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  • UNRWA: 3,500 Palestinian refugees flee Syria's Yarmouk camp

    People 'sleeping in the streets and begging for medicine' as Assad regime steps up offensive in southern Damascus. An estimated 3,500 Palestinians have fled the embattled Yarmouk refugee camp during a week of violence, according to the UN, as the Syrian regime escalates its ongoing military operation in southern Damascus. Yarmouk, which has been besieged.. More

  • Yemenis resort to burning firewood and rubbish to cook food

    When Yahia al-Amari's three gas cylinders ran dry, he scoured the entire Yemeni capital to find a place where he could refill them. The 50-year-old walked to nearly every petrol station in Sanaa last month, hoping to find enough fuel to cook his family of seven their first hot meal of the week. But he was turned away everywhere he went, either by.. More

  • How Mossad carries out assassinations

    The killing of 35-year-old Palestinian scientist Fadi al-Batsh in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur has taken the wraps off a covert programme of targeted killings of Palestinians deemed a threat by Israel. Al-Batsh studied electrical engineering in Gaza before going on to earn a PhD in the same subject in Malaysia. He specialized in power systems.. More

  • After girl's rape and killing, fear engulfs Muslim nomads

    For Amjad Ali, a Muslim nomad, this year's migratory journey from Jammu towards the mountains of Kashmir is going to be longer than usual. Each year, the 40-year-old and other members of his Bakarwal community typically leave their houses in Rasana and adjoining villages in Indian-administered Kashmir in mid-May. Their destination is the green pastures.. More

  • Despite seven years of death and destruction, Assad hangs on

    More than 500,000 people have died and millions more have fled their homes since an uprising against Assad began. The leaders of the US, France, and UK have all but made clear that the air strikes launched on Saturday against Syrian regime positions were limited to destroying the country's chemical weapons capacity. That means for the foreseeable.. More

  • Gaza is Soweto revisited

    By Andrew Mitrovica Israel has turned Gaza into Soweto - while Israel has become South Africa - circa 1976. One of the conventions of column writing is that you're not supposed to write "angry". More polite, agreeable writers who write polite, agreeable columns, often dismiss "angry" columns as "rants". So, fair warning.. More

  • UN says 130,000 people have fled Eastern Ghouta

    About 130,000 people fled a Damascus suburb during a weeks-long Syrian regime offensive, the United Nations said Monday. Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the UN and its partners are working to alleviate the humanitarian crisis brought on by the offensive on Eastern Ghouta, but said "needs remain immense". "The UN continues to call for.. More

  • US blocked inquiry into Israeli violence: UN official

    The U.S. declined calls from the UN Security Council for an investigation into violence on the Israeli-Gaza border that left 18 Palestinians dead, a UN official said Monday. Speaking at a press conference at UN headquarters, Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Permanent Representative of Peru to the UN and president of the Security Council for April, said the council.. More

  • Israeli settlers swarm East Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa complex

    Scores of Israeli settlers on Monday entered East Jerusalem’s flashpoint Al-Aqsa Mosque complex to mark the third day of the Jewish Passover holiday. “As many as 244 settlers swarmed into the site via the Al-Maghariba Gate, which has remained under strict Israeli control since the city’s occupation in 1967,” read a statement.. More

  • Families leaving Eastern Ghouta take prize possessions

    Families who have left Damascus neighborhood for Idlib tell of taking their most precious possessions with them. Abu Jawad was among thousands of Syrians who left their homes and underground shelters in the shrinking opposition enclave of Eastern Ghouta to one of the last remaining opposition-held areas in northwest Syria. With dozens of daily convoys.. More

  • Buddhists 'lured' to settle on Rohingya land

    Myanmar authorities have lured dozens of mainly Buddhist but with some Christians, Bangladeshi tribal families to cross the border and resettle on land abandoned by fleeing Muslim-majority Rohingya, officials said Monday. About 50 families from remote hill and forest areas on the Bangladesh side, attracted by offers of free land and food, have moved.. More

  • Mordechai: Israel holds two Palestinian bodies

    Israel is holding the bodies of two Palestinians killed by its snipers near the border with the besieged Gaza Strip, an Israeli official confirmed on Sunday. Yoav Mordechai said Israel will not return the bodies of the two Palestinians until the remains of two Israeli soldiers killed during Israel's war on Gaza are returned. "Gaza will not know.. More

  • Nearly five million in India's Assam at risk of citizenship loss

    Nearly five million people in India's eastern state of Assam face the threat of deportation after a top government official said they have failed to provide documentation proving that their families lived there prior to 1971. The risk comes as the government of Assam prepares to publish a preliminary list of citizens to incorporate into its National.. More

  • Imam of mosque ‘beaten to death’ in Serbia

    A 63-year-old imam of a mosque has been “beaten to death” on Saturday in the Muslim-majority city of Novi Pazar in Serbia. Nazir Salihovic was attacked when he was on his way back home after leading the night prayer at the mosque, the Serbian Islamic Union said in a statement. It said the attack on Salihovic was “unacceptable”.. More

  • Myanmar building military bases over Rohingya villages: Amnesty

    Myanmar is building military bases over flattened Rohingya villages, an international rights group said. Security forces have bulldozed houses and started constructing at least three new security facilities in Myanmar's western Rakhine state, said Amnesty International's Remaking Rakhine State report, which was published on Monday. The report, which.. More