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UNRWA’s Iconic Syria image to go up in New York’s Times Square and in Tokyo’s Shibuya District | UNRWA

Jerusalem<p>The image of crowds of Palestinians lining up for UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) food parcels, which has emerged as an icon of the Syria …

North Korea Transfers Missile Goods to Iran During Nuclear Talks

North Korea supplied several shipments of missile components to Iran during recent nuclear talks and the transfers appear to violate United Nations …

Whether or not Pakistan will join the war in Yemen may depend on a group you’ve probably never heard of

<b> <br>Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared on <br>Lawfare <br>.</b><p>On March 26, as Iranian-backed Houthi rebels appeared to gain the upper hand in Yemen, …

PM: Iran deal shows world hasn’t learned from Holocaust

“‘Never again’ pledges” meaningless if not acted on, Netanyahu says.<p>><br>• ><br>• ><p>Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at Holocaust memorial ceremony. …

Syria: Death from Assad’s Chlorine

Chlorine, which is widely used for water purification, sanitation, and the manufacture of modern medicines, is essential for human well-being in …

‘No end to sanctions, no agreement’: Iran sticks to nuclear deal demands

There’ll be no deal on Tehran’s nuclear program without the simultaneous lifting of all sanctions against Iran, President Hassan Rouhani stressed, …

Saudi Arabia's ambassador rejects Iran's call for cease-fire in Yemen

Saudi Arabia's envoy in Washington rejected Iranian calls for a cease-fire in Yemen, saying Tehran should have no role in political negotiations in the war-torn country.<p>Saudi-led airstrikes will continue in Yemen until rebel Houthi militants disarm and agree to restore exiled President Abdu Rabu …

Can an arms embargo deter the Houthis? | War & Conflict

The United Nations Security Council has passed a resolution banning arms sales to Houthis, who condemned the move. They described it as a move that supports "aggression".<p>At the same time, Iran said it will present a peace plan for Yemen. It involves a ceasefire, humanitarian assistance, a dialogue …

ISIS’ Attack on Ramadi Just Upended U.S. War Plans

Momentum seemed to be swinging against ISIS. Then came an offensive in Iraq’s Sunni heartland.<p>ISIS is reportedly marching on the key Iraqi city of …

How Israel's Dimona nuclear reactor was concealed from the U.S.

One of the most fascinating historical turning points in the saga of nuclear development in the Middle East links Israel to Iran: the current …

These Russian Missiles Will Make Bombing Iran Riskier

A decree signed by Vladimir Putin has lifted a self-imposed Russian ban on the sale of S-300 air defense missile systems to Iran, <i>AFP</i> reports. The …