Three Italian soldiers died in western Afghanistan on Monday after their vehicle fell into a ditch, police said.
A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti two years ago, sending an already struggling nation into a tailspin.
The wife of a U.S. subcontractor jailed in Cuba said Saturday she is devastated that Cuba is not including her husband among the nearly 3,000 prisoners being released on humanitarian grounds.
Cuba will pardon more than 2,900 prisoners, the government said Friday, though U.S. subcontractor Alan Gross is not among those who will be freed.
Cutting foreign aid is definitely back in vogue.
On his knees, Nawroz prays. He is a condemned man about to die in a brutal way.
Raj Shah was just 34 and already a rising star when his mentor Bill Gates, in a 2007 Harvard commencement speech, said of the war on global poverty: "The barrier to change is not too little caring; it is too much complexity."
Bolivia's government is accusing U.S. officials of meddling in the South American nation's internal affairs and fueling indigenous protests of a proposed highway project.
A day after the U.S. government announced the suspension of operations for American-funded aid organizations in the Gaza Strip, efforts are now underway to restart the $98 million worth of programming, according to an American government official.
An American contractor sentenced to 15 years in a Cuban prison for attempting to set up an illegal Internet network appealed to the country's highest court Friday.
Severe drought, crop failure, livestock deaths, soaring food prices and armed conflict are forcing millions of people in the Horn of Africa to flee their homes, creating what U.S. State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development officials Tuesday described as "staggering hunger," with more than 11 million people now in need of emergency assistance.
An American contractor who worked with a U.S. government agency in Iraq was killed Thursday in a "terrorist attack" on a convoy in Baghdad, the State Department said.
Members of a U.S. delegation on Thursday visited Alan Gross, an American contractor sentenced to 15 years in prison in Cuba, and said he was in good spirits as he continues to press for his release.
The United States provides Pakistan with $1.5 billion in aid annually, but this ambitious program lacks transparency, has muddled goals and is hampered by conflicting instructions from Washington.
A report on the quality of food handed out during world disasters and famine has identified improvements experts hope will make relief campaigns more effective at fighting hunger.
As Haiti still struggles to recover from a devastating earthquake that struck 15 months ago, former President Bill Clinton is once again headed there.
CNN's Sara Sidner looks at how a group of village women are helping save a wildlife sanctuary from thieves and hunters.
In southern Bangladesh, a small group of local women is taking the initiative when it comes to environmental protection.
CNN's Shasta Darlington reports on the trial of an American subcontractor for USAID in Cuba.
The United States is sending a disaster assistance group that includes an urban search-and-rescue team to New Zealand to help recovery efforts after the Christchurch earthquake, President Barack Obama announced Tuesday.
An American citizen jailed in Havana over a year ago has been charged with "acts against the independence and integrity" of Cuba and could face up to 20 years in prison, Cuban state media reported Friday.
A young woman survives being trapped under the rubble for six days with nothing to eat or drink.
Writhing in pain in the fetal position, Falone Maxi prayed fiercely for someone to find her beneath the ruins of what was once her university. She forced herself to stay conscious. Her sister visited the leveled site each day in hope of hearing her voice.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Wednesday unveiled a sweeping assessment of how America's diplomats can meet the dual task of countering expanding international challenges and shrinking government budgets.
Domino theorists love the Middle East. Because of this, a number of media pundits have recently added the little-known country of Yemen as a front in the unsettled aftermath of George W. Bush's War on Terror.
The U.S. government is doing a poor job of coordinating the work done and accounting for money spent by 7,000 contractors rebuilding Afghanistan, an audit found.
Water pumps can save lives -- but only if they work.
The death toll from a cholera outbreak in Haiti has risen to more than 150 confirmed deaths, according to health officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the U.S. Agency for International Development.
On the morning of September 26, Linda Norgrove was in an unmarked Toyota Corolla traveling from Asadabad to Jalalabad in eastern Afghanistan, a spectacular route with towering mountains to the right and a broad river to the left. Spectacular but also very dangerous -- ambush country in a part of Afghanistan where many different groups, including criminal gangs, the Taliban and al Qaeda, have a presence.
A top U.S. diplomat spoke with the Cuban foreign minister at the United Nations General Assembly in New York, a U.S. official said Monday, marking one of the highest-level diplomatic exchanges between the two countries in years.
The death this month of British aid worker Linda Norgrove in Afghanistan and the subsequent discussion about aid worker safety have fueled a row between the United States and nongovernmental organizations about how to deliver aid and do development work in conflict zones like Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Concerned a ban on security contractors in Afghanistan will curtail the efforts of development workers, the State Department is feverishly negotiating with the Afghan government about a set of conditions that will allow private security details to operate in the country, senior U.S. officials told CNN.
Cuba accused U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday of failing to keep his promise of a new start with the communist island, saying that far from easing the U.S. trade embargo, his administration has tightened some restrictions.
An official with Falah-e-Insaniyat Foundation, a group with alleged links to a banned Pakistani terrorist organization, says the U.S. Agency for International Development's administrator visited a camp the group is running and praised the work being done there.
CNN's Sara Sidner joins the head of the USAID on a visit to Pakistani flood relief camps.
The head of the U.S. Agency for International Development traveled Wednesday to relief camps in Pakistan's southern Sindh province to get a personal look at what is being done for the flood victims and what they still need.
A strike by a combined Afghan and international force may have killed a Taliban commander connected to a July 2 attack near a hotel in Kunduz province, the NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan said Thursday.
Four men on death row for killing two U.S. international aid employees in Sudan escaped from prison in Khartoum, a State Department spokesman said Friday.
China lowered flags to half staff and pulled all entertainment programming from the airwaves Wednesday to mourn more than 2,000 people killed during last week's earthquake in the country's northwest, Chinese media reported.
China mourns the more than 2,000 people killed during last week's earthquake. CNN's Emily Chang reports.
One month after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, the enormity of the country's damage is clear. The numbers tell stories of death and destruction, as well as a global outpouring of aid.
Photographer Peter Turnley chronicles the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake in pictures.
In the country that ranks second in the harvest of coca, the plant whose leaves are used in the production of cocaine, the idea to get Peruvian farmers to plant alternative crops is not new.
Three foreign aid workers were among eight people killed Wednesday when a roadside bomb struck a convoy on its way to a girls' school opening in northwest Pakistan.
CNN's Hala Gorani reflects on the Haitian disaster and the manifestations of the human spirit.
In a modest office in the neighborhood of Petionville, Haiti, engineers, architects, aid workers and government officials are working on the earthquake-ravaged country's future. They call it Haiti 2.0.
Two weeks after a 7.0-magnitude earthquake devastated Haiti, the numbers have mounted. The numbers tell stories of death and destruction, as well as a global outpouring of aid.
Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré was highly praised for his leadership of recovery efforts in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina hit in 2005, so he's well-versed in what works and what doesn't in disaster management.
A woman was found alive after six days, trapped under the rubble of a collapsed bank in Haiti. ITN's Bill Neely reports.
Four of the 10 American rescue teams mobilized in the hours following the earthquake in Haiti are returning home Tuesday -- having never traveled farther than their local airports.
Nearly a week after a massive earthquake leveled much of Haiti, rescues of victims who survived without food or water have not abated.
The U.N. Secretary-General speaks the the United Nations in NY after returning from Haiti.
Five people were rescued Sunday from the rubble of a grocery store, officials told CNN, 24 hours after the effort to reach them began.
Rescuers continue to work at the site of a collapsed grocery store where three victims have been found alive.
Aid helicopters drop food onto crowds of Haitians.
CNN's Chris Lawrence gets caught in the chaos as aid and misinformation reaches some earthquake victims in Haiti.
10:49 p.m. -- The Argentine Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the Argentine Mobile Military Hospital -- which they say is the only hospital functioning in Port-au-Prince -- has treated more than 800 people. Argentine Armed Forces helicopters are helping evacuate the "gravely injured" people to Santo Domingo, in the neighboring Dominican Republic. Argentina also plans to send an airplane with aid to the area, the statement said.
An American intelligence official vowed Thursday that the United States would avenge a suspected terrorist attack on a U.S. base in Afghanistan that resulted in the deaths of seven CIA officers.
An American citizen has been detained in Cuba for the past week, the U.S. State Department said Saturday.
Brad Blauser lives in war-torn Baghdad, where he doesn't earn a paycheck and is thousands of miles from his family. But he has no intention of leaving anytime soon.
Brad Blauser's Wheelchairs for Iraqi Kids program has distributed nearly 650 free pediatric wheelchairs.
CNN's Ivan Watson is embedded with U.S. marines in Afghanistan, who are taking aim at heroin production.
The U.S. military bombed about 300 tons of poppy seeds in a dusty field in southern Afghanistan Tuesday in a dramatic show of force designed to break up the Taliban's connection to heroin.
Talk about patient money. It took The Female Health Company, a Chicago-based maker of female condoms, almost 20 years to turn a profit.
One in five Afghan children die before their 5th b-day despite billions of dolllars in aid. CNN's Paula Newton reports.
Babies lie side by side in warming beds or sprawled on blankets atop crude wooden tables.
President Obama talks about religions and how faiths can help us during these tough times.
The Obama administration took its first steps into the politically delicate world of church-state relations Thursday, issuing an executive order establishing a new review process to encourage nondiscriminatory hiring practices among religious groups accepting federal money.
Toiling in what is the opium capital of the world, farmers in southern Afghanistan are swapping out their poppy plants for wheat crops.
More than 3,000 people have died of cholera in Zimbabwe, according to World Health Organization figures released Wednesday, seeming to confirm health experts' concerns that the disease is not yet under control.
President Barack Obama weighed in Thursday on the conflict between Israel and Hamas, urging Israel to open Gaza border crossings and telling the Islamic fundamentalist organization to stop rocket fire into the Jewish state.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrives for her first full day of work at the State Department.
President-elect Barack Obama is considering issuing an executive order to reverse a controversial Bush administration abortion policy in his first week in office, three Democratic sources said Monday.
International teams dig on as darkness comes for a second night over the collapsed school in Haiti.
Frantic relatives of people believed trapped in the rubble of a collapsed school picked at the ruins with shovels and hammers Sunday before being pushed back by police amid new safety concerns.
The death toll rose to 84 Saturday night in the collapse of a Haitian school as international aid crews continued sifting through the wreckage, a local journalist said Saturday night.
The death toll from a string of hurricanes and tropical storms in Haiti has risen to nearly 800 people, an official with the Haitian Red Cross says.
Hurricanes, mudslides, floods and food shortages have struck the already impoverished people of Haiti. CNN's Karl Penhaul reports.
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