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UN: Syria's Yarmouk faces typhoid outbreak

At least 11 cases of bacterial infection confirmed in Damascus district besieged by government forces.

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Millions of Yemenis 'staring at famine' as war rages

UN food agency describes conditions in war-torn nation as "perfect storm" as millions face massive food insecurity.

famine in Yemen

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Children bearing brunt of war in #Yemen, UNICEF says

Nearly 400 children killed and 377 children recruited as child soldiers since the Saudi-led bombing began in March.

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#Israel suspends detention of Palestinian hunger-striker

Supreme Court decides to temporarily halt administrative detention of Mohammed Allaan, who refused food for 65 days.

Protesters in the West Bank

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Saudi women register to vote in municipal elections

Polls slated for December are the first in which women will be allowed to vote and stand as candidates.

Saudi women

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Palestinian hunger-striker regains consciousness

Mohammed Allaan, who has been on hunger strike for over two months, vows to continue his fast until he is freed.

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#UNRWA staff in #Gaza protest over 'cuts to services'

Hundreds rally over slashing of services to Palestinians, with severe funding shortage likely to delay schooling.

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UN backs #Syria peace plan amid continued regime attacks

The 15-member UNSC passes statement backing negotiations as Syrian jets renew strikes on Damascus suburb of Douma.

Damascus suburb of Douma

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Rights group condemns both sides fighting in #Yemen

Amnesty International says killings of civilians in Taiz and Aden could amount to war crimes.

Civilians

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#Syria rebels repel ISIL advances along #Turkey border

Fighting has been raging between ISIL and a loose coalition of rebels in villages in the northern Aleppo province.

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