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Turning rubble into homes, the Dutch style

In Dutch capital Amsterdam, a mobile factory, the size of two shipping containers, ingests rubble at one end, liquifies it into cement and spurts out Lego-shaped building blocks. Call it rubble for the people, converting the deadl

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100 natural disasters ‘could strike in the Arab region’

More than 100 'natural disasters' could strike in the Arab region in the next four years because of climate change, according to a new report. The Arab Sustainable Development Report 2015 predicts that disasters such as e

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Oman Air’s IT Disaster Recovery unit to relocate

Oman Air’s IT Disaster Recovery infrastructure will move from its current location to a state-of-the-art data park in Muscat.      The move will follow the signing of an agreement between Oman Air and Oman Data

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Fire safety technology in focus at Abu Dhabi forum

Experts and field leaders will present visions, experiences and analysis of technological handling of crisis and disasters on risk of fires and their resulting life and property losses at an event in Abu Dhabi, UAE today (March 2).

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Fire safety technology in focus at Abu Dhabi forum

Experts and field leaders will present visions, experiences and analysis of technological handling of crisis and disasters on risk of fires and their resulting life and property losses at an event in Abu Dhabi, UAE today (March 2).

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Hundreds await airlift in Greece ferry disaster

Italian and Greek helicopter crews worked into the night to airlift passengers off a burning ferry adrift in the Adriatic Sea, battling darkness and bad weather that hampered rescue efforts by other ships throughout Sunday. Helico

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Mobily to help businesses recover from technical disasters

Saudi Arabia-based telecommunications operator Mobily has contributed to the innovation of new and efficient services to the business sector in the kingdom. There is a need for business continuity solutions to enable companies to

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South Korean PM resigns over ferry disaster

South Korean Prime Minister Chung Hong-won announced his resignation on Sunday over the government response to the ferry disaster, in which it was first announced that everyone had been rescued, focusing attention on poor regulatory controls.

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Missing jet: Rarest of aviation disasters

The sudden disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner with 239 people aboard represents one of the rarest kinds of aviation disaster, and the mystery is compounded by uncertainty about which country's jurisdiction the plane came down in.

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Bahrain to join GCC disaster aid body

Bahrain is set to become a member of a regional risk management centre that advises governments on potential security threats. The Kuwait-based GCC Emergency Risk Management Centre will also co-ordinate Gulf disaster aid and condu

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