New York, Sep 2 : The UN human rights office said on Tuesday it is alarmed by the steep increase in the number of civilian casualties in Yemen's Taiz governorate in recent weeks, as well as by the "untenable" humanitarian situation which is being made worse by the blockage of supply routes into Taiz city by local "popular committees" affiliated with the Houthis.
New York, Sep 2 : The number of "exhausted and desperate" women and children making their way from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq through the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia seeking refuge in Europe has tripled in the past three months, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.
New York, Sep 2 : Even as aid agencies continue to reach those impacted by the Syria conflict, the needs of the 7.6 million people displaced by the war and the 4 million others who have sought refuge in neighbouring countries are "greater than ever," and the world's worst humanitarian crisis looks set to deteriorate even further unless a political solution is found, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator said on Tuesday.
New York, Sep 2 : A new report published by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on assistance to the Palestinian people warns that the Gaza Strip could become "uninhabitable" by 2020 if current economic trends persist.
Paris, Sep 2 : Director-General of Unesco Irina Bokova on Tuesday "expressed profound dismay" and condemned the destruction of the temple of Bel in Syria's Palmyra.
Cairo, Sep 1 : At least 4,830 people were killed in Syria in August, whether by the government's shelling, the US-led international coalition raids, Islamic State attacks or clashes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Right said on Tuesday.
Riyadh, Sep 1 : Saudi recruitment offices have decided to stop hiring Bangladeshi workers because they claim that a supply crunch has raised costs, the media reported on Tuesday.
New York, Sep 1 : The United Nations World Health Organization (WHO) is appealing for a safe corridor to reach more than 3 million people in war-torn Yemen's most populated governorate, Taiz, where "an extreme spike" in cases of dengue fever has been recorded over the past two weeks.
Gaza, Sep 1 : Israel On Tuesday closed down Erez crossing on the border with Gaza Strip after a rocket was fired from the coastal enclave into Israel.
Damascus, Sep 1 : Satellite images have confirmed that the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group has completely destroyed an ancient Roman temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra, the UN announced.
London, Sep. 1 : The United Nations has said that the satellite images show that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has destroyed the ancient temple of Bel in the Syrian city of Palmyra.
Berlin, Aug 31 : Germany's interior ministry has rejected media rumours that the government was bringing Syrian refugees to Germany on chartered trains, a media report said.
New York, Aug 31 : United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed "deep regret" over the decision by the Egyptian court of Cassation to uphold the sentencing of several Al Jazeera journalists and has reiterated his appeal for their cases to be resolved expeditiously and in accordance with the country's international obligations to protect free expression.
Doha, Aug 31 : Reliance Group chairman Anil Ambani has evinced keen interest to expand business ties in Qatar and also play a larger role in furthering economic and trade relations between this Gulf nation and India.
Cairo, Aug 31 : The Egyptian foreign ministry has summoned the British ambassador over comments he made regarding prison sentences handed down to three Al Jazeera journalists, the media reported.
London, Aug 31 : Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has called on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to overturn the court decision to hand over three-year jail terms to three al-Jazeera journalists.
London, Aug 31 : Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has destroyed another ancient temple in the Syrian city of Palmyra, said activists and a group monitoring Syrian conflict.
Riyadh, Aug 31 : At least 11 people were killed and 219 injured in a fire at a residential complex of the Saudi Aramco oil company in Saudi Arabia's Al Khobar city, a media report said on Monday.
Damascus, Aug 31 : The Islamic State (IS) militants destroyed parts of a famous ancient Roman temple in the historic city of Palmyra in central Syria, a monitor group reported on Sunday.
Cairo, Aug 31 : Egypt's long-awaited parliamentary polls will kick off on October 18, the head of the election committee told a press conference on Sunday evening.
Riyadh, Aug 30 : A fire which broke through Saudi Arabia's oil giant Saudi Aramco's residential complex on Sunday, killed 11 people and left around 200 others injured.
Sanaa, Aug 30 : Saudi-led warplanes killed at least 17 Houthi rebels and 19 civilians in multiple airstrikes in Yemen's northern province of Hajjah on Sunday, media reported.
Riyadh, Aug 30 : At least six people were killed and 206 others were injured on Sunday in a fire in a residential complex of Saudi Aramco oil company in Saudi Arabia's Eastern province, the media reported.
New York, Aug 30 : A fire has broken out in the Saudi Arabian city of Khobar at a residential complex used by the state oil giant Saudi Aramco, killing one person and injuring 30.
London, Aug 30 : Ever heard of anything almost twice as old as the great Egyptian pyramid? Well, a wooden statue is, according to a new analysis of the ancient artefact first found over a century ago, a media report said.
London, Aug 30 : Opium poppy, along with many other plant species previously unknown to Israel, were brought to Israel by Philistines during the Iron Age, findings suggest.
United Nations, Aug 30 : UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has regretted the sentencing of three Al-Jazeera journalists by an Egyptian court, the organisation said in a statement on Sunday.
London, Aug 30 : Three al-Jazeera journalists have been sentenced to three years in prison in connection with their work by an Egyptian court, which has been condemned by rights groups and news organisation as an assault on the freedom of press.
Khartoum, Aug 30 : Exiled Yemeni President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi arrived on Saturday in Khartoum to kick off an official two-day visit to Sudan during which he is to hold talks with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir.
Cairo, Aug 29 : The Islamic State terrorist group has executed 91 people between July 29 and this Saturday in various Syrian provinces, the Syrian Human Rights Observatory said.
Beirut, Aug 29 : An online fundraiser has raised more than USD 100,000 for a refugee from Syria and his daughter after sharing moving pictures of the man selling pens in the streets of Beirut, media reported on Saturday.
Cairo, Aug 29 : An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in jail.
Sanaa, Aug 29 : The Saudi-led coalition launched seven airstrikes against TV aerials and rocket depots controlled by Shiite Houthi rebels and their allied forces here on Saturday, military sources said.
New York, Aug 29 : The United Nations Security Council on Friday condemned the use of sexual violence, in particular sexual enslavement and sexual violence "related to or resulting from forced marriage, committee, including as a tactic of war, in Syria and Iraq," and urged all parties to armed conflict to take all feasible steps to protect civilians from such "abhorrent" acts.
New York, Aug 28 : Deeply disturbed by continuing reports of the use of chemical weapons, as well as the use of toxic chemicals as a weapon in Syria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Thursday strongly condemned any such use by any party to the conflict and stressed that the entire international community has the responsibility to hold the perpetrators to account.
New York, Aug 28 : The United Nations humanitarian chief Thursday urged the Security Council to do everything in its power to push for a political solution to end the conflict in Syria, as he described the immense suffering and destruction he witnessed for himself during a recent visit.
Abu Dhabi, Aug 28 : An Indian labourer in Dubai has been jailed for three months for molesting a woman in Deira city three months ago, a media report said.
Abu Dhabi, Aug 28 : Keralites began celebrating Onam - the harvest festival - in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday.
Sydney, Aug. 28 : The discovery of a truck filled with chickens and decomposing bodies of migrants in Austria has brought to the fore a horrific reality and plight of refugees trying to escape from countries like Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Damascus, Aug 28 : At least 52 people were killed in clashes on Thursday between several Islamist factions and Islamic State (IS) in the northern Syrian province of Aleppo, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
Aden (Yemen), Aug 27 : At least five Al-Qaeda gunmen were killed and two injured in a US drone strike in Yemen's Hadramout provice on Thursday, a government official said.
New York, Aug 27 : Amid the unremitting brutality of the war in Syria and a scorching summer heat wave, there is increasing evidence that parties to the conflict are using water to achieve military and political gains, warned the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
London, Aug 27 : A British hacker, Junaid Hussain, belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been reportedly killed in a US airstrike.
Damascus, Aug 26 : At least 70 rebels were killed and 40 others wounded by Syrian airstrikes in Latakia on Wednesday, amid ongoing military showdown near the area of Ghab Plains, the state-run SANA news agency reported.
Abu Dhabi, Aug 26 : The body of an Indian worker who died in Ajman in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) earlier this month has been repatriated to India 15 days after his death, a media report said.
London, Aug 26 : Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has said that he is confident of continuing Iranian and Russian support.
London, Aug 26 : Turkey has reached an agreement with the US to join the air campaign against the Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
New York, Aug 26 : The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) called on Tuesday for restraint in the wake of 24 August clashes between various armed groups that have seriously impacted the refugee community in southern Lebanon's Ein el Hilweh Camp in Saida.
New York, Aug 26 : Alarmed by the dramatic increase in grave violations against Yemen's children, the United Nations Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict has called on all parties to respect their obligations under international law to safeguard civilians from harm, including children.
Cairo, Aug. 26 (AN): Emphasising on the need to fight radicalisation and extremism, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj condemned all acts of terrorism and urged Egypt to join hands with India to remove the 'scourge of terrorism' completely.
Tehran, Aug 25 : Iran is ready for talks with Saudi Arabia for the good of the region and to solve problems facing the regional countries, an Iranian foreign ministry official said on Tuesday, according to state TV.
Cairo, Aug 25 : India's strong traditional support to the Palestinian cause remains unwavering even while pursuing good relations with Israel, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said here on Tuesday and added that the India is now more actively engaging with the Arab world.
Tel Aviv, Aug 25 : Israel on Tuesday began releasing over 1,150 African asylum-seekers from an open detention centre following a Supreme Court ruling, sources said.
Damascus, Aug 25 : The Islamic State (IS) terror group on Tuesday published photos of what appears to be the destruction of the Temple of Baalshamin at the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria, media reported.
Doha, Aug 25 : An Indian filmmaker is all set to bring the issues concerning Indian expatriates in the Gulf countries to the silver screen, a media report said.
New York, Aug 25 : Life saving medicines, trauma kits and blood bank supplies are urgently needed in war-ravaged Yemen, where nearly half the country's health facilities have shut down, leaving thousands of injured civilians with fewer and fewer places to seek emergency assistance, according to the UN health agency.
New York, Aug 25 : Extremists "cannot silence history," the Director-General of United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Irina Bokova, declared today, firmly condemning the destruction of Palmyra's ancient temple of Baalshamin, in Syria, a World Heritage site.
Cairo/New Delhi, Aug 25 : Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who is visiting Egypt, has urged her counterpart Sameh Hassan Shoukry to intervene for the early release of six Indian seamen detained in the country since February 2014.
Tripoli, Aug 24 : Two Libyan photographers for Qatari TV channel Al Jazeera were set free on Monday, after they were abducted on Sunday by an armed group in the Libyan city of Salahuddin near Tripoli.
Amman, Aug 24 : Jordan will increase military cooperation with Libya, including helping to train Libyan army forces, commander of the Libyan army Khalifa Haftar said on Monday.