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Chief of Lebanon's Hizballah movement Hassan Nasrallah has accused of Saudi Arabia of detaining Saad Hariri since his resignation, and asking Israel to launch strikes on Lebanon.

Comment: More pressure is coming for the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen, after the UN placed Saudi Arabia on a human rights blacklist last week, writes Khalid Al-Karimi.

UN blacklists Saudi-led coalition for killing children in Yemen

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UN blacklists Saudi-led coalition for killing children in Yemen

The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting in Yemen has been placed on a UN blacklist for killing and maiming children.

Israeli forces shoot 11-year-old Palestinian in the head

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Israeli forces shoot 11-year-old Palestinian in the head

A Palestinian boy has been shot in the head by Israeli forces during a raid on a refugee camp in occupied East Jerusalem.

UN aid visit to Myanmar thwarted by 'bad weather'

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UN aid visit to Myanmar thwarted by 'bad weather'

A UN visit to Myanmar's conflict-battered Rakhine state was postponed Thursday, thwarting efforts to reach the epicentre of violence since the ...

Dr. Tamara Kharroub

Right to drive is meaningless until male guardianship ends

Comment: Without serious political reforms and real change in the law, the decision to let Saudi women drive is merely decorative and for performance purposes, writes Tamara Kharroub.

Sam Fouad

How Paul Manafort is profiting from Kurdistan's independence referendum

Comment: The ex-Trump surrogate is finding refuge from the FBI investigation while lining his pockets and helping his old Russian friends as a ...

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Tensions rise as Iraq Kurds defy Baghdad in referendum

Iraq's Kurds defied widespread opposition to vote on Monday in a historic independence referendum, sparking fresh tensions.

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UN sets up probe of IS atrocities in Iraq

The UN Security Council has agreed to set up an investigation team to collect evidence on atrocities committed by the Islamic State in Iraq on ...

Nine killed in Red Cross Rohingya aid truck crash Nine killed in Red Cross Rohingya aid truck crash

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Nine killed in Red Cross Rohingya aid truck crash

A Red Cross truck carrying aid for Rohingya Muslim refugees stranded in no-man's land crashed in Bangladesh on Thursday killing nine people, ...

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'Make the United Nations great (again),' says Trump

US President Donald Trump calls for reform of the United Nations during his first speech at the body's New York headquaters.

UN says number of people starving spiked during 2016

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UN says number of people starving spiked during 2016

According to the report, the number of people in a state of hunger jumped from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016

Iran warns Kurdistan independence means end to border deals

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Iran warns Kurdistan independence means end to border deals

Iran has warned a "yes" result in Kurdistan's upcoming independence referendum would signal an end to cross-border agreements, as the UN joins ...

UN: Aung San Suu Kyi has 'one last chance'

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UN: Aung San Suu Kyi has 'one last chance'

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has warned of 'absolutely horrible tragedy' if Myanmar's de-facto leader Aung San Suu ...

More than 400,000 Rohingya displaced in Myanmar violence More than 400,000 Rohingya displaced in Myanmar violence

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More than 400,000 Rohingya displaced in Myanmar violence

Bangladesh says it is struggling to cope with tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees who are crossing the border from Myanmar everyday.

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EU 'must be part' of US Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts

The European Union must play an active role in the recent push by the US administration to revive the Middle East peace process, Ireland's foreign minister said on Friday.

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International Red Cross chief meets Hamas leader in Gaza

The head of the International Committee of the Red Cross met with Hamas's Gaza Strip chief on Tuesday as he began a three-day trip to Israel and ...

Hasan Abu Nimah

Palestinians need more than Guterres' two-state dreams

Comment: The UN chief skilfully tiptoed around the core issues, it's time he made a clear call to action, writes Hasan Abu Nimah.

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Israel 'shoots' and detains elderly Palestinian woman

Israeli occupation forces claim she was attempting to stab a solider but no one reported seeing a knife on the woman.

Aid suspended as Myanmar state sinks deeper into violence

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Aid suspended as Myanmar state sinks deeper into violence

The World Food Programme has suspended aid to Myanmar's war-ravaged Rakhine state where tens of thousands of Rohingya Muslims are among the ...

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Lebanese PM rejects Israel's 'Iranian missile factories' claim

Lebanese PM Saad Hariri has dismissed Israel's claims that Iran is building missile factories in Lebanon.

Erdogan accuses Myanmar of 'genocide' against Rohingya

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Erdogan accuses Myanmar of 'genocide' against Rohingya

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Myanmar of "genocide" against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

Israel wants Lebanon UN-forces to be tougher on Hizballah

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Israel wants Lebanon UN-forces to be tougher on Hizballah

Israel is welcoming the extension of a UN peacekeeping operation under tougher directives in southern Lebanon adding it must act to maintain ...

UN renews peacekeeping mission in Lebanon despite US warnings

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UN renews peacekeeping mission in Lebanon despite US warnings

The council unanimously backed a French-drafted resolution after much wrangling with US over the UNIFIL mandate tasked with monitoring a ...

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