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United Nations demands action as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen

United Nations demands action as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen

Almost 1.4 million children suffering from severe malnutrition could die this year as famine looms in Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, the UN children’s agency said. The warning comes a day after government officials and the United Nations declared famine in parts of South Sudan. In Yemen, where war has been raging for nearly two years, 462,000 […]

More than 20 million people risk dying from starvation within 6 months in four separate famines

More than 20 million people risk dying from starvation within 6 months in four separate famines

More than 20 million people risk dying from starvation within six months in four separate famines, the World Food Programme (WFP) warned last week. Conflicts in Yemen, northeastern Nigeria and South Sudan have devastated households and driven up prices, while a drought in Somalia has ruined the agricultural economy. In Yemen and South Sudan, economic […]

Yemenis Stage Massive Rally to Condemn Saudi Crimes

Yemenis Stage Massive Rally to Condemn Saudi Crimes

Yemenis from all walks of life poured into the streets in the capital, Sana’a, to voice their outrage over the war crimes committed by the Saudi-led coalition in the Arabian Peninsula country. They held the massive demonstration under the motto of “loyalty to the blood of martyrs” on Friday, according to the Arabic language al-Mayadeen […]

Will international community help avert Yemen famine?

Will international community help avert Yemen famine?

Famine in Yemen is considered a “real possibility” this year. More than three million people – including 460,000 children – are acutely malnourished and the situation is deteriorating on a daily basis. The UN says 7.3 million Yemenis do not know where their next meal is coming from. The crisis has been brought on by […]

Saudi Arabia Coalition’s Warplanes Launches 4 Airstrikes on Yemeni School

Saudi Arabia Coalition’s Warplanes Launches 4 Airstrikes on Yemeni School

Four airstrikes hit the Guards School north of the capital city according to Yemen’s Saba news agency. The casualties have not been reported yet. The airstrikes came as two citizens were killed and many others injured in 45 airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition’s warplanes that hit several Yemeni provinces over the past 24 hour, officials […]

More than one million children starve as Yemen war rages

More than one million children starve as Yemen war rages

Around 1.5 million children in Yemen are malnourished and half the population lives in hunger, United Nations aid agencies said on Friday, three days after pictures of an emaciated Yemeni teenager sparked headlines around the world. Yemen’s 18-month war has left 370,000 children at risk of severe malnutrition – a condition which needs urgent treatment […]

Al Qaeda in Yemen provokes the U.S. into battle, vows to “liberate Palestine”

Al Qaeda in Yemen provokes the U.S. into battle, vows to “liberate Palestine”

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) commonly known as Ansar Al Sharia has unveiled a new special operations training video seen by The Foreign Desk, featuring jihadis taunting the U.S. into military confrontation and vowing to fight to capture Palestine and the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. At the Hamzah Zinjibari training camp, militants […]

Yemeni former president: Terrorism is the offspring of Wahhabism of Al Saud regime

Yemeni former president: Terrorism is the offspring of Wahhabism of Al Saud regime

Yemeni former president Ali Abdullah Saleh says terrorism is the offspring of Wahhabism of Al Saud regime, according to Sana news agency. Saudi Arabia’s assault against Yemen is in fact the assault of Wahhabi terrorists and Wahhabi terrorism have assaulted Yemen even before the establishment of Al Saud regime, Saleh said. Yemen’s former president also […]

1 in 3 paid a bribe in Middle East and North Africa in past 12 months

1 in 3 paid a bribe in Middle East and North Africa in past 12 months

Nearly one in three citizens who tried to access basic public services in the Middle East and North Africa paid a bribe, a Transparency International report said today, showing that governments across the region have failed to hear their citizens’ voices against corruption. According to a public opinion survey by the international anti-corruption group of […]

Islamic Finance And It’s Rapid Expansion

Islamic Finance And It’s Rapid Expansion

Islamic finance has undergone a rapid expansion reflecting its ability to meet the changing demands of consumers and businesses, and fostering higher and more inclusive growth. Once a very esoteric industry, the market for Islamic financial products is becoming more global. According to recent estimates, worldwide Islamic finance industry assets exceed $1.87 trillion—a quantum leap […]

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