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Global NGOs criticise drastic US cuts of UNRWA funding

International NGOs have condemned the US government's decision to cut more than half of its planned funding to the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees. Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Details

Turkey bolsters Syria border as US force plan slammed

Turkey has sent military reinforcements along its border with Syria, according to state media, as Ankara, Damascus and Moscow all attacked a US plan to form a new border security Details

Saudi accused of rights abuses in Yemen civilian deaths

A UN report on human rights abuses related to foreign intervention in Yemen details the extensive civilian casualties inflicted by the Saudi-led coalition's air attacks.  The United Nations panel examined 10 Details

Could ISIL stage a comeback?

The past year has witnessed a dramatic reversal of fortunes for the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group, which suffered a stunning series of defeats in its former Details

Trump‘s ‘shithole’ remarks spur international anger

International organisations including the UN and African Union, politicians and other Africans and Caribbeans are outraged over US President Donald Trump's latest racist remarks. The president criticised immigration to his country Details

Worries in Iran as Trump mulls new nuclear sanctions

US President Donald Trump is set to decide whether or not to reimpose wide-ranging sanctions on Iran, the latest action that puts into question the survival of the 2015 nuclear Details

Myanmar: Draconian law used against Reuters reporters

Burma may have a new name and a democratically elected government, but the oppressive laws introduced by British colonial overlords are again the preferred weapon of choice when dealing with Details

Why does Israel fear the BDS movement so much?

Donald Trump's declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel seemed to confirm a long-held suspicion among many long-time observers: The United States is not interested in a solution to Details

Trump says he’s ‘like, really smart,’ ‘a very stable genius’

President Donald Trump felt compelled Saturday to let the world know he's playing with all his marbles and is among the sharpest cookies around. In a series of tweets, Trump defended Details

Turkey ‘tired’ of EU membership process: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Ankara is "tired" of its sluggish European Union membership process, noting that it cannot indefinitely be requesting to join the bloc. His comments on Details

Iran prosecutor blames CIA, Israel, Saudi for protests

A CIA agent was the "main projector" of deadly demonstrations in Iran with assistance from Israel and Saudi Arabia, the country's chief prosecutor alleged on Thursday. Planning for the plot - Details

2018 starts with record cold in parts of the Midwest

Bone-chilling cold gripped much of the central U.S. as 2018 began Monday (Jan 1), breaking century-old records, icing over some New Year's celebrations and leading to at least two deaths Details

Israel indicts Palestinian teen activist Ahed Tamimi

Israeli authorities are seeking 12 charges against Ahed Tamimi, a prominent 16-year-old Palestinian activist filmed slapping and kicking two Israeli soldiers in the occupied West Bank. The teenager was detained on Details

Ismail Haniya warns against US ‘deal of the century’

Hamas leader Ismail Haniya has said that the US had offered the Palestinian Authority government a Jerusalem suburb, Abu Dis, as an alternative to East Jerusalem for the capital of Details

UN imposes new sanctions on North Korea

The UN Security Council has unanimously voted to impose tough new sanctions on North Korea in response to Pyongyang's latest missile test. The sanctions, passed on Friday, include a ban on Details

Palestinians killed in protests against Jerusalem move

The death toll has risen to four as Israeli forces violently crack down on Palestinian protesters in besieged Gaza and the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem. Local media reported that Details

East Jerusalem as Palestinian capital, OIC declares

OIC (Organisation of Islamic Cooperation) has declared East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, rejected the US stance as "dangerous" and called on the international community to follow in its Details

Doubts over impact of Putin’s Syria withdrawal declaration

On a brief and surprise stopover, Russia's President Vladimir Putin landed in Khmeimim airbase in Syria's Latakia early on Monday. Addressing Russian troops before him on the tarmac, an upbeat and Details

UN envoy warns N.Korea ‘miscalculation’ could trigger conflict

A senior UN envoy warned Saturday there was a grave risk that a miscalculation could trigger conflict with North Korea as he urged Pyongyang to keep communication channels open after Details

Trump Jerusalem move triggers Palestinian unrest

Furious Palestinians have called for a "day of rage" on Friday as protests spread against US President Donald Trump's widely criticised recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. A senior Palestinian official Details