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Thousands may have starved to death in besieged Syrian areas: UN rights chief

The UN human rights chief on Monday warned that thousands may have died of starvation during sieges affecting nearly half a million people in Syria.

UN could start using helicopters for Syria aid drops

Helicopters could be used to deliver aid to besieged areas of Syria, the UN said Thursday, on the eve of an emergency meeting of the Security Council about the issue.

World faces worst humanitarian crisis since WWII: UN

'Without collective and coordinated global efforts, people will simply starve to death.'
March 13, 2017 | 01:41 pm GMT+7

From aspiring stylist to jihadist widow: one woman's Syria story

Tens of thousands of foreigners have joined jihadist groups in Syria, including women who are encouraged to marry and raise the children of IS fighters.
April 24, 2017 | 11:36 am GMT+7

Philippines puts city on lockdown over fears of militant infiltration

The military said rebels was trying to escape.
May 29, 2017 | 03:30 pm GMT+7

Trump offers to help resolve Gulf crisis, UAE tightens squeeze on Qatar

UAE sees possible embargo on Qatar.
June 08, 2017 | 08:52 am GMT+7

Philippine war refugees facing deadly health risks

'The health situation is not yet critical at this point, but we fear that this may worsen in the coming days with prolonged displacement.'
June 09, 2017 | 03:28 pm GMT+7

Qatar foreign minister denounces 'unfair', 'illegal' sanctions

'Qatar is willing to sit and negotiate about whatever is related to Gulf security.' 
June 13, 2017 | 10:37 am GMT+7

Violence erupts between Grab crews and traditional motorbike taxis in Hanoi, Saigon

Stories of bullying, threats and revenge schemes have gone viral. 
June 25, 2017 | 10:22 am GMT+7

Through exercise, girls in South Sudan learn about peace and self-worth

A girls-only sports club is helping to foster team spirit and hopes to promote peace in a country divided by conflict.
June 29, 2017 | 09:05 am GMT+7

Saudi receives Qatar response to demands

Doha described the list of demands as 'unrealistic.'
July 05, 2017 | 10:02 am GMT+7

Singapore's PM says parliament finds no evidence of abuse of power in family row

PM's younger brother and sister accused him of abusing power.
July 05, 2017 | 02:52 pm GMT+7

Saudi, allies slam Qatar non-compliance as threat to security

'All political, economic and legal measures will be taken in the manner and at the time deemed appropriate to preserve the four countries' rights, security and stability.'
July 07, 2017 | 08:09 am GMT+7

Qatar c.bank says country has $340 bln in reserves, can weather Arab sanctions: CNBC

The central bank has $40 billion in reserves plus gold, and $300 billion in reserves that could liquidate.
July 10, 2017 | 02:41 pm GMT+7

US, UK, Kuwait urge swift negotiated solution to Qatar crisis

Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, UAE and Egypt imposed sanctions last month, accusing Doha of aiding terrorism, something it denies.
July 11, 2017 | 03:14 pm GMT+7
 
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