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US announces $12 mn humanitarian aid for Syria


April 2nd, 2012 - 7:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, April 2 (IANS) The US government Sunday announced an additional $12.2 million in humanitarian aid for Syria as the second meeting of "Friends of Syria" kicked off in Turkey's ... Read more...

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US to give $12 mn in aid for Syrians


March 16th, 2012 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 16 (IANS) The US has announced to provide over $12 million in humanitarian assistance to the Syrians, suffering from continued violence, through the UN and other humanitarian relief ... Read more...

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EU to provide Rs.200 million for flood relief


October 13th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) The European Commission (EU) will provide emergency funding of Rs.200 million for flood victims in India, an official said Thursday.The funding, channelled through the EU's ... Read more...

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Netherlands unfreezes Libyan funds


September 10th, 2011 - 3:34 am ICT by IANS
The Hague, Sep 10 (IANS) The Netherlands would unfreeze 1.4 billion euros (around $2 billion) of frozen Libyan assets, the ministry of foreign affairs has said.Initiated by Prime Minister Mark ... Read more...

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UAE gives equipment to hospital on Libya-Tunisia border


March 14th, 2011 - 5:31 am ICT by IANS
Tunis, March 14 (IANS/WAM) The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has delivered medical equipment to a hospital in a Tunisian town on the border with Libya.The equipment - which are a ... Read more...

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Red Cross warns of ‘Tunisia-style unrest’ in flood-affected Pakistan


February 1st, 2011 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 01(ANI): Food insecurity caused by last year's devastating floods in Pakistan can eventually lead to social unrest similar to that seen in Tunisia, the head of the International Federation ... Read more...

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If Pak had money to buy F-16s, why didn’t it have money for flood victims: Expert


October 22nd, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Montréal (Canada), Oct. 22 (ANI): Pakistan is an oligarchy (a government in which a small group exercises control, especially for corrupt and selfish purposes), which has money to buy F-16s and ... Read more...

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UN praises UAE’s help in flood-hit Pakistan


October 1st, 2010 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Oct 1 (IANS/WAM) A senior UN official has appreciated the humanitarian efforts made by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in helping the flood-affected people of Pakistan.Elissar Sarrouh, UN resident coordinator ... Read more...

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Actress Angelina Jolie urges assistance for Pakistan in aftermath of monsoon floods


September 1st, 2010 - 4:10 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – United Nations Goodwill Ambassador and award-winning actress Angelina Jolie on Tuesday appealed to the public for further financial support to bring humanitarian relief to the ... Read more...

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Ban says ‘heart-wrenching’ Pak floods worst he’s ever seen anywhere


August 16th, 2010 - 1:05 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Aug 16(ANI): UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has described the destruction in flood-ravaged Pakistan as "heart-wrenching".Ban arrived in Pakistan on Sunday to boost relief efforts as concerns grew about the 20 ... Read more...

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‘Israeli army lacked intelligence before raid on aid flotilla’


August 12th, 2010 - 6:20 am ICT by IANS
Jerusalem, Aug 12 (IANS) The Israeli military lacked enough intelligence, especially about the main organisers of the Gaza-bound aid vessels, before its raid on the flotilla May 31, the army chief said ... Read more...

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US mulling over terror designation for Gaza ‘Aid’ Ship funder


July 15th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): The US State Department is considering a move to designate the Turkish Muslim charity that funded and operated a Gaza-bound "aid" ship as a foreign terrorist organization, after ... Read more...

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India to build houses for Sri Lanka’s displaced Tamils


June 9th, 2010 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 9 (IANS) With over 50,000 displaced Tamil civilians remaining in relief camps in Sri Lanka, India Wednesday announced a major initiative to build 50,000 houses for what the ... Read more...

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Turkey halts projects with Israel after deadly raid


June 4th, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Istanbul, June 4 (IANS/AKI) Turkey has suspended all water and energy projects with Israel following the deadly raid by Israeli naval commandos on a humanitarian aid vessel that left many dead, a ... Read more...

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Sean Penn to attend anger management classes


May 16th, 2010 - 7:22 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Los Angeles, May 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Actor Sean Penn is all set to attend anger management crisis, as part of the deal of his plea. Actor Penn would undergo a total ... Read more...

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UN mission in Afghanistan extended one more year


March 23rd, 2010 - 2:20 am ICT by BNO News
UNITED NATIONS (BNO NEWS) – The Security Council voted today to extend the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) for another 12 months and to expand its mandate to include support ... Read more...

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Ulster County, NY Sheriff’s Office members return from Haiti


February 6th, 2010 - 1:04 am ICT by BNO News
KINGSTON, NEW YORK (BNO NEWS)—Ulster County Sheriff’s Office Members in Haiti on Friday returned home after providing aid.Sheriff Paul J. Van Blarcum announced that three members of the Sheriff’s Office that volunteered ... Read more...

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UAE charity delivers aid to quake ravaged Haiti


January 30th, 2010 - 9:35 pm ICT by IANS
Abu Dhabi, Jan 30 (IANS) A United Arab Emirates (UAE) based charity has delivered large amounts of aid to the victims of the Jan 12 quake in Haiti, WAM news agency reported ... Read more...

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Yemen welcomes UAE’s humanitarian support


December 12th, 2009 - 12:49 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a (Yemen), Dec 11 (IANS) Yemen has welcomed the humanitarian relief provided to the country by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), WAM news agency reported Friday. Yemeni Minister of Planning and International Cooperation ... Read more...

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Terror spree forces UN to suspend operations in North Western Pakistan


November 2nd, 2009 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Nov. 2 (ANI): The United Nations on Monday suspended development work and withdrew its international staff from North Western Pakistan in the wake of deteriorating security situation there."The UN will reduce ... Read more...

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Clinton pledges more than 243 million dollars as additional aid for Pakistan


October 29th, 2009 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Oct.29 (ANI): US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is currently on a three-day tour to Pakistan, has offered to provide a total of 243.5 million dollars as aid to ... Read more...

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US set to pay Taliban members to switch sides


October 29th, 2009 - 12:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) US President Barack Obama has signed a $680 billion defence appropriations bill with one provision giving commanders the ability to pay Taliban members to switch ... Read more...

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$165 million US aid to Pakistan for humanitarian relief


July 23rd, 2009 - 11:53 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) The US has announced an additional $165 million in aid to Pakistan for humanitarian relief, early recovery and long-term reconstruction efforts to support the internally displaced by ... Read more...

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Relief efforts not sufficient for Aila victims: Oxfam


June 2nd, 2009 - 4:47 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, June 2 (IANS) Oxfam, a leading humanitarian relief and development agency, has pointed out in an assessment report that the ongoing relief operations are not sufficient to meet the needs ... Read more...

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Sri Lanka Government disputes report of 20,000 dead


May 30th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Colombo, May 30 (ANI): The Government of Sri Lanka has denounced a report by The Times of London on Friday that said "more than 20,000 Tamil civilians were killed in the final ... Read more...

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IAF flies medical team, aid to Sri Lanka


May 22nd, 2009 - 3:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) India Friday dispatched a team of 27 doctors and paramedics to the war ravaged northern Sri Lanka, where the large civilian Tamil population is still reeling under ... Read more...

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Prabhakaran still in Sri Lanka: Foreign minister


May 1st, 2009 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Rohitha Bogollagama has said that LTTE chief V. Prabhakaran is still in the small strip of coastal land the rebels hold in the ... Read more...

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India donates 900 tonnes of relief material to Sri Lanka


April 30th, 2009 - 11:29 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, April 30 (IANS) India Thursday handed over its second consignment of 900 tonnes of humanitarian relief assistance to the International Red Cross to be distributed among thousands of war-displaced civilians in ... Read more...

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India sends relief materials to Sri Lanka


April 30th, 2009 - 7:47 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 30 (ANI): With a view to help civilians displaced from their homes due to the ongoing war in Sri Lanka, India on Thursday handed over a consignment of 40,000 ... Read more...

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Zimbabwe could face more sanctions unless reforms: US


April 9th, 2009 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
Harare, April 9 (DPA) The US ambassador to Zimbabwe Wednesday warned of new sanctions against Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and senior members of his party unless they show willingness to reform. In an ... Read more...

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Banned British MP to sue Canada for damages


March 27th, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 27 (IANS) An anti-war British MP, barred from Canada for his links to the Palestinian group Hamas, is likely to sue the Canadian government for damages. George Galloway, who ... Read more...

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Indian medical team in Sri Lanka next week


March 6th, 2009 - 6:14 pm ICT by IANS
Colombo, March 6 (IANS) India will send a medical team to Sri Lanka next week to provide emergency care to civilians displaced by the fighting between security forces and Tamil Tiger rebels ... Read more...

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Brown urges international community to help reconstruct Gaza


February 6th, 2009 - 5:23 am ICT by IANS
London, Feb 6 (Xinhua) British Prime Minster Gordon Brown Thursday urged the international community to support the reconstruction of Gaza Strip."More than a thousand innocent civilians - including over 300 children - ... Read more...

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100,000 Tamils march through London


February 1st, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 1 (IANS) Between 50,000 and 100,000 Tamils, accompanied by two influential British MPs, marched through central London in a Tamil rally Saturday demanding an immediate ceasefire and end to the ... Read more...

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Thousands of Tamils in London protest Sri Lankan army action


January 31st, 2009 - 8:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 31 (IANS) Tens of thousands of Tamils held a mass demonstration in central London Saturday to protest the anti-insurgency army action in Sri Lanka, which they say has left ordinary ... Read more...

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