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FedEx pledges $1m aid to support Nepal quake relief

FedEx Corp has committed approximately $1 million in cash, transportation support and a chartered flight to deliver critical medical aid and supplies to Nepal in the wake of last week’s devastating earthquake.   The Mem

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Nepal scrambles to organise relief, many flee capital

Nepalese officials scrambled on Monday to get aid from the main airport to people left homeless and hungry by a devastating earthquake two days earlier, while thousands tired of waiting fled the capital Kathmandu for the surrounding plains.

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Bahrain directs humanitarian relief for Yemen

A package of measures to help rebuild conflict-hit Yemen is being planned by the Saudi-led coalition, of which Bahrain is a part. This was revealed yesterday (April 23) by Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, who w

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IMF to consider debt relief for Ebola-hit countries

The International Monetary Fund will discuss debt relief for Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone at the Group of 20 leaders meeting in Australia later this week as it considers further support for the countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak,

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Boeing reaches plane parts deal with Iran

US planemaker Boeing has disclosed an agreement with Iran to provide airplane parts, relaxing a three-decade freeze in ties as part of a broader package of sanctions relief.  

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Bahrain youth raise funds for Africa wells

A Bahraini youth-led relief organisation has raised more than BD13,000 ($34,310) in just 48 hours after collecting donations from Bahrain City Centre shoppers.   Ayadi Relief members and volunteers marked World W

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Iran asks India for $1.5bn oil payments

Iran has asked India for $1.5 billion in back oil payments under the nuclear deal that provides Tehran some relief from Western sanctions, Indian sources with direct knowledge of the matter said. If the payments are approved, this

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EU sanctions relief for Iran to go into effect

European Union governments will implement all EU sanctions relief for Iran covered by a landmark nuclear deal on January 20, the day the agreement takes effect - including lifting a ban on insuring its oil, officials said on Monday.

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APM Terminals Bahrain organises relief efforts

APM Terminals Bahrain, an operator of Khalifa Bin Salman Port, organised relief efforts on behalf of the kingdom’s shipping community to victims of the typhoon in Philippines. Partners and customers joined APM to donate clot

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Qatar to ease Palestinian debt, peace talks intensify

Qatar has agreed to provide $150 million in debt relief to the Palestinian Authority, US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday as he announced that Israeli-Palestinian peace talks are intensifying. Speaking after he briefed

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