Humanitarian crises

FILE - In this Nov. 14, 2015 file photo, women display paper currency after receiving cash support from UNICEF, in Sanaa, Yemen. Saudi Arabia's King Salman has ordered the transfer of $2 billion to Yemen, a day after the war-torn country's Saudi-backed prime minister called on the kingdom and its allies to save the local currency from "complete collapse." Saudi Arabia said in a statement on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, that funds would be deposited in Yemen's Central Bank to help address the "deteriorating economic situation faced by the Yemeni people." (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
January 17, 2018 - 6:13 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman ordered the transfer of $2 billion to Yemen on Wednesday, a day after Yemen's Saudi-backed prime minister made an urgent appeal on the kingdom and its allies to save the local currency from "complete collapse." Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin...
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In this photo taken from the Russian Defence Ministry Press Service Facebook page on Tuesday, Jan. 9 2018, one of the drones that was forced to land after an unsuccessful attack attempt sits at a table at Hemeimeem air base in Syria. Russia's Defence Ministry said its forces repelled a series of drone attacks on the Hemeimeem air base and a naval facility in Tartus, adding that such attacks would have required assistance from a country possessing satellite navigation technology — a statement that appeared to be aimed at the United States. (Russian Defence Ministry Press Service photo via AP)
January 09, 2018 - 7:02 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia said Tuesday that a recent series of drone attacks on its military bases in Syria would have required assistance from a country possessing satellite navigation technology — a statement that appeared to be aimed at the United States. Russia's Defense Ministry said its forces...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu chairs the weekly cabinet meeting at his office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018. (Abir Sultan/Pool via AP)
January 07, 2018 - 10:21 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that he "completely agrees" with President Donald Trump's critique of the U.N. agency aiding Palestinian refugees, saying that UNRWA only perpetuates the problem and should cease from operating in the region. Speaking at his...
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FILE - In this Dec. 22, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks with reporters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump is threatening to cut off aid money to the Palestinian Authority and acknowledging that the Middle East peace process appears to be stalled. Trump says in a pair of tweets that, “we pay the Palestinians HUNDRED OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS a year and get no appreciation or respect. They don’t even want to negotiate a long overdue ...peace treaty with Israel.”(AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
January 03, 2018 - 5:26 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinian officials voiced outrage on Wednesday over President Donald Trump's threat to cut funding to the Palestinian Authority, calling his tweets "blackmail" in the aftermath of the U.S. administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Palestinian President...
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FILE - In this Jan. 3, 2017 file photo, tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels chant slogans during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters into battlefronts to fight pro-government forces, in Sanaa, Yemen. Yemenis in the war-torn country's capital crowded into basements overnight, Monday Dec. 4, 2017, as Saudi-led fighter jets pounded the positions of Houthi rebels, who are now fighting forces loyal to former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh for control of the city. A Sanaa-based protection and advocacy adviser for the Norwegian Refugee Council said Monday that the violence left aid workers trapped inside their homes and was "completely paralyzing humanitarian operations." (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed, File)
December 05, 2017 - 5:49 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Heavy airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition pounded Yemen's capital overnight, targeting Sanaa's densely populated neighborhoods in apparent retaliation for the killing of the former Yemeni president by the country's Shiite rebels, residents said. The body of ex-President Ali...
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December 04, 2017 - 6:47 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. political chief is heading to North Korea on a rare four-day visit at the invitation of the government for a wide-ranging discussion on policy issues "of mutual interest and concern." U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said Undersecretary-General for Political Affairs...
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This photo provided on Nov. 17, 2017 by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows smoke and debris rising after Syrian government airstrikes hit in Eastern Ghouta, near Damascus, Syria. Syrian activists say at least five children have been killed in a Damascus suburb during government shelling while government media reports three civilians were killed by rebel mortars. (Ghouta Media Center via AP)
November 30, 2017 - 2:38 pm
BEIRUT (AP) — Amnesty International said Thursday the Syrian government has used internationally banned cluster munitions in attacks on a besieged rebel-held suburb of Damascus, accusing it of committing war crimes on "an epic scale." The report came on the second day of U.N.-sponsored talks in...
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November 27, 2017 - 12:05 pm
CAIRO (AP) — A group of Nobel Peace Laureates on Monday urged the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen to end their blockade on the Arab world's poorest country that has deprived it of much-needed aid and squeezed it to the brink of famine. The Nobel Women's Initiative said in a...
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November 26, 2017 - 9:41 am
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The U.N. child agency said Sunday that it has flown 1.9 million doses of vaccines to war-torn Yemen, its first aid delivery since a Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels tightened a sea and air blockade earlier this month. Regional UNICEF director Geert Cappelaere...
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November 24, 2017 - 9:53 am
GENEVA (AP) — The Saudi-led coalition that has imposed an air, sea and land blockade on war-battered Yemen since Nov. 6 has authorized the resumption of U.N. flights to the Yemeni capital starting Saturday, a U.N. aid official said. The planned resumption of U.N. passenger flights from the...
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