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The United Nation's World Food Programme used US-sanctioned Syrian airline Cham Wings to deliver aid to Libya, prompting outrage online.

Yemen's Houthis were defiant after Washington said it will designate the Iran-backed rebels as terrorists, a last-ditch move under President Donald Trump.

Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

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Brexit becomes reality as UK quits EU single market

While the EU tariff- and quota-free trade deal averted potential business chaos in the immediate future, the divorce will play out in many practical ways.

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.

Struggling artists bring smiles in war-weary Yemen

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Struggling artists bring smiles in war-weary Yemen

The conflict affected everyone and everything in Yemen, and the art scene is no exception.

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Nine in 10 Lebanon-based Syrian refugee families extremely poor

The UN found nine out of 10 Syrian refugee families in Lebanon are living in extreme poverty.

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Yemen 'one step away from famine', UN warns

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

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Eight people killed in shelling in Yemen's Hodeida

There has been an uptick in fighting in and around the lifeline port of Hodeida.

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Grim conditions await Ethiopian refugees in Sudan

Ethiopia's northern Tigray region has been rocked by bloody fighting since November 4, when Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced the ...

UN <em>food</em> chief: Yemen faces 'looming famine', needs millions

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UN food chief: Yemen faces 'looming famine', needs millions

The Nobel Peace Prize-winning World Food Programme warned war-torn Yemen faces "looming famine" and urged nations to ...

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Trump's megadonors will continue to shape hawkish Republican policy

Comment: The Adelsons might be done with Trump, but they will continue to form the backbone of the GOP's campaign finance apparatus, warns Eli ...

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.

Yemen establishes 'unified company' to regulate exchange markets

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Yemen establishes 'unified company' to regulate exchange markets

An agreement between local exchange companies and the Aden-based Central Bank has been reached to establish a regulatory body.

Ex-Iranian president Ahmadinejad slams US sanctions on Iran

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Ex-Iranian president Ahmadinejad slams US sanctions on Iran

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad slammed the US for its decision to impose fresh sanctions on Iran.

Yemen rebels slam WFP after Nobel Peace Prize win

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Yemen rebels slam WFP after Nobel Peace Prize win

Yemen's Houthi rebels, who were previously accused of diverting humanitarian aid in the war ravaged country, criticised the World ...

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Iran's Rouhani says new US sanctions cannot break 'resistance'

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Washingtons' latest sanctions 'cannot break the resistance of the Iranian nation'.

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World Food Programme wins Nobel Peace Prize

The UN organisation helped 97 million people last year, distributing 15 billion rations to people in 88 countries.

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Syria limits subsidised bread as economic crisis worsens

Syrian families larger than six are at risk of starvation after a government decision limited access to subsidised bread amid an economic crisis.

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Coronavirus crisis mounting in refugee camps

Covid-19 cases in refugee camps across the Middle East have spiked in the last month.

Yemen in Focus: Gulf donors slammed by UN

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Yemen in Focus: Gulf donors slammed by UN

This week we focus on the United Nations rebuke of countries that have failed to follow through on aid pledges to Yemen.

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US sanctions 'ruining lives', Iran tells UN court

Iran has urged the ICJ to hear its bid to overturn US nuclear sanctions.

'Deadly consequences' of Yemen aid obstruction, HRW warns

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'Deadly consequences' of Yemen aid obstruction, HRW warns

Interference by the government and Houthi rebels has hampered the delivery of aid in Yemen, Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

US, Iran battle over sanctions at ICJ court

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US, Iran battle over sanctions at ICJ court

The US and Iran will face off at the UN's top court on Monday in the latest round of a battle over sanctions on Tehran reimposed by President ...

WFP warns 2.2 million more Syrians risk hunger

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WFP warns 2.2 million more Syrians risk hunger

The World Food Programme on Monday warned more than 2 million Syrians risk joining the fast swelling ranks of the ...

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