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Darfur clashes force 1,860 refugees into Chad

Recent intercommunal clashes in Sudan’s West Darfur State have forced 1,860 refugees to cross into neighboring Chad in the past week, according to a statement. The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) said the refugees -- mostly women, children, and the elderly -- have fled homes in villages...

U.N. rights boss sees Syria echoes in Myanmar conflict

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights office said on Tuesday it fears that the military clampdown on protests in Myanmar since the Feb. 1 coup risks escalating into a civil conflict like that seen in Syria and appealed for a halt to the “slaughter”. U.N. High...

Vaccines, oil help Mideast economies to recover

Middle East economies are recovering from the coronavirus pandemic faster than anticipated, largely due to the acceleration of mass inoculation campaigns and an increase in oil prices. But the International Monetary Fund warned that uneven vaccine distribution would derail the region's...