Jonathan Landay

Aid programs for Yemen under threat without increased funding - U.S. envoy

12:31pm EDT

DUBAI The United States on Thursday called on the international community, especially regional countries, to fulfill their pledges to increase funding for humanitarian assistance to Yemen and warned that aid programs could otherwise be forced to close.

U.S. seeks to extradite Turkish businessman over fraud charges

Jun 22 2021

WASHINGTON The United States will seek to extradite a Turkish businessman from Austria so he can appear before a U.S. judge in Utah, where he is facing charges of conspiring to commit money laundering and wire fraud, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday.

Exclusive: U.S. suspects 4,000 cases of fraud in Iraqi refugee program - documents

Jun 18 2021

WASHINGTON U.S. authorities pursuing a sweeping fraud investigation suspect some 4,000 Iraqis of filing fraudulent applications for resettlement in the United States as refugees, and they are re-examining cases involving more than 104,000 others, according to State Department reports reviewed by Reuters.  

Turkey should pull troops from Afghanistan under 2020 accord -Taliban spokesman

Jun 10 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Turkey should withdraw its troops from Afghanistan under the 2020 deal for the pullout of U.S. forces, a Taliban spokesman said on Thursday, effectively rejecting Ankara's proposal to guard and run Kabul's airport after U.S.-led NATO forces depart.

Opposition leader says Belarus has become 'North Korea of Europe'

Jun 09 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko's crackdown on pro-democracy protests and the independent media is turning his nation into "the North Korea of Europe," the country's opposition leader told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday.

U.N. Yemen envoy Griffiths tapped to be U.N. aid chief - sources

May 11 2021

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON United Nations Yemen mediator Martin Griffiths has been tapped to become the world body's new aid chief, several sources told Reuters on Tuesday, as the U.N. tries to avert several famines and help vaccinate the globe against the novel coronavirus.

For Yemenis fleeing war, U.S. peace efforts offer only faint hope

May 11 2021

MARIB, Yemen In the al-Jafeenah camp for internally displaced people outside the Yemeni city of Marib, Jamal al-Jaberi, forced to flee fighting near his home, is counting on the United States to help broker a peace deal and end the seven-year war.

Taliban would roll back Afghan women's rights -U.S. intelligence report

May 04 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Taliban "would roll back much" of the progress made in Afghan women's rights if the Islamist extremists regain national power, according to an assessment released on Tuesday by top U.S. intelligence analysts.

U.S. national security adviser says China climate cooperation not a 'favor'

Apr 30 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Friday the United States does not consider China's cooperation on climate change a favor, and that it was unclear if Beijing would fully follow through on its commitments to reduce emissions.

Indirect talks on Iran nuclear deal in 'unclear place': U.S. national security adviser

Apr 30 2021

WASHINGTON Indirect negotiations between the United States and Iran on a return to compliance to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal are in "an unclear place," U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said on Friday.

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