Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze, president declares emergency

Oct 31, 2014

Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze, president declares emergency

Burkina Faso’s leader of nearly three decades declared a state of emergency Thursday, hours after protesters who oppose his bid for another term stormed the parliament and set part of it on fire, marking the greatest threat to his rule since he himself seized ...

Aug 25, 2014

California governor declares emergency from quake

Gov. Jerry Brown has declared a state of emergency for the part of California’s wine country hard-hit by a large earthquake. The governor issued a proclamation directing state agencies to help respond to the 6.0-magnitude quake that struck early Sunday about 6 miles (10 ...

Aug 19, 2014

SDF struggling to attract enough reservists

The number of civilians registered as reservists with the Self-Defense Forces is dwindling, mainly due to the difficulty of balancing training with civilian careers, according to a military official.

Mar 13, 2013

Plan for Tokyo quake relief team drawn up

The Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Ministry has drawn up a special operation plan for its emergency disaster relief team to prepare for a powerful earthquake that could strike the Tokyo metropolitan area, according to sources. Under the plan, the ministry will deploy some ...