Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Tag Archives: UNHCR

Jordan says 153,000 Syrians returned home since last October

:: Around 153,000 Syrians have returned to their country from Jordan since the reopening of a key border post last October, the interior ministry said Tuesday. Of the 153,000 who returned via the Jaber post, around 33,000 had refugee status

Qatari tribe files new UN complaint against ‘crimes committed by Doha’

:: Members of a Qatari tribe named “al-Ghofran” have filed a second complaint against the Gulf state to the United Nations Human Rights Council. The tribe is calling for international intervention to protect them and to secure their rights in

Complaint over Ghufran tribe violations presented to UNHCR

:: The Arab Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) presented the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) a complaint against Qatar’s violation of the Ghufran tribe and its members to the Office of the. Ahmed al-Hamli, head of the

Chibok mediator wins UN prize for educating victims of Nigeria’s Boko Haram

:: A Nigerian lawyer who helped to secure the release of dozens of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 was on Monday announced the winner of a U.N. prize for providing an education to children uprooted by

India says to deport all Rohingya regardless of UN registration

:: All of an estimated 40,000 Rohingya Muslims living in India are illegal immigrants, even those registered with the UN refugee agency, and the government aims to deport them, a senior government official told Reuters. Junior interior minister Kiren Rijiju

Over 80 missing after migrant boat sinks off Libya: Survivors tell UNHCR

:: At least 80 migrants including women and children were missing after a boat sank off the Libyan coast, survivors told the UN’s refugee agency Monday, in the latest such tragedy. A total of 132 people had boarded an inflatable

Nearly 9,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean over weekend: IOM

Nearly 9,000 mainly African migrants were rescued in the Mediterranean this past long weekend after being put by smugglers in Libya onto unseaworthy boats heading toward Italy, UN aid agencies said on Tuesday. The migrants, many from Nigeria and Senegal

Syrians flee Raqqa ‘hell’ as US-backed assault nears

In a muddy camp in northern Syria, civilians who fled Raqqa said fear of an expected US-backed assault on the Daesh group bastion was reaching a fever pitch. This week, hundreds of civilians escaped Raqqa and headed north to the

Canada fulfills promise to take in Syrian refugees

Canada has met a self-imposed deadline to accept 25,000 Syrian refugees fleeing their country’s civil war, officials said, fulfilling a campaign promise by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “25000 reasons why Canadians should be proud today #WelcomeRefugees,” Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship

U.N. refugee chief: Europe has ‘completely failed’ in migrant crisis

Europe has “completely failed” in its response to the migrant crisis, U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said in a German newspaper interview. “Regarding registration and sharing (of refugees), European cooperation and solidarity have completely failed,” he told the

EU agrees to fund Turkey to curb refugee crisis

European Union countries on Wednesday approved a 3 billion euro ($3.32 billion) fund for Turkey to improve living conditions for refugees there in exchange for Ankara ensuring fewer of them migrate on to Europe. The EU is counting on the

Alwaleed Philanthropies, UNHCR launch ‘Tweet for Heat’ drive for Syrian refugees

The Alwaleed Philanthropies (AP), chaired by Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), launched an innovative digital campaign in an urgent call for the international community to support the efforts to protect displaced Syrians

Cash aid for Jordan’s refugees an iris scan away

Filippo Grandi

Syrian refugees in Jordan will get faster access to United Nations cash aid through an iris-scanning ATM network, removing the need for bank accounts and cards. The project, launched in Amman last week by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees,

U.N. seeks mass resettlement of Syrians

The new chief of the U.N. refugee agency said Monday the world should find a fairer formula for sharing the burden of Syria’s crisis, including taking in tens of thousands of refugees from overwhelmed regional host nations. Filippo Grandi, who

U.N. refugee agency raps Denmark on asylum-seekers

The U.N. refugee agency censured Denmark on Thursday for measures that were an “affront” to refugees’ dignity as its new head urged Europe not to throw up barriers to block a tide of asylum-seekers. The UNHCR criticized Danish government proposals

UNHCR decries restrictions on refugees, upholds right to asylum

About 1,000 refugees and migrants are stuck at the main crossing point into Macedonia from Greece as authorities deny entry to some nationalities in contravention of international law, the United Nations said on Tuesday. “A new humanitarian situation is developing

Serbia, Macedonia limit entry of refugees by nationality: UNHCR

Serbia and Macedonia, which lie on the main migrant route to northern Europe, have begun restricting the entry of refugees to just those from certain countries, the U.N. refugee agency said Thursday. “Since yesterday afternoon Serbian authorities allow into the

Gum and roses: Syrian refugee children in sales, not schools

Rula has not had a three-month holiday from school, because she has not attended school for the last three years. With her broken shoes and dirty clothes, she begs for money on the streets of Beirut. Occasionally, she sells chewing

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