: Lebanon's information portal International 194 39 UN alarmed at deteriorating conditions in besieged Syrian towns The United Nations humanitarian coordinator for Syria has expressed alarm over reports of deteriorating humanitarian conditions and urgent medical evacuation needs in the towns of Madaya, Foah, Zabadani and Kefraya, where more than EU Ambassador visits vital water projects in Akkar Lebanon implemented by ESFD and funded by EU The Head of the EU Delegation in Lebanon H.E. Mrs. Christina Lassen, visited three projects in Akkar- Lebanon, funded by the European Union and implemented by the Economic and Social Fund for Development (ESFD).  The three Ten Lebanese universities among top 100 in the Arab world The QS University Rankings for 2016 included 10 Lebanese universities among 100 ranked universities in the Arab region, Byblos Bank's Lebanon This Week reported. The American University of Beirut (AUB) was the highest ranked In Paris, Ban calls for "humane solution" for refugees and migrants United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on the countries of Europe as well as the international community at large to work towards a compassionate and humane solution to the problem of refugees and migrants, UN experts urge Israeli lawmakers to halt proposed legislation targeting civil society groups Three United Nations human rights experts yesterday urged Israeli lawmakers not to approve the bill that would, in effect, target non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that are critical of Government policy. The experts expressed Israel renews detention without charge of Palestinian circus performer for further six months The Israeli military on Monday renewed for six months the detention of Palestinian circus performer Mohammad Faisal Abu Sakha, who has been held without charge since his arrest in December 2015, in a case that exemplifies the authorities’ 86.8% of Middle East professionals agree that Ramadan is one of their favorite times of the year (survey) Dedicated to reflection, restraint, generosity and unity, the holy month of Ramadan draws families and friends together to share and reflect—and for professionals in the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA), the spirit "We are here" series hightlights women's role in conflict and post-conflict Arab states UN Women Regional Office for Arab States announced on Monday the debut and release of a six-part documentary series under the title of “We Are Here” highlighting the political, social, peacebuilding, and conflict resolution “We must learn from young Batoul” From the battle-grounds of the Middle-East, come exemplary stories of courage and resolve that we must all listen to and learn from. Batoul, a 14 year old Palestine refugee, has known conflict and war for much of her life. During LebMASH: Persecution and marginalization of LGBT people have serious consequences on health On this International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, the Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health (LebMASH) would like to take the opportunity to remind government officials, Lebanese police and security forces, policy