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    Syrian planes pound rebels in north

    Syrian government warplanes unleashed deadly airstrikes on rebel strongholds in the country's north on Tuesday, activists reported.

  • 50 Cent visits famine victims in Somalia, Kenya

    Rapper 50 Cent is teaming up with the World Food Program to see firsthand the effects of hunger in Somalia and Kenya.

  • Somalis from southern Somalia wait with their malnourished children in Banadir Hospital in the capital of Mogadishu, Somalia, on Monday, Aug. 15, 2011. (AP Photo)

    Somalia famine aid stolen; U.N. investigating

    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 can't find enough to eat, an Associated Press investigation has found.

  • A child from southern Somalia, is treated for malnourishment in Banadir hospital in Mogadishu, Somalia, Friday, Aug. 5, 2011. The United Nations predicts famine will probably spread to all of southern Somalia within a month and force tens of thousands more people to flee into the capital of Mogadishu. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

    Gunfire said to kill 7 as aid is looted in Somalia

    Somali government troops opened fire during a looting rampage at a World Food Program food distribution program in Mogadishu on Friday, killing at least seven famine refugees, witnesses said.

  • Somalia offensive: 300 new militants in Mogadishu

    Heavy fighting erupted Thursday in Somalia's capital as African Union peacekeepers launched an offensive aimed at protecting famine relief efforts from attacks by al Qaeda-linked militants, officials said. At least six people died.

  • Briefly: Africa

    A plane carrying 10 tons of urgently needed nutritional supplements to treat malnourished children has landed in famine-hit Somalia, a U.N. official said Wednesday.

  • Food supplements airlifted into famine-hit Somalia

    A plane carrying 10 tons of urgently needed nutritional supplements to treat malnourished children has landed in famine-hit Somalia, a U.N. official said Wednesday.

  • Illustration: North Korea by John Camejo for The Washington Times

    ROBERTSON: Silent spring in North Korea

    The pro-democracy protests in the Middle East and North Africa have provoked China and Vietnam to crack down harshly on their dissidents lest they think they can emulate the "Jasmine Revolutions." But from North Korea, arguably the most repressive dictatorship in Asia, there continues to be nothing but radio silence. The silence doesn't mean everything is fine there, though. In fact, people are starving, and the situation is dire. It is hard to find the energy to protest when you are focused on survival.

  • Officials: U.N. air crew kidnapped in Darfur

    Three Bulgarians flying aircraft for the World Food Program in Sudan were kidnapped Thursday in its troubled western Darfur region, officials said.

  • Victims of a suicide bombing are treated at a hospital in Khar, the main town of Pakistan's Bajur tribal region along Afghan border, on Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. A female suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden vest, killing scores of people at an aid distribution center, officials said. (AP Photo/Anwarullah Khan)

    Thousands fear hunger after Pakistan bombing

    Some 300,000 desperately poor villagers impoverished by fighting in Pakistan's tribal belt are scrambling to feed themselves after a female suicide bomber killed 45 people outside a World Food Program food distribution center, triggering a district-wide suspension of the relief project.

  • A Pakistani flood survivor interacts with Rajiv Shah, left, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, during his visit to camp in Sukkur, Pakistan on Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Khurram Shahzad)

    USAID head hurried out of Pakistan relief camp

    USAID Administrator Raj Shah was forced to cut short a visit to a flood relief camp in Pakistan this week after his security detail detected “suspicious individuals” in the area.

  • Saudi aid bails out U.N. food agency

    The U.N.'s lead food aid agency said yesterday it has raised the money to cover an emergency funding shortfall due to soaring world food and fuel prices, thanks in large part to a last-minute $500 million donation from Saudi Arabia.

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