President Trump Drops Executive Order Tightening U.S. Food Aid Cargo Preference Rule -Source

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, June 30 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration has dropped plans for an executive order that will require all U.S. food aid to be transported on American ships after members of Congress protested, congressional and aid sources said on Friday. Reuters reported on Thursday that Trump was considering issuing an order that would have … [Read more...]

White House Preparing Order to Tighten U.S. Food Aid Shipping Rules -Sources

By Lesley Wroughton and Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, June 29 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration is preparing an executive order that will require all U.S. food aid to be transported on American ships, according to four sources with knowledge of the deliberations. Update: President Trump Drops Executive Order Tightening U.S. Food Aid Cargo Preference, … [Read more...]

Escalation in Ship Attacks Pushes Yemen Towards Famine

By Jonathan Saul and Katie Paul LONDON/RIYADH, March 6 (Reuters) - Cruise missiles, floating mines and a remote-controlled boat have been deployed to attack ships in Yemen in recent months, changing the dynamic of the two-year-old war and pushing the country closer to famine, shipping and aid officials say. The weapons have targeted military vessels from a Saudi-led … [Read more...]

U.S. Senators Set New Bid for Food Aid Overhaul

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON, June 3 (Reuters) - Two U.S. lawmakers introduced legislation on Tuesday to end U.S. restrictions on international food aid programs, which they said would free up hundreds of millions of dollars per year and get aid to some 9 million more hungry people around the world. U.S. Senators Bob Corker of Tennessee, the top Republican on the … [Read more...]