Hundreds leave east Aleppo as evacuations resume

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[…]

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ANC headquarters evacuated after bomb scare

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[…]

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Yemen president evacuated as airstrikes target palace

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[…]

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Thousands evacuate flood-hit Gaza Strip

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[…]

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Philippines admits Libya evacuation a challenge

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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