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Trump axes US$25 million in aid for Palestinians in East Jerusalem...

The aid cut is the latest in a number of actions by the Trump administration that have alienated the Palestinians.

Pentagon moves to scrap US$300 million in aid to Pakistan

US officials accuse Pakistani officials of ignoring or even collaborating with groups that launch operations into Afghanistan from safe havens along the countries' border.

Israel welcomes end of US funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency

Israel expressed support for a new conduit for humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians.

US halts aid to Palestinian refugee agency

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the business model and fiscal practices of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) were an "irredeemably flawed operation."

BR1M should break poverty cycle, not give extra income

IDEAS chief says the cash aid programme is good but its philosophy is not.

Palestinians: US cut in aid amounts to ‘cheap blackmail’

Relations between the US administration and the Palestinian Authority took a nosedive after Trump decided to recognise the disputed city of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

US cuts more than US$200 million in aid to Palestinians

Relations between the US administration and the Palestinian Authority took a nosedive after Trump announced the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Flood-stricken Kerala angry after UAE $100 million offer rejected

More than 1.3 million people have now packed into temporary camps even though the floods, which have left at least 420 dead and missing, are fast receding.

India rejects UAE govt’s US$100 mln flood disaster fund offer

The ministry added that foreign money could only be donated through Indian-origin individuals or foundations.

Nigerians who fled Boko Haram return ‘home’ as presidential race heats...

As the presidential race heats up ahead of February polls, the Nigerian government and officials of Borno state are encouraging and facilitating the "return" of tens of thousands of people.

Aid agencies rush to help survivors of deadly Lombok quakes

Aid organisations have vowed to boost humanitarian assistance on the island as devastated residents struggle in makeshift displacement camps.

Samoa rejects China Pacific debt forgiveness call

Samoa Prime MInister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi said asking for aid loans to be forgiven is like someone requesting assistance and receiving milk, then returning and asking for the entire cow.

Russian aid helps war-torn Syrian families survive

The UN says some 6.5 million people in the country are unable to meet their food needs seven years into Syria's civil war.

Troops called to India’s Kerala as flood toll rises

Hundreds of extra troops were deployed in the southern state, a major tourist hotspot, as the government issued a "red alert" over the region's worst floods in decades.

Ties with Japan will be raised to higher level, says Saifuddin

Foreign minister says this is in line with importance being given to Malaysia's relationship with Japan and Look East Policy 2.0.

Lombok quake damage exceeds US$342 mln as deaths top 400

Authorities say aid is slow in getting to some of the hardest-hit areas as they are remote.

Death toll in Indonesia quake rises to 164

Local authorities, international relief groups and the central government have begun organising aid, but shattered roads have slowed efforts to reach survivors in the mountainous north of Lombok.

A tribute and thank you to Khazanah Nasional

Social workers thank Khazanah for its support for outreach programmes to help marginalised communities.

US-led infrastructure aid to counter China in Indo-Pacific

The trilateral partnership's agreement to invest in Indo-Pacific infrastructure projects is seen as a counter to China’s rising influence in the Pacific Ocean.

US Pompeo warns against IMF bailout for Pakistan that aids China

"Make no mistake. We will be watching what the IMF does,"

UN struggling to deliver food aid in South Sudan as rains...

In addition to the inaccessible terrain, aid groups also have to contend with being targeted by armed groups operating in South Sudan.

Laos scrambles for food, medicines, coffins after dam burst

The official Laos News Agency said that about 26 people were confirmed dead and more than 130 were missing following the failure of the dam, a subsidiary structure under construction as part of a hydroelectric project.

Study suggests weaning babies sooner onto solids can aid sleep

Babies who are given solid foods, as well as breast milk from the age of three months, show signs of sleeping better than infants fed only with milk until they are six months old.

EU freezes aid to Moldova as row over mayoral election festers

The government had expected the EU to disburse the money after securing US$33.8 million in aid from the International Monetary Fund last week.