Overseas Development Aid

Surgeons design inexpensive headlamp to make operations safer in…

Surgeons design inexpensive headlamp to make operations safer in…

Published 14/11/2018

(Reuters Health) - Surgeries in poorer countries can become dangerous when electrical power goes out, as it often does. That’s why a group of doctors [more…]

Gene study reveals secrets of parasitic worms, possible treatments

Gene study reveals secrets of parasitic worms, possible treatments

Published 05/11/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - The largest study to date of the genetic makeup of parasitic worms has found hundreds of new clues about how they invade [more…]

Russia and Turkey give more time for Idlib deal in Syria: U.N.

Russia and Turkey give more time for Idlib deal in Syria: U.N.

Published 18/10/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - Russia and Turkey plan to give more time for the implementation of their de-escalation deal in the Syrian province of Idlib, a [more…]

Five new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo: health ministry

Five new Ebola cases confirmed in eastern Congo: health ministry

Published 06/10/2018

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Congolese health ministry on Saturday reported a further five confirmed cases of Ebola in the east of the Democratic Republic of [more…]

Desperate Indonesians flee quake zone, with scale of disaster unclear

Desperate Indonesians flee quake zone, with scale of disaster unclear

Published 01/10/2018

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia scrambled on Monday to get help into quake-hit Sulawesi island as survivors streamed away from their ruined homes and accounts [more…]

Driven from home, White Helmet rescuers start over in north Syria

Driven from home, White Helmet rescuers start over in north Syria

Published 27/08/2018

AZAZ, Syria (Reuters) - Syrian rescue worker Samir Salim found his mother’s body under their collapsed house, but there was no time for a funeral. [more…]

Myanmar generals had ‘genocidal intent’ against Rohingya, must face…

Myanmar generals had ‘genocidal intent’ against Rohingya, must face…

Published 27/08/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - Myanmar’s military carried out mass killings and gang rapes of Muslim Rohingya with “genocidal intent” and the commander-in-chief and five generals should [more…]

U.S. official says EU aid for Iran sends ‘wrong message’

U.S. official says EU aid for Iran sends ‘wrong message’

Published 24/08/2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. envoy on Iran criticized a European Union decision to give $20.7 million in aid to Tehran on Friday, saying [more…]

Militia threat hampers Ebola fight in Congo as disease kills 47

Militia threat hampers Ebola fight in Congo as disease kills 47

Published 17/08/2018

GENEVA (Reuters) - Militia violence in Democratic Republic of Congo has prevented aid workers from reaching some potential cases in an outbreak of Ebola that [more…]

China’s Xi pledges $20 billion in loans to revive Middle East

China’s Xi pledges $20 billion in loans to revive Middle East

Published 10/07/2018

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday pledged a package of $20 billion in loans, and about $106 million in financial aid, to [more…]