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Haiti: Two Journalists Killed By Gang Near Capital

Jan 08, 2022 Associated Press (AP)

Haiti: The country’s PM Ariel Henry has vowed to crack down on gangs that authorities blame for a spike in kidnappings and for blockages at gas distribution terminals that caused a severe fuel shortage in recent months.

New Haiti Disaster: Gasoline Tanker Explosion In Cap-Haitien Kills 75 People

Dec 15, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

The gasoline tanker exploded, unleashing a fireball that swept across people and homes in Cap-Haitien city, and local officials say at least 75 people died.


17 Missionaries Kidnapped In Haiti: US Religious Group

The missionaries were on their way home from building an orphanage, according to a message from Ohio-based Christian Aid Ministries.

UN Extends Its Political Mission In Haiti After US-China Row

Oct 16, 2021 Associated Press (AP)

Haiti is one of just 15 countries -- and the second largest in population -- that continue to recognise self-ruling democratic Taiwan which China claims as part of its own territory.


At UN, Turmoil In Haiti, Ethiopia Draws Global Concern

Haiti Prime Minister Ariel Henry didn't shy away from addressing his country's turmoil following a major earthquake and the assassination of its president, Jovenel Moise, in recent months — alluding to but not directly addressing reports that may implicate Henry himself in the murder.

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23 September, 2021

US Special Envoy To Haiti Resigns Over Migrant Expulsions

Associated Press (AP)

Daniel Foote was appointed to the position only in July, following the assassination of Haiti's president.


18 September, 2021

US To Fly Haitian Migrants Back To Haiti

Associated Press (AP)

US Customs and Border Protection said it was closing the border crossing with Ciudad Acuna, Mexico.


23 August, 2021

Earthquake: Haiti Grows Desperate As Aid Fails To Reach The Needy

Deutsche Welle

Frustrated Haitians have attacked supply trucks from aid agencies as food and water dwindled after the Caribbean quake. More than 2,000 died and 12,000 were injured in the natural disaster.


20 August, 2021

Haiti Earthquake: Frustration Grows Over Lack Of Aid As Death Toll Crosses 2,000

Deutsche Welle

Humanitarian aid has been slow to reach those in need, with anger festering in local communities in Haiti. The Caribbean island has raised the official death toll to 2,189 after a massive earthquake hit last weekend.


18 August, 2021

Haiti Earthquake Death Toll Rises To 1,419, Injured Now At 6,000

Associated Press (AP)

Intermittent rain fell in the earthquake-damaged city of Les Caves and in the capital of Port-au-Prince.


14 August, 2021

7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off The Coast Of Haiti

Associated Press (AP)

The epicenter of the quake was 12 kilometers northeast Saint-Louis du Sud, according to the survey.


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20 July, 2021

New Haiti Leader With International Backing To Take Charge

Associated Press (AP)

Ariel Henry, who was designated prime minister by President Jovenal Moïse before he was slain but never sworn in, will replace the country's interim prime minister, Haiti Elections Minister Mathias Pierre told The Associated Press.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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