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Some Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip are facing such dire circumstances that they are forced to scour bins for food, said UNRWA's head Philippe Lazzarini.

The UN has postponed an inquiry into human rights violations in war-torn Libya until next year due to a severe lack of funding.

Lebanon regains UN voting rights after paying arrears

The New Arab & agencies

Lebanon regains UN voting rights after paying arrears

Lebanon regained its voting rights at the United Nations after paying outstanding dues it owed the international body, a UN spokesman said Monday.

UN may run out of money by October

The New Arab & agencies

UN may run out of money by October

Guterres had asked member states earlier this year to up contributions to the world body to head off cash flow problems, but they refused.

Iraqi parliament suspended 'until further notice'

The New Arab

Iraqi parliament suspended 'until further notice'

In a new blow to the deepening political crisis, the embattled speaker of the Iraqi parliament has declared a suspension of sessions.

Eman al-Guwaifli

Who's afraid of low oil prices?

Comment: The rentier Gulf states have remained stable even in times of financial crisis due to the low expectations of their citizens, argues Eman al-Guwaifli.

Naela Khalil

Palestinian Authority believes change unlikely after Israeli elections

Analysis: No Palestinian leaders expect anything new to come out of the elections, but they hope to see movement on issues that appear to be ...

Al-Araby al-Jadeed staff

Iraq's Kurds move towards Baghdad boycott

Analysis: Tension is rising further after Iraqi officials refused to pay the Kurdistan Regional Government its share of tax revenues.

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