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The Accountability Review Board probing the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is subpoenaing documents and conducting interviews behind a veil of secrecy inside the State Department.
In Senegal, which is relatively stable and prosperous, malnutrition among children in the north has surpassed 14 percent, just shy of the World Health Organization threshold for an emergency.
Al Qaeda-linked Somali insurgents say they are expelling the British aid group Save the Children from areas under their control.
Thousands of sacks of food aid meant for Somalia's famine victims have been stolen and are being sold at markets in the same neighborhoods where skeletal children in filthy refugee camps are starving.
An outbreak of cholera has killed more than 1,000 people, the Haitian government said Tuesday as it sent top officials to the country's north in hopes of quelling violent protests against U.N. peacekeepers accused of spreading the disease.
James J. Sheeran, the former insurance commissioner of New Jersey, mayor of West Orange, N.J., and a decorated hero of World War II, died July 16 at his home in Princeton, N.J. He was 84.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES EREZ CROSSING, Israel — Fears of an impending humanitarian disaster in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip are mounting, with Israel's military under growing domestic pressure to open border crossings for relief supplies to enter.
With Somalia embroiled once again in the kind of devastating fighting that has racked the failed state in the horn of Africa for more than 15 years, the work of humanitarian organizations becomes both more dangerous and more important. Lately it's become more dangerous not only operating in the country, but actually moving relief supplies to Somalia, which is done by sea, has become a deadly endeavor. In May, a cargo ship carrying food for the U.N. World Food Program was attacked by pirates, and a guard killed in the process of defending the ship.