Iran has blocked more than 12 major rivers that flow into the Tigris, depriving a large number of farmers of irrigation water and turning their fields into barren lands.
'Across China, millions are enduring outrageous human rights abuses: from mass surveillance... to mass torture including solitary confinement and forced sterilisations,' said one US official.
The designations include two prisons 'responsible for extrajudicial killings and arbitrary detention': Zahedan Prison and Esfahan Central Prison.
In order to halt the worst humanitarian disaster of modern history -- over 350,000 dead and over two million children on the brink of starvation -- peace is the only solution, officials say.
China is using its economic leverage to compel Middle East leaders to stay silent while Beijing orchestrates horrific acts against Muslims, yet popular outrage can no longer be contained.
With three quarters of the population in Lebanon living in multidimensional poverty, US support for the World Food Programme has been critical to keeping food on the tables of those in need.
The United States has stepped up to support Lebanon in its time of need, providing over $400 million just this year for food, security, health, shelter and education.
Questions are being raised as to why the Iranian navy was nowhere to be seen after leaving two mariners adrift for more than a week near its territorial waters.
One of at least 11 migrants who have lost their lives at the border, 19-year-old Ahmad al-Hasan was given a final farewell far away from Homs, the war-torn hometown he fled.
The latest attempt by regime-affiliated organisations to omit women from billboards has set off a wave of criticism from the public.