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Bahrain to send $1.2m aid consignment to Yemen

Bahrain is set to send a 700-tonne consignment of aid containing food, medicines and tents to conflict-torn Yemen. A total of 36 shipping containers filled with the aid, including a special one for medicines, will set sail on Satu

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Bahrain to send 2nd shipment for Nepal quake victims

A second consignment of aid that includes 25 tonnes of food, 6,000 litres of bottled water, 1,000 plastic carpets, 300 waterproof tents and 30 power generators will be sent to Nepal to help its earthquake-hit citizens. It follows

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Saudi-led alliance resumes air strikes on Yemen

A Saudi Arabian-led coalition resumed air strikes against Yemen's Houthi militia in Aden overnight, hours after the expiry of a truce meant to facilitate badly needed humanitarian aid, a Reuters eyewitness said. The witness sa

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Bahraini quake aid team leaves to Nepal

A 10-member team of specialists will leave today for Nepal, accompanying the first consignment of relief aid from Bahrain weighing more than 7,000kg. They are part of the rescue team under the Royal Charity Organisation (RCO) that

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Bahrain residents urged to donate food, medicine for Nepal

People in Bahrain have been urged to donate food or medicine, instead of clothes, to a nationwide aid drive for survivors of the Nepal earthquake. The Bahrain Red Crescent Society (BRCS), located in Hoora, has been receiving donat

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Bahrain directs humanitarian relief for Yemen

A package of measures to help rebuild conflict-hit Yemen is being planned by the Saudi-led coalition, of which Bahrain is a part. This was revealed yesterday (April 23) by Foreign Minister Shaikh Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, who w

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UAE 'top aid donor' in the world

UAE was ranked as the most generous development aid donor in the world as share of its economy in 2014 by a new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s Development Assistance Committee. HH She

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Red Cross seeks ceasefire in Yemen to deliver aid

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) called on Saturday for an immediate 24-hour halt to hostilities in Yemen to deliver life-saving medical aid into the country where it said the humanitarian situation was dire and wounded were d

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Saudi coalition airdrops arms, medical aid to Aden defenders

Houthi forces pulled back from a central Aden district on Friday and warplanes from the Saudi-led coalition dropped weapons and medical aid to fighters defending the southern Yemeni city, a last symbolic foothold of the country's absent pres

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Egypt received $10.6bn in aid from Gulf

Egypt received $10.6 billion in aid from Gulf states in the last fiscal year, the finance minister said on Saturday, the first time the government has put a total figure on how much its oil-rich allies spent to prop up the economy.

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