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UN warns 1 million children at risk in Middle East winter

By: AFP Source: AFP AMMAN: The UN children’s fund warned Tuesday that a funding gap and the start of winter could leave nearly one million children “out in the cold” in the Middle East and North Africa. “Years of conflict, displacement and unemployment have reduced families’ financial resources to almost nothing. Staying warm has simply become unaffordable,” said Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF regional director for the Middle East and North Africa. The UN agency said it was facing a $33-million funding gap –- two thirds of its total allocation — for assistance to children across the region this winter. Cold and rainy weather would hit those living in extremely basic conditions, especially camps...

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US: Man pulls gun on Muslim teens at Minnesota McDonald’s

By: #MuslimGirl Source: #MuslimGirl Four Muslim teenagers, Farida Osman, Jihan Abdullahi, Amal Mohammed, and Zainab Hassan, were left stunned, and terrified Monday evening, when a patron at a Minnesota-based McDonald’s pulled out a gun, and aimed it directly at them over his own petty petulance. Watch all the videos from the incident here. One of the teens on the receiving end of this unhinged man’s weapon, Farida, told MuslimGirl that the confrontation commenced because the gunman lost his temper at being called out for his racist behavior. “Basically my friends and I were studying at the library down the street when we decided to go to McDonald’s because we were hungry,” recounted...

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US State Department: No conclusion yet on Khashoggi killing

By: VOA News Source: VOA News The U.S. State Department said Saturday that the government had not reached a conclusion about the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The Trump administration took issue with reports that, according to the Central Intelligence Agency, Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing of Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist. The State Department called such reports “inaccurate.” CIA Director Gina Haspel and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo briefed President Donald Trump on the Khashoggi case by phone Saturday as he was en route to California. Later, while touring wildfire devastation in Southern California, Trump told reporters the U.S....

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