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UN plans to set up Ebola crisis centre

The United Nations plans to set up an Ebola crisis centre to co-ordinate the response to the deadly virus and to strive to halt its spread in West African countries in six to nine months, said the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

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Iran sanctions fears hurt humanitarian trade

It should have been a routine delivery of vegetable oil to Iran for making margarine; instead the tanker spent months in the Gulf as banks held up payment for the cargo, fearing they would run foul of international sanctions. The sancti

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First UN aid convoy enters Syria without govt consent

The United Nations sent its first humanitarian aid convoy into rebel-held areas of Syria without government consent on Thursday as UN chief Ban Ki-moon accused warring parties of denying assistance to millions of

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40 tonnes Bahrain medical aid on way for Gaza

A first shipment of 40 tonnes of medicines and medical equipment is expected to leave Bahrain for Gaza within the next 48 hours.   The cargo will include surgical equipment, intravenous fluids, medications and ba

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Drydocks World backs ‘UAE Water Aid’ drive

Drydocks World and Martime World, the international service provider to the shipping, maritime, offshore, oil, gas and energy sectors, has donated Dh2.5 million ($ 680,444) to ‘The Water Aid Campaign’

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Foreign aid for 'training' probe launched in Bahrain

An inquiry was yesterday launched into individuals and institutions who might have received foreign aid for "training" in Bahrain.    His Majesty King Hamad directed ministries to start the probe i

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Yemen in urgent need of donor aid: IMF

Yemen has a more urgent need for financial aid in 2014 than last year to fund its budget spending as currency reserves shrink and donor aid is slow to arrive, a senior International Monetary Fund official said. The impoverished Ar

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Egypt in need of more aid, says IMF

Egypt will need further international assistance to put its economy back on track despite receiving huge loans from Gulf states, the IMF said. "Egypt will need financial support which could come from its partners in the Gulf

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Qatar announces $1bn aid package for Sudan

Qatar will deposit $1 billion at Sudan's central bank, Khartoum said on Wednesday, announcing an aid package to Sudan's Islamist government that is likely to worsen Doha's already tense relations with Egypt. The announ

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Japan to lend Tunisia $480m

Japan has agreed to lend Tunisia 750 million dinars ($480 million) to support the transition to democracy in the North African country where the Arab Spring began, the deputy foreign minister said on Tuesday. The money, which will

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