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Libya coastguard rescues 441 migrants from drifting boats

Libya coastguard rescues 441 migrants from drifting boats

Libya’s coastguard rescued 441 migrants in two separate operations as their boats drifted off the western coast, the navy and a doctor said on Feb. 20.

 
UN blames funding cuts and blockade for Gaza crisis

UN blames funding cuts and blockade for Gaza crisis

Spokesman for the UN Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric blamed on Thursday UNRWA funding cuts, the closure of Gaza’s crossings, and the delay of internal Palestinian reconciliation for the dire situation ...

 
Supreme Court is due in April to hear arguments over the ban and issue a ruling by the end of June

Trump 'Muslim ban' violates US Constitution: Court

President Donald Trump's travel ban targeting people from six Muslim-majority countries violates the US Constitution by discriminating on the basis of religion, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday ...

 
Fuel shortage forces Gaza

Fuel shortage forces Gaza's only power plant to shut

Gaza's sole electricity plant was powered down on Thursday because of a lack of fuel, officials said, amid growing concerns over worsening humanitarian conditions in the coastal enclave.

 
Only 37% of Gaza’s electricity needs being met

Only 37% of Gaza’s electricity needs being met

Acting head of the Palestinian Ministry of Power Zafer Melhem said that 63 per cent of the besieged Gaza Strip’s electricity needs are not being met, Al-Resalah newspaper reported yesterday.

 
Over 350 million children live in conflict zones: Save the Children

Over 350 million children live in conflict zones: Save the Children

More children than ever before are living in conflict areas and are at risk of death and violence, the charity Save the Children said on Thursday, with Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia the worst countries ...

 
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Gaza's only power plant stops working over fuel shortage

The sole electricity plant in the Gaza Strip has stopped working because of a lack of fuel as concerns grow over worsening humanitarian conditions in the besieged Palestinian enclave.

 
Bahrain revokes nationality of 7 journalists, online activists since 2011 uprising

Bahrain revokes nationality of 7 journalists, online activists since 2011 uprising

Bahraini authorities have revoked the citizenship of seven journalists and social media activists since the outbreak of pro-democracy rallies in February 2011 as the ruling Al Khalifah regime continues ...

 
UNSC mulls UK-proposed Saudi praise for Yemen ‘aid pledge’

UNSC mulls UK-proposed Saudi praise for Yemen ‘aid pledge’

Britain, a sponsor of the bloody Saudi war on Yemen, proposes a UN Security Council praise of Riyadh and its main ally, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), for pledging funds to ease a humanitarian crisis ...

 
Myanmar still not allowing return of Rohingya

UN refugee chief:

Myanmar still not allowing return of Rohingya

UN refugee chief has expressed concern that Myanmar government does not still allow return of nearly 700’000 Rohingya refugees who had fled the violence of the security forces six months ago.

 
Ahed al-Tamimi

Ahed al-Tamimi's trial begins behind closed doors, as lawyer slams court as 'illegal'

An Israeli military court extended on Tuesday the detention of a Palestinian teenager, filmed slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers outside her home last December.

 
UN slams Israel for violating Palestinian teen’s rights

UN slams Israel for violating Palestinian teen’s rights

Israel is violating the international Convention on the Rights of the Child by detaining a Palestinian teenager for slapping an Israeli soldier, UN human rights experts said on Tuesday.

 
Yemen war ‘escalating’, says UN human rights chief

Yemen war ‘escalating’, says UN human rights chief

There is an increasing rate of civilian casualties in Yemen with nearly 6,000 civilians killed in the three-year conflict, United Nations Human Rights office of the High Commissioner reported .

 
Myanmar bulldozing villages, erasing Rohingya Muslim history

Myanmar bulldozing villages, erasing Rohingya Muslim history

Newly released images show numerous bulldozed Rakhine villages rising fears that Myanmar government is erasing the history of Muslims.

 
60% of Palestine children arrested by Israel tortured

60% of Palestine children arrested by Israel tortured

Sixty per cent of Palestinian children who were arrested by Israeli occupation forces were verbally, physically or psychologically tortured, the Palestinian Prisoners’ Club (PPC) revealed yesterday.

 
UN warns of increasing sexual assaults in Greek refugee camps

UN warns of increasing sexual assaults in Greek refugee camps

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has expressed concern over harassment and increased sexual assault of refugees in Greek camps.

 
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte orders Filipinos back from Kuwait

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte orders Filipinos back from Kuwait

Filipinos in Kuwait have been ordered back to the Philippines within the next three days, after the body of a maid was found stored in a freezer in the Gulf state.

 
6 Yemeni civilians killed 7 injured in Saudi warplanes on Sa’ada

6 Yemeni civilians killed 7 injured in Saudi warplanes on Sa’ada

6 Yemeni civilians have been killed and 7 other wounded in the latest round of attacks by Saudi warplanes on Sa’ada.

 
Rohingya abuses could spark regional conflict: UN rights chief

Rohingya abuses could spark regional conflict: UN rights chief

The U.N. human rights chief warned Monday that possible acts of “genocide and ethnic cleansing” against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority could fuel a religious-based conflict that spreads beyond the ...

 
Return us to our homes before closing UNRWA, say Palestinian refugees

Return us to our homes before closing UNRWA, say Palestinian refugees

When more than 700,000 Palestinians were driven from their homes in historical Palestine by Jewish terror gangs in 1948, followed by the establishment of the state of Israel on their land, the UN General ...

 
Bahrain deports 8 to Iraq after revoking their citizenship

Bahrain deports 8 to Iraq after revoking their citizenship

Bahrain has deported eight people to war-torn Iraq after revoking their citizenship and making them stateless, Human Rights Watch said Sunday, accusing the Gulf monarchy of exiling dissidents.

 
Saudi coalition kills eight, including child in Yemen airstrike

Saudi coalition kills eight, including child in Yemen airstrike

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen killed eight people when an airstrike hit a police building in the capital city Sanaa, Yemen’s Houthi rebels say.

 
Israel begins telling African migrants to leave

Israel begins telling African migrants to leave

Israel began warning thousands of African migrants on Sunday that they must leave by the end of March, officials said, under a plan that could see them jailed if they refuse.

 
Five mass graves with burned bodies found in Myanmar

Five mass graves with burned bodies found in Myanmar

Five mass graves full of half-buried bodies and acid-burned faces have been found in Muslim villages in Myanmar, the Associated Press reported.

 
Palestinian teenager shot dead by Israeli soldiers in West Bank

Palestinian teenager shot dead by Israeli soldiers in West Bank

Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian teenager on Tuesday in the occupied West Bank, the Palestinian Health ministry said.

 
Gaza hospital suspends services due to fuel shortages

Gaza hospital suspends services due to fuel shortages

Beit Hanoun Hospital in Gaza has been forced to suspend its services this morning after the health facility ran out of fuel, according to the Palestinian Information Centre.

 
30 migrants drown after boat sinks off Yemen: UN

30 migrants drown after boat sinks off Yemen: UN

At least 30 African migrants drowned when their boat capsized off war-torn Yemen this week with reports of gunfire being used against those on board, the United Nations said Jan. 26.

 
UK says funding cut to UNRWA could lead to instability

UK says funding cut to UNRWA could lead to instability

A senior British diplomat has backed the United Nations agency responsible for Palestinian refugees, saying that a cut in US funding could lead to instability in the region.

 
South Africa tells UN: Israel is only apartheid state in the world today

South Africa tells UN: Israel is only apartheid state in the world today

The South African government has described Israel as the only apartheid state in the world, in remarks made at a session of the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva.

 
Rohingya plight even worse than media portrayals, US defense chief says

Rohingya plight even worse than media portrayals, US defense chief says

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Jan. 23 that the plight of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar was even worse than media portrayals.

 
 
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How America Armed Terrorists in Syria

Three-term Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii, a member of both the Armed Services and Foreign Affairs committees, has proposed legislation that would prohibit any U.S. assistance to terrorist organizations in Syria as well as to any organization working directly with them. Equally important, it ...

London acid attack victim Mukhtar speaks out

Jameel Muhktar and his cousin Resham Khan were attacked on her 21st birthday.

 
Al Azhar publishes “Daesh, state of darkness”

Top Egyptian academy has published book with the theme of Daesh terrorist group in an attempt to introduce the Takfiri (excommunication) group to the European countries.

A review of Islamic civilization in “Stabilization of Revelation Civilization”

Latest book by Mohammad Hussein Elahizadeh studies Islamic civilization of the era of apostolate and imamate through a review on the lifestyle of Imam Ali (AS) and Hazrat Zahra (AS), cousin and daughter of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH). The author in his book views the history of humanity and invitation of ...

 
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Aid agency warns against

Aid groups have warned that moves by Saudi Arabia to ease a blockade on Yemen are not enough to end the humanitarian crisis in the country.

16-year-old Palestinian boy Fevzi becomes symbol of Jerusalem resistance

A picture of a young blindfolded boy surrounded by around two dozen Israeli troops before being detained has been the highlight of massive street protests by Palestinians after the recognition of Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel by United States President Donald Trump. Sixteen-year-old Fevzi ...

Healthcare in Gaza: Is there any hope left?

The World Employment Conference in 1976 proposed that the satisfaction of basic human needs is the overriding objective of any national and international development policy. When one looks at such a policy, one thinks of a traditional list of immediate basic needs: food, water, shelter and clothing....

How Israel is

Israel is putting in place the final pieces of a Greater Jewish Jerusalem that will require “ethnically cleansing” tens of thousands of Palestinians from a city their families have lived and worked in for generations, human rights groups have warned.

Rohingya Muslims trapped in Myanmar

Myanmar's draconian controls over its minority Rohingya Muslim population amount to "apartheid", Amnesty International said on Tuesday in a probe into the root causes of their mass exodus.

 
Al Kalifa regime invade Ashura mourning procession in Manama
 
Security forces in Bahrain attacked peaceful protesters attending the Ashura procession marking the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein (AS), third ...
 
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