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  • Donors step up funds to Palestinian aid agency after US cuts

    Date: 2018-09-04 12:01:55 GMT - USA - Middle East - SN:48 - ID:7561564

    WASHINGTON, Sept 4 (MENA) - The top official with the UN's Palestinian aid agency says countries, including the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and India, have stepped up in recent months with a "very high amount" of $238 million in extra funding ....

  • UNRWA rejects graft accusations against int'l organization

    Date: 2018-09-03 09:22:29 GMT - palestine - Middle East - SN:24 - ID:7559403

    RAMALLAH, Sept 3 (MENA) - Head of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) Pierre Krahenbuhl rejected graft and administrative corruption accusations against the international organization. In statements to the ....

  • Iran FM arrives in Damascus

    Date: 2018-09-03 06:57:14 GMT - Syria - Middle East - SN:10 - ID:7559239

    DAMASCUS, Sept 3 (MENA) - Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad-Javad Zarif arrived in Damascus, the Syrian capital, on Monday, IRNA reported. Zarif was welcomed by Syrian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Feisal al-Meqdad, and a number of other ....

  • Mail held 8 years by Israel finally reaches Palestinians

    Date: 2018-09-02 20:47:46 GMT - palestine - Middle East - SN:89 - ID:7559082

    GAZA CITY, Sept 2 (MENA) - For the first time in eight years, Palestinians are receiving international mail. Letters, packages, presents and even a wheelchair have arrived in the West Bank after Israel released 10 tons of undelivered mail to the ....

  • 70 Israeli violations against Palestinian refugees: committee

    Date: 2018-09-02 14:36:42 GMT - palestine - Middle East - SN:61 - ID:7558345

    RAMALLAH, Sept 2 (MENA) - A committee on supporting the Palestinian journalists said Sunday Israeli occupation forces are deliberately targeting Palestinian mediamen and journalists due to their role in exposing the crimes of occupation ....

  • Iran's Khamenei: War unlikely but armed forces should boost capacities

    Date: 2018-09-02 13:18:53 GMT - Iran - Middle East - SN:50 - ID:7558318

    TEHRAN, Sept 2 (MENA) – Iranian Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that there was no possibility of a military war on Iran given the ongoing political considerations, but the country's Armed Forces must continue to upgrade their human ....

  • Israel plans 7 closures for Karm Abu Salem in Sept.

    Date: 2018-09-02 12:17:53 GMT - palestine - Middle East - SN:39 - ID:7558203

    GAZA CITY, Sept 2 (MENA) - Israel has decided to close Karm Abu Salem border crossing for seven days in September for the Jewish holidays, said the Palestinian administration of crossings. The planned closures will be on September 9, 10, 18, 19, ....

  • Lebanon condemns US over UNRWA

    Date: 2018-09-02 11:36:26 GMT - Lebanon - Middle East - SN:34 - ID:7558015

    BEIRUT, Sept 2 (MENA) - Lebanon’s Foreign Ministry Sunday denounced the recent US decision to cut all funding to UNRWA, warning of attempts to deny Palestinians the right of return, The Daily Star reported. “Helping UNRWA is the duty of the ....

  • PLO member: UNRWA head's letter uncovers conspiracy against refugees

    Date: 2018-09-02 10:25:15 GMT - palestine - Middle East - SN:24 - ID:7557857

    GAZA CITY, Sept 2 (MENA) - Member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) Executive Committee member Ahmad Abu Holi, who is in charge of refugees affairs, said the historical letter by the UNRWA head uncovered the conspiracy being tailored ....

  • Syria Military source: No Israeli aggression on al Mezzeh Airport

    Date: 2018-09-02 07:00:34 GMT - Syria - Middle East - SN:10 - ID:7557644

    DAMASCUS, Sept 2 (MENA) - A Syrian military source said that no Israeli aggression was launched on al Mezzeh Airport on the western outskirts of Damascus last night, the Syrian news agency SANA reported on Sunday. The source said in a statement ....

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