Non-governmental organizations

Saudi Arabia's Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir, left, talks to UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock, centre, and European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini, right, during a Syria donors conference at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, March 14, 2019. The European Union's top diplomat says the EU expects "significant pledges" for Syria at a donor conference, as the bloc seeks to keep the 8-year conflict in the international spotlight. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
March 14, 2019 - 9:53 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — International donors are on track to pledge more than $6.5 billion in aid for Syria and refugees who fled the conflict-ravaged country, a top U.N. official said Thursday as the civil war enters its ninth year. However, a significant slice of the funds — some 1.5 billion euros ($1.7...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi attends a signing ceremony for a strategic cooperation treaty following his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia. Amnesty International said on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, that dozens of Egyptian activists, rights defenders and journalists have been targeted by digital phishing attacks in the last two months, likely by their own government. The international rights group said the attacks appear "to be part of a sustained campaign to intimidate and silence critics" of el-Sissi's government. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)
March 06, 2019 - 8:13 am
CAIRO (AP) — Dozens of Egyptian activists, rights defenders and journalists have been targeted by digital phishing attacks in the last two months, likely by their own government, an international rights group said Wednesday. Amnesty International said it analyzed dozens of suspicious emails and the...
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December 22, 2018 - 6:42 pm
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — The director of a TV station critical of President Daniel Ortega was accused Saturday of inciting terrorism after authorities raided and shut down the station's offices in their latest salvo against independent media and nongovernmental organizations. Miguel Mora's wife,...
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December 20, 2018 - 5:25 am
CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court has acquitted 43 people, including German and U.S. nationals, of charges they illegally received funding for their local and foreign non-governmental groups. Thursday's verdict ended a seven-year legal battle that rattled civil society groups just months after a 2011...
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In this image made from a video taken on March 28, 2018, Michael Kovrig, an adviser with the International Crisis Group, a Brussels-based non-governmental organization, speaks during an interview in Hong Kong. Canadian Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale confirmed on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, that Kovrig, a former Canadian diplomat, was arrested Monday night in Beijing, China. The arrest comes amid a dispute between the two counties over Canada's arrest of a Chinese executive at the request of the United States. (AP Photo)
December 12, 2018 - 2:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that it had no information about a former Canadian diplomat detained in Beijing in apparent retaliation for Canada's arrest of a leading Chinese executive. While declining to confirm the detention of Michael Kovrig, ministry spokesman Lu Kang...
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 14, 2015 file photo, a Pakistani police officer stands guard outside a sealed office of international aid group Save the Children, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan is kicking out 18 international charities after rejecting their final appeal to stay in the country, a move that an aid group spokesman said Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018 would affect millions of desperately poor Pakistanis and lead to tens of millions of aid dollars lost. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)
December 06, 2018 - 3:41 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan is kicking out 18 international charities after rejecting their final appeal to stay in the country, a move that an aid group spokesman said Thursday would affect millions of desperately poor Pakistanis and lead to tens of millions of aid dollars lost. The majority of the...
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In this courtroom drawing, Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Zolkind, standing, addresses cooperating witness Cheikh Gadio, far right, during Hong Kong businessman Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho's bribery trial in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Seated at far left is the defendant, Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho. On the bench is Judge Loretta Preska. The photo on the monitor shows the defendant and the President of Chad, Idriss Deby, taken during a meeting. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 6:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal jury convicted a Hong Kong businessman Wednesday of bribing the presidents of two African nations to secure oil rights for a Chinese energy conglomerate, a case that stretched from the halls of the United Nations and highlighted the often blurry line between...
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This image provided by the Gendarmerie Maritime (French Coast Guard) shows migrants aboard a boat after being intercepted by French authorities, off the port of Dunkirk, northern France, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018. French and British maritime authorities have pulled 18 migrants in two small boats from the English Channel as they tried to get to Britain, the latest of several recent rescues. (Gendarmerie Maritime via AP)
November 27, 2018 - 11:58 am
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on migrants in Europe (all times local): 5:55 p.m. __ Three European non-governmental organizations are criticizing ongoing negotiations by the European Union to return to Libya 12 migrants rescued last week by a Spanish fishing vessel in the Central Mediterranean. The...
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FILE - In this Sunday, June 14, 2015 file photo, a Pakistani police officer stands guard outside a sealed office of international aid group Save the Children, in Islamabad, Pakistan. Pakistan ordered 18 international aid organizations to close, threatening the assistance they provide to some of the country's most vulnerable, international aid workers said Friday, Oct. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed, File)
October 05, 2018 - 10:57 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan ordered 18 international aid organizations to close, threatening the assistance they provide to some of the country's most vulnerable, international aid workers said Friday. The majority of the shuttered aid groups are U.S.-based, while the remainder are from Britain and...
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September 28, 2018 - 7:43 am
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Burundi's government has suspended the operations of non-governmental organizations for three months, saying that "many of them do not respect the law." The action was announced late Thursday by the National Council of Security, which is chaired by President Pierre Nkurunziza...
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