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UN Refugee Agency Urges Israel to Halt Forced Relocation Of African Asylum Seekers

UN Refugee Agency Urges Israel to Halt Forced Relocation Of African Asylum Seekers

The United Nations refugee agency on Tuesday appealed to the Israeli Government to not forcibly send Eritrean and Sudanese refugees or asylum seekers to sub-Saharan Africa. This appeal came after some 80 cases were identified in which people relocated by Israel risked their lives by taking dangerous onward journeys to Europe. “Feeling they had no […]

Syrian Recyclers Help Tackle Lebanon Garbage Crisis

Syrian Recyclers Help Tackle Lebanon Garbage Crisis

Standing over a waste-filled garbage cart, Gharam, 36, sifts through plastic bottles and cardboard boxes at a recycling centre in Ouzai, on the outskirts of Beirut. Gharam is one of six Syrian refugee women who were offered their first-ever paid job at Recycle Beirut, a year-old Lebanese recycling project that aims to contribute to solving the […]

Shimon Peres, Former Israeli President, Dies At 93

Shimon Peres, Former Israeli President, Dies At 93

Peres, the last of Israel’s founding fathers, spoke to the BBC’s Lyse Doucet just before his 90th birthday Shimon Peres, who served twice as Israel’s prime minister and once as president, has died at the age of 93. Mr Peres suffered a stroke two weeks ago. His condition had improved before a sudden deterioration on […]

Israeli Woman Allegedly Gang-Raped In Indian Tourist Town Of Manali

Israeli Woman Allegedly Gang-Raped In Indian Tourist Town Of Manali

A 25-year-old Israeli woman has allegedly been raped by two men in the popular northern Indian Himalayan resort town of Manali, senior local police officers said on Monday. The woman told police she was attacked early on Sunday after flagging down what she thought was a taxi and asking for a lift to a nearby […]

Israeli Authorities Free Youngest Palestinian Girl Prisoner

Israeli Authorities Free Youngest Palestinian Girl Prisoner

During the past few months, the village of Halhul, near the southern West Bank, has been marred by violence. But on Sunday, about 80 family members gathered with banners and music to welcome back the newly freed 12-year-old Dima al-Wawi, who spent more than a month in prison. Dima is believed to be the youngest […]