• Doctors Without Borders November 20, 2020 9:57 pm

    Doctors Without Borders Is Fighting a ‘Humbling' Battle Against COVID-19 as the Virus Rages Worldwide

    The coronavirus pandemic has posed “unprecedented” challenges to Doctors Without Borders, particularly as it has exploded in countries where the humanitarian organization typically doesn’t need to operate. Dr. Africa Stewart, an organization director, joined LX News to talk about the importance of making sure a solution to the pandemic is available to everyone who needs it around the world.

  • Afghanistan May 12, 2020 11:14 am

    Gunmen Attack Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan

    Gunmen stormed a hospital in the west of Kabul on Tuesday, killing at least four people and triggering a battle with security forces, Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry said.

  • Donald Trump September 6, 2019 9:27 pm

    US Tells Migrant Woman 8 Months Pregnant to Wait in Mexico

    Eight-and-a-half-months pregnant and experiencing contractions, a Salvadoran woman who had crossed the Rio Grande and was apprehended by the Border Patrol was forced to go back to Mexico. Agents took her to the hospital, where doctors gave her medication to stop the contractions. And then, according to the woman and her lawyer, she was almost immediately sent back to Mexico....

  • Donald Trump August 11, 2019 12:30 am

    Spanish Aid Boat Blocked by Italy Rescues 39 More Migrants

    A private rescue ship that has remained at sea with 121 migrants after being denied permission to enter ports in two European countries rescued 39 more people Saturday, a Spanish aid group said, further complicating conditions on and off board. The Open Arms made its latest rescue in international waters in the central Mediterranean Sea, where it has idled for...

  • Europe June 30, 2019 6:57 pm


    For hundreds of African migrants, dreams of a new life in Europe have instead ended in a detention center in the remote desert of war-torn Libya, where they say they have been held for months amid raw sewage, piles of garbage, disease, maggots and barely enough food to survive. Their plight, detailed in interviews with The Associated Press and social...

  • Europe June 30, 2019 6:57 pm

    Migrants Stranded in Libya Endure Sewage, Maggots, Disease

    For hundreds of African migrants, dreams of a new life in Europe have instead ended in a detention center in the remote desert of war-torn Libya, where they say they have been held for months amid raw sewage, piles of garbage, disease, maggots and barely enough food to survive. Their plight, detailed in interviews with The Associated Press and social...

  • Family June 13, 2019 10:36 pm

    Congo Pastor Likely Sparked Ebola Outbreak Spread to Uganda

    The Congolese pastor who is thought to have caused the Ebola outbreak’s spread into Uganda was unknown to health officials before he died of the disease, the World Health Organization’s emergencies chief said Thursday. That underlines the problems in tracking the virus as a WHO expert panel on Friday discusses whether to declare a global health emergency. As a third...

  • spokesman April 8, 2019 3:57 pm

    Vaccines Were Blocked as Yemenis Died in Cholera Outbreak

    In July 2017, a plane chartered by the United Nations idled on the tarmac at an airport in the Horn of Africa as officials waited for clearance to deliver half a million doses of cholera vaccine to Yemen. Amid the country’s ruinous war, the disease was spiraling out of control, with thousands of new cases reported each day. The green...

  • United Nations March 7, 2019 7:55 pm

    Response to Ebola in Congo Hampered by Violence, Group Says

    Health workers battling Ebola in eastern Congo are facing “a climate of deepening community mistrust” nearly seven months after the outbreak began, Doctors Without Borders warned Thursday. The medical aid group has temporarily suspended its operations at two treatment centers located in the epidemic’s epicenter after both were set ablaze by unknown attackers. There have been some “30 different incidents...

  • Donald Trump January 9, 2019 6:53 pm

    Fact Check: Trump's Claims on Drug Smuggling, Security at the Border

    President Donald Trump made his case for a crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border in a speech to the country Tuesday night. But Trump and members of his administration have repeatedly made false statements about immigration, legal and illegal, to bolster a need for a wall — or at least steel slats — and baseless assertions that Mexico will pay for...

  • Associated Press December 9, 2018 2:51 pm

    In Gaza Protests, Israeli Troops Aim for The Legs

    Israeli forces deployed along the volatile border with the Gaza Strip have fired live rounds at rock-throwing Palestinian protesters ever since demonstrations against Israel’s long-running blockade of Gaza began in March. And for eight months, Israeli snipers have targeted one part of the body more than any other — the legs. The Israeli army says it is responding to weekly...

  • food June 17, 2018 6:15 pm

    Rescue Ships Dock in Spain as Migrant Debate Roils Europe

    Ships in the Aquarius aid convoy docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the perilous Mediterranean only to become the latest pawn in Europe’s battle over immigration. The Italian coast guard vessel Dattilo was the first of the three boats bearing the 630 migrants to touch land...

  • director May 18, 2018 1:48 pm

    Congo's Ebola Risk ‘Very High' as Confirmed Virus Cases Rise

    Congo’s latest Ebola outbreak now has 14 confirmed cases as health officials rush to contain the often deadly virus in a city of more than 1 million. The World Health Organization was holding an experts’ meeting Friday to determine whether the epidemic warrants being declared a global health emergency. WHO now calls the risk to the public in Congo “very...

  • leader January 22, 2018 11:24 am

    Rohingya Muslim Refugee Return to Myanmar Delayed

    The gradual repatriation of more than 680,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees back to Myanmar from Bangladesh, scheduled to begin Tuesday, has been delayed amid widespread fears that refugees would be forced to return, a Bangladesh official said Monday. The refugees began pouring across the border into Bangladesh in August, fleeing waves of attacks by Myanmar security forces and Buddhist mobs. While...

  • officer July 6, 2017 8:25 am

    Tensions Rise Between Iraqi Forces and Civilians in Mosul

    “Don’t stop!” the Iraqi special forces lieutenant yelled as a wave of fleeing civilians trudged past his position in Mosul’s Old City in the scorching heat. “Don’t pretend you’re tired! Keep going!” Nearby, dozens of women and children, their hands raised, dropped their bags for security forces to search. Keeping the crowd at a distance, the soldiers yelled at the...

  • New York March 14, 2017 6:02 pm

    Syrian War Brought ‘Slow-Motion Slaughter': Human Rights Group

    The Syrian government committed “slow-motion slaughter” of unknown numbers of Syrians trapped in besieged and hard-to-reach areas by willfully denying them food and health care, according to a new report Tuesday from a civil rights group. Physicians for Human Rights says in the report that the Syrian government consistently exploited a new U.N. aid delivery system, depriving millions of Syrians...

  • facebook March 2, 2017 4:57 pm

    Ebola Health Care Worker Featured on Time Cover Dies After Childbirth in Liberia

    In a heartbreaking reminder of just how strong fear remains in Liberia, her husband says the nurses on duty were too afraid to touch his wife when she experienced complications after childbirth last month.

  • facebook January 10, 2017 1:07 pm

    Tom Hiddleston Apologizes for Awkward Globes Speech Touching on Sudan Civil War

    Hey, even demi-gods get a case of the jitters. That’s what “Night Manager” star Tom Hiddleston, who also stars in the Avengers and Thor films as Loki, blamed for his widely panned Golden Globes acceptance speech.

  • food December 22, 2016 8:57 pm

    Raw: Rebels Leave Eastern Aleppo

    A convoy of rebel fighters left eastern Aleppo, Syria on Thursday. Exclusive video recorded by a contractor for The Associated Press shows the rebel convoy.

  • United States August 15, 2016 11:30 pm

    11 Dead After Airstrikes Hit Doctors Without Borders Hospital in Yemen

    At least 11 people were killed and 19 injured Monday after airstrikes hit a hospital in northern Yemen that Doctors Without Borders was helping operate, the group said. The international aid organization — also known as Médecins Sans Frontières, or MSF — said Abs Hospital in the northern Hajjeh province was hit by the strikes at 3:45 p.m. local time....

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