conflict

Yemen says U.N. Roadmap to End Conflict Sets ‘Dangerous Precedent’

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 – Yemen on Tuesday appeared to reject a U.N. plan to end its civil war, saying the roadmap would create a “dangerous international precedent” by legitimizing the rebellion against the country’s internationally recognized government. Yemen’s position deals a major setback to international efforts to end the 20-month conflict, which has unleashed a

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Cracking The Crisis

EXCLUSIVE TO NEWSWEEK MIDDLE EAST By Hala Fadel Technology can and must address the tremendous challenges posed by the worst refugee crisis in recent history Some problems are so big, you don’t even know where to start. The refugee crisis is a problem of this magnitude. With the refugee population reaching around 20 million, governments are

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War, Disasters Disrupt Education of 80 Million Children

By Alex Whiting LONDON, March 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – At least 80 million children living in areas affected by war or natural disaster had their education disrupted last year, leaving them prey to child labour, trafficking and extremism, experts said on Thursday. Many humanitarian aid appeals for 2015 ignored education, and aid appeals for

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Western Powers Coax Libyans to Sign Accord

By Patrick Markey ALGIERS, Dec 13 – After a year of U.N. talks to end Libya’s conflict, Western powers are coaxing the warring factions closer to a deal they hope can help stop the spread of Daesh militancy in the North African country. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will co-chair a meeting of European,

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Sleeping With The Enemy

Sometimes, love isn’t enough By Sami Abu Salem Pablo Neruda once wrote: “You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming.” And so it was, that 21-year-old Rami Qedra, a Muslim Palestinian MAN from Beit Lahia, a town north of Gaza, fell in love with Galit Popok, a 17-year-old Jewish Israeli

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The Hippocratic Death Warrant

Syrian government forces are targeting doctors as a weapon of war BY Lucy Westcott The number of doctors in Syria’s rebel-held eastern Aleppo has been reduced to no more than 80, as the vast majority have been killed or fled, according to nonprofit Physicians for Human Rights. The city is divided into two sections, with

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Turkey – Russia Relations: The Butterfly Effect

A diplomatic confrontation between Turkey’s President Erdogan and Russia’s President Putin may unleash a conflict which may impact the world By NOUR SAMAHA It was as though it was clipped from the sky: a single satellite image that has set the region agog. Across a tiny area on the map, over the opposition-held Jabal Turkman

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