News headlines for “Middle East”

  1. Guterres strongly condemns attack at Jerusalem synagogue which left at least seven Israelis dead

    - UN News

    The UN Secretary-General on Friday strongly condemned Friday’s terrorist attack by a Palestinian man outside a synagogue in a Jerusalem neighbourhood which has left at least seven Israelis dead, and three others injured.

  2. Syria: WFP chief calls for action now, as hunger soars to 12 year high

    - UN News

    The head of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), speaking in Damascus, has called on the world to boost investment in Syria’s people and communities to help ease the highest levels of hunger in 12 years.

  3. UN envoy ‘deeply alarmed’ over deaths of nine Palestinians in West Bank raid

    - UN News

    The top UN official for the Middle East peace process, said on Thursday he was “deeply alarmed and saddened” at the continuing cycle of violence in the occupied West Bank, after nine Palestinians were killed during an Israeli military raid.

  4. Two-thirds of Yemenis need humanitarian support and protection

    - UN News

    Some 21.6 million people in Yemen – that’s two-thirds of the population – are going to need some kind of humanitarian assistance and protection services during the course of 2023, according to the UN’s Humanitarian Response plan published on Wednesday.

  5. Security Council: 12 years of war, leaves 70 per cent of Syrians needing aid

    - UN News

    Almost twelve years into Syria’s devastating civil war, the country remains tattered and deeply divided, facing massive economic hardships, limited political progress and the world’s largest displacement crisis, with 70 per cent of the population now in need of humanitarian aid, senior UN officials told the Security Council on Wednesday.

  6. Palestinian refugees face hitting ‘rock bottom’, warns UNRWA in $1.6 billion appeal

    - UN News

    The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) appealed on Tuesday for $1.6 billion to fund core operations this year, as the people it helps face hitting “rock bottom”.

  7. Around 2 million facing food insecurity across Lebanon

    - UN News

    Some two million people in Lebanon, including 1.29 million Lebanese residents and 700,000 Syrian refugees, are suffering some form of food insecurity as a result of the multiple crises afflicting the country, with the situation expected to get worse in the months ahead, UN agencies said on Thursday.

  8. Negative trends prevail in Occupied Palestinian Territory; human toll ‘devastating’: Senior UN Official

    - UN News

    The world’s collective priority for the Occupied Palestinian Territory must be reversing the negative trajectory that marked 2022 as one of the deadliest years in recent memory, the senior UN official in the region told the Security Council on Wednesday.

  9. Iran’s detention of Belgian aid worker a 'flagrant violation of international law': UN rights experts

    - UN News

    A group of UN Special Rapporteurs condemned Iran’s arbitrary detention of Belgian aid worker Olivier Vandecasteele on Tuesday, and demanded his immediate release, after he was sentenced to a cumulative 40-year jail term by a court in Tehran.

  10. Yemen: Lull in major fighting provides space for dialogue

    - UN News

    Warring parties in Yemen should take advantage of the current absence of major fighting and use it to advance their talks towards peace, the top UN official in the country said on Monday in his latest briefing to the Security Council. 

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