Obama Promises More Aid to Yemen

    U.S. President Barack Obama promised to increase U.S. support of Yemen’s counter-terrorism efforts, Saba News reports. The president’s pledge was part of his letter to Yemen President Ali Abdullah Saleh, read during a meeting in Sana’a by Jeffrey Feltman, the U.S. assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs. Saba News did not mention exact figures but noted that Washington pledged in February to increase counter-terrorism aid to the country to USD 150 million in 2010, from USD67 million in 2009.

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      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.