The UNHCR warns that the number of refugees around the world has reached 25.9 million while the number of internally displaced people is at 41.3 million people. Many of these refugees are located in developing countries, with Turkey hosting the largest number at 3.7 million.
The United Nations has released its latest report on gender equality. Among the countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Tunisia ranked among the highest while Syria, Iraq and Yemen ranked the lowest. Across the Middle East, the issue of citizenship law was noted as a problem in many countries.
Amman - According to some fruit and vegetable dealers on the borders with Iraq and Syria, since the reopening of the borders the export market has been affected by a "tense trade atmosphere". However, the Jordanian Ministry of Industry, Trade and Supply has rebuked this statement.
From worsening water shortages in Iraq and Pakistan to harsher hurricanes in the Caribbean there is a growing security risk as a result of climate change. Unless these issues are addressed experts say they might spark new violent conflicts.
Ahead of FIFA World Cup, a team of Egyptian street children play in their own tournament in Russia and demonstrate their potential in the sport. The football tournament held in Russia targets street-connected and homeless children from 20 countries.