Lebanon’s parliament has approved a state of emergency that grants sweeping powers to the army, citing the exceptional circumstances in the country following a massive explosion in Beirut last week. The cabinet had declared a two-week state of emergency on August 5, the day after the Beirut blast that left[…]
Japan’s government is holding a coronavirus task force meeting on Thursday to secure experts’ approval on a plan to lift an ongoing state of emergency in most areas ahead of schedule, except for Tokyo and several other higher-risk areas. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe declared a month-long state of emergency on[…]
Egypt’s President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi has announced a three-month extension of a state of emergency throughout the country because of health and security concerns. The decision on Tuesday came as the country battles the coronavirus, which has infected nearly 4,800 people, including the death of 337, according to Johns Hopkins[…]
President Omar al-Bashir has declared a year-long state of emergency, dissolving his cabinet and local governments throughout the country. In a televised address on Friday, Bashir also called on Sudan’s parliament to postpone constitutional amendments that would allow him to run for another term in a presidential election in 2020.[…]
When the clock struck midnight on Wednesday, Turkey’s state of emergency was officially over – and yet new legislation could see many of its controversial provisions remain for at least another three years. The draft law, which will be presented to the Turkish parliament on Thursday and is set to[…]
Turkish prosecutors on Friday issued arrest warrants for 271 soldiers suspected of links to Fethullah Gulen, the exiled cleric accused of orchestrating a failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan two years ago. State media said security forces started conducting operations across Turkey in the early hours of Friday morning[…]
The EFF is demanding that President Cyril Ramaphosa declare a state of emergency to deal with the listeriosis outbreak that has claimed more than 180 lives. The party has recommended wide-ranging measures, including ensuring that all food processing plants are tested to ensure they are free of the food-borne disease.[…]
For the first time in 20 years, the Presidency has started to compose regulations for a state of emergency. Rapport, sister publication of News24, saw the draft regulations in terms of the State of Emergency Act 64 of 1997. In terms of these draft regulations, any security official will have[…]
The validity of Turkey’s historic referendum result remained in doubt 48 hours after unofficial results were declared, as the main opposition party submitted its official appeal to the election overseer, and a European Council observer suggested irregularities with more than two million votes. The European Commission on Tuesday called on[…]
Egypt has declared a state of emergency following bomb attacks on two Coptic churches which left at least 45 dead. Both blasts were caught on camera. One hit Saint Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria killing at least 17 and injuring dozens more. The other tore through the inside of St George’s[…]
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