U.S. aid

  • August 7, 2014  

    President Obama is reportedly considering “very limited” military action in Iraq against the Islamic State group. The Sunni extremists have renewed their surge across Northern Iraq, sending thousands of Christians and Yazidis fleeing from ultimatums to convert to Islam, pay heavy fines or face death. Hari Sreenivasan reports on the dire humanitarian situation and efforts to offer aid. Continue reading

  • May 23, 2014  

    In our news wrap Friday, Thailand’s ousted prime minister was detained and 150 political leaders were barred from leaving the country. In response, the U.S. suspended $3.5 million in military aid to Thailand. Also, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told CBS News it would be premature to fire Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki over allegations of delayed care. Continue reading

  • May 8, 2014  

    The U.S. is sending a team of military, law enforcement and hostage negotiators to Nigeria to join efforts to locate the girls who were kidnapped by Islamist militants in Nigeria. Gwen Ifill talks to Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, about the tools available to track the whereabouts of the girls and what’s been going on diplomatically behind the scenes. Continue reading

  • May 7, 2014  

    A small team of U.S. specialists will head to Nigeria to help efforts in locating more than 270 girls who were kidnapped from a boarding school — a provocative attack that has drawn international outrage. To examine expectations for U.S. assistance, Jeffrey Brown talks to Jon Temin of the United States Institute of Peace and Heather Murdock of The Christian Science Monitor. Continue reading

  • April 3, 2014  

    GWEN IFILL: What would happen if the U.S. government used social media to undermine a hostile foreign government? That may be exactly what the U.S. Agency for International Development tried to do in Cuba with ZunZuneo, a Twitter-style social media … Continue reading

  • September 14, 2012  

    In other news Friday, presidential candidate Mitt Romney drew a hard line when he said Egyptian leadership should protect foreign diplomats or risk losing out on $1.3 billion in U.S. aid. Also, Chicago teachers unions and district officials are close to a “framework” for a deal that would end the week-long strike. Continue reading

  • June 13, 2011  

    After Osama bin Laden’s death, NPR’s Steve Inskeep returned to Pakistan, a country he’s been covering for nearly a decade. He found that many there are losing confidence in the future and wondering if the country can be truly independent when it gets billions in U.S. aid. Margaret Warner speaks with the Morning Edition co-host. Continue reading

  • November 5, 2007   BY  

    Against the United States’ wishes, Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf imposed emergency rule over the weekend and arrested more than 1,000 people, including lawyers who were protesting the government’s action. Continue reading