A storm in the Arabian Sea off India’s west coast has intensified into a severe cyclone, gathering speed as it barrels towards India’s financial capital of Mumbai, home to more than 18 million people. Cyclone Nisarga was forecast to drop heavy rains and winds gusting up to 120km (75 miles)[…]
Over a million people in India have been evacuated from the path of monstrous tropical cyclone Fani, which made landfall in the country on Friday. Authorities are poised for the worst, as winds are predicted to reach over 200 kph. The armed forces and the coast guard have been placed[…]
More than 1,000 people have been evacuated from the last rebel-held pocket of Syria’s Aleppo early on Monday after hours of delay, according to a medical official outside the city. Dr Ahmad Dbis, who heads a team of doctors and volunteers coordinating evacuations, told AFP news agency that around 1,200[…]
An agreed evacuation of rebels and civilians from the devastated Syrian city of Aleppo has been delayed, according to activists in besieged parts of the city and a monitor. Bus-loads of people were set to begin leaving on Wednesday morning as part of a deal with the government , whose[…]
A U.N.-brokered deal to evacuate more than 2,000 Islamic State fighters and other militants from rebel-held suburbs of Damascus on Saturday has been delayed after the killing of an insurgent leader, an organization that monitors the Syrian war said. The United Nations said it aimed to convene peace talks in[…]
The ANC’s headquarters have been evacuated as well as that of The Star newspaper after a bomb scare in the vicinity of the two buildings. A source at the newspaper’s office confirmed that it and Luthuli House nearby had been evacuated at about 11:50. Better late than never, now the[…]
China on Saturday evacuated residents who had taken refuge in a school near the site of two huge explosions, state media said, after a change in wind direction prompted fears that toxic chemical particles could be blown inland. The evacuation came as a fire broke out again at the site[…]
Yemen’s president has been forced to flee his presidential palace after two fighter planes targeted his residence in Aden, a government official has said. President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi was evacuated on Thursday after the planes opened fire, hitting his residence in the southern city. “President Hadi has been evacuated to[…]
Rescue teams were working Saturday to help thousands of Palestinians evacuated from their homes after heavy flooding hit the Gaza Strip this week. The United Nations has declared a state of emergency in the war-torn coastal enclave following torrential rains. Among those affected were families who had lost their homes[…]
A Philippine plan to evacuate all 13,000 of its workers in strife-torn Libya is a “challenge”, with many reluctant to leave despite the dangers, the Filipino foreign ministry said Friday. The ministry announced a “mandatory” evacuation of all 13,000 of its nationals living in Libya last month after the beheading[…]
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