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Global hunger on the rise, driven by conflict, climate change

After steadily declining for over a decade, global hunger is on the rise again, affecting 815 million people in 2016, or 11 per cent of the global population, said a new edition of the annual United Nations report on world food security and nutr

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Conflict threatens decades of progress for children in Mena

Although countries across the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) have made major strides in protecting children's rights and wellbeing since the inception of the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) 70 years ago, conflict risks rever

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South China Sea ruling will 'intensify conflict'

An international tribunal's ruling denying China's claims in the South China Sea will "intensify conflict and even confrontation," Beijing's ambassador to the United States said on Tuesday. The ambassador, Cu

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Global violence worsens, driven by Mideast

The world has become increasingly violent with deaths from conflict at a 25-year high, terrorist attacks at an all-time high and more people displaced than at any time since World War Two, the 2016 Global Peace Index showed on Wednesday.

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Traders from conflict zones take part at Bahrain expo

Traders from conflict zones have braved all odds to take part in Bahrain’s biggest consumer exhibition, which opened yesterday (January 26). More than 750 exhibitors from 21 countries are showcasing a wide range of products at the 27th A

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Egypt extends participation in Yemen conflict

Egypt's national defence council on Thursday extended the military's participation in a Saudi-led operation in Yemen for up to one year, the presidency said in a statement.   "The national defence co

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1 in 8 babies were born in conflict zones in 2015

The number of babies born in conflict zones increased by more than 125,000 this year to 16.6 million compared with last year, the United Nations said on Wednesday. The figure translates to one in eight of all births worldwide in 2

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Russian support for Assad risks conflict, says Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday Russia's military support for Syrian President Bashar Al Assad could raise the risk of confrontation with coalition forces fighting Islamic State there. In an interview with I

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Conflict resolution training for young Bahrainis

A workshop will be held next month (August) to train young Bahrainis in conflict resolution. International experts will be flown in for the ‘Summer Youth Workshop’, which is being organised by the Bahrain Foundation fo

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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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