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Liberians get nearly 12 years for theft of US aid

A federal judge sentenced two Liberians on Tuesday to nearly 12 years in prison in the theft of more than $1 million in U.S. aid meant to help rebuild their war-torn country. Full story

Misrata and western Libya remain focus for aid: U.S

International aid groups are rotating doctors into the besieged Libyan city of Misrata and evacuating migrant workers as fighting rages between rebels and pro-government forces, U.S. officials said on Monday. Full story

US to give Libyan rebels $25 million in aid

The Obama administration plans to give the Libyan opposition $25 million in non-lethal assistance in the first direct U.S. aid to the rebels after weeks of assessing their capabilities and intentions, officials said Wednesday. Full story

Cuba says blogger Yoani Sanchez part of "cyberwar"

Cuba attacked dissident blogger Yoani Sanchez in a nationally televised program on Monday, accusing of her being part of a "cyberwar" against the communist island by the United States and other enemies. Full story

Republicans in Congress aim to cut foreign aid

From solar-powered bikes to aid for an African country that spent millions on a massive monument, Republican lawmakers on Wednesday cited lots of candidates for cutting foreign aid. Full story

American contractor found guilty in Cuba

A Cuban court on Saturday found U.S. contractor Alan Gross guilty of crimes against the state and sentenced him to 15 years in prison, a verdict that is sure to have sweeping repercussions for already-sour relations between Washington and Havana. Full story

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  U.S. shifts strategy on Afghan women’s rights

Donald Steinberg, Deputy Administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development, explains why the U.S. is now backing down on helping Afghan women.

  Are insurgents shifting from soldiers to civilians?

NBC News terrorism analyst Roger Cressey gives his analysis of the Taliban’s execution of U.S. aid workers in Afghanistan.

  10 aid workers shot by the Taliban

A political panel debates how the execution of U.S. aid workers in Afghanistan could affect the U.S. strategy in the country.

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USAID compound in Kunduz attacked
USAID compound in Kunduz attacked

Afghan security force members stand outside a USAID compound in Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, Friday, July 2, 2010 after it was stormed by militants wearing suicide vests. Six suicide bombers attacked the compound Friday, killing at least four people and wounding several others, officials said.