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Palestinian anger as US ends funding for UN agency

01 September, 2018

Palestinians reacted angrily on Saturday to a US decision to end all funding for the UN agency that assists three million needy refugees.

Germany to increase UNRWA funding following US aid cuts

01 September, 2018

The German government has pledged to significantly increase its funding for the UN agency that supports Palestinian refugees, after the United States announced it will cut aid.

US ends funding for UN Palestinian refugee agency

01 September, 2018

The United States is ending its decades of funding for the UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced on Friday.

Islamic Jihad vs Hamas in Gaza

31 August, 2018

Hamas has so far been able to keep its smaller rival in check, but its influence is undeniable, writes Austin Bodetti.

UAE 'spied on Qatari, Saudi royals with Israeli help'

31 August, 2018

Authorities in the United Arab Emirates have used a powerful Israeli cyber-weapon to try to spy on Qatar's Emir and royal family, Lebanon's prime minister and a powerful Saudi prince.

UN Security Council renews UNIFIL's mandate in Lebanon

31 August, 2018

The measure backing the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon calls on the government to boost its naval capabilities with the aim of drawing down the mission's maritime taskforce.

David Satterfield leading candidate for US ambassador to Egypt

31 August, 2018

David Satterfield, a veteran US diplomatic with extensive experience in the Middle East, is the leading candidate to become US ambassador to Egypt, US officials say.

Israel says won't be bound by post-war Syria deals

30 August, 2018

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Thursday that Israel will not be bound by whatever agreements the international community may reach on Syria after its civil war.

Jordan to host UN fundraiser for Palestinian refugee agency

30 August, 2018

Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi said the meeting, set for September 27 on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, "aims to provide financial and political support to UNRWA".

Lebanon morality policeman arrested for 'involvement in prostitution ring'

29 August, 2018

Lebanese authorities have reportedly arrested a senior officer in the country's morality police force on suspicion of involvement in a prostitution ring.

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