In other news Thursday, Senate Democrats rejected a key Republican amendment to the financial reform bill aimed at the Consumer Financial Protection Agency. Also, Nigeria's acting head of government officially became president of Africa's most populous nation following the death…
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In other news Friday, thousands of emergency personnel who suffered health problems because of their work following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks are considering a settlement offer, and the president has delayed his Asia trip to urge lawmakers to…
In other news Wednesday, Vice President Joe Biden met with Palestinian leaders in the West Bank as the international community pressures Israel to stop expanding settlements in east Jerusalem. Also, there are reports that much of the U.N.'s food aid…
The first in a series about the evolving nature of al-Qaida, Margaret Warner speaks with a former CIA staffer about the terror group's influence.
By Larisa Epatko
The U.N. World Food Program announced Tuesday that it is suspending its work in portions of southern Somalia because of threats to its staff and "unacceptable demands" by armed groups.
In other news Tuesday, the U.S. reopened its embassy in Yemen after security concerns forced a two-day closure, and "rising threats and attacks" pushed the United Nations World Food Program to suspend aid to approximately 1 million people in southern…
By Larisa Epatko
When reviewing 2009's humanitarian emergencies, several international aid organizations cited the massive needs of those displaced by fighting in places such as Somalia and Pakistan, and growing obstacles to accessing those in need of help.
Jeffrey Brown speaks with The New Yorker's Jon Lee Anderson about how the militant threat to Somalia's fragile government impacts counter-terror efforts.
In other news, thousands of anti-government protesters clashed with security forces in Iran, and in Somalia, hundreds of students also marched on the capital against the influence there of Islamic militants.
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