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Unicef says funding gap risks pushing millions of Yemeni children to ‘brink of starvation’

Unicef says funding gap risks pushing millions of Yemeni children to ‘brink of starvation’

Millions of children in war-torn Yemen could be pushed to “the brink of starvation” due to a lack of funding amid the coronavirus pandemic, the UN children’s agency said yesterday.

UN rights expert urges EU to punish Israeli annexation move in West Bank

UN rights expert urges EU to punish Israeli annexation move in West Bank

A UN rights investigator urged the European Union yesterday to consider measures to prevent or punish any Israeli annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank, a few days after over 1,000 European lawmakers made a similar call.

Lebanon economic crisis could lead to unrest, warns president

Lebanon economic crisis could lead to unrest, warns president

Lebanon’s President Michel Aoun yesterday warned against any attempt to destabilise “security and the street”, after angry protests over the country’s worst economic crisis in decades.

Hamas: West Bank annexation would be 'declaration of war'

Hamas: West Bank annexation would be 'declaration of war'

Israel's planned annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank would be a "declaration of war", Gaza rulers Hamas said on Thursday, as a UN envoy warned the move could fuel extremism.

Palestinian shot dead

Palestinian shot dead

Israeli police yesterday shot dead a Palestinian who they said had tried to run over an officer with his car in the occupied West Bank.

Turkey dismisses Egyptian warning of Libya intervention

Turkey dismisses Egyptian warning of Libya intervention

Egypt’s warning that it could intervene directly in neighbouring Libya will not deter Turkey supporting its Libyan allies, a senior Turkish official said yesterday, amid tensions between regional rivals Cairo and Ankara.

Thousands of Palestinians rally against annexation

Thousands of Palestinians rally against annexation

Thousands of Palestinians yesterday demonstrated against US President Donald Trump’s plan for the Middle East that includes Israel’s annexation of parts of the occupied West Bank.

As Lebanon sinks into crisis, fear of crime grows

As Lebanon sinks into crisis, fear of crime grows

Vincent al-Boustani’s local council, in a small town north of Lebanon’s capital, runs a tight ship: staff and volunteers conduct 24/7 patrols, cameras monitor the streets and motorcycles are banned after 9pm.

Losing sight of the future: Palestinians blinded in one eye

Losing sight of the future: Palestinians blinded in one eye

When Jacqueline Shahada was blinded in one eye during a Palestinian demonstration along the Gaza border, she never thought she would lose her husband and children too.

Palestinians fear annexation could further limit access to Dead Sea

Palestinians fear annexation could further limit access to Dead Sea

Palestinians are worried their restricted access to the salty waters of the Dead Sea and its mineral-rich beaches could be cut further if Israel annexes land in the occupied West Bank.

Libya unity government slams threat of military intervention

Libya unity government slams threat of military intervention

Libya’s UN-recognised Government of National Accord yesterday denounced Egypt’s warning of military intervention in Libya, labelling it a “declaration of war”. “This is a hostile act, direct interference and amounts to a declaration of war,” the GNA said in a statement.

Nine years of war. Nine portraits of kids who dream of home

Nine years of war. Nine portraits of kids who dream of home

Four-month-old Abdul Rahman, propped up on pillows on a blue blanket in his family’s tent. Two-year-old Walid, striking a boxer’s pose in the centre of the mat. Nine-year-old Ranim, who has never known peace, her bare feet poking out from beneath an embroidered red dress.

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