Japanese authorities have ordered nearly a quarter of a million people from their homes after a deadly earthquake struck a southern island and the search for survivors went on into the early hours of Sunday amid worsening weather conditions.
About 350 Syrian pro-government militia fighters and civilians from two besieged Shi'ite towns in northwestern Syria boarded buses and ambulances bound for the Turkish border under a UN-brokered deal among warring parties, aid workers said.
Super typhoon Chan-hom barrelled towards Shanghai on Saturday prompting the evacuation of more than 865,000 people in eastern China, after lashing Japan's Okinawa island chain and Taiwan.
The powerful storm could be the strong
Saudi Arabia has joined Western states in evacuating staff from Yemen after a power grab by Houthi militia there, a move reflecting the hostility of majority Sunni Muslim neighbours towards the Iranian-backed Houthis.
Riyadh has s
About 150,000 people were evacuated on India's eastern seaboard on Saturday as cyclone Hudhud bore down and grew in sheer force, threatening to devastate farmland and fishing villages when it hits the coast on Sunday morning.
A cruise ship carrying 154 passengers and 40 crew was evacuated after it sprang a leak on a river in the eastern Netherlands early on Sunday morning, emergency services said.
All the passengers, mostly pensioners from Germany and
Bahraini diplomats have been ordered to evacuate Iraq as militant forces moved closer to the capital yesterday (June 16).
The Bahrain Embassy in Baghdad is expected to close by the end of this week and Ambassad
Some 240 villages in Saudi Arabia have been evacuated and scores of schools closed due to fighting which has now spilled over from Yemen, the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef) said on Friday, citing local contacts.
Norwegian energy group StatoilHydro reported a serious oil leak at its Statfjord oilfield in the North Sea on Saturday and said it evacuated all but emergency workers from platform A.
Oil production on the platform had been stopped, it sai