“If we don’t get the funding we need and if more isn’t done to suppress the virus, COVID-19 could engulf Yemen,” said Lise Grande, the U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, in a statement. … [Read more...] about Saudi Arabia confirms virtual donors conference for Yemen with U.N.
FILE PHOTO: U. N. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (OCHA) Mark Lowcock attends a news conference for the launch of the "Global Humanitarian Overview 2019" at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Decemer 4, 2018. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse … [Read more...] about U.N. seeks $2.4 billion for Yemen, warns aid operation nearly broke
The Justice Department had previously asked Apple to help extract data from two iPhones that belonged to the gunman, including one that authorities say Alshamrani damaged with a bullet after being confronted by law enforcement. It was not immediately clear how the FBI and Justice Department were able to ultimately access the phone. … [Read more...] about Official: FBI finds link between Pensacola gunman, al-Qaida
The U.S., like it has so many times in the past, must lean on its humanitarian food assistance programs at USAID and USDA to prevent hunger before it kills or metastasizes into something else. The Trump administration must move swiftly to get funds to our implementing partners to pre-position food ahead of border closures and supply chain breaks. Congress must ensure that there are significant domestic and international resources in subsequent coronavirus relief packages, so that food assistance and food nutrition programs are funded to match the scale of need, both here and abroad. … [Read more...] about As Famine Threatens the Globe, the U.S. Must Answer the Call | Opinion
Low pressure IMD warned that a low pressure area is likely to form over southeast and adjoining eastcentral parts of the Arabian Sea by Sunday. It is likely to concentrate into a depression in the subsequent 72 hours. … [Read more...] about Orange alert for Idukki
King’s last sermon was entitled Why America May Go to Hell. His personal loneliness and political isolation loomed large. J Edgar Hoover said he was “the most dangerous man in America”. President Johnson called him “a nigger preacher”. Fellow Christian ministers, white and black, closed their pulpits to him. Young revolutionaries dismissed and tried to humiliate him with walkouts, booing and heckling. Life magazine – echoing Time magazine, the New York Times, and the Washington Post (all bastions of the liberal establishment) – trashed King’s anti-war stance as “demagogic slander that sounded like a script for Radio Hanoi”. … [Read more...] about Martin Luther King Jr was a radical. We must not sterilize his legacy