Taliban militants attack U.S. aid group in Kabul

Mar 29, 2014

Taliban militants attack U.S. aid group in Kabul

Taliban militants attacked an American charity and a nearby day care center Friday, sending foreigners — including women and children — fleeing while Afghan security forces battled the gunmen. An Afghan girl, a driver and all five attackers were killed. The assault is the ...

Mar 21, 2014

Japan to unveil $1 billion aid to Ukraine at G-7 summit: NHK

Japan plans to provide nearly $1 billion in financial aid to Ukraine, NHK said Friday, as relations with Russia cool over the Crimea crisis. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is to announce the support when he attends a Group of Seven meeting in the Netherlands ...

Jan 14, 2014

Japan, Ethiopia urge peace in South Sudan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Ethiopian counterpart, Hailemariam Desalegn, on Monday urged South Sudan’s warring parties to sign a cease-fire to end weeks of fighting that has left thousands dead. “We agreed that the cessation of hostilities in South Sudan and national reconciliation ...

Dec 10, 2013

Agonizing wait for the missing in Philippine wastes

In the grieving, gray wastelands that were once bustling towns on tropical Philippine islands, thousands of typhoon survivors are enduring an agonizing wait of hope and denial for news of loved ones. Nearly 1,800 people are officially listed as missing since Typhoon Haiyan swept ...