Category: emergency

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Top US and S Korean diplomats seize emergency call over N Korea

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha held emergency talks on Wednesday, following North Korea’s cancellation of ministerial talks with Seoul and threats to pull out of the Trump-Kim Jong-un summit scheduled to be held in Singapore on June 12. A US State Department source confirmed to Al Jazeera…

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EU warns of curbing rights beneath Turkey’s notify of emergency

The measures undertaken by Turkey under an almost two-year-old state of emergency have curtailed civil and political rights, according to a critical European Union report, which prompted Turkish officials to accuse the bloc of “bias” against Ankara. Published on Tuesday by the European Commission, the annual progress report on Turkey’s EU membership talks comes at…

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Violence continues in Sri Lanka despite emergency decree

A shop and a mosque in central Sri Lanka have been attacked as communal violence continues in the South Asian island nation despite the declaration of a state of emergency over anti-Muslim riots. A resident of Madawala, a village close to the hill city of Kandy, said he saw a shop burning at 11:30pm on…

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Ethiopia’s instruct of emergency 2.zero

Last Friday, the Ethiopian government declared a six-month nationwide state of emergency, invoking a grave threat to the constitutional order. The emergency, the second in less than a year, was announced a day after the resignation of Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, in what he described as a bid to “smooth the path for political reform”. The…

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Ethiopia’s utter of emergency to final six months

A state of emergency declared in Ethiopia after the resignation of the country’s prime minister will last for six months, the minister of defence has said, as the goverment seeks to stem political unrest amid long-standing demands for greater freedoms. The measure, which was first announced by state media after a cabinet meeting on Friday, includes…