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Israeli media inflate number of mourners turning out to see Sharon

JERUSALEM — Spoiled by sunshine for about 520 days a year, Jerusalemites are strangely phobic about cloudy weather, as if a grey day could infect them with Nordic melancholy. Sunday was one such day: the streets empty, the air quiet and chill. So…

Syria: UN agency warns of grave risks to refugees if funding gaps remain unmet

3 July 2014 – Failure to close the funding gap to meet the needs of the growing number of people fleeing the conflict in...

OPCW-UN mission chief welcomes recent progress on chemical removal from Syria

5 March 2014 – A recent acceleration of efforts by Syria and the submission of a revised timeline for removing toxic agents bode well...

UNESCO chief calls for ‘protected cultural zones’ in war-torn Iraq, Syria

3 December 2014 – Denouncing the persecution of minorities, attacks on cultural heritage and illicit trafficking in cultural properties in Iraq and Syria as...

Both sides in Syria guilty of war crimes in ‘systematic effort to cause civilian...

6 February 2014 – Government and opposition forces in Syria are committing war crimes by using civilian suffering, such as blocking access to food,...
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Pakistan’s street children footballers return to rapturous welcome

Pakistan's street children footballers returned home Tuesday to jubilant scenes after clinching the bronze medal in Brazil, with captain Sameer Ahmed hailing the "once in a lifetime" experience. Competing for the first time in the Street Child World…

UN chief demands immediate release of seized Fijian peacekeepers

1 September 2014 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday again called for the release of 44 Fijian peacekeepers seized in the Golan. The peacekeepers are...

UN agency alarmed by malnutrition among children displaced from Yarmouk camp

26 April 2015 – As the United Nations agency tasked with supporting Palestine refugees continued today to provide essential humanitarian assistance to civilians who...
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Is Israel at Risk of becoming an Apartheid State?

In this episode of UpFront, Mehdi Hasan speaks to former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert about the Iran deal, a two-state solution and calls...

With bold steps, 2014 could be &#39moment of truth&#39 for Middle East peace &#8211...

16 December 2013 – With another release by Israel of Palestinian prisoners set for later this month, the top United Nations envoy for the...

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