The UN relief agency provides medical care, education and food for 5 million Palestinian.The aid agency has been criticized for treating the symptoms and not the root of the refugee problem.
Israel celebrates its 70th anniversary this year under the banner "A legacy of innovation." But festivities have been overshadowed by tensions on the northern border. Tania Krämer reports from Jerusalem.
Hundreds of Palestinians have been injured and at least 15 killed by Israeli security forces facing down land protests on the Gaza-Israel border. Germany has seconded the United Nation's calls for restraint.
Myanmar has said it repatriated the first five of some 700,000 Rohingya people who fled to Bangladesh during last year's military crackdown. It comes despite UN warnings that Myanmar is not ready for their return.
Israeli Defense Minister Liebermann has said the killing of 15 Palestinian protesters by the military was "necessary." Reports say Kuwait's call at the UN for an independent investigation has been rejected by the US.
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