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Us Wont Pay 45 Million Pledged For Palestinian Food Aid For Now

WASHINGTON – The United States will not provide $45 million in food aid for Palestinians that it pledged last month as part of the West Bank/Gaza Emergency Appeal...

Hrw Says Trump Is Disaster For Human Rights Fuels Authoritarians

PARIS – U.S. President Donald Trump’s record on human rights in his first year in office has been a “disaster” and has encouraged oppression by...

Un Mediator Invites Syria Opposition To Vienna Talks Next Week

GENEVA – The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria said on Wednesday he had invited the Syrian government and opposition to a special meeting to be held next week...

Schools Health Could Be Hit By Us Cut For Palestinian Refugee Funds Unrwa Chief

JERUSALEM/GAZA – A cut in U.S. funding for a U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees will affect regional security and could put vital health, educational and...

Myanmar Police Shoot Dead Seven Protesters In Troubled Rakhine

YANGON – Myanmar police shot dead seven demonstrators, while 12 were injured in troubled Rakhine State, after a local gathering celebrating an ancient Buddhist...

Unrwa Chief Appeals For Palestinian Refugee Funds After Us Cut

JERUSALEM/GAZA – The head of the U.N. agency that provides aid to Palestinian refugees appealed on Wednesday for world donations after the United States withheld...

Myanmar Says Temporary Camp Will House 30000 Rohingya Targeted For Repatriation

YANGON – Myanmar is building a camp to temporarily house 30,000 Rohingya Muslims targeted for repatriation after fleeing violence in Rakhine State, state media...

Exclusive France Expects Uk To Pay Up Take More Refugees To Keep Border -official

PARIS – France expects Britain to agree to take more asylum seekers and pay more for border security in order to maintain a frontier on the French side of the...

Myanmar Bangladesh Meet Amid Doubts About Rohingya Repatriation Plan

DHAKA/YANGON – Hamid Hussain, a 71-year-old Rohingya Muslim farmer, first fled Myanmar for Bangladesh in 1992. He went home the next year under a repatriation deal...

A Picture And Its Story Syrian Pulled From Rubble Mourns Martyred Young Son

EASTERN GHOUTA, Syria – His brow dripping with blood and his skin caked with brick dust, Abu Abdallah was pulled out from under the rubble of his house near...