UNRWA says schools for Palestinians to open on time despite U.S. cut

UNRWA says schools for Palestinians to open on time despite U.S. cut

GAZA, Aug 16 (Reuters) – Schools teaching half a million Palestinian refugees will reopen across the Middle East as planned later this month, a UN agency said on Thursday, despite . The opening of the schools on Aug. 29 had been in doubt after the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) said it lacked funds to pay the 22,000 teachers in its educational network in the […]

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Analysis: The Islamic State‘s push for a new caliphate

Analysis: The Islamic State‘s push for a new caliphate

According to findings by the Lead Inspector General of Operation Inherent Resolve, the United States-led military coalition against the Islamic State, the terror group is much larger than previously thought and still poses a significant threat. Citing Defense Department figures, the report pegs the total number of ISIS fighters in Iraq at up to 17,000, and 14,000 in Syria. A soon-to-be-released report by Republican lawmakers, portions of which were leaked […]

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Young couple trying to prove human kindness killed by ISIS

Young couple trying to prove human kindness killed by ISIS

An idealistic young couple, Jay Austin and Lauren Geogehan, both in their late 20s, were among four cyclists killed in Tajikistan in July in an attack ISIS claimed responsibility for, The Washington Post reported on Wednesday. Austin and Geogehan, who quit their hectic office jobs in Washington, DC, were on the trip of their lives, enjoying “more peaceful pedaling through gorgeous landscapes, more sleeping in open fields under clear skies, […]

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Yazidi leader killed in air strike by Turkey four years after genocide

Yazidi leader killed in air strike by Turkey four years after genocide

On Wednesday, hundreds of Yazidis, members of a religious minority in Iraq, gathered in the village of Kocho to commemorate the 2014 genocide perpetrated by Islamic State. Hundreds of families in the village were systematically separated. The women and children sold as slaves, while the men machine-gunned, and their bodies dumped in mass graves. An hour after the ceremony was over, an air strike hit one of the trucks that […]

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Report: Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces meet with Syrian government

Report: Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces meet with Syrian government

BEIRUT – The political wing of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) has been to Damascus for a second round of talks with the state, the pro-government al-Watan newspaper said on Tuesday. A delegation including members of the US-backed SDF, which controls roughly a quarter of Syria, held talks with Damascus earlier this month, their first declared visit to the capital. Be the first to know – The visits highlight […]

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