US Troop Withdrawal Key Factors Behind Afghan Army Collapse: SIGAR

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A US government watchdog said that the withdrawal of US forces and military contractors last year caused the catastrophic collapse of the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces (ANDSF). The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR), in its latest …

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EU Announces $25m in Humanitarian Aid For Palestine

The European Union on Monday announced a revamped humanitarian aid package worth $25 million to meet basic needs of vulnerable Palestinians in the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza. “Over 2 million Palestinian women, children and men in the Occupied …

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US Provides $808 Million Aid to Syria

United States Representative to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield announced an additional $808 million in humanitarian assistance to Syria. According to US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, the humanitarian aid was in response to the Assad regime’s widespread corruption and …

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Ukraine Receives 45 Fire Trucks from Italy

Ukraine received 45 fire trucks from the Italian government on Monday. According to the Ukrainian Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA), the fire trucks will be deployed across the garrisons of Ukraine’s State Emergency Service. “Thank you EU Civil Protection & …

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900,000 Afghans Lose Jobs Since Taliban Takeover In August: SIGAR

The US Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) said Tuesday that at least 900,000 Afghans have lost their jobs since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in mid-August. “500,000 Afghan workers lost employment in the third quarter of 2021. By …

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Ukraine Crowdfunding Platform Launched

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy announced that Ukraine has launched an internet crowdfunding website to generate donations that will help finance the country’s resistance against Russia’s invasion. According to Zelenskyy, all the cash donated through the Ukrainian platform United24 will be …

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EU Promises Moldova Support

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The European Union (EU) pledged to increase military aid to Moldova, which is seen as a potential next target of Russia’s war-driven actions. President of the European Council Charles Michel vowed to increase military aid to Moldova during a press …

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US Announces $6 Million Financial Aid for Venezuelan Refugees and Chilean Hosts

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United States Undersecretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights Uzra Zeya announced more than $6 million in humanitarian assistance for Venezuelan refugees as well as their host communities in Chile. During an official visit to the Chilean capital of …

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