tradition. It stretches back to before the birth of Mohammed or Jesus. 'Over centuries,' Sudan ...

  5. Activists hope Obama ties aid for Philippines to rights

    Posted Nov 24th 2008, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila The administration of US president-elect Barack Obama could tie American aid to the Philippine government's willingness to tackle controversial domestic issues ... with its former colonial master over its military bases in the Philippines some 10 years earlier. These warmer ties helped Manila obtain close to US$1 billion worth of military and economic aid ...

  6. Insurgents threaten to use Aids carriers to attack army

    Posted Sep 27th 2005, 12:00am by Azizur Rahman

    ... Shaikh Azizur Rahman in Calcutta Insurgents fighting for independence in northeast India have threatened to launch an 'Aids attack' against the army if it continues its operation ... However, not everyone is taking the threat lightly. Dr N.S. Dharmshaktu, a project director of the National Aids Control Organisation [Naco] in Delhi, said: 'Insurgent groups are now trying ...

  7. India caught in a bind over military aid

    Posted Feb 08th 2005, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... Amrit Dhillon Nepal's neighbour India is caught in a dilemma over continuing military aid to King Gyanendra. Having firmly disapproved of a coup about which it had no prior warning, New Delhi is now wondering what to do next. If it stops aid- which is considered highly unlikely- the Royal Nepal Army fighting the Maoists could be defeated and the king toppled. Given ...

  8. They call this 'aid'?

    Posted Sep 11th 2007, 12:00am by Laurence Brahm

    ... tensions, and chaos ensued. As rioting spun out of control, the guest houses of foreign aid experts and agencies were pillaged. Now, why would Afghans attack foreign aid agencies and experts, who, theoretically, are helping them? Truthfully, most Afghans cannot differentiate between aid workers from non-governmental organisations and military personnel. This is not their fault: the lines between ...

  9. Resentment remains despite years of aid

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... thanks they are getting for their money. Tokyo has so far provided more than US$17 billion in such loans- more than half the foreign aid China has received in that period- which has been spent on roads, railways, ports, power stations and the like. Japanese ask why they should still be giving aid to a country that has nuclear weapons, has sent a man into space, has an increasingly ...

  10. Sudan pleads for more aid to stem crisis

    Posted Jul 10th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Kong, Sudan's ambassador to Beijing, Mirghani Mohamed Salih, denied claims by aid agencies that his government was involved in ethnic cleansing in the troubled Darfur region. 'We ... in combined assault with helicopter gunships and bomber aircraft,' said Mr Verney, an aid worker in Darfur in the mid-1980s who has since monitored events in the country. 'There's ...




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