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

'Search and rescue operations will not stop until the missing are found,' Lebanon's army said, confirming that three Lebanese, three Syrians and one Egyptian are still missing since the blast

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 protective equipment.”

8 children die in Syria camp for IS families

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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.

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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 earthquake.

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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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UN scrambles to get aid to Beirut

The United Nations' agencies are scrambling to meet multiple urgent needs in Lebanon following the Beirut blast.

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Rescuers scour Beirut blast zone as first arrests made

Rescuers are combing through the blast site, searching for missing people as the country reels from the tragedy.

Desperate and trapped, Gaza's youth turn to suicide

Yousra Samir Imran

Desperate and trapped, Gaza's youth turn to suicide

Amid growing desperation, Gaza is in the grip of a suicide crisis.

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Yemenis rally around distraught driver who lost bus

A bus driver who lost his only source of income in a fire has seen thousands rally in his support in a two-day social media drive.

Harrowing honour killing in Jordan sparks movement for justice

Yousra Samir Imran

Harrowing honour killing in Jordan sparks movement for justice

The brutal murder of a Jordanian woman by her father has put domestic violence under the spotlight.

UN warns of alarming rise of hunger in Yemen

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UN warns of alarming rise of hunger in Yemen

"We must act now... The warning signs have returned and with coronavirus pandemic added to the mix, it could get a lot worse if humanitarian ...

Could the Riyadh agreement end Yemen's crisis?

A Yemeni journalist

Could the Riyadh agreement end Yemen's crisis?

Analysis: Efforts to revive the Riyadh agreement are unlikely to end Yemen's multi-faceted conflict.

UK says it will help pay Yemen teachers' salaries

Narjas Zatat

UK says it will help pay Yemen teachers' salaries

The UK government has pledged to help thousands of teachers in the poorest refugee-hosting countries in the world.

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Yemen's starving children, legacy of six years of war

The war in Yemen has escalated and turned into the world's worst humanitarian crisis.

Sarah Khalil

#GoalClickRefugees: Football storytelling unites refugees around the world

In partnership with UNHCR, Goal Click Refugees is an initiative that helps people understand one another through their love of football.

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Hunger stalks children in Yemen amid UN aid cuts

Millions of children in Yemen - already in the midst of what the UN terms the world's worst humanitarian crisis - face starvation amid UN aid ...

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World's poorest nations face 'summer of violence and virus'

A BBC war reporter is warning that there could be serious ramifications for Yemen and Afghanistan in the fight against Covid-19.

Millions of Yemeni children may starve amid coronavirus pandemic

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Millions of Yemeni children may starve amid coronavirus pandemic

The number of malnourished Yemeni children could greatly increase this year, UNICEF has warned, as the war-torn country struggles with ...

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Uproar in Sudan after marriage of four-year-old girl

Rights groups have called on the government to annul the marriage of a four-year-old girl in southern Sudan and urgently implement reforms ...

Coronavirus impact could kill 51,000 children in MENA: UN

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Coronavirus impact could kill 51,000 children in MENA: UN

Although the novel coronavirus rarely affects children, the pandemic's effects could cause the additional deaths of 51,000 children.

New polio cases in Afghanistan as coronavirus halts immunisation

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New polio cases in Afghanistan as coronavirus halts immunisation

The polio virus has spread to three provinces that had not reported cases for up to five years, said Jan Rasekh, a spokesman for Afghanistan's ...

Doctor, father of three face FGM charge in Egypt

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Doctor, father of three face FGM charge in Egypt

The doctor allegedly visited the girls' home under the premise that he would vaccinate them against coronavirus.

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