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Children in conflict zones need $2.3bn to go to school

The 34 million children who are out of school in conflict-affected countries need $2.3 billion to get them all schooling, ten times the amount education currently receives in aid, the United Nations' education agency Unesco said on Monday.

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Cost of violence hits $14 trillion in divided world

The cost of violence around the world reached a record $14.3 trillion in 2014, as the divide between the most and least peaceful regions deepened with many Middle Eastern and African countries sinking further into conflict, a report said.

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Mideast conflicts 'pose risk to regional growth'

Ongoing conflicts in the Middle East pose a serious risk to sustainable development across the Arab region, a high-level conference in Bahrain heard yesterday (May 5). An expert warned that millions of displaced families seeking s

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Sale of smuggled artefacts from conflict zones alert in Gulf

Smuggled antiquities from conflict zones are finding their way to Gulf countries, including Bahrain, warned a top official. The sale of stolen artefacts from Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya has been generating revenues for terror gro

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Yemen's Aden oil refinery shuts as crisis worsens

Yemen's 150,000 barrels-per-day Aden refinery has shut as the conflict in the country worsens, industry sources said on Friday. "The refinery is shut down and delivery of cargoes will be difficult unless sellers and buyer

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Shipping lines pull back from Yemen as conflict escalates

International shipping lines are being forced to scale back or suspend port calls to Yemen as the conflict gets worse, putting pressure on supplies of food as prices rise in local markets. Yemen imports more than 90 per cent of it

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Shipping lines pull back from Yemen as conflict escalates

International shipping lines are being forced to scale back or suspend port calls to Yemen as the conflict gets worse, putting pressure on supplies of food as prices rise in local markets. Yemen imports more than 90 per cent of it

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Libya's rival forces warn Thinni government on oil sales

Libyan forces opposed to the country's internationally recognised government have warned it that any attempts to export oil independently would force them to take military action to seize oil ports and facilities.  

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Libya returns fuel tanker to rival government

Libya's recognised government has released a tanker forced to dock at a port under its control after originally banning it from delivering fuel to its rival administration, a port official said.   War planes

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Conflict trumps economy as top risk to world

The risk of international conflict is now the biggest threat facing countries and businesses in the coming decade, trumping concerns about the economy, the World Economic Forum said. The group's annual assessment of global haz

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