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Indonesia tells independent foreign aid workers to leave quake zone

Indonesia tells independent foreign aid workers to leave quake zone

PALU (Reuters) – Indonesia on Tuesday ordered independent foreign aid workers to leave the quake zone and said foreign groups with staff in the disaster area on Sulawesi island should pull them out.Indonesia has traditionally been reluctant to be seen as relying on outside help to cope with disasters, and the government shunned foreign aid […]

Indonesia rushes aid to Sulawesi as death toll from quake, tsunami passes 830

Indonesia rushes aid to Sulawesi as death toll from quake, tsunami passes 830

PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesian authorities scrambled on Monday to get aid and rescue equipment into quake-hit Sulawesi island, and prepared to bury some of the more than 800 dead, while shaken survivors streamed out of the area in search of food and shelter.The confirmed death toll of 832 looked certain to rise as rescuers […]

Trump threatens to cut aid to Palestinian territories

Trump threatens to cut aid to Palestinian territories

United States (US) President Donald Trump admitted the Middle East peace process was in difficulty Tuesday and threatened to cut American aid to Palestinians, currently worth more than $300 million a year. “We pay the Palestinians hundreds of millions of dollars a year and get no appreciation or respect,” Trump tweeted. “With the Palestinians no […]

17th National Security meeting held at Islamabad headed by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan to discus Trump’s accusations, threat to cut aid

17th National Security meeting held at Islamabad headed by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan to discus Trump’s accusations, threat to cut aid

17th National Security Committee meeting held at Islamabad By.Asghar Ali Mubarak The seventeenth meeting of the National Security Committee was chaired by Prime Minister Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today in Islamabad to review the emerging strategic situation in the region and beyond. Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Prof Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Interior, […]

Myanmar ‘to provide aid’ to displaced Rohingya inside country

Myanmar ‘to provide aid’ to displaced Rohingya inside country

    YANGON: Camps will be set up to provide aid for displaced Muslims inside Rakhine state, state-backed media said Saturday, the first time in a 16-day crisis Myanmar’s government has offered any relief for Rohingya scattered by violence, many to Bangladesh. Around 270,000 Rohingya have fled since August 25 when militant attacks sent unrest churning […]

Sixty aid workers forced to flee S.Sudan fighting: UN

Sixty aid workers forced to flee S.Sudan fighting: UN

By AFP JUBA, SUDAN:  A surge of fighting in eastern South Sudan has forced 60 aid workers to flee, the UN humanitarian agency said on Saturday, hurting efforts to help civilians in the famine-hit nation. An increase in violence nationwide has seen thousands flee in the past two weeks, including more than 16,000 from the […]