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Analysis: Biden's policies towards Riyadh, together with how the UAE responds, will play a major role in determining whether Turkish-Saudi reconciliation succeeds.

Greece's Migration Minister Notis Mitarachi accused the Turkish coast guard of not assisting the migrants when they issued a distress call.

UN pleads with Ethiopia for Tigray refugee camp access

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UN pleads with Ethiopia for Tigray refugee camp access

The UN refugee agency UNHCR said the refugees, in four camps inside the border region, were in "desperate need" of help and currently out of reach.

UN says Sudan needs $150 million for Ethiopian refugees

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UN says Sudan needs $150 million for Ethiopian refugees

Sudan has since hosted more than 43,000 Ethiopian refugees fleeing from the intense fighting into one of its most impoverished regions.

UN Palestinian refugee <em>agency</em> 'on edge of cliff': Commissioner-general

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UN Palestinian refugee agency 'on edge of cliff': Commissioner-general

Philippe Lazzarini said UNRWA would continue to provide all of its services for now and would pay its staff November salaries.

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'Thank God Trump is gone,' says Iran's Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani thanked God that Donald Trump is leaving office.

Thomas O. Falk

What to expect from Biden's Israel policy

Analysis: Biden's relationship with Israel could be tested over Iran, but the president-elect's proclivity for a paradigm shift or a reversal of ...

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Gaza healthcare system facing collapse as cases surge

A WHO official said that Gaza's hospital would be unable to care for critical cases 'within a week'.

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Ethiopia army threatens 'no mercy' in assault on Mekele

Ethiopia's military warned civilian residents of Mekele to flee while they still can.

Children crossing the border into Sudan 'extremely vulnerable': Report

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Children crossing the border into Sudan 'extremely vulnerable': Report

A new report by a leading NGO has warned that children crossing the border into Sudan face growing risks to their lives.

Hugh Lovatt

Don't look to Washington for peace in Israel-Palestine

Analysis: The Palestinian leadership must escape the illusion that Biden will significantly challenge Israeli policy, let alone deliver ...

Emirati Red Crescent says team targeted by Yemen gunmen

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Emirati Red Crescent says team targeted by Yemen gunmen

The Emirati Red Crescent said Wednesday one of its mobile health clinics was attacked by gunmen by Houthi rebels in the Yemeni city of Taiz.

Lebanon's impenetrable glass ceiling

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Lebanon's impenetrable glass ceiling

Comment: Women in Lebanon are fighting not just for better representation, but a complete overhaul of a male-dominated system that fosters ...

UNRWA fears 'disaster' in Gaza as funding runs dry

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UNRWA fears 'disaster' in Gaza as funding runs dry

UNRWA runs schools and provides health services as well as other humanitarian aid to an estimated 5.7 million Palestinians with refugee ...

31 Russian children evacuated from Syria

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31 Russian children evacuated from Syria

Children aged two to 16 were flown to Moscow from Syria on Friday as part of Russian efforts to evacuate its minor nationals from the war-torn ...

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Nearly 25,000 Ethiopians flee to Sudan: state media

Sudan is currently hosting the refugees in a camp that hosted thousands of Ethiopians fleeing famine in the 1980s.

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Ethiopians fleeing fighting return to famine-era Sudan camps

Ethiopians who were once refugees in Sudan are being forced to go back to the camps after fighting escalates.

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Israel expedites construction in occupied East Jerusalem

Fearing a freeze on settlement construction under a Biden presidency, authorities in Jerusalem have been ordered to usher through controversial ...

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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 immediately provide ...

Sudan braces for up to 200,000 fleeing Ethiopia fighting

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Sudan braces for up to 200,000 fleeing Ethiopia fighting

There are hundreds of thousands of Ethiopians who are fleeing the Tigray region following intense conflict in the region.

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Israel 'refuses' Belgium demand to compensate demolished homes

Belgium has asked Israel to compensate for four homes it has demolished in the occupied West Bank.

Abbas to demand US move embassy to Tel Aviv

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Abbas to demand US move embassy to Tel Aviv

Mahmoud Abbas has sent covert communications to Biden stating he is willing to return to US-brokered peace talks.

UN <em>agency</em> 'lacks funds' to pay full Palestinian salaries

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UN agency 'lacks funds' to pay full Palestinian salaries

Palestinian staff at United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) cannot be paid due to a ...

Syrian refugee 'sets himself ablaze' in Lebanon

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Syrian refugee 'sets himself ablaze' in Lebanon

A Syrian refugee in Lebanon set himself on fire near the UN's refugee agency reception center in Beirut.

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