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Israel accuses UN rights forum of bias over Palestinians

January 23, 201812:47 pm Israel accused the United Nations on Tuesday of continuous discrimination against it over its treatment of Palestinians and called for reforms of its human rights body. The Human Rights Council’s regular examination of Israel’s record, the first since 2013, comes after US President Donald Trump recognized …

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Top UN mediator for Yemen steps down

January 23, 201810:40 am UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric on Monday said that the international body’s top mediator for the conflict in Yemen , Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed, would step down in February. “In this moment, his thoughts go first to the Yemeni people who are worn out by this conflict and are …

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Saudi Arabia to transfer $2 billion after urgent Yemen plea

January 17, 201812:33 pm Saudi Arabia’s King Salman ordered the transfer of $2 billion to Yemen on Wednesday, a day after Yemen’s Saudi-backed prime minister made an urgent appeal on the kingdom and its allies to save the local currency from “complete collapse.” Prime Minister Ahmed Obeid bin Daghir had …

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Food imports needed to ‘stave off famine’ in Yemen: UN

January 16, 20184:08 pm The World Food Program (WFP) on Tuesday heralded as a “breakthrough” the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen’s authorization of four US-funded cranes required to offload desperately needed food supplies, while warning that the country was at risk of famine in 2018. On Monday, a ship carrying the four …

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