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UNRWA UNRWA employees across West Asia to go on strike as agency faces funds crunch

The UNRWA provides critical services and assistance to Palestinian refugees across the region through its food distribution initiatives, schools, health centers and other social programs

Israeli raids on Al Aqsa Extremist Jewish settlers invade Al-Aqsa mosque

Settler invasions of the Al-Aqsa mosque compound have been reported over the last two days, with a group of people from the UAE also reportedly entering the mosque under police protection on Monday 

Al-Aqsa mosque Israeli court allows Jewish prayers at Al-Aqsa mosque in violation of historical agreement

The Al-Aqsa mosque compound has for years been a target of Israeli right-wing and Jewish groups calling for the mosque to be demolished and demanding a third Jewish temple to be built in its place 

ICC on Yemen war crimes ICC asked to investigate Saudi-led coalition’s war crimes in Yemen

While leading coalition members Saudi Arabia and UAE are not signatories to the Rome Statute of the ICC, others which have participated in numerous human rights violations and crimes against humanity, fall under the ICC’s jurisdiction, opening up the possibility of investigation and prosecution

Activists in Jordan launch protest against natural gas deal with Israel

The deal between the two countries has been widely denounced in Jordan over the years with trade unions, activists and politicians deeming it to be a “betrayal of the Palestinian people”

Israeli attacks continue for tenth day, death toll close to 230

The airstrikes on Gaza along with the Israeli military’s violence in the occupied West Bank have so for killed 227 Palestinians and injured over 1,500 others, while also internally displacing 72,000 people

COVID-19 vaccination for refugees lags in west Asia

Most refugees living in poor countries in West and South Asia are being left behind in the vaccination programmes being undertaken by the respective governments for several reasons, including a shortage of adequate number of vaccine doses

MSF reports civilians killed by Ethiopian soldiers in Tigray and other stories

Today we take a look at recent reports of the killing of civilians in the Tigray region, custodial deaths of Indigenous people in Australia, police repression against a protest in Jordan, and the key lessons learned as India marks 1 year of the Covid-19 lockdown

Anti-lockdown protests continue in Jordan

The current round of protests started after reports of the death of at least 9 people in a government hospital due to lack of oxygen on Saturday night

Jordanian Teachers’ Syndicate leaders and members released after one month in jail

The union leaders, along with other protesting teachers, were arrested last month while protesting the government’s decision to go back on its promise to fulfill their demands on salary hikes and better working conditions

Palestinian agricultural exports via Jordan banned by Israel_ Palestinian agricultural exports via Jordan banned by Israel

The border crossing through Jordan is the occupied West Bank’s only direct access to the outside world

Administrative detainee Heba Al-Labadi hospitalized after 30 days on a hunger strike

Activists have organized protests to denounce her illegal administrative detention and to demand her release

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