Category: Middle east

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Survive or die together’: More than 400 killed in Eastern Ghouta

A young girl receives treatment at a makeshift hospital following regime bombardments in Eastern Ghouta region [Amer Almohibany/AFP] More than 400 people have been killed in Eastern Ghouta, a monitoring group said, as the Syrian government forces backed by Russian warplanes continued their aerial bombardment of the rebel-held area. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said…
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February 24, 2018 0

UN: Food aid to Palestinian and refugees will end soon

UNRWA is missing millions of dollars from its budget after the US cut funding to the agency. Now, it cannot guarantee food distribution for the rest of the year.   The head of the UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees in Gaza warns that it cannot guarantee food distribution beyond the end of June. The agency is blaming major…
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February 23, 2018 0

Israel demands payment for jeep that killed Palestinian

Ramallah, occupied West Bank – Abdulla has never met his older brother and namesake, but the one-year-old doesn’t fail to point at the many pictures of his sibling that adorn the family’s living room and often blow it a kiss. “I didn’t want to name him Abdulla,” the boy’s mother, Zeinat Ghneimat, said. “For weeks, I…
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February 10, 2018 0

Boy blinded and paralysed in Gaza war dies aged Nine

Mohammad suffered for more than three years after being struck by an Israeli missile in the 2014 Gaza war [B’Tselem and Saleh Hadaf]   Live NEWS / ISRAELI–PALESTINIAN CONFLICT Boy blinded and paralysed in Gaza war dies aged nine by Jaclynn Ashly 9 hours ago Mohammad suffered for more than three years after being struck…
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January 30, 2018 0

Yemen: At least 15 killed in a suicide car bomb

The International Committee for the Red Cross said on Monday that at least 36 people have been killed in two days of fighting in Aden [Fawaz Salman/Reuters]   At least 15 people were killed in a suicide car bomb attack on a checkpoint in southeastern Yemenrun by local forces backed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE),…
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January 30, 2018 0

Saudi Arabia seizes more than $100bn in settlements

Those arrested as part of the ‘anti-corruption purge’ were held collectively in Riyadh’s Ritz-Carton hotel [Reuters] Saudi Arabia’s Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb said that the kingdom has seized more than $100bn in anti-corruption settlements. The amount – SAR400bn ($106.7bn) – represented various types of assets, including real estate, commercial entities, cash and more, Mojeb said in a statement…
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January 30, 2018 0

Egyptian border forces shoot dead Gazan fisherman

Egyptian border forces shoot dead Gazan fisherman The Palestinian Fishermen’s Union has suspended all fishing activities off the coasts of the Gaza Strip from Sunday morning to Sunday evening in protest of the killing of a fisherman by the Egyptian navy. Captain Nizar Ayyash said that the decision was made after the killing of fisherman…
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January 15, 2018 0

Jordan allows one-off aid drop to Rukban border camp

The makeshift Rukban camp is home to at least 55,000 refugees [File: AP] Authorities in Jordan have allowed a one-off delivery of UN humanitarian aid to tens of thousands of displaced persons from Syria along the two countries’ border, according to Jordanian state media. The remote Rukban refugee camp, which is home to at least 55,000 refugees, received food and other…
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January 9, 2018 0

Israel bans entry for 20 groups over BDS support

Israel bans entry for 20 groups over BDS support A BDS supporter demonstrates in the South African city of Cape Town [Getty Images] Bethlehem, occupied West Bank – Israel has published a list of 20 international groups whose members will be barred from entering the country due to their support for the Boycott, Divestment and…
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January 9, 2018 0

US exploiting Iran protest to sink nuclear deal : Russia

Russian Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia accused the US of using Iran’s protests for its own agenda [Mary Altaffer/APThe United States is exploiting the protests in Iran in order to derail the landmark nuclear deal with the Middle East country, Russia’s ambassador to the UN alleged. The comments late on Friday came after the US called an emergency meeting…
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January 7, 2018 0