Kyrgyzstan's president on Monday ordered a new, week-long state of emergency in the country's capital after parliament failed to consider and approve his previous order within the legally required three days.
By Associated Press
Lebanon's Parliament on Thursday approved a state of emergency in Beirut in its first session since the catastrophic Aug. 4 explosion.
By Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press
By declaring a state of emergency, Bowser has the authority to order medical quarantines, request federal assistance and take steps to stem price gouging for critical supplies.
By Ashraf Khalil, Associated Press
Fires in New South Wales state have claimed three lives, destroyed more than 150 homes and razed more than 1 million hectares (3,800 square miles) of forest and farmland since Friday.
By Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed received the Nobel Peace Prize this week for his work lifting the country’s state of emergency, granting amnesty to thousands of political prisoners and increasing the role of women in political life. But his most…
By PBS NewsHour
Southern California residents remain on edge a day after a 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck outside the city of Ridgecrest, the strongest tremor in the region in nearly 20 years. The quake came after another tremor hit the area Thursday, leaving thousands…
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
When you want results in a polarized Washington, sometimes it pays to simply leave the professionals alone to do their jobs.
In our news wrap Friday, Gov. Jerry Brown declared emergencies late Thursday in Orange and Riverside Counties, where some 20,000 people have been evacuated and more than 1,000 firefighters are on the scene. Also, Senate confirmation hearings will begin Sept.
By Michael D. Regan
The declaration would allow Ethiopian security forces to crack down on demonstrations, ban some publications from distributing material, and establish a special court for people who break those rules.
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