Israel’s Election Result May eMan Further Oppression For Already Suffocated Palestinians
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Israel’s Election Result May Mean Further Oppression For Already Suffocated Palestinians

Reading Time: 3 minutes Jessica WanlessGlobal Media AdviserNorwegian Refugee Council (NRC)Advocacy and Media Section, Oslo The vicious cycle of violence in the occupied Palestinian territory will not stop unless Israel ends its occupation; instead, Israel’s election results forecast a new government intent on permanent rule over Palestinians, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Secretary General Jan Egeland warned today. “I’m alarmed Read More…

Iraq: Drought Crisis Destroys Income and Crops Countrywide
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Iraq: Drought Crisis Destroys Income and Crops Countrywide

Reading Time: 3 minutes By Ahmed Bayram, NRC’s Middle East Media Adviser, ahmed.bayram@nrc.no, +962 7 9016 0147 Farming communities in Iraq have seen their wheat, vegetable, and fruit harvests decline for the second year in a row because of severe drought conditions. Households throughout the country will be increasingly vulnerable to eroded incomes and challenges accessing sufficient food, warns the Read More…

Would The World Be Better Off Without Religion?
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Would The World Be Better Off Without Religion?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Religion has an important role to play in everyday life but has also been the cause of many world wars Religion is an integral part of human life; it’s something humanity has struggled to understand throughout history. People have different ideas about what religion is and whether or not it’s real. Most religions have a Read More…

The Work For A Palestinian State Continues
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The Work For A Palestinian State Continues

Reading Time: 2 minutes A two-state solution is possible if both sides understand not everyone gets what the one in a negotiation, but everyone gets something they need. On 22 September, Minister of Foreign Affairs Anniken Huitfeldt chaired a meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), the international donor group for Palestine, at the UN Headquarters in New Read More…

Iran: Needless Deaths & Arrests Won't Address the Place of Headscarves in our Shared Humanity
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Iran: Needless Deaths & Arrests Won’t Address the Place of Headscarves in our Shared Humanity

Reading Time: 3 minutes Iran: Needless Deaths & Arrests Won’t Address the Place of Headscarves in our Shared Humanity Ms. Amini’s death has pushed many in Iran to protest barricades and further riled women thirsting for freedom to the wall. The recent death of a 22-year-old woman in Iran in the aftermath of detention by the country’s “morality police” Read More…

The UK Announces 75 Scholarships For Pakistan Academics
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The UK Announces 75 Scholarships For Pakistan Academics

Reading Time: 2 minutes A total amount pledged to £16.5m, the scholarships will provide future Pakistani leaders with the skills necessary to tackle global challenges. Taking place on the same day that the UK announced an uplift in Pakistan flood relief funding, taking the total amount pledged to £16.5m, the scholarships will provide future Pakistani leaders with the skills Read More…

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Modern Day Underground Railroad is Staving Off Disaster With On-the-Ground Network in Afghanistan

Reading Time: 2 minutes It started when “Legend”, callsign for a former U.S. Army Staff Sgt., returned to Afghanistan to rescue trapped Americans, Afghan allies, Christians and other religious minorities hunted door to door by the Taliban. Jazz Cannonlegend@legend.ngo(321) 418-5253 What others call H*LL, he calls HOME: Meet “Legend”, the Afghan-American U.S. army combat veteran on the ground in Afghanistan right Read More…

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1 Year Since Taliban Takeover, Afghans Are Paying A High Price For Peace

Reading Time: 3 minutes Neil Turner, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Country Director, remarks on the one-year mark of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan: Joanna NahorskaMobile: +47 481 20 913 | + 32 474 160 470 | Twitter: @Joanna_NahorskaNorwegian Refugee Councilwww.nrc.no | Facebook | Twitter “We have witnessed shocking levels of poverty and suffering in Afghanistan over the past year. The economic restrictions imposed Read More…

For Each Day Biden Spends In Office, Israel Displaces 3 Palestinians
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For Each Day Biden Spends In Office, Israel Displaces 3 Palestinians

Reading Time: 2 minutes NRC is calling on the president to demand that Israel issue a moratorium on expulsion and forcible transfer of Palestinians and the expansion of settlements. By: Ahmed Bayram, NRC’s Middle East Media Advisor, Amman, ahmed.bayram@nrc.no,+962 7 9016 0147 Jerusalem, 12 July 2022 – US President Joe Biden must put Israel’s continued violations against Palestinians at the top Read More…

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Bader Nasser Al-Kharafi, Of Zain Company Named Among Top 100 CEOs in the Middle East

Reading Time: 2 minutes Forbes Middle East has named Bader Nasser Al-Kharafi, C.E.O. of Zain Group, as one of the top 100 CEOs in the Middle East in 2022. Al-Kharafi ranks 35th alongside many other Kuwait-based executive leaders. Zain Group is a telecommunication company based in Kuwait, with Al-Kharafi as their C.E.O. and Vice-Chairman. The company has a market Read More…

Iraq Education Institutes In A State Of Catastrophe
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Iraq Education Institutes In A State Of Catastrophe

Reading Time: 3 minutes 5 years since Mosul retaking, young people face an education and employment crisis By: Ahmed BayramMedia and Communications Adviser, Amman, NRCahmed.bayram@nrc.no, phone +962 7 9016 0147 Mosul’s young generation is enduring a brutal legacy left by years of conflict and Islamic State (IS) control, with a lack of jobs and inadequate education opportunities leaving them with Read More…

Another 500,000 Afghanistan On The Verge Of Becoming Homelessness
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Another 500,000 Afghanistan On The Verge Of Becoming Homelessness

Reading Time: 3 minutes Eviction threats put hundreds of thousands of vulnerable families at risk of homelessness Christian JepsenRegional Communications Adviser Asia, Europe and Latin America (AELA)Phone/WhatsApp: +254 706 248 391 | Skype ID christian.jepsen1Norwegian Refugee Councilwww.nrc.no| Facebook | Twitter Up to half a million families in Afghanistan are now facing the prospect of homelessness following increasing pressure from the authorities to return Read More…

Afghanistan: Devastating Earthquake Exacerbates Dire Humanitarian Crisis
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Afghanistan: Devastating Earthquake Exacerbates Dire Humanitarian Crisis

Reading Time: 2 minutes Statement by Neil Turner, Country Director for the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) in Afghanistan, on the devastating 5.9 magnitude earthquake that hit the country last night:   By: Joanna NahorskaNorwegian Refugee CouncilGlobal Media AdviserMobile: +47 481 20 913 | + 32 474 160 470 | Twitter: @Joanna_Nahorska “Our teams are on the ground conducting a rapid Read More…

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EU Aid Delay Puts Palestine Lives At Risk

Reading Time: 3 minutes The European Union is putting Palestinian lives at risk as it continues to delay the disbursement of aid to vital sectors in the occupied Palestinian territory. By: Ahmed Bayram, NRCMedia and Communications Adviser, Amman,ahmed.bayram@nrc.no, phone +962 7 9016 0147 A large portion of EU funding committed to Palestine, valued at nearly €215 million, has been delayed Read More…

Iraq: Conflict, Destruction Stopping Displaced Families From Returning To Sinjar
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Iraq: Conflict, Destruction Stopping Displaced Families From Returning To Sinjar

Reading Time: 3 minutes By: Samah Hadid, NRC Middle East,Samah.hadid@nrc.no, +962790136972 Widespread destruction of civilian houses, new clashes, and social tensions are stopping two-thirds of displaced families from returning to their homes in Iraq’s north-western town of Sinjar, according to a new report by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC). Nearly five years on from the large-scale military operation to Read More…

The First Flight In 6 Years has Taken Off From Yemen's Capital Sana'a
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The First Flight In 6 Years has Taken Off From Yemen’s Capital Sana’a

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yemen: Reopening of Sana’a airport is a stepping stone towards sustainable peace By: Tiril SkarsteinNorwegian Refugee Council Phone: +47 90569287 Statement by Erin Hutchinson, the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Country Director in Yemen, on the resumption today of commercial flights from Sana’a: “The take-off of the first commercial flight from Sana’a airport in almost six years Read More…

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Afghan Refugees Will Get a New Life in Canada

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fourteen countries issued a joint statement on human rights restrictions for Afghan women, and Canadian businesses continue to provide jobs for Afghan immigrants By: Charlotte Hui Human rights restrictions on women and girls have increased since the Taliban re-established the Islamic United Emirates of Afghanistan. Today, fourteen foreign ministries, including Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Read More…

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Civilian Casualties Halved Since The Start Of The Truce In Yemen

Reading Time: 2 minutes The number of civilians killed and injured in Yemen has dropped by more than 50 per cent since the start of the truce agreement on 2 April.  By: Jasmin Lavoie, NRC Media Coordinator in Yemen: jasmin.lavoie@nrc.no, +967 73 600 339 In the month before the announcement of the truce, 213 civilians were injured or killed in Read More…

Syrians' Losing Daily Fight For Survival
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Syrians’ Losing Daily Fight For Survival

Reading Time: 2 minutes “Like nothing, we have seen”: Syrians fight to survive an unprecedented economic crisis By: Ahmed Bayram, NRC’s Middle East,+962790160147  Vulnerable Syrian families need urgent financial support to survive the country’s debilitating economic crisis, warns the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) ahead of the sixth Brussels pledging conference on Syria. New findings released by NRC today show how families across Syria Read More…

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The Dubai Virtual Regulatory Authority Is The First Government To Enter The Metaverse

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The Dubai Asset Regulatory Authority announced its entry into the metaverses by establishing its headquarters in the virtual world “The Sandbox.”. The Crown Prince of Dubai will oversee it. He serves as the Chairman of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Dubai. The Sandbox will be the national authority handling all legal partnerships and Read More…

Riot Games Keeping Gamers Busy Throughout Ramadan
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Riot Games Keeping Gamers Busy Throughout Ramadan

Reading Time: 2 minutes Covering League of Legends, VALORANT and WildRift, RIOT Games has arranged a plethora of activations throughout Ramadan for all gamers Gaming in the Middle East is one of the fastest-growing gaming regions for video game companies. With the advent of the internet, gaming companies have been putting significant resources into attracting gamers from the Middle Read More…

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“Mohammad AlNajar”Reflection upon His Success Story

Reading Time: 3 minutes “Mohammad AlNajar”: Reflection upon His Success Story This is not your average fly-by-night success story, but one of perseverance, never giving up and reflecting on his success. One of inspiration for the Arab world’s aspiring youths, one of experimenting with cultures, challenging life and its countless obstacles, exploring opportunities and seeing the light at the Read More…