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UN chief denounces live fire at Iraqi protesters (07.11.2019)

Guterres expresses his serious concern over rising number of deaths, injuries during ongoing demonstrations in Iraq.

Lebanon protesters seek to shut down key state institutions (06.11.2019)

Lebanese demonstrators have begun surrounding government institutions in the capital, Beirut, and other cities, as a mass protest movement demanding an overhaul of the country's political system approaches its fourth week.

Yemen agreement to end southern power struggle 'important step' towards peace: UN Special Envoy (05.11.2019)

The top UN official in Yemen has welcomed an agreement to end infighting between the Government and separatist allies in the south of the country, known as the Southern Transitional Council, signed on Tuesday in Saudi Arabia. Special Envoy Martin Griffiths described the Riyadh Agreement as “an...

Iraq protests: UN calls for national talks to break ‘vicious cycle’ of violence (31.10.2019)

The UN’s most senior official in Iraq, visited protesters in central Baghdad on Wednesday, calling for “a national dialogue to identify prompt, meaningful responses to break the vicious cycle of violence” which has roiled the country during the past five days.

Lebanon crisis: President asks Hariri to stay on as caretaker PM (30.10.2019)

Lebanon's president has asked the cabinet to continue in a caretaker capacity, a day after PM Saad Hariri resigned in response to mass protests. On Tuesday, Mr Hariri said he had reached a "dead end" and that a "shock" was needed to resolve the crisis.

UAE withdraws troops from Yemen's southern port city of Aden (30.10.2019)

The United Arab Emirates has said it has completed the withdrawal of its troops from Yemen's southern port city of Aden as part of a deal brokered with Saudi Arabia to end a power struggle between southern separatists and the internationally backed government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi.

The roots of the Lebanese protests and the path forward (28.10.2019)

Since October 17, hundreds of thousands of protesters have mobilized across Lebanon, calling for an end to corruption, sectarianism, and the broken political and economic system. The mass demonstrations, largely branded as “al-thawra,” the Arabic word for revolution, were triggered by plans by the...

Lebanese protesters face off against army as demos continue (23.10.2019)

A week of unprecedented Lebanese street protests against the political class showed few signs of abating Wednesday, with thousands again gathering across the country, braving rain and a heavy military deployment.

Yemen's warring parties set up observation posts in Hodeidah: UN (23.10.2019)

Yemen's internationally recognised government and the Houthi rebels have agreed to set up four observation posts to monitor a fragile ceasefire in the flashpoint port city of Hodeidah, according to the United Nations.

Decisive international action needed to end Israeli occupation: UN rights expert (23.10.2019)

The international community has a responsibility and legal obligation to compel Israel to end its 52 year-long “occu-annexation” of Palestinian territory and remove barriers preventing Palestinian self-determination, a UN independent human rights expert told the General Assembly on Wednesday....