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UN says $4.3bn required for Yemen humanitarian needs this year

The United Nations has announced it needs $4.3 billion to fund its humanitarian activities in war-torn Yemen in 2023.

Syria says US policy of “creative riots” inflaming tensions in ME

Syria's ambassador to the United Nations has slammed the United States' "destructive policies" towards his country and the wrongful attitude's repercussions for millions of Syrian civilians.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 337

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Israeli soldiers kill Palestinian man in front of his family in WB

Israeli forces shot dead a young Palestinian man before the eyes of his mother and brother in the West Bank on Wednesday. Media outlets identified the 20-year-old victim as Aref Abdel Nasser Lahlouh, a resident of the Jenin refugee camp.

Three Yemeni children killed in Saudi airstrikes

Three Yemeni children have lost their lives and another one has been injured in a new wave of air raids by the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen’s Hodeida Province, according to local media.

Pompeo defends Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi murder: Book

Publishing a new book, former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threw his full support for Riyadh, despite the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has been widely blamed on Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Lebanon ex-PM, 2 former ministers charged in Beirut blast probe

The judge investigating the 2020 Beirut port explosion has charged Lebanon’s then-Prime Minister, Hassan Diab, and two former ministers with homicide with probable intent, according to a court summons seen by the Reuters news agency.

Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 336: Germany greenlights tank deliveries to Ukraine but warns against ‘escalating’ war

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Uzbek president urges road map for economic cooperation with Iran

Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has called for the formation of a joint committee by the Foreign Ministries of Iran and Uzbekistan in order to draw up a road map for economic cooperation between the two countries.

EU launches civilian mission to help monitor Armenia-Azerbaijan border

The European Union has launched a civilian mission to help monitor Armenia’s border with Azerbaijan, bolstering the bloc’s role in a region viewed by the Kremlin as Russia’s back yard.

US, Israel kick off large military drills “in a clear message to Iran”

The US and Israel launched their largest joint military exercise ever on Monday, sending what they call a clear signal to Iran. Tehran has repeatedly warned that any mistake by the US and Israel will be met with a crushing response.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 335

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Taliban say they are committed to Iran’s water right

Acting Foreign Minister of Afghanistan's Taliban Amir Khan Muttaqi emphasized that the rulers are committed to respecting Iran's water rights from the Helmand River.

EU’s Borrell says the bloc cannot designate IRGC as terrorist before court ruling

The European Union cannot list the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist entity until an EU court has determined that the elite forces are, Josep Borrell the European Union’s foreign policy chief said on Monday.

Israeli firms to stage strike against Netanyahu’s ‘judicial overhaul’

At least 130 Israeli high-tech companies and startups have announced that they will stage warning strike to protest plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s new cabinet to "overhaul" the judicial system and weaken the Supreme Court.

Erdogan says Turkish elections to be held a month earlier than scheduled

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced that Turkey will hold elections on 14 May, one month earlier than scheduled.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 334

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

UN official document orders staff to say “Persian Gulf”

Former Iranian diplomat Seyyed Hossein Mousavian has posted on its Twitter account an image of an official UN document which tells all staff to use the name “Persian Gulf” instead of other fake words including “Gulf”.

Building collapse in Syria leaves 15 dead

A five-story residential building collapsed in the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday, killing at least 15 people, including five children.

Tens of thousands rally in Tel Aviv against Netanyahu’s extremist cabinet

Tens of thousands of protesters have held a fresh rally in Tel Aviv against controversial judicial reforms planned by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Live Update: Russia’s “Special Operation” in Ukraine; Day 333

Russia, wary of NATO’s eastward expansion, began a military campaign in Ukraine on February 24 after the Western-leaning Kiev government turned a deaf ear to Moscow’s calls for its neighbor to maintain its neutrality. In the middle of the mayhem, Moscow and Kiev are trying to hammer out a peaceful solution to the conflict. Follow the latest about the Russia-Ukraine conflict here:

Palestinian man shot dead by Israeli soldiers in West Bank

A Palestinian man has been shot dead by the Israeli army in the West Bank. This has taken the number of Palestinians killed by the Israeli army this month to 18, including four children.

Sweden OKs Quran-burning stunt outside Turkish Embassy, Ankara summons envoy

Police in Sweden have announced they will allow the leader of a hard-right political party to burn a copy of the Quran near the Turkish Embassy in Stockholm. Turkey has reportedly summoned the Swedish ambassador over the provocative act.

Saudi Arabia says normalization with Israel to benefit region, urges Palestine state

Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud says normalizing ties with Israel is in the interest of the whole region. He however noted prior to that, Palestinians should be given their “state.”

CENTCOM confirms drones attack US base in Syria

The US Military's Central Command has confirmed that one of the country's bases in a strategic southern Syrian region has come under drone attacks.

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