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US' war against Yemen The war on the Yemeni people has entered a new stage

The designation of Ansar Allah, referred to as the Houthis, as a foreign terrorist organization takes effect today. Unless Biden administration reverses its predecessor’s step, the people of Yemen may have to endure even more suffering

Citing famine, UN urges reversal of terrorist designation for Yemen’s Houthis; US refuses

Mark Lowcock of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs warned that recent labeling of Houthis as a terrorist organization by the US would likely trigger a “famine on a scale we have not seen in 40 years

US move to designate Houthis in Yemen as terrorist organization raises concern

The Houthis control a majority of Yemen, including the capital Sanaa. Their designation as a terrorist organization will make it difficult for international agencies to engage with the group which could harm millions

Palestinian children under Israeli occupation Palestine’s children bear the brunt of Israeli occupation

Last month’s murder of 15-year-old Ali Ayman Abu Aliya in the village of Al-Mughayyir was yet another instance of the brutality shown by Israeli occupation forces towards the children of Palestine

US sanctions Progressive International calls for end to US-imposed unilateral sanctions

Unilateral sanctions imposed by the US adversely impact nearly one-third of humanity in over thirty countries including Cuba, Iran and Venezuela

Food insecurity in Yemen Un report More than half of Yemeni population likely to face acute food insecurity by mid-2021: UN agencies

UN agencies have emphasized that an end to the Saudi-led war in Yemen is the only long-term solution for ending the food insecurity in the country

Ethiopia Tigray conflict Ethiopian federal government announces final offensive against Tigray regional forces

Around 27,000 people are estimated to have fled from Ethiopia’s Tigray region across the western border into Sudan. The UN refugee agency in Sudan estimated that an average of 4,000 refugees have been arriving daily

Libyan factions agree to national elections Rival factions in Libya agree to hold elections

A preliminary agreement between rival factions in Libya lays out a roadmap for parliamentary and presidential elections in the country. The agreement comes after a ceasefire in October under UN mediation

Palestinian village demolished Israel destroys entire Palestinian village in a massive demolition operation

The demolition has left close to 80 Palestinians from the Bedouin herding-farming community displaced and homeless. 41 among them are children, according to the United Nations

UN report on Yemen One out of every four children in southern Yemen is malnourished, says UN report

According to the UN report, cases of acute malnutrition among children in war-ravaged Yemen are increasing at an alarming pace because of a severe shortage of food due to the war

UN envoy demands independent investigation into Palestinian teenager’s death 

UN special envoy to the Middle East, Nickolay Mladenov called for an investigation into the death of 18-year-old Amer Abdul-Rahim Snobar who was reportedly beaten heavily by Israeli soldiers, leading to his death

Nigeria EndSars EndSARS protests continue in Nigeria two days after killing of close to a dozen people

The attack on protesters in Lagos on Tuesday has led to further protests both in the country and abroad. Nigerians have been protesting for systemic changes in policing since early October

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