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Bombed, starved and besieged, Palestinian residents of Yarmouk refugee camp now face being permanently displaced as the Assad regime expropriates their homes.

This week we focus on the risks of damage to Yemen's historical heritage sites after weeks of torrential rain.

Hundreds killed as disastrous floods ravage war-torn Yemen

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Hundreds killed as disastrous floods ravage war-torn Yemen

Floods across Yemen have left thousands of people homeless and destroyed homes country's iconic historic Old Sanaa city.

Yemen floods leave 17 dead, including 8 children

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Yemen floods leave 17 dead, including 8 children

Yemen's government and Houthi rebels have made separate appeals called on the UN to help those effected by the floods after 17 were reported ...

Lebanon: Ambitions of a nation taken hostage

Carmen Geha

Lebanon: Ambitions of a nation taken hostage

Comment: Lebanon has reached a tipping point which, if history is anything to go by, can lead to irreversible damage, writes Carmen Geha.

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Yemen's historic Marib dam floods amid concerns of collapse

Thousands of families, including internally displaced refugees, have lost their homes in Marib, where the historic 8th century BC dam has flooded.

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Four new coronavirus cases in Syria's northeast spark concerns

The northeastern region has recorded a total of six cases, while medical supplies run scarce.

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UN calls on Arab world for solidarity against pandemic

The United Nations is urging Arab countries to unite against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Paul McLoughlin

Syria's predictable faux election still had a few surprises

Syria's parliamentary elections resulted in another predictably huge win for the ruling Baath Party, but there were still some insights into the ...

UN chief denounces 'unprecedented' foreign interference in Libya

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UN chief denounces 'unprecedented' foreign interference in Libya

The UN secretary-general condemned foreign interference in the Libya conflict during a UN Security Council meeting.

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Russia vetoes crucial extension of cross-border aid in Syria

A crucial UN Security Council resolution that would have extended authorisation for cross-border humanitarian aid in Syria for a year has been ...

UN vote seeks to authorise cross-border aid to Syria

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UN vote seeks to authorise cross-border aid to Syria

Aid groups are urging Russia to rethink its position, as Syria cracks under the pressure of its civil war.

Sudanese government officials negotiate with hundreds of Darfur protesters

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Sudanese government officials negotiate with hundreds of Darfur protesters

A Sudanese government delegation travelled to Central Darfur province to meet with hundreds of refugee protesters camped out for days to demand ...

Houthis, UAE 'tortured and killed' Yemenis in unofficial prisons

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Houthis, UAE 'tortured and killed' Yemenis in unofficial prisons

Common practices in these 11 detention facilities includes beatings, electrocutions, and being deprived food and water.

Hunger stalks children in Yemen amid UN aid cuts

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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 Refugee Day: UN calls for ending conflicts

UN has released worrying figures of a rise in refugees across the world.

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UN reports biggest rise of refugees in its records

The United Nations has reported the biggest rise of refugees in recorded history.

Nazli Tarzi

Middle East lockdowns leave women unable to access justice

The closure of family courts across the Middle East has placed women at risk, with their safety, basic rights and independence under renewed ...

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Pope Francis urges peace, aid to migrants in Libya

Pope Francis on Sunday urged political and military leaders in Libya to end their hostilities and called on the international community to take ...

Thousands fleeing fighting in Yemen at risk of coronavirus

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Thousands fleeing fighting in Yemen at risk of coronavirus

Tens of thousands of Yemenis continue to flee violence in the north, as the shadow of Covid-19 looms over them.

Sana Uqba

Yemen in Focus: War hinders Yemen's battle against coronavirus

This week we focus on Yemen's ongoing coronavirus outbreak, Houthi calls to liberate Mecca and a positive Eid story from Yemen.

Fear of virus grows in Yemen's squalid camps

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Fear of virus grows in Yemen's squalid camps

Yemen's camps for internally displaced people present ideal breeding grounds for the novel coronavirus, as chances of proper ...

Coronavirus could be a humanitarian catastrophe for Syria's Idlib

Hugo Goodridge

Coronavirus could be a humanitarian catastrophe for Syria's Idlib

Idlib is no stranger to death, but the war-torn Syrian region is desperately underprepared for the threat of coronavirus.

Niger claims 75 'Boko Haram terrorists' killed

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Niger claims 75 'Boko Haram terrorists' killed

Niger's defence ministy said 75 alleged Boko Haram militants were killed in two separate operations in the country's south on Monday.

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