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5 of the worst humanitarian crises the world has been facing

Conflicts around the world have led to some of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in recent years. Starvation, sexual violence and the displacement of millions has challenged geopolitical environments and prompted questions of how to respond to such emergencies. Below is a list of the worst humanitarian crises around the world. Yemen The ongoing civil war in Yemen between government forces and Houthi rebels has ...

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Pentagon: US could soon restart training Saudi military students

Training for more than 800 Saudi Arabian military students in the United States could resume, the Pentagon said Thursday, weeks after a Saudi gunman killed three U.S. sailors at a Florida base. The military halted flight and field training for around 850 Saudi students amid fears that some knew about or were involved in the deadly attack at the Pensacola Naval Air ...

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Yemen's Houthi rebels announce halt in attacks on Saudi Arabia

Yemen’s Houthi rebels said Friday they are halting all drone and ballistic missile attacks on Saudi Arabia, six days after claiming responsibility for a strike that crippled a key oil facility in the kingdom. The announcement could be the first step toward a wider ceasefire in Yemen, but its effect remained unclear, and there was no immediate response from the ...

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Russia halts UN Security Council statement on Syria's Idlib

prev CORRECTS DATE TO MONDAY JUNE 3 — This photo posted and provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Civil Defense workers searching for victims under the rubble after an airstrike by Syrian government forces hit the village of Ehsim, in Jabal al-Zawiya, some 10 kilometers ...

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US national security adviser in UAE amid tensions with Iran

National Security Adviser John Bolton arrives to speak at the commencement for the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn., Wednesday, May 22, 2019. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, a longtime hawk on Iran, is visiting the United Arab Emirates amid heightened tensions across the Persian Gulf. John ...

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Iranian lawmakers convene with chants of 'Death to America'

FILE – In this Feb. 3, 2019 file photo, an Iranian clergyman looks at domestically built surface to surface missiles displayed by the Revolutionary Guard in a military show marking the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution, at Imam Khomeini Grand Mosque in Tehran, Iran. On Monday, April 8, 2019, the Trump administration designated Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a “foreign terrorist ...

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