James Reinl is an independent journalist who writes about the Middle East, immigration, and foreign policy.
Faced with funding shortfalls, the UN has already ended a vaccination campaign and scrapped plans for nutrition centres, shelters and mental health clinics and has shuttered a water purification plant for farmers.
As the Syrian regime battles the last rebel stronghold, could it begin to release those detained in inhumane conditions since the beginning of the conflict?
Critics have bemoaned the slow progress made by an investigative team of the UN Security Council but the agency outlined solid gains made in recent months.
Despite submitting their coordinates to third parties as part of the UN’s ‘deconfliction system’, some 26 Syrian healthcare facilities appear to have been targeted in deliberate attacks, the UN has reported.
As the first chief rabbi for Jewish migrants in the United Arab Emirates, Rabbi Yehuda Sarna could be used to smooth over its poor human rights record, say critics.
Critics warn that warmer Gulf-Israel ties will hurt the Palestinians, who are under pressure to accept the Trump administration’s long-awaited plan for the Middle East.
Former US president Barack Obama's key advisor on the Middle East Robert Malley told TRT World that Obama tried to "find a middle ground" of assisting the Saudi-led coalition militarily and simultaneously pursuing the nuclear deal with Iran.
The UN is working with the Libyan authorities to transfer control of prisons from armed groups to trained professionals.
Palestinian foreign minister Riyad Malki told TRT World that they are cultivating support in the Security Council to take a major stride at the UN.
An advisor to UN secretary-general Antonio Guterres told TRT World that the Saudi teenager's case is yet another reminder of the need for reforms in the realm of women's rights.
Fighting continues in Red Sea port of Hudaida, with 21-day redeployment deadline looming.
Thousands of migrants are seeking to apply for asylum in the United States at the border town. As their fate remains uncertain, some say they are willing to settle down in Mexico, while others are determined to move on.
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