Hamas denies it built tunnel under UN schools in Gaza

2017-06-10 22:01

Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas has denied that it or any other militant group built a tunnel under two UN schools in Gaza after its discovery drew a strong UN protest.

Syria says only 6 000 remain in Damascus camp

2015-04-14 20:41

Syria says only 6 000 residents remain in the war-battered Palestinian camp Yarmouk on the edge of Damascus that has seen intensified fighting since ISIS attacked.

Protesters try to storm UN building in Gaza

2015-01-28 14:21

Dozens of protesters have tried to storm the Gaza headquarters of the UN after the United Nations announced it lacked funds to rebuild the war battered Palestinian territory.

UN says rockets found at one of its Gaza schools

2014-07-30 05:51

The United Nations agency that looks after Palestinian refugees says it had found a cache of rockets at one of its schools in the Gaza Strip and deplored those who had put them there.

Israel probes Hamas claim of captured soldier

2014-07-21 11:21

The Israeli military says it is checking a televised announcement in Gaza from Hamas's armed wing that it had captured an Israeli soldier during the fighting in Shejaia.

Rockets found hidden in Gaza school

2014-07-17 21:38

The UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA say it is investigating after finding 20 rockets hidden in one of its vacant schools in the Gaza Strip.

UN: Palestinians in Syria camp 'traumatised'

2014-02-25 15:01

The chief of the UN relief agency supporting Palestinian refugees says he is "deeply disturbed and shaken" by the despair and destruction he'd seen in a camp in the Syrian capital.

Syria foes set to end talks, little progress

2014-01-31 10:37

Syria's warring sides are expected to wrap up their first peace talks without concrete progress on ending violence, a political transition or ensuring humanitarian aid.

Syria conflict affects Palestinian aid

2013-09-26 08:50

Displaced Palestinians are losing out to Syrians in desperate need of aid, and the UN is asking Arab countries to bolster funding for its agency mandated with helping Palestinian refugees.

Twin suicide blasts hit Damascus

2013-01-18 21:00

Two car bombs have exploded in southern Syria, while a rocket has slammed into a building in the north, in a spike in civil war violence.


Gaza teacher strike shuts first day of school

2015-08-24 20:06

A strike by teachers and personnel in Gaza has kept more than 200 000 children from returning to school for the new term.

Suffering rises as ISIS takes over refugee camp

2015-04-08 23:18

Conditions have turned dire after ISIS have overrun a Palestinian camp in Syria.

Long road ahead for crippled Gaza

2014-09-16 15:31

The Hamas-Israel war over Gaza has left the coastal territory with a crippled economy, kilometres of devastated wasteland and major infrastructure either destroyed or damaged.

Palestine declares 'Day of Rage'

2014-07-25 10:00

In the West Bank, Palestinian factions have declared a "Day of Rage" after a night of clashes over Israel's Gaza offensive.

Ground offensive in Gaza begins

2014-07-17 23:17

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has instructed the military to begin a ground offensive in Gaza.

Israel rejects criticism over shot Palestinians - video

2014-05-21 14:26

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has brushed off world criticism and demands for an investigation into the deaths of two Palestinian youths killed by Israeli forces last week.

Syria forces step up attacks on Aleppo

2014-02-03 11:24

Syrian forces have bombarded Aleppo with barrel bombs and air raids for a second day, with scores of people killed in 48 hours, a monitor says, after peace talks ended inconclusively.

20 000 in Syria's Yarmuk camp face starvation

2014-01-29 08:26

Besieged since June, nearly 20 000 people in Damascus' Yarmuk Palestinian camp are so desperate for food that many eat stray animals to survive.

Gaza marathon cancelled over ban on women

2013-03-05 23:28

A UN aid agency has cancelled the Gaza marathon after Hamas banned women runners.

SA gives R2m to Palestinian body

2012-10-09 17:30

South Africa will contribute R2m to the UN agency that helps Palestinian refugees, Deputy International Relations Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim says.

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