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New push in Bahrain to help Yemen’s war-hit

People in Bahrain will soon be able to donate food and medicine to war-torn Yemen by simply purchasing them from local supermarkets and pharmacies. The initiative is being spearheaded by a newly formed 16-member group at the Bahrain Red Cresce

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Heartbreaking scenes in starving Syria town; rice sold at $300 a kg

Aid workers who reached a besieged Syrian town spoke of "heartbreaking" conditions being endured by emaciated and starving residents, with hundreds in need of special medical help. An aid convoy on Monday brought the fir

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1 in 4 children in conflict zones out of school

Nearly one in four children growing up in conflict zones are missing out on education, with South Sudan, Niger, Sudan and Afghanistan the worst-affected countries, the U.N. children's agency (Unicef) said on Tuesday. An estima

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Weather, war may leave millions more hungry in 2016

Millions more people globally are facing the threat of severe food and water shortages in early 2016 as droughts and flood devastate crops and strain a humanitarian system already struggling to meet needs, aid agencies warned. The

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UN unanimously approves war against IS

The UN Security Council has authorised countries to "take all necessary measures" to fight the Islamic State group in a resolution that won unanimous backing a week after the Paris attacks. The French-drafted measure cal

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Yemen war nearing end, says Saudi minister

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al Jubeir said on Wednesday that the war a Saudi-led coalition has been fighting against Iran-allied fighters in Yemen for seven months may soon end. "One of the indications that the campaign is ne

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Isolated North Korea says ready for war with US

Isolated North Korea marked the 70th anniversary of its ruling Workers' Party on Saturday with a massive military parade overseen by leader Kim Jong Un, who said his country was ready to fight any war waged by the United States.

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Iran troops join Syria war, plan major ground offensive

Hundreds of Iranian troops have arrived in Syria to join a major ground offensive on behalf of President Bashar al-Assad's government, Lebanese sources said on Thursday, a further step in the rapid internationalisation of a civil war in whic

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Saudi 'has taken in 2.5m Syrians since war began'

Saudi Arabia has defended its efforts to aid Syrians fleeing the conflict in their country, following criticism that Gulf countries were not taking in any refugees since the crisis broke out four years ago. The kingdom has been on

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War stops 13 million from going to school in Mena

Conflicts across the Mena are preventing more than 13 million children from attending school, leaving their hopes and futures shattered, the United Nations Children's Fund said in a report issued on Thursday. The Unicef report

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