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World - International
6/23/2023 4:23:12 PM
More than 280 Pakistani families fear they had relatives who drowned when a migrant boat sank off Greece last week, making it one of Pakistan's worst man-made disasters, the government said Friday.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
6/17/2023 12:07:51 PM
Egypt mourns with great sadness and sorrow the victims whose boat sank off the Greek coast en route from Libya to Europe on Wednesday carrying hundreds of irregular migrants of different nationalities, including Egyptians.

World - International
6/16/2023 2:45:06 PM
Greek rescuers on Friday scanned the Ionian Sea by air and boat for survivors of a migrant boat sinking, as hope faded of finding more people alive two days after the disaster.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
6/16/2023 2:41:22 PM
Nine Egyptians have been arrested on suspicion of being people smugglers after a migrant boat disaster off the coast of Greece claimed at least 78 lives, a port source told AFP Thursday.

World - War in Ukraine
6/11/2023 10:20:33 AM
The destruction of the Kakhovka Dam was a fast-moving disaster that is swiftly evolving into a long-term environmental catastrophe affecting drinking water, food supplies and ecosystems reaching into the Black Sea.

World - War in Ukraine
6/8/2023 3:18:02 PM
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky visited the region flooded by the breached Kakhovka dam Thursday, as Moscow-installed authorities said five people had been killed in the disaster.

World - War in Ukraine
6/7/2023 11:39:56 AM
Ukraine was evacuating thousands of people Wednesday after an attack on a major Russian-held dam unleashed a torrent of water, inundating two dozen villages and sparking fears of a humanitarian disaster.

World - War in Ukraine
6/7/2023 8:05:00 AM
The UN warned Tuesday that the destruction of the Kakhovka dam in Ukraine could spark an environmental disaster and have dire humanitarian consequences for hundreds of thousands of people.

Sports - World
6/4/2023 6:20:44 PM
A Manchester United fan has been charged after wearing a shirt at the FA Cup final that made an offensive reference to the Hillsborough disaster, which killed 97 Liverpool fans.

World - International
6/3/2023 5:25:42 PM
Pope Francis on Saturday voiced immense sadness at this week's train disaster in India, which killed at least 288 people and injured over 900, and offered his prayers and condolences.

World - International
5/11/2023 10:22:36 AM
The war in Ukraine helped push the global total of people left internally displaced by conflict or natural disasters to a record high of 71.1 million last year, according to a report released Thursday by the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre.

World - Africa
5/10/2023 1:05:38 PM
Fifteen children drowned and 25 others were missing when a boat capsized in a river in northwest Nigeria's Sokoto state, a local official told AFP Wednesday.

World - Africa
5/7/2023 7:34:43 PM
Weather related disasters that hit Rwanda earlier this week have displaced more than 9,000 people in different provinces of the country, an official has said.

World - International
5/7/2023 10:20:41 AM
Washington's power brokers love playing chicken. But the rest of the world will watch in dread Tuesday when President Joe Biden and Republican leaders meet to negotiate the US debt ceiling -- praying that one side finally blinks.

War in Sudan - War in Sudan
5/1/2023 2:33:23 PM
Sudan's already troubled health sector faces the risk of "disaster" after more than two weeks of heavy fighting have rocked the poverty-stricken country, a UN World Health Organization official warns.

World - Africa
4/11/2023 10:34:01 AM
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Mogadishu on Tuesday to kick off a brief visit to Somalia, a country scarred by protracted armed conflict and climate disasters.

World - Africa
4/5/2023 4:03:00 PM
The South African government on Wednesday lifted a National State of Disaster, a legal move introduced in February to fast-track efforts to tackle a crippling electricity shortage.

World - International
4/3/2023 12:45:03 PM
Five weeks after Greece's worst rail disaster, which killed 57 people, partial service resumed on Monday on the main train line linking Athens and Thessaloniki, the country's second-largest city.

Egypt - Foreign Affairs
3/27/2023 11:57:07 PM
Foreign Minister and President of the 27th session of the UN Climate Change Conference, COP27, Sameh Shoukry has reaffirmed the importance of activating a breakthrough agreement to provide “loss and damage” funding for vulnerable countries hit hard by climate disasters.

World - Region
3/13/2023 10:47:49 PM
Greece’s prime minister Monday said a massive earthquake in Turkey and deadly rail disaster in northern Greece have helped de-escalate tension between the two neighbors, driven by a popular feeling of solidarity.

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