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Human body parts ‘fall from sky’ in Saudi

Human body parts fell from the sky in the Saudi city of Jeddah on Sunday, with police saying they could be the remains of someone trapped in an aircraft's undercarriage bay. "Police received a telephone call at 2:30 am from a witness reporting the fall…
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At least 23 dead in north Yemen clashes

Two days of clashes between Shiite rebels and Sunni tribesmen fighting alongside hardline Salafists in northern Yemen have left at least 23 people dead, sources said on Sunday. Fighting has centred for months on a Salafist mosque and Koranic school…

UN and partners urge humanitarian ceasefire, return to dialogue by Israelis, Palestinians

25 July 2014 – The United Nations and its diplomatic partners today called for a seven-day humanitarian ceasefire, as they continue their efforts to...

UN declares Iraq ‘Level 3 Emergency’ to trigger more resources, speed up aid delivery

14 August 2014 – The United Nations has designated its highest level emergency for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq, citing the scale and complexity...

Syria: Gunfire forces UN agency to suspend food delivery to besieged Palestinian refugees

5 May 2014 – Gunfire stopped distribution of food today in a besieged Palestinian refugee camp, a United Nations spokesperson confirmed today, reiterating demands...

In Geneva, UN envoy meets Syria stakeholders amid ongoing consultations

10 June 2015 – The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria is continuing a series of critical meetings with Syrian and international stakeholders as...
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

Coalition Airstrikes killed 7 Senior ISIS Leaders

Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve officials have disclosed that the coalition airstrikes have killed seven senior Islamic State of Iraq and Syria...

Renewed tension disrupts UN construction projects in Gaza Strip

12 February 2014 – More than 20 vital United Nations construction projects for schools and housing in Gaza are stalled, and social and economic...

Iraq suffers worst year of violence since 2008

Violence in Iraq surged in 2013 to its worst level in five years, fuelled by widespread discontent among the Sunni Arab minority and Syria's civil war, figures released Wednesday showed. Bombs tore through markets, cafes, football fields and mosques…

UN expert calls for assessing legal status of prolonged Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands

21 March 2014 – An independent United Nations human rights expert today called for an assessment by the International Court of Justice (ICJ) of...