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  • UN: 'Egregious' sexual violence reports emerge from Rohingya

    The head of the UN's migration agency said he's "shocked and concerned" about reports of sexual and gender-based violence among new Rohingya arrivals in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh. The International Organization for Migration's Director-General William Lacy Swing made the comments on Wednesday as Rohingya refugees who escaped a military crackdown.. More

  • How Israel is disabling Palestinian teenagers

    In the Dheisheh refugee camp, it is common to see Palestinian teenagers with deep scars dotting the length of their legs, while posters and murals of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces adorn the concrete walls - testaments to a disturbing reality of routine Israeli violence in the camp. International law prohibits the use of live ammunition on civilians,.. More

  • 'No food, no shelter': Rohingya suffer in Bangladesh

    Hundreds of Rohingya, including children, were jostling to get hold of aid packages being thrown from trucks at Balukhali in the Bangladeshi city of Cox's Bazar bordering Myanmar. Women, many with babies on their shoulders, stood in torrential rain in the hope of getting food, tarpaulin and clothes distributed by local Bangladeshi people. Chaos was.. More

  • How Syria continued to gas its people as the world looked on

    In the spring of 2015 a Syrian major general escorted a small team of chemical weapons inspectors to a warehouse outside the Syrian capital Damascus. The international experts wanted to examine the site, but were kept waiting outside in their car for around an hour, according to several people briefed on the visit. When they were finally let into the.. More

  • Rohingya group says Myanmar engaged in 'genocide'

    The deployment of extra troops to Myanmar’s troubled Rakhine state is to further the “Rohingya genocide”, according to a group representing the Muslim minority on Tuesday. The army dispatched a battalion, around 500 soldiers, to the Maungdaw area of northern Rakhine, where Rohingya Muslims form the majority, on Thursday last week. Hla.. More

  • Syria's lost generation: Refugee children at work

    Less than half of Lebanon's school-aged Syrian refugee children enrolled in school last year, and it is expected that at least 50 percent will drop out of classes by the time they are nine years old. Half of the remaining number will leave school by 10, according to the United Nations. Transport, regardless of how low the price, is often unaffordable... More

  • Palestinians grieve loved ones killed at Friday prayers

    From the main street that runs through Wadi Qadum in occupied East Jerusalem, the Sharaf family home is hidden by a primary school and the bright, multicolored stone wall of its playground. Tied to the wire mesh above the painted wall, a single poster shows a young man wearing a black suit, bow tie and graduation cap. Clean shaven and with a sash draped.. More

  • Water deal tightens Israel's control over Palestinians

    It was hailed as a breakthrough, a rare display of regional cooperation, and a positive step that may pave the way for resuscitating talks between Palestinians and Israelis, which have been on hold since 2014. But a recent water agreement, signed under the auspices of US President Donald Trump's Middle East envoy in mid-July, may actually cement Israel's.. More

  • West Bank villagers decry collective punishment

    For the past four days, he had stayed at home in Kobar, after the Israeli military imposed a closure on the village in the wake of a deadly stabbing attack at a nearby Jewish settlement on July 21. The attacker, 19-year-old Omar al-Abed, who killed three Israelis and injured a fourth in the attack, came from Kobar. Approaching the village from the.. More

  • 'They killed him because he was an Arab'

    The family of a young Palestinian man fatally shot by Israeli police in Jaffa are demanding justice for what they believe was a "cold-blooded killing". Mahdi al-Saadi, a 22-year-old Palestinian citizen of Israel, was shot in the chest and killed in the early hours of Saturday morning. Israeli police also shot another young man at the same.. More

  • Jerusalem cameras 'more dangerous than metal detectors'

    Palestinians have vowed to continue protests and confrontations with Israeli forces in occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank, in rejection of new surveillance cameras installed at the gates to al-Aqsa Mosque compound. "Above all else, this is an issue of control and power. It is as if they are saying that they don't want to deal with the Awqaf,.. More

  • HRW: Greece failing to protect lone refugee children

    Greek authorities on Lesbos Island have failed to protect unaccompanied children from abuse by placing them in refugee camps with unrelated adults, says Human Rights Watch (HRW). By misidentifying the children and classifying them as adults, Greek authorities have left the children vulnerable to abuse, sexual exploitation and human trafficking, and.. More

  • Yemen's 'unfathomable pain and suffering'

    United Nations officials have warned that the conflict in the Arab world's poorest nation, Yemen, is intensifying daily, with armed groups expanding, thousands facing a cholera epidemic, and seven million "on the cusp of famine". Speaking before the UN Security Council on Wednesday, Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, UN special envoy to Yemen, called.. More

  • Amnesty: All sides violated international law in Mosul

    Amnesty International has said it had identified a pattern of attacks by Iraqi forces and the US-led military coalition backing them that violated international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes. It also said that fighters from ISIS group flagrantly violated that same law by deliberately putting civilians in harm's way to shield its fighters.. More

  • Palestinians hope UN ruling will improve life in Hebron

    By Nigel Wilson Abed Abu Eisha was watching the news on Friday evening when he learned that the United Nations' cultural arm had recognized his home city, the Old City of Hebron, as a Palestinian World Heritage Site. The next afternoon, perched on a chair outside a clothing store on the edge of the Old City, the 22-year-old broke into a broad grin.. More