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Saudi coalition airstrikes in Yemen Saudi Arabia-led coalition carries out fresh airstrikes in Yemen, killing five including three children  

The airstrikes carried out this week constitute a break in the larger pattern of relative peace in Yemen, months after the collapse of a formal UN-led ceasefire in October last year

Pakistan flood aid pledges $10 billion in aid has been promised to Pakistan’s flood survivors but many questions remain

Pakistan received nearly $10 billion in funding pledges for post-flood recovery at a conference in Geneva this month, but 90% of this money will be in the form of loans, at a time when Pakistan is already facing a severe debt crisis and worsening socio-economic conditions

Rohingya refugees Facing state persecution in two countries, Rohingya have been pushed to flee at an alarming rate

Two reports chronicle the alarming state of refugees in Myanmar and Bangladesh. In 2022, there was a 360% increase in the number of Rohingya attempting deadly sea crossings in these two countries

Intra-Yemeni talks Parties in Yemen war in indirect talks to formalize ceasefire, claims AP report 

According to the report, the parties have shown greater willingness to address key issues such as lifting of the blockade and sharing of oil revenues in the talks that are being mediated by Oman 

Kenneth Roth denied Harvard fellowship Alumni, students condemn Harvard Kennedy School’s denial of fellowship to former HRW chief Kenneth Roth

Former Human Rights Watch head Kenneth Roth was initially was offered a position at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. The offer was the withdrawn, reportedly due to the HRW’s “anti-Israel bias” and his social media posts critical of Israel

Israeli forces kill Palestinian Ahmed Abu Jneid Israeli forces kill three Palestinians in under 24 hours in occupied West Bank 

Israeli forces also arrested nearly three dozen Palestinians in early morning raids on Wednesday and Thursday across the occupied West Bank

Mass rally Yemen Mass rallies across Yemen denounce Saudi-led war and blockade 

The US has been supplying weapons to the Saudi-led international coalition in Yemen and helping it implement the blockade of the country, despite announcing an end to its role in the war in 2021

Riyad al-Maliki Israel imposes more repressive measures on Palestinians following UNGA vote

Apart from imposing travel restrictions on Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki, Israel has confiscated USD 39 million from the body which will be transferred to the ‘victims of terrorism’ fund for Israeli citizens  

Masafer Yatta evictions by Israel Hundreds of Palestinians in Masafer Yatta face forced displacement by Israel

The UN and other human rights bodies have previously termed Israel’s forced displacement of communities from Masafer Yatta a “serious breach of international humanitarian law” and a “war crime”

Over 3,000 Yemenis were killed or injured in 2022, says report

According to the report of Eye for Humanity, in the last seven years of the Yemen war, bombings carried out by the Saudi-led coalition have killed 17,734 people and injured close to 30,000. According to its data, at least 4,017 deaths were of children

Palestinian UN ambassador UNGA resolution seeks ICJ opinion on legality of Israeli occupation and annexation of Palestinian land

The resolution was adopted by a vote of 87 in favor and 26 opposed. The US and Israel voted against the resolution while China and Russia supported it

Israeli airstrikes in Syria Israel strikes Damascus international airport again, kills two Syrian soldiers 

Damage caused by the unprovoked Israeli air strike made Damascus international airport non-operational for a few hours for the second time in under a year