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UN gets $100m for Palestinians amid steep US cuts

16 March, 2018

The UN relief agency for Palestinians received $100 million in new pledges on Thursday, but is still facing a $350 million shortfall after steep US cuts.

Saudis in Doha: this week in Middle East Football

16 March, 2018

Asia’s top club competition produced a couple of great matches in the past week, including Saudi Al-Hilal's first visit to Qatar since the Gulf Crisis, where it lost to Al-Rayyan

Syrian refugee baby gets life-saving surgery, others wait

14 March, 2018

Italian pediatric surgeons are performing free surgeries on Syrian refugee children, but many still can't afford treatment or medical care.

The exile of Emel Mathlouthi, voice of Tunisia's youth

14 March, 2018

Having found fame as the musical embodiment of the revolution, the singer is looking beyond the confines of 'world music', writes Jordan Elgrably.

Palestinians boycott Jared Kushner's White House conference on Gaza

14 March, 2018

No Palestinians were present but Israel and Arab nations Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Egypt and Jordan were all in attendance.

Propagandising football, Israel to broadcast World Cup in Arabic

14 March, 2018

Israeli state media will broadcast FIFA World Cup matches this summer for free in neighbouring Arab countries in a controversial bid to woo Arab audiences, the Israeli Foreign Ministry announces.

Trump, Tillerson and the State of disarray

14 March, 2018

Comment: Rex Tillerson's departure leaves Secretary of Defense James Mattis as the lone, relative voice of restraint on US policy in the Middle East, writes Andrew Leber.

Palestinian refugee agency 'running out of cash by May'

14 March, 2018

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) only has enough funds to keep schools and medical services open until May, its commissioner general Pierre Krahenbuhl said.

State of disarray

14 March, 2018

Comment: Rex Tillerson's departure leaves Secretary of Defense James Mattis as the lone, relative voice of restraint on US policy in the Middle East, writes Andrew Leber.

Thousands of Egyptians forcibly evicted from Cairo's Maspero Triangle

13 March, 2018

Following years of resisting forced evictions, thousands of Egyptians are being removed from their homes in central Cairo.

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