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Migrant death toll in Mediterranean over past week ‘rises to 880

At least 880 migrants and refugees have died in shipwrecks and capsized vessels in the Mediterranean Sea over the past week, the UNHCR said on Tuesday after interviewing survivors in

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Syria: 1000s trapped in Daesh-held Raqqa, northern Aleppo amid fighting

  Hundreds of thousands of people in Syria have been trapped in the Daesh-held northeastern city of Raqqa as well as the outskirts of Aleppo as both cities face offensives

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A hundred dead Refugees in Wednesday’s sinking

The sinking of the balance sheet craft this Wednesday has been revised upwards. Several survivors of a hundred people have been rescued, being trapped in the hull. Initially, the authorities

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Syria: nearly 150 dead in waves of attacks against the Syrian government

The Syrian government has been hit in the heart Monday by a wave of attacks claimed by the Daesh terrorist group (ISIS) in Tartous and chime, on the Mediterranean coast,

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On World Day, UN hails potential of cultural diversity to boost development

Cultural diversity is an outstanding source of exchange, innovation and creativity, and has the enormous potential to accelerate sustainable development, the United Nations cultural agency declared today. In a message

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Yemen : UN warns of imminent famine in war-torn

The UN has voiced alarm over severe food shortages across war-torn Yemen amid relentless Saudi attacks, saying the country is “one step” from famine. Over 10 million Yemenis need basic

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World Humanitarian Summit-UN (23-24 May)

The world is witnessing the highest level of human suffering since the Second World War. This is why, for the first time in the 70-year history of the United Nations,

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Yemen: at least 32 dead in ISIL suicide attack

At least 30 people have been killed in a suicide bombing in suburban Moukalla in south-eastern Yemen. The ISIL terrorist group have claimed responsibility for the attack which also wounded

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2,000 Palestinian minors arrested since last October

A Palestinian human rights body says Israeli military forces have arrested at least 2,000 Palestinian children under the age of 18 since the third Intifada (uprising) against the Tel Aviv,

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UN health agency warns of rise in urban air pollution, with poorest cities most at risk

More than 80 per cent of people living in urban areas that monitor air pollution are exposed to air quality levels that exceed guidelines set by the World Health Organization