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Afghanistan's cash-strapped government has levied nearly $1 billion in suspect taxes and fees on U.S.-funded reconstruction projects and military contractors over the past five years, often in violation of bilateral agreements with Washington, a new audit by a U.S. government watchdog found.
Not well known, until now, is Cape Verde's status as the onetime home to many Moroccan Jewish emigrants, whose cemeteries are being restored, thanks to the determined effort of a D.C. woman who stumbled upon this aspect of the diaspora a few years ago.
"It's all good," rapper M.C. Hammer famously said, and that's something the U.S. Agency for International Development appears to believe about the country's reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan.
Leftist Bolivian President Evo Morales said Wednesday that he's giving the boot to the U.S. Agency for International Development for supposedly undermining his government.
A Bush-era rule that forbids some federal AIDS money to go to groups unless they "explicitly" oppose prostitution and sex trafficking is heading to the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday.
The American ambassador in Azerbaijan is raising an alarm over the government's closure of a U.S.-funded university dedicated to democracy and human rights in a Central Asian nation widely denounced for crushing political opposition.
The U.S. government may have awarded taxpayer-funded contracts to terrorists and those who support the insurgency in Afghanistan, according to an audit issued Thursday by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR).
The State Department has announced that it will award up to $300,000 for "workforce development" in Serbia.
Less than 25 percent of the $1.5 billion pledged by the international community for Syrian refugees has been delivered, jeopardizing the humanitarian aid project, U.S. officials say.
Cisco Systems plans to establish two network training centers in Myanmar, as global technology companies begin to move into one of the least-connected places on Earth.
A former deputy director at a private contractor that did business with the U.S. Agency for International Development was sentenced Friday to 51 months in prison in the embezzlement of more than $1 million from a program meant to address global health problems.
The Obama administration should — and has the legal authority to — use its executive power to begin lifting the decades-old embargo on trade with Cuba, according to two new papers this week issued by an influential Latin America think tank and a leading Cuban exile group.
The State Department on Tuesday added two Sudanese militants to the U.S. terrorist watch list.
Last week marked the third anniversary of Cuba's arrest of USAID subcontractor Alan Gross for the "crime" of delivering Internet equipment to a Jewish group in Havana.
Almost three years after her husband was arrested and jailed in Cuba, Judy Gross still talks to Americans who haven't heard his story. Now she is speaking more openly than in the past, hoping to make her husband's case as well known as those of other Americans who won freedom after being jailed overseas.