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Egypt extends emergency in North Sinai

Egypt said on Saturday it had extended by three months a state of emergency imposed on parts of Northern Sinai in October after Islamist militants stepped up attacks in the peninsula bordering Israel, Gaza and the Suez Canal. Insu

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Gates Foundation approves emergency funding for Iraq

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has approved funding of $600,000 for Mercy Corps, a leading global humanitarian agency, to deliver emergency relief to families impacted by the ongoing conflicts in parts of Iraq. The fundin

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Tunisia declares state of emergency after hotel attack

Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi declared a state of emergency on Saturday to give his government more powers following an Islamic militant attack on a beach hotel, where 38 foreign tourists, mostly Britons, were killed. Tunis

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Saudi Arabia teams up with UN on Yemen aid

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center and the United Nations recently held a round of meetings to discuss the allocation of the $274 million aid pledged Saudi Arabia for emergency assistance in Yemen.

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Topaz adds new vessel to boost emergency response

Topaz Energy and Marine, a leading offshore support vessel company, has bolstered its Emergency Response and Recovery Vessel (ERRV) fleet with the addition of a new vessel, Topaz Responder. The newly-built Topaz Responder will pri

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US bird flu causes emergency measures

As a virulent avian influenza outbreak continues to spread across the Midwestern United States, some egg-dependent companies are contemplating drastic steps - importing eggs from overseas or looking to egg alternatives. A spokeswo

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US state declares emergency over bird flu

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad declared a state of emergency on Friday due to a rapidly expanding avian flu outbreak, saying the entire state was at risk from the spread of the disease. The announcement, which gives authorities powe

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Turkish Airlines makes emergency landing

A Turkish Airlines flight from Milan to Istanbul - TK 1878 - made an emergency landing at Istanbul's Ataturk Airport on Saturday, after its engine caught fire, television footage showed. Firefighters approached the plane at th

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Emergency drill planned ahead of Bahrain F1

An emergency drill will take place at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), in Sakhir, today (April 16) in preparation for this weekend's Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. The Formula One medical team will conduct a series of ex

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Emergency drill planned ahead of Bahrain F1

An emergency drill will take place at the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC), in Sakhir, today (April 16) in preparation for this weekend's Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix. The Formula One medical team will conduct a series of ex

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