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A report published by Yemen's military said thousands of Houthi fighters were killed in battles with Saudi-backed pro-government forces between January and December.

Across the world millions are at risk of acute hunger this year.

UK pledges an extra £47m in foreign aid

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UK pledges an extra £47m in foreign aid

The United Kingdom has promised an additional £47 million in aid to nearly a dozen countries, including Syria and Sudan.

Women are key to ending Yemen's civil war

Tahani Saeed

Women are key to ending Yemen's civil war

Comment: Without women, Yemen's peace talks have gone nowhere. Peace will never be forged if our voices continue to go unheard, writes Tahani ...

BBC News Arabic documentary unveils Yemen's deadly Covid-19 battle

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BBC News Arabic documentary unveils Yemen's deadly Covid-19 battle

'Yemen: Coronavirus in a Warzone’ film showcases how both the Houthi rebels and the internationally-recognised government have failed to protect ...

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Iraqis shed masks as economic pain overshadows virus fear

In a war-scarred country burdened by rising job losses and deepening poverty, a majority of citizens seem to have shrugged off the global public health crisis.

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Teachers should receive vaccine priority: UNICEF

The UN children's agency, UNICEF, said teachers should be prioritised to receive Covid-19 vaccination, as countries around the world ...

Amr Salahi

Abuse of football star Shikabala highlights Egypt's anti-black racism

In-depth: Videos by rival fans mocking black Zamalek footballer Mahmoud Abdelrazek, commonly known as Shikabala, have highlighted the problem of ...

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Yemen ‘on edge of precipice’: UNICEF

Yemen, which plunged into chaos and civil war after Iranian-backed Houthi rebels captured the capital in 2014, may be the most challenging area ...

<em>UNICEF</em> seeks $2.5 bn for Mideast children amid pandemic

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UNICEF seeks $2.5 bn for Mideast children amid pandemic

Some 39 million children in the Middle East and North Africa impacted by war, poverty and the coronavirus pandemic are in dire need of funds, ...

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The Iraq Report: Sadr makes a gamble for power

The powerful cleric's political ambitions have been branded a cynical ploy by youth protesters who have been demonstrating against corruption, a ...

Yemen 'one step away from famine', UN warns

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Yemen 'one step away from famine', UN warns

Thousands are already facing a 'catastrophic, famine-like situation' in Yemen.

Libya teachers, parents mobilise to fix battle-scarred school

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Libya teachers, parents mobilise to fix battle-scarred school

Libyan teachers and parents are using the limited means at hand to repair buildings devastated by a year-long battle for Tripoli

UN prepares for 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

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UN prepares for 200,000 Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

Around 32,000 people have already fled the conflict-stricken Tigray region, the UN refugee agency said.

Child malnutrition surges in war-torn Yemen: UN

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Child malnutrition surges in war-torn Yemen: UN

The United Nations on Tuesday warned malnutrition among young children has soared to the highest levels ever recorded in parts of war-torn Yemen.

Mohamad Karkas

Assad's assault on Idlib's schools

Destruction, displacement, a financial crisis and the Covid-19 pandemic have posed intractable challenges to Idlib's education system. But its children still dream of a bright future.

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Yemeni teachers accuse Houthis of killing 1,579 educators

The Yemeni Teachers Syndicate accused the Houthi rebels of killing and detaining thousands of teachers, academics and administrators since 2014.

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Former UN Iraqi-American official accused of sexually assaulting women

A former United Nations official in Iraq has been accused by more than six women of sexual assault.

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Seven still missing after Beirut blast, says Lebanon army

'Search and rescue operations will not stop until the missing are found,' Lebanon's army said, confirming that three Lebanese, three Syrians and ...

UN official: COVID cases likely higher than Syria says

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UN official: COVID cases likely higher than Syria says

“12 health facilities had to suspend operations this month due to staff becoming infected, having to self-isolate, or due to lack of personal ...

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8 children die in Syria camp for IS families

The detainees at al-Hol consist of the wives of IS fighters and their children, who were captured or surrendered to Kurdish forces.

Polio vaccination resumes in Afghanistan, Pakistan following increased cases

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Polio vaccination resumes in Afghanistan, Pakistan following increased cases

Afghanistan and Pakistan will both see a resumption in Polio vaccination programmes after campaigns were paused due to the coronavirus outbreak.

'I don't want to die': Blast traumatises Beirut children

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'I don't want to die': Blast traumatises Beirut children

The blast a week ago that temporarily displaced 100,000 children, according to a UN estimate, was so mighty it had the magnitude of an ...

Gazan Palestinians donate blood to Beirut blast victims

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Gazan Palestinians donate blood to Beirut blast victims

Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip set up a centre to donate blood to victims of the Beirut blast.

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