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The Houthi fighters and Saudi-backed militants loyal to the ex-Yemeni government have reached an agreement on "Phase 1" of their mutual redeployment of forces under a UN-sponsored deal for the warring armies to leave the Yemeni port city of Hudaydah, the UN said Sunday.

 More than two weeks after a projectile struck Mohammad An-Najjar’s right eye during a Gaza border protest, the 12-year-old boy learned that he would never see through it again.

The International Union of Muslim Scholars condemned the meeting of officials from several Arab countries with the Israeli Prime Minister at a recent conference in Warsaw, Poland.

The Syrian Army discovered tens of dead bodies from the debris of buildings destroyed in the US-led air raids on Raqqa city and mass graves of ISIL's victims, media reports said.

United Nations (UN) Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric condemned the Wednesday terrorist attack in Iran’s Southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchistan, and expressed condolences to the country’s government, nation and bereaved families over the deadly blast.

An international conference entitled “Islam, Massage of Compassion and Peace” is planned to be held in Russia next month.

A Palestinian teenager died in the Gaza Strip four days after being hit by a tear gas canister during clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli soldiers stationed on the border between the eastern Gaza Strip and the occupied territories.

The United Nations’ human rights agency said prominent Bahraini opposition figure Sheikh Ali Salman and two of his colleagues have been given life sentences by the regime because of their political viewpoints, while Manama has attempted to portray their case as one of espionage.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said reports suggest there has been “a surge in the use of mercenaries,” who are not only fighting in wars and illegally exploiting natural resources but are now “feeding off” transnational organized crime,terrorism and violent extremism.

The Free Rohingya Coalition (FRC) will host an international conference at Barnard College, Columbia University in New York City on Feb. 8 and 9.

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