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Fears still loom over US sanctions on Yemen

The United Nations is still hearing concerns that companies are planning to cancel or suspend business with Yemen despite a U.S. decision to allow all transactions with the Houthi movement “given this move does not resolve underlying uncertainties,” U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said on Tuesday. The United States on Monday …

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Houthis put an end to all UN activities in Sanaa

The Houthi administration in Yemen has suspended all United Nations and humanitarian flights to the capital Sanaa as its Saudi-led coalition foe blocks commercial vessels in the Red Sea port of Hodeidah. The Iran-aligned Houthis took over Sanaa and most cities in 2014 after ousting the Saudi-backed government of Abd-Rabbu …

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Beirut blast now counts at 190 victims

The death toll from this month’s Beirut port blast has risen to 190 with more than 6,500 injured and three people missing, Lebanon’s caretaker government said in a report dated Sunday. Lebanese authorities are probing what caused highly explosive material stored unsafely for years to detonate in a mushroom cloud, …

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U.S. Policy Response to Coronavirus in Gaza

The two million Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip face insurmountable obstacles in attempting to prevent the novel coronavirus from spreading throughout the isolated enclave. Israel’s continued siege and blockade severely limits their ability to test for the virus and provide healthcare to those who become infected. By Zaha Hassan …

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71 million Pakistani children vaccined by UAE

Over 407 million drops of polio vaccine have been delivered to more than 71 million Pakistani children as part of the Emirates Polio Campaign implemented in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan since 2014 till the end of April 2019, the UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme (UAEPAP) has announced. The aid comes in …

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UAE role in Socotra purely humanitarian, developmental: Gargash

The UAE’s role in Socotra is purely of a developmental and humanitarian character, said Dr. Anwar Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs. Speaking to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), on the sidelines of the GLOBSEC2018 Bratislava Forum, the Minister acknowledged that better communication on Socotra was needed. “Because Socotra …

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Professional associations raise medical aid worth $1m for Gaza

THE LEVANT – The Jordan Hashemite Charity Organisation (JHCO) on Sunday received medical supplies to Gaza worth more than $1 million from the professional associations. Jordan Medical Association President Hashem Abu Hassan said the aid includes medical equipment and medicines, noting that association will continue to collect donations for Palestinians in …

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