News headlines for “Middle East”

  1. 'Big disappointment' over lack of Syria constitution agreement

    - UN News

    The process of drafting a new constitution for Syria has been “a big disappointment” UN Special Envoy for Syria, Geir Pedersen concluded on Friday. Following the end of discussions in Geneva, a consensus on how to move forward was not achieved, he added.

  2. Fears grow for the lives of 5 Palestinians on hunger strike in Israeli prisons

    - UN News

    Israel has been urged to either release or charge five Palestinian prisoners currently on hunger strike in Israeli prisons. Grave concerns have been expressed for the lives of the prisoners by UN independent rights experts, who on Thursday, called on the Israeli Government to completely end the “unlawful practice “ of administrative detention. 

  3. Bringing Quality Education to Syria’s Most Vulnerable, Crisis-Impacted Children – Their Education Cannot Wait

    - Inter Press Service

    DOMINICA, Oct 21 (IPS) - In war-torn Syria, the support of Education Cannot Wait (ECW) – the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises – is bringing positive, life-changing educational opportunities tailored to children like 11-year-old Ali.

  4. Four children killed on their way to school in northwest Syria

    - UN News

    Four children – three boys and a girl - were killed on Monday morning while travelling to school in northwest Syria, along with a teacher, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Wednesday.

  5. Humanitarian assistance stepped up on Yemen's west coast, amid clashes

    - UN News

    Humanitarian assistance has been ramped up on Yemen's west coast where ongoing violence has increased the needs of communities displaced by years of conflict, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday.

  6. Build consensus or face ‘increasingly desperate reality’, warns Middle East envoy

    - UN News

    Political stagnation is “fuelling tensions, instability and a deepening sense of hopelessness”, the top UN official working towards peace in the Middle East warned the Security Council on Tuesday.  

  7. Yemen war reaches ‘shameful milestone’ - 10,000 children now killed or maimed

    - UN News

    Another “shameful milestone” has been reached in the conflict in Yemen with 10,000 children killed or maimed since fighting started in March 2015, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday. 

  8. Over-compliance with US sanctions hurting Iran’s ‘butterfly kids’

    - UN News

    Over-compliance with United States-imposed sanctions against Iran is harming the right to health, and people with a rare skin disease are among those affected, many of them children, experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council said on Tuesday. 

  9. UNHCR chief urges better support for 13 million 'exhausted' and displaced Syrians

    - UN News

    UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, has urged greater international support for the more than 13 million Syrians who’ve been displaced in the past 10 years. 

  10. Taliban backs WHO polio vaccination campaign across Afghanistan next month

    - UN News

    The decision by the Taliban leadership to support the resumption of house-to-house polio vaccination across Afghanistan has been welcomed by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). 

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