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Operation to end last IS Syria pocket hits evacuation snag

Operation to end last IS Syria pocket hits evacuation snag

The operation to destroy Islamic State's final vestige of rule in Iraq and Syria hit a temporary snag on Thursday, as an expected evacuation of the remaining civilians from its last enclave in eastern Syria ...

Christmas dashed for residents of Sydney 'cracking' tower

Christmas dashed for residents of Sydney 'cracking' tower

Some residents of a recently completed Sydney high-rise apartment block were Tuesday spending their Christmas in makeshift camps, after they were evacuated by authorities ...

Coalition allows evacuation of wounded Houthis before Sweden hosts Yemen talks

Coalition allows evacuation of wounded Houthis before Sweden hosts Yemen talks

The Saudi-led coalition said it approved evacuating wounded Houthi fighters for treatment on Monday, meeting a key condition for the group to attend UN-sponsored peace talks in Sweden ...

Eight injured in blast, blaze at German refinery

Eight injured in blast, blaze at German refinery

A fire erupted on Saturday at a refinery in southern Germany following an explosion, injuring at least eight people, police said.

French family spark alarm at Frankfurt airport, cause evacuation

French family spark alarm at Frankfurt airport, cause evacuation

Parts of Frankfurt airport were evacuated for several hours on Tuesday, disrupting travel during the busy summer holiday season, after a French family of four bypassed security checks, federal police said on Tuesday.

Greek police minister quits over wildfires disaster

Greek police minister quits over wildfires disaster

Greece's minister responsible for the police, Nikos Toskas, quit on Friday after scores died in wildfires near Athens last month, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' office said.

Disaster-hit Japan braces for powerful typhoon

Disaster-hit Japan braces for powerful typhoon

A powerful typhoon buffeted Japan's eastern coast on Saturday evening, prompting local authorities to issue early evacuation orders, with western areas recently devastated by floods and landslides ...

Jordan takes in 'White Helmets' evacuated from Syria

Jordan takes in 'White Helmets' evacuated from Syria

The Israeli military said that it had completed "a humanitarian effort to rescue members of a Syrian civil organisation and their families".

Evacuation of two pro-Assad Syrian villages complete

Evacuation of two pro-Assad Syrian villages complete

The evacuation of thousands of people from two loyalist Syrian villages that were besieged by rebels in the northwest is complete, state media said on Thursday, with the government expected to release hundreds of detainees in return.

Thousands set to be evacuated from north-western Syria

Thousands set to be evacuated from north-western Syria

More than 100 buses headed early Wednesday to two towns in north-western Syria to evacuate thousands of people under a deal reached between an al-Qaeda-linked group and the Syrian government

Firefighters get upper hand on California wildfires

Firefighters get upper hand on California wildfires

Firefighters are gaining momentum as they battle several wildfires that have destroyed dozens of homes and forced the evacuation of thousands of residents in California.

Syria regime pounds south, rebel evacuations postponed

Syria regime pounds south, rebel evacuations postponed

Opposition fighters in the southern province of Daraa announced a ceasefire deal late on Friday with regime ally Russia.