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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. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Rebels embrace aid-driven peace bid

    Posted Mar 13th 2007, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... civilians- but there is rare co-operation from both sides in pushing forward with foreign aid projects. The region of Matanog in Maguindanao province was the scene of some of the heaviest fighting ... local income. The scheme is part of Japan's aid-driven peace effort, which is being employed in five other villages, at a total cost of US$624,000. With the backing of both Tokyo ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Arroyo aides attacked over comments on political killings

    Posted Aug 23rd 2006, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila A cabinet minister and an army general came under heavy criticism yesterday over comments that human rights and media groups said could encourage extrajudicial killings. The row came as police confirmed that Hermelino Marquezas, me ...




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