Qatar said it would provide $1 billion in reconstruction assistance for Gaza following a war there between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.
"The state of Qatar announces its participation with an amount of $1
Senior US officials voiced doubts on Friday that an international donors conference to be held in Cairo this weekend will meet the Palestinians' full request for $4 billion in aid pledges to rebuild the Gaza Strip after it was devastated by
The United Nations plans to set up an Ebola crisis centre to co-ordinate the response to the deadly virus and to strive to halt its spread in West African countries in six to nine months, said the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
It should have been a routine delivery of vegetable oil to Iran for making margarine; instead the tanker spent months in the Gulf as banks held up payment for the cargo, fearing they would run foul of international sanctions.
The United Nations sent its first humanitarian aid convoy into rebel-held areas of Syria without government consent on Thursday as UN chief Ban Ki-moon accused warring parties of denying assistance to millions of
A first shipment of 40 tonnes of medicines and medical equipment is expected to leave Bahrain for Gaza within the next 48 hours.
The cargo will include surgical equipment, intravenous fluids, medications and ba
Yemen has a more urgent need for financial aid in 2014 than last year to fund its budget spending as currency reserves shrink and donor aid is slow to arrive, a senior International Monetary Fund official said.
The impoverished Ar
Egypt will need further international assistance to put its economy back on track despite receiving huge loans from Gulf states, the IMF said.
"Egypt will need financial support which could come from its partners in the Gulf