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UN says Yemeni warring sides agree port ceasefire moves (15.07.2019)

Yemen's warring parties have agreed new measures to enforce a ceasefire and facilitate a troop pullback from the flashpoint port of Hodeidah, the United Nations said on Monday.

UN official devises blueprint for Israeli accountability (11.07.2019)

A UN investigator says the world should consider cutting ties with Israel in support of Palestinian quest for statehood.

Iraqi forces begin operation against IS along Syrian border (07.07.2019)

Iraq's security and paramilitary forces began Sunday a military operation along the border with Syria aimed at clearing the area of Islamic State group militants, the military said in a statement.

UAE scales down military presence in Yemen as Gulf tensions flare (28.06.2019)

The United Arab Emirates, a key member of the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, is scaling back its military presence there as worsening U.S.-Iran tensions threaten security closer to home, four western diplomatic sources said.

EU police mission and EU border assistance mission extended for 12 months (28.06.2019)

The Council has extended the mandate of the EU co-ordinating office for Palestinian police support (EUPOL COPPS) and the mandate of the EU border assistance mission for the Rafah crossing point (EU BAM Rafah), until 30 June 2020. These missions are part of wider EU efforts in support of Palestinian...

UN: Yemen's Houthi rebels blocking food for tens of thousands (25.06.2019)

WFP spokesperson accuses Yemen's rebels of holding up a shipment destined to feed about 100,000 families.

White House's Kushner unveils economic portion of Middle East peace plan (22.06.2019)

The White House on Saturday outlined a $50 billion Middle East economic plan that would create a global investment fund to lift the Palestinian and neighboring Arab state economies, and fund a $5 billion transportation corridor to connect the West Bank and Gaza. … Palestinian officials reject the...

WFP begins ‘last resort’ partial withdrawal of aid to opposition-held Yemeni capital (21.06.2019)

The World Food Programme (WFP), the UN’s emergency food relief agency, confirmed on Friday in a statement that it has started a "partial suspension" of aid to areas of Yemen controlled by Houthi opposition forces, including the capital, Sana’a. Spokesperson Hervé Verhoosel briefed journalists in...

UN says no Huthi military in three key Yemen ports for past month (13.06.2019)

Head of UN monitoring mission in Hodeidah, says regular UN patrols have not detected Huthi military presence in ports of Saleef, Ras Isa, Hodeidah since May 14. … He called on all parties on Wednesday to finalize negotiations to allow for the full implementation of phases one and two of the...