The United Nations said Monday it was seeking $5 billion to provide humanitarian aid to some 20 million Yemenis next year -- or about 70 percent of the war-stricken country's population.
Each year, the world body needs an additional billion dollars, UN Under Secretary General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock said.
Turkey's religious body has launched an aid campaign to raise money for people in war-torn Yemen.
Russia, Turkey, and Iran will hold the next round of talks on Syria on Nov. 28-29 in the Kazakh capital Astana, Kazakh foreign minister Kairat Abdrakhmanov said on Nov. 19.
A UN commission on Friday overwhelmingly approved a Turkish-backed resolution strongly condemning the continuing human rights violations and abuses against Rohingya.
Rohingya Muslims who fled persecution in Myanmar and found shelter in refugee camps in Bangladesh have said they do not want to go back, with some even going into hiding out of fear of being sent back this week. Click through for İdris Emen's story in photos...
A German-Kurdish singer was sentenced on Nov. 14 to more than six years in prison in Turkey for membership of a terrorist organisation, her lawyer said.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Nov. 10 that U.S. sanctions announced last week have had no effect on Iran's economy because Washington had already practically reimposed them earlier.