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UN alerts groups to prepare to deliver relief to Yemen

The United Nations has alerted aid groups to be prepared for a possible humanitarian pause in fighting in Yemen, starting as early as Friday (July 3), that would allow them to deliver assistance to some of the 21 million people in need.

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Spanish air traffic controllers to strike in July

Spanish air traffic controllers are to strike over four days in July in a dispute over penalties given by airport operator AENA to controllers for a strike in 2010, their union said on Monday. Controllers, who went on strike in Ju

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At least 6 killed as Saudi-led air strikes hit ancient Sanaa

Saudi-led coalition air strikes killed at least six people, Yemen's state news agency Saba said on Friday, and destroyed part of Sanaa's Old City, a Unesco World Heritage Site. The raid, which began in the early hours, als

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Tata Steel UK workers set for major strike

Tata Steel UK's biggest trade union voted on Friday to go on strike, setting the scene for the biggest labour action in the British steel sector in three decades. Members of the trade union Community voted 88 per cent in favou

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Spanish air traffic controllers to strike in June

Spanish air traffic controllers are to strike over four days in June, a union spokeswoman said on Wednesday, in a dispute over penalties given by airport operator AENA to controllers for a 2010 strike. They will strike on June 8, 10, 12

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Libyan El Feel oilfield still closed due to strike

Libya's El Feel oilfield is still closed due to a strike by security guards, a spokesman for state oil firm NOC said.   The guards have shut down the western field, operated by NOC and Italy's Eni, to dem

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Houthis clash with Saudi forces on Yemen border, dozens killed

Dozens of Houthi fighters were killed in clashes with Saudi forces on Yemen's northern border, Riyadh said on Thursday, while air strikes and artillery fire rocked the southern city of Aden in fighting residents said was the worst in over a

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Libya closes El Feel oilfield due to strike by security guards

A strike by Libyan security guards over salary payments has forced the closure of the western El Feel oilfield, a spokesman for state oil firm NOC said.   A field engineer told Reuters the Opec producer

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UN chief urges immediate ceasefire ‘by all parties’ in Yemen

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for an immediate halt to the fighting in Yemen, the first time he has made such an appeal since Saudi-led air strikes against Iranian-backed Houthi rebels began three weeks ago. Ban said

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Coalition campaign cripples terror group

The US Navy says a five-month air strike campaign against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria is showing results, but so far only a quarter of the territory once controlled by militants in Iraq has been won back. The Gulf Dail

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