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Hezbollah and Syrian army advance in border offensive: Reports

In 2014, Arsal was the scene of one of the most serious spillovers of the Syrian war into Lebanon when jihadists briefly overran the town.

Nearly half a million Syrians have returned home this year: UNHCR

Most returned to Aleppo, Hama, Homs and Damascus, it said, on the view that security had improved in parts of the country.

100,000 civilians behind Islamic State lines in Iraqi city of Mosul

100,000 civilians behind Islamic State lines in Iraqi city of Mosul

The Old City "is a very dense labyrinth, a maze of narrow alleyways where fighting will have to be done on foot, house by house," said Geddo.
 

USD 1.4 billion needed to help South Sudanese refugees this year: United Nations

USD 1.4 billion needed to help South Sudanese refugees this year: United Nations

The United Nations said Monday that $1.4 billion (1.3 billion euros) was needed this year alone to help the nearly two million people who have fled war and famine in South Sudan.

At UN, India says it's secular state with no state religion

At UN, India says it's secular state with no state religion

India on Friday said it is a secular state with no state religion and safeguarding the rights of minorities forms an essential core of its polity, as it came under criticism from Pakistan over treatment of minorities.

Syrian refugee regional plan remains 91% underfunded: UN

Two UN organisations on Tuesday warned of low funding for their ongoing support operations for Syrian refugees.

Over 5 million Syrians have fled homeland

More than five million people have fled Syria`s civil war to neighbouring countries, according to data from the UN refugee agency UNHCR and the government of Turkey.

Number of Syrian refugees passes five million: United Nations

The tally of refugees who have fled the war in Syria now exceeds five million, the United Nations said on Thursday.

15,000 children flee Iraq's Mosul: United Nations

Some 15,000 children have fled Iraq`s Mosul city over the previous week where fighting between the security forces and the Islamic State (IS) terror group is intensifying, the UN Children`s Fund (Unicef) announced.

45,000 displaced by battles around Yemen's Mokha: United Nations

Fighting around Yemen`s port of Mokha has forced some 45,000 people from their homes, a UN official said Wednesday.

Gaddafi son's trial unfair, should be sent to ICC: UN

The trial of a son of former Libyan leader ​Muammar Gaddafi fell short of international standards and the appeals court should review the sentence of death passed in absentia or order a re-trial, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

UNHCR, UK appeal to support Lebanon in Syrian refugee crisis

British Secretary of State for International Development Priti Patel and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi called for urgent international support to Lebanon and Syrian refugees here.

UN urges US to continue `long tradition` of welcoming refugees

The United Nations on Saturday urged President Donald Trump to continue his country`s "long tradition" of welcoming refugees and ensure equal treatment for them all regardless of race, nationality or religion.

UN alarmed at migrants dying of cold, "dire" situation in Greece

UNHCR spokeswoman Cecile Pouilly cited five deaths so far from cold and said about 1,000 people including children were in unheated tents and dormitories on the Greek island of Samos.

Thousands return to ruins of freezing Aleppo: UN official

Thousands of people are starting to return to formerly rebel-held east Aleppo despite freezing weather and destruction "beyond imagination", a top U.N. official told Reuters from the Syrian city.

Sixteen Iraqi civilians killed in eastern Mosul in ISIS mortar attack

Sixteen Iraqi civilians killed in eastern Mosul in ISIS mortar attack

Iraqi military and hospital officials say mortar rounds fired by Islamic State militants have killed 16 civilians in neighbourhoods already retaken by troops.

Myanmar pursuing `ethnic cleansing` of Rohingya: UN official

Myanmar pursuing `ethnic cleansing` of Rohingya: UN official

Up to 30,000 Rohingya Muslims have abandoned their homes in Myanmar to escape the unfolding violence, says the UN.

At least 110 feared dead in migrant shipwreck off Libya: UNHCR

At least 110 people are feared drowned off Libya after a migrant shipwreck, the UN`s refugee agency said Thursday, quoting survivor testimony.

UNHCR distances itself from 'Afghan Girl' Sharbat Gula

The UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Thursday distanced itself from Sharbat Gula, Nat Geo's famed 'Afghan Girl' who has been detained by authorities in Pakistan for alleged forgery.

PM Narendra Modi understands pain of our people, says Baloch leader

PM Narendra Modi understands pain of our people, says Baloch leader

Prime Minister Narendra Modi understands the "pain" of the people of Balochistan, the leadership of which has sought India's help for the "first time in 70 years", a prominent Baloch leader said here today.