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UN declares emergency for Iraq humanitarian crisis

The United Nations has called its highest level of emergency for the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. The move comes after hundreds of thousands have been driven from their homes and tens of thousands have been trapped in a desert mountain

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GCC health ministers set to review contingency plans

An emergency meeting of GCC health ministers will be held next week to assess member states’ contingency plans in the wake of the recent Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Scheduled to be held in Riyadh next on August 20, the me

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Kuwait plane makes emergency landing in Brussels

A Kuwait Airways jetliner carrying 200 people, en route to London from Kuwait, made an emergency landing in Brussels due to a technical fault in the alarm system indicating smoke in the cargo compartment on Monday. The plane, an A

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UN rights forum to hold emergency session on Gaza

The United Nations Human Rights Council will hold an emergency session on Israel's assault on Gaza on Wednesday at the request of Egypt, Palestine and Islamic states, a UN statement said on Monday.

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New emergency passports for Britons on way

Emergency passport procedures are being introduced for Britons in Bahrain, after it emerged there was a massive backlog of overseas applications that was taking months to clear.   From June 23, UK citizens can ap

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Emergency drill to take place at Amman airport

A full emergency drill in collaboration with governmental and relevant entities is to be held today (March 11) at the Queen Alia International Airport in Amman.   The exercis

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Conference to discuss emergency medicine

Leading experts will discuss key issues related to medical emergency preparedness and human resource development at a conference in Abu Dhabi next week. The Emergency Medical Conference is being organised by the Abu Dhabi Police,

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Etihad plane makes emergency landing in Brisbane

An Etihad Airways jet made an emergency landing in Australia's Brisbane on Thursday after issuing a mayday distress call, airport officials were quoted as saying in media reports. The A330 passenger plane landed safely and all

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Emergency and safety college opens in Qatar

Ras Laffan Emergency and Safety College (RLESC), a partnership and collaboration between Qatar Petroleum and the Ministry of Interior, was opened at the Ras Laffan Industrial City, Doha. It is an emergency and safety training coll

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Egypt court orders end to state of emergency

An Egyptian court ruled a three-month state of emergency be lifted on Tuesday, a step that may help the army-backed government restore a semblance of normality after the military ousted President Mohamed Mursi. But as emergency ru

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