Morning Brief: Aid trickles in
AFP/AFP/Getty Images Top Story The Burmese junta is finally allowing the UN to deliver food aid to those devastated by Saturday’s cyclone. U.S. groups are still blocked from entering the country. The Burmese government is reporting nearly 23,000 dead but a top U.S. diplomat said the number may be far higher. Middle East Hezbollah members ...
The Burmese junta is finally allowing the UN to deliver food aid to those devastated by Saturday’s cyclone. U.S. groups are still blocked from entering the country. The Burmese government is reporting nearly 23,000 dead but a top U.S. diplomat said the number may be far higher.
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Joshua Keating is a former associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating
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