Can the new head of U.S. foreign aid make America good again?
As Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepares to host the Group of 7 meeting, he faces a battle over efforts to cut foreign aid by a third to help make up for the costs of fighting the coronavirus.
The vice president concluded her first trip abroad, a high-stakes trip to Mexico and Guatemala during which she took on the politically volatile issue.
Is the Mayan vision of a full, plentiful and dignified life finally within reach for all its citizens?
Vice President Kamala Harris detailed efforts to combat trafficking and corruption in order to deter northward migration.
A stark reality faces the vice president as she visits the region: Expanding aid programs have failed to stem migration.
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with the leaders of Egypt and Jordan to discuss rebuilding war-ravaged Gaza, largely avoiding talk of a long-term Israeli-Palestinian agreement.
Israel has quietly sought, and perhaps achieved, a large measure of autonomy from its half-century of reliance on the United States.
International donors are raising millions, but the Modi administration has erected hurdles for overseas organizations and guided money toward officially endorsed groups.
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken and others say the prospect of recognition — and financial aid from the United States — can moderate the militant group. Some call that delusional.
The move will once again make the United States a leading donor to the United Nations agency that assists about 5.7 million Palestinians in the Middle East.
The president gave the vice president a prominent role in the politically charged issue at a time when thousands of children are being detained in facilities along the border.
Residents worry that the Biden administration won’t restore critical funding for the renovation of the West Bank school.
The White House also revived an Obama-era policy that allows Central American children to apply for admission to the U.S. from their home country.
Séverine Autessere’s “The Frontlines of Peace” is a biting account of the humanitarian aid industry by a worker who was on the ground.
After a decade of war, the biggest threat now to President Bashar al-Assad is an economic crisis. But at a recent meeting, he had no concrete solutions to his country’s extreme distress.
The Biden administration plans to make good on a promise to donate $4 billion, while the pharmaceutical company Novavax committed to sell 1.1 billion doses of its vaccine.
The Black Lives Matter movement has given leaders from the Global South new traction for change.
U.S. funding for overseas health providers that offer abortion services has vacillated with the changing of administrations for decades. Congress is debating whether to settle the policy by law.
Serious efforts to address global warming might mean big changes for America’s trade, foreign relations and even defense strategy.
The storms displaced hundreds of thousands of people, creating a new class of refugees with more reason than ever to migrate north and setting up an early test for the incoming Biden administration.
If elected, Joe Biden plans to spearhead a repudiation — in policy and tone — of President Trump’s legacy in the region.
The Covid-19 pandemic has set back public health efforts by years. But in an interview, the tech philanthropist expressed hope about new avenues for foreign aid
The E.P.A. has approved nootkatone, which is found in cedars and grapefruit. It repels ticks, mosquitoes and other dangerous bugs for hours, but is safe enough to eat.
Mauricio J. Claver-Carone would be the first president of the Inter-American Development Bank from outside Latin America.
But the U.S. Agency for International Development will allow relief workers to buy personal protective equipment that is produced in the places it would be used.
The State Department and U.S.A.I.D. have spent a fraction of the humanitarian assistance that Congress approved in March to help curb the coronavirus.
Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to a $545 billion pandemic recovery fund backed by borrowing by the entire bloc. It would be a major step toward greater European unity.
A Democratic House committee chairman said the investigation might have been “another reason” for the firing of the inspector general, Steve A. Linick.
Under pressure to curb the drug trade, the Colombian army turns to old tricks.
The move is part of an effort by the acting director of national intelligence to prod countries that outlaw homosexuality to instead decriminalize it.
Poor countries are going to be decimated by the coronavirus. They need a serious rescue package.
The Trump administration is working to secure masks, plastic gloves and other protective medical equipment for Americans first as the pandemic sweeps around the world.
New regulations in China are delaying its shipments of medical supplies around the world. And some American officials worry accepting donated gear helps China’s propaganda efforts.