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Clashes between Yemen's warring factions have recently intensified, leaving civilians at greater risk from the country's ongoing conflict, which has already destroyed millions of lives.

Children in the Yemeni capital Sanaa and other districts are cut off from vital help and risk being injured or killed in intense street battles and airstrikes.

Somali population facing disaster increases ten times in 2017

Robert Cusack

Somali population facing disaster increases ten times in 2017

The UN reports that half of all Somalis will require humanitarian assistance’ in 2018, as long-term forecasts suggest another failed rainy season in April.

At least 31 dead after migrant boat sinks At least 31 dead after migrant boat sinks

The New Arab & agencies

At least 31 dead after migrant boat sinks

Libya's coastguard says it has rescued around 200 people after a migrant boat sank off the coast of Tripoli.

Saudi Arabia to 'reopen Yemen ports to aid'

The New Arab & agencies

Saudi Arabia to 'reopen Yemen ports to aid'

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said it would reopen key ports to aid, as humanitarian agencies warn the country ...

Paul McLoughlin

Three White Helmets workers killed in Syria air raids

Heavy Syrian regime bombing has killed three emergency workers from the White Helmets, while six children were also killed in Damascus air raids.

The New Arab & agencies

Save the Children: 130 children die daily in Yemen

Save the Children said that a continuing blockade by the Saudi-led coalition along with the ...

The New Arab

Cough twice if you're kidnapped: Hariri says will return

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Sunday he will return to his country from Saudi Arabia 'within days' to seek a settlement with ...

The New Arab & agencies

IS recaptures Syria town in bid to salvage 'caliphate'

Islamic State militants have recaptured the Syria border town of Albu Kamal in a fierce counter-attack after losing control of their ...

Scores killed in IS bomb attack on Syria refugees

The New Arab & agencies

Scores killed in IS bomb attack on Syria refugees

At least 75 Syrians died following a bombing of a refuge convoy in Deir az-Zour province, in the latest brutal attack carried out by ...

The New Arab & agencies

IS car bombing kills displaced Syrians in Deir az-Zour

A car bomb attack by Islamic State militants has killed dozens of displaced people who had fled fighting in Syria's Deir az-Zour province, a ...

Khan Sheikhoun massacre: proof beyond doubt who's to blame

Paul McLoughlin

Khan Sheikhoun massacre: proof beyond doubt who's to blame

The UN confirmed this week widely-held suspicions that the Syrian regime carried out a chemical attack on an opposition ...

Anti-war campaigners who tried to 'sabotage' Saudi fighter-jet acquitted

Robert Cusack

Anti-war campaigners who tried to 'sabotage' Saudi fighter-jet acquitted

Two men were found not guilty of criminal damage on Thursday after they broke into a BAE base to sabotage a fighter jet bound for Yemen.

UK lawmakers call out 'humanitarian crisis' in Gaza

Britain-Palestine All-Party Parliamentary Group

UK lawmakers call out 'humanitarian crisis' in Gaza

Comment: An open letter from the Britain-Palestine All-Party Parliamentary Group to the UK's Minister for International ...

Urgent aid needed for 270,000 displaced from Raqqa: NGO

The New Arab

Urgent aid needed for 270,000 displaced from Raqqa: NGO

The city of Raqqa has been taken from the Islamic State group but the humanitarian crisis in the region is ...

The New Arab & agencies

Death toll from Somalia's Mogadishu blast rises to 189

The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia's capital rose to 189 with more than 200 injured, police and hospital sources said on Sunday.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

Yemen's cholera crisis now fastest and largest recorded

Cholera is killing children and adults as Yemen's sanitation and hospitals are bombed to rubble.

Jonathan Fenton-Harvey

More than 20,000 illegal child marriages every day

More than 100 million girls are still not protected by law against child marriage, reports Jonathan Fenton-Harvey.

Khalid Al-Karimi

Anti-war voices magnify over human rights violations in Yemen

Comment: More pressure is coming for the Saudi-led Arab coalition in Yemen, after the UN placed Saudi Arabia on a human rights ...

<em>Save</em> <em>the</em> <em>Children</em> warns Syria schools under fire

The New Arab

Save the Children warns Syria schools under fire

A rights group has said the escalation in fighting in Syria has also forced hundreds of schools across the country to suspend ...

Afrah Nasser

Remembering Yemen's deadly funeral hall bombing

Comment: No action whatsoever was taken to hold those responsible for the funeral hall 'double-tap' airstrike accountable, writes Afrah ...

UN 'puts Saudi-led coalition in Yemen back on blacklist'

The New Arab

UN 'puts Saudi-led coalition in Yemen back on blacklist'

A confidential draft United Nations report on violations against children has listed a Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, Reuters ...

Jordan eases school enrolment rules for Syrian refugees

The New Arab

Jordan eases school enrolment rules for Syrian refugees

Jordan's Ministry of Education has relaxed requirements for Syrian refugees to attend government schools, a "bold and positive" move welcomed by ...

Israel co-opts vegetarianism for its 'moral' army of occupation

Nada Elia

Israel co-opts vegetarianism for its 'moral' army of occupation

Comment: Israel is using its tolerance of the 'vegetarian lifestyle' to deceptively market itself in its latest moral crusade, writes ...

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