Middle East

UN: Palestinian food aid threatened by 'serious funding crisis'

More than one million people in Gaza will face food shortages in June due to a major shortfall in donations to UNRWA.

UN: Palestinian food aid threatened by 'serious funding crisis'

Yemen

UN: Houthi withdrawal from Yemen ports on track

Houthi forces are handing over control of the ports of Hodeidah, Saleef, and Ras Isa to the Yemeni coastguard.

Houthi withdrawal from Yemen ports going according to plan: UN

Inside Story

Can we save nature?

A report warns that one million species face the threat of extinction, and humans are to blame.

Gaza

'What's the sin of my children?': Infants killed in Gaza shelling

Netanyahu orders 'massive attacks' on Gaza Strip, causing the death of at least 24 Palestinians, including two infants.

'What's the sin of my children?': Infants killed in Gaza shelling

Yemen

UN gets access to vital grain in Yemen port city of Hodeidah

The 51,000 tonnes of wheat in the Red Sea Mills could feed millions, but it first must be fumigated.

UN gets access to vital grain in Yemen port city of Hodeidah

Gaza

In Pictures: Gaza-Israel violence intensifies amid invasion fears

Israel's Netanyahu steps up tank, artillery and infantry forces around the Gaza Strip amid ongoing raids.

In Pictures: Gaza-Israel violence intensifies amid invasion fears

Inside Story

What can be done about the refugees trapped in Libya's fighting?

Ongoing fighting in Tripoli has led to the neglect of migrants in government detention.

Myanmar

Myanmar troops kill six in Rakhine for suspected rebel links

Soldiers opened fire as a clash erupted with the detained villagers, according to member of parliament.

Myanmar troops kill six in Rakhine for suspected rebel links

Human Rights

1 dead, 3 missing after migrant boat capsizes at US-Mexico border

The rubber raft flipped over and all nine of its occupants were swept away in the cold, fast-flowing water.

1 dead, 3 missing after migrant boat capsizes at US-Mexico border

Argentina

Thousands strike in Argentina over Macri's austerity programme

Labour unions stage two-day strike, cutting off public transport, cancelling flights and paralysing government offices.

Thousands strike in Argentina over Macri's austerity programme

Rohingya

EU extends ban on arms sales to Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

The measures, including embargo on weapons and other equipment, to stay until at least April, 30, 2020.

EU extends ban on arms sales to Myanmar over Rohingya crisis

Inside Story

What can be done to resolve the conflict in Yemen?

A UN study says development in Yemen has been pushed back by two decades as civil war enters its fifth year.

Humanitarian crises

Venezuelan opposition envoy Gustavo Tarre addresses OAS

The body recognised Juan Guaido's envoy earlier this month in a move Nicolas Maduro called 'criminal'.

Venezuelan opposition envoy Gustavo Tarre addresses OAS

Humanitarian crises

Ukraine: The forgotten war

Despite the Minsk ceasefire agreement, conflict continues to affect everyday life in eastern Ukraine.

Ukraine: The forgotten war

Shorts

This Colombian woman shelters 150 Venezuelans every day

When Maria del Pilar Figueroa saw fleeing Venezuelans passing by her home in Colombia on foot, she had to do something.

This Colombian woman shelters 150 Venezuelans every day