Overseas Development Aid

Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

Macron to Lebanese leaders: reform swiftly or face consequences

Published 01/09/2020

BEIRUT/PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday gave Lebanese politicians until the end of October to start delivering on reforms, saying financial aid [more…]

Macron marks Lebanon’s centenary as nation teeters on brink

Macron marks Lebanon’s centenary as nation teeters on brink

Published 01/09/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron marked Lebanon’s centenary on Tuesday by planting a cedar tree, the emblem of the Middle East country that [more…]

WHO seeking $76 million for Lebanon after Beirut blast, concerned about coronavirus

WHO seeking $76 million for Lebanon after Beirut blast, concerned about coronavirus

Published 12/08/2020

CAIRO (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday it had appealed for $76 million in aid for Lebanon after last week’s massive [more…]

Beirut police fire tear gas as protesters regroup and two ministers quit

Beirut police fire tear gas as protesters regroup and two ministers quit

Published 10/08/2020

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese police fired tear gas to try to disperse rock-throwing protesters blocking a road near parliament in Beirut on Sunday in a [more…]

Iran says Beirut blast should not be politicised

Iran says Beirut blast should not be politicised

Published 10/08/2020

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday that countries should refrain from politicising the massive blast in Beirut last week, and that the United States [more…]

Film, pop stars line up for global COVID-19 fundraising gig

Film, pop stars line up for global COVID-19 fundraising gig

Published 22/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - International music and film stars will headline a globally televised and streamed fundraising concert on Saturday to help fight COVID-19 as part [more…]

Up to 17 infected, 11 dead in new Ebola outbreak in Congo

Up to 17 infected, 11 dead in new Ebola outbreak in Congo

Published 15/06/2020

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The Democratic Republic of Congo has recorded up to 17 Ebola cases in a new outbreak of the deadly virus in the [more…]

U.N. expert says some are ‘starving’ in North Korea

U.N. expert says some are ‘starving’ in North Korea

Published 09/06/2020

GENEVA (Reuters) - A United Nations human rights expert voiced alarm on Tuesday at what he called “widespread food shortages and malnutrition” in North Korea, [more…]

U.S. steers clear as global COVID-19 pledging conference begins

U.S. steers clear as global COVID-19 pledging conference begins

Published 04/05/2020

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - World leaders launched a pledging “marathon” on Monday - without the United States - to raise at least $8 billion for research [more…]

Saudi-led coalition in Yemen calls for end to escalation in south

Saudi-led coalition in Yemen calls for end to escalation in south

Published 27/04/2020

RIYADH (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition engaged in Yemen on Monday urged a leading separatist group that declared self-rule in the south to rescind its [more…]