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UN peace talks on Yemen postponed

A United Nations conference aimed at restarting peace talks in Yemen has been postponed as Saudi Arabia’s war on the impoverished country goes on. “I can confirm that the meeting has been postponed,” a UN official said on Sunday amid uncertainty over who would attend the negotiations. The decision was ...

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UNSC concerned for people trapped in Syria’s ancient city

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The UN Security Council has expressed grave concern for thousands of people trapped inside Syria’s ancient city of Palmyra after it was captured by ISIL Takfiri militants. The 15-member council on Friday issued a statement, expressing “deep concern for the thousands of Palmyra residents inside the city, as well as for ...

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Gaza Strip faces dangerous fiscal crisis: World Bank

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The World Bank says the besieged Gaza Strip has the world’s highest unemployment and is facing a “dangerous fiscal crisis,” nearly one year after Israel’s latest war against the coastal enclave. In a report released on Friday, the World Bank said the current situation was the result of the ongoing Israeli ...

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Palestinians not back down at Israel suspension proposal

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Israel could face suspension at FIFA due to discrimination against Palestinian footballers. On Wednesday, a meeting was held between Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and FIFA President Sepp Blatter in the West Bank city of Ramallah over the issue. FIFA President Sepp Blatter plays football with Palestinian children during his visit ...

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Saudi rocket attack claims two in Yemen’s Hajjah

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At least two people have been killed in Saudi Arabia’s latest wave of air raids on the war-torn Arab country of Yemen. A child was killed and a woman was injured after Saudi warplanes targeted a house in the northwestern Yemeni province of Sa’ada, and a civilian died during a ...

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FIFA slammed over migrant workers abuse in Qatar

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A prominent campaigning group has criticized soccer’s international governing body FIFA for its inaction over the plight of migrant construction workers in Qatar who are busy preparing venues for the 2022 World Cup in the Persian Gulf state. The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), the world’s largest trade union federation, ...

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US orchestrating terrorism: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Washington is masterminding terrorism.   “The US is the designer and supporter of terrorism,” said the Leader in a meeting with Iranian officials and ambassadors of Muslim countries in Tehran on Saturday. According to Press TV, Ayatollah Khamenei further reiterated Iran’s ...

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UN tries to resume peace talks in Yemen

In the wake of continuation of clashes in Yemen, the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, intends to hold a meeting between the clashing parties in Yemen, so that these parties would find a negotiated solution to their disputes.This meeting will be convened in a third country, other than Saudi ...

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