Yemen’s Houthi rebels deployed additional forces in the main port city of Hudaida as a Saudi-led military coalition moved closer to the city centre, raising UN fears of a humanitarian catastrophe.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed for an immediate end to a military escalation in southwest Syria and a return to ceasefire arrangements agreed by Russia, the United States and Jordan.
Yemen’s internationally-recognized government and its allies accuse the Houthis of using Al-Hudaida to smuggle weapons into the country from Iran.
Residents said coalition aircraft were bombing Houthi positions on roads leading to the airport as the group dug in against an onslaught by the Arab alliance to take the city, the Houthis' main port and the lifeline for millions of Yemenis.
A 23-page report released by the UN Commission of Inquiry said that through the widespread and systematic" bombardment of Eastern Ghouta and the continued denial of food and medicine, pro-regimeforces perpetrated a "crime against humanity."
The most powerful countries are increasingly closing their borders to migrant and refugee children with disastrous consequences.
Standing with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the US Ambassador to the UN Haley said the UN body was biased against Israel.
As the World Cup kicks off in Moscow lets compare how football is run and how international law is applied.
As the Saudi-led coalition prepares to attack the port of Hudaida, Saudi-backed forces on the ground say they cannot guarantee what would happen to the trapped civilians.
Two people died after the attacks in Syria's Hama province at the end of March 2017. Dozens of people suffered severe respiratory symptoms.
Family Kitchen's initiative this year provides meals eaten by Muslims after sunset during the holy month of Ramadan – to 500 families in the impoverished refugee camp on the outskirts of Amman.
Morocco has announced it is cutting ties with Iran, accusing Tehran of weaponising the Polisario Front, an independence movement that has clashed with Rabat for Western Sahara for the past four decades.
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