Riham Alkousaa

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17 Aug 2017 | 2:43 AM

Iraq seeks international help to investigate Islamic State crimes

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iraq asked for international help on Wednesday to collect and preserve evidence of crimes by Islamic State militants and said it is working with Britain to draft a United Nations Security Council resolution to establish the investigation.

12 Aug 2017 | 4:13 AM

U.N. signals not responsible for controlling Yemen's main airport

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations signalled on Friday it was not responsible for controlling Yemen's main airport, dismissing a call by a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition for the world body do so.

11 Aug 2017 | 4:04 AM

More than half a million children in Libya need help - UNICEF

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations children agency UNICEF warned on Wednesday that more than half a million children in Libya need help and called on warring parties to end the violence and negotiate a political solution to the crisis.

5 Aug 2017 | 4:11 AM

Yemenis, Iranians sue U.S. State Dept, ask for visas to be processed

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Dozens of Yemenis and Iranians who won the chance to immigrate to the United States sued the U.S. State Department on Friday for not processing their visa applications after President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban was reinstated.

1 Aug 2017 | 6:36 AM

Clooneys to help 3,000 Syrian refugees go to school in Lebanon

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - George and Amal Clooney said on Monday they would help 3,000 Syrian refugee children go to school this year in Lebanon, where the United Nations says 200,000 children are not receiving an education after fleeing the war in neighbouring Syria.

1 Aug 2017 | 1:53 AM

Up to U.S., North Korea to ease tensions, not China - China U.N. envoy

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - China's U.N. ambassador said on Monday it is primarily up to the United States and North Korea, not Beijing, to reduce tensions and work toward resuming talks to end Pyongyang's nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programs.

31 Jul 2017 | 1:08 PM

Stranded Yemenis, thousands of others stand to lose 'golden ticket' to U.S

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Yemen is urging the U.S. government to take in dozens of Yemenis who travelled to Malaysia in recent months expecting to immigrate to the United States, only to find themselves stranded by President Donald Trump's temporary travel ban.

28 Jul 2017 | 3:52 AM

Britain presses Syria, Russia to allow aid access to besieged areas

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain pressed Syria and its ally Russia on Thursday to allow access to humanitarian aid in the war-torn country as a senior U.N. official told the Security Council that aid convoys had not been able to reach 540,000 people in besieged areas during July.

29 Jun 2017 | 5:39 AM

Sarah Palin sues New York Times for defamation

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has sued the New York Times for defamation because of an editorial that linked her rhetoric to a 2011 shooting that killed six people and seriously wounded a U.S. congresswoman.

26 Jun 2017 | 11:36 AM

New York Pride marchers target Trump as San Francisco parties

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Large crowds turned out for Pride marches on Sunday in New York City and San Francisco, the two U.S. places most associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement, with the East Coast city bringing a more political flavour to the event sparked by events there almost 50 years ago.