Yemen health system faces collapse as funding declines: World Bank
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Yemen Health System Faces Collapse as Funding Declines: World Bank

Yemen’s health care system is facing existential threats, including institutional collapse, in large part because of the yearslong conflict, according to a policy note released this week by the World Bank. One of the key issues is the country's…
No plans for U.S., Iran to meet at U.N. next week, says U.S. envoy
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No Plans for U.S., Iran to Meet at U.N. Next Week, Says U.S. Envoy

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has no plans to meet with his new Iranian counterpart next week at the annual gathering of world leaders at the United Nations in New York, U.S. Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield said on Friday. Indirect…
Hashd al-Sha’abi convoy attacked near Iraq-Syria border; US denies involvement
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Hashd Al-Sha’abi Convoy Attacked Near Iraq-Syria Border; US Denies Involvement

A military convoy belonging to Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also known as Hashd al-Sha’abi, has reportedly come under attack by US airstrikes near the Iraq-Syria border. Sabereen News, a Telegram news channel associated with…
The Latest: UN says Taliban must form inclusive Afghan govt
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The Latest: UN Says Taliban Must form Inclusive Afghan Govt

The U.N. Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution stressing that Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers need to establish an inclusive government with “the full, equal and meaningful participation of women and upholding human rights.”…
U.N. Afghanistan Mission Extended, Afghan Envoy Asks to Keep Seat
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U.N. Afghanistan Mission Extended, Afghan Envoy Asks to Keep Seat

The United Nations Security Council extended a U.N. political mission in Afghanistan on Friday for six months to allow for Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to work out what changes might be needed after the Taliban seized control of the country.…
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Canada must stop arming Saudi Arabia, four former MPs say

Foreign policy is not typically a ballot box issue in Canada, and this election is no exception: Canada’s role in the world has thus far received little attention on the hustings. However, as former members of Parliament from four of Canada’s…
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Palestine PM calls on Norway to pressure Israel to release tax revenues

Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammed Shtayyeh yesterday called on Norway to pressure Israel to release withheld Palestinian tax revenues.This came during a videoconference with Norway's Foreign Minister, Ine Marie Eriksen Soreide, to discuss…
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US combat troops to start leaving Iraq in October, Iraqi MP says

US combat troops will start leaving Iraq from early next month, an Iraqi lawmaker on parliament's Security and Defence Committee has told The New Arab's Arabic-language sister site.The withdrawal will take place in stages, and is based on the…
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China’s Xi urges Afghanistan to stamp out terrorism, vows more aid

China's President Xi Jinping urged "relevant parties" in Afghanistan to eradicate terrorism and promised to provide more help to the war-torn nation, state news agency Xinhua said on Friday.China shares a land border with Afghanistan, where…
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The Latest: Pakistan, Iran Leaders Meet on Afghanistan

Pakistan’s prime minister has met with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on Afghanistan.The Foreign Ministry's statement on Friday said the two leaders met on the sideline of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization's meeting in Tajikistan’s…