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UNICEF appeals for US$2.6 billion to meet increasing children’s needs in the Middle East and North Africa [EN/AR]

AMMAN, 13 December 2022- As part of a record global appeal, UNICEF is appealing for US$2.6 billion in emergency funding to deliver lifesaving assistance to over 52.7 million children in need in the Middle East and North Africa in 2023.   “With almost half of the countries in the region living in crisis or undergoing […]

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World Boxing Council to open up to transgender fighters category

MEXICO CITY— World Boxing Council’s (WBC) Mexican President Mauricio Sulaiman said transgender athletes may have their space in 2023.   “We will make a global call for those who are interested in 2023 and we will establish the protocols, start the consultation and probably create a league and a tournament […] It is the time […]

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World Welcomes 2023, Leaves Stormy Year Behind

The world welcomed the new year with a packed party in Times Square and fireworks soaring above European capitals, while hoping for an end to the war in Ukraine and a return to post-COVID normality in Asia. It was a year marked by the conflict in Ukraine, economic stresses and the effects of global warming. […]