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  • 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

  • Palestinian baby dies from tear gas inhalation: PA

    An 18-month-old Palestinian baby has died after suffering from tear gas inhalation during clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians nearly three months ago, according to Palestinian health officials. Abdul Rahman Barghouti died late on Friday from asphyxiation, following more than two months of treatment, Palestinian Ministry of Health spokesman.. More

  • Nearly a half-million Rohingya refugees: UN report

    Nearly a half-million Rohingya from Myanmar have been displaced due to decades of oppression in southwestern Myanmar, according to a new UN report. The report, published by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC) to mark June 20 World Refugee Day, says by the end of 2016 the number of Rohingya refugees rose to 490,300, up from 451,800 the previous.. More

  • UN: Record 141 million people need aid

    A record 141 million people across 37 countries will need humanitarian assistance this year, the UN said on Wednesday. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said an international aid appeal for 2017 had risen to $23.5 billion, but said plans to help over 100 million people were only one-quarter funded. In December 2016,.. More

  • Israel reduces Ramadan exit permits for Gaza

    By Nigel Wilson When two buses stopped close to Bab al-Asbat in Jerusalem on the second Friday of Ramadan, the elderly passengers were quick to disembark and head straight for the Old City. It was around 10am, more than two hours before the Friday prayer would begin, but this was an extremely rare opportunity for Palestinians from Gaza to pray at.. More

  • UN: Israeli occupation prolongs 'immense pain'

    The UN’s human rights chief on Tuesday called for an end to the Israeli occupation and warned that maintaining it would cause “prolongation of immense pain” for both Palestine and Israel. Speaking at the UN Human Rights Council’s 35th session in Geneva, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein.. More

  • Ramadan in Yemen: Fasting by day, starving by night

    Fatima Salah, 58, does not sleep in the daytime as many do during the fasting month of Ramadan. Instead, she wanders the city of Sanaa visiting neighbors and local shops, hoping to obtain enough food to feed her family at night. "I am exhausted and thirsty because of walking, and I have been fasting without a good breakfast," Fatima told.. More