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UN Court Orders US to Lift Some Iran Sanctions

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The United Nations' highest court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods and products and services linked to civil aviation safety. The ruling by the International ...
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at headquarters in Ramallah

US Ends Palestinian Refugee Agency Funding

WASHINGTON — The United States is ending its decades of funding for the U.N. agency that helps Palestinian refugees, the State Department announced Friday, a week after slashing bilateral U.S. aid for projects ...
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UAE, Saudis May Have Committed War Crimes in Yemen

GENEVA — Three experts working for the U.N.'s top human rights body say the governments of Yemen, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia may have been responsible for war crimes including rape, torture, disappearances and "deprivation of the right to life" ...
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UN Official: Palestinian Refugee Issue Can’t Be Wished Away

JERUSALEM — The head of the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees suggested that the United States slashed his budget early this year to punish the Palestinians for their criticism of the American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, but he warned that...
Protesters take part in a march to parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Israel Faces Diplomatic Fallout After 59 Killed in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel faced a growing backlash Tuesday and new charges of using excessive force, a day after Israeli troops firing from across a border fence killed 59 Palestinians and wounded more than 2,700 at a mass protest in Gaza. Turkey expel...