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56 jail terms for Egypt shipwreck disaster

26 March, 2017

An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced 56 people to prison terms of between seven and 10 years over the deaths at sea of at least 202 people in September.

400,000 civilians trapped in west Mosul, says UN

24 March, 2017

Around 400,000 civilians are "trapped" in Mosul's Old City under siege-like conditions, with scarce food and water supplies, the UN said Thursday.

UN test land route aid to northeast Syria

20 March, 2017

The Kurdish-dominated territory, located in an area controlled by the Syrian regime, has been receiving aid airlifts from Damascus since July 2016.

Thousands trying to cross Mediterranean rescued off Libya coast

19 March, 2017

Italy's coastguard rescued nearly 3,000 people off the coast of Libya as they tried to cross the Mediterranean to Europe.

South Sudan now world's fastest growing refugee crisis

17 March, 2017

Around 1.6 million people have either been displaced or fled to neighbouring countries in the past eight months ago.

Yemen: Somali refugee boat 'strafed by helicopter', scores die

17 March, 2017

The boat carrying Somali refugees was travelling to Sudan near the Bab al-Mandeb strait when the attack took place.

Desperate conditions in Greece's migration jails, despite reform promises

16 March, 2017

Investigation: Denial of medical treatment has led to deaths and miscarriages as those desperately seeking refuge from war are locked up in makeshift prisons, reports Katja Lihtenvalner.

Angelina Jolie to star in series on Syrian refugees

15 March, 2017

Jolie will be joined by football star Cristiano Ronaldo and Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram to feature on Turkish TV series about a Syrian refugee family in Turkey.

Lebanon's top bishop slams Hizballah's 'divisive' intervention in Syria

13 March, 2017

The head of Lebanon's Maronite Church has criticised Lebanon's powerful Iran-backed paramilitary group Hizballah for its intervention in Syria alongside the regime of Bashar al-Assad

Tens of thousands of refugees flee fighting in Mokha

01 March, 2017

A number of aid organisations are raising alarms over a possible humanitarian disaster in Yemen, as the Saudi-led coalition restricts aid parcels to civilians.

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