Domestic violence against women may have declined over the past 20 years in seven countries in the Americas, though the problem remains rife and undermines development in the region, the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO) said.
43 killed in Delhi factory fire
At least 43 people were killed in a devastating fire that ripped through a bag factory in the congested old quarter of New Delhi yesterday, with survivors describing the screams of scores of trapped workers who were sleeping inside.
New Ukraine leader facing off with Putin
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy faces a major test at a high-stakes summit with Vladimir Putin in Paris as he pursues a campaign promise to negotiate an end to the war in southeast Ukraine despite vocal opposition at home.
Lebanon’s leading politician, Saad al-Hariri, re-emerged as a candidate for prime minister yesterday when businessman Samir Khatib withdrew his candidacy to lead a government that must tackle an acute economic crisis.
Two Palestinians injured after air strike in Gaza
Two Palestinians were injured by a shrapnel of missiles fired by Israeli warplanes on sites in Gaza City and in the town of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip, yesterday. According to the Palestinian news agency, two Palestinians were injured by shrapnel from a missile fired by an Israeli
The ambitious Qatar T10 Cricket League got under way at the Asian Town Cricket Stadium with Flying Oryx, powered by skipper Hussain Talal’s unbeaten 59, thumping Pearl Gladiators by nine wickets on Saturday.
Bhopal tragedy: the disaster is still claiming lives 35 years on
The residents of JP Nagar have no way to escape their ghosts. This ramshackle neighbourhood, on the outskirts of the Indian city of Bhopal, stands just metres away from the chemical factory which exploded just after midnight on 2 December 1984 and seeped poison into their lives forever.
The second Aspire Lake Festival took spectators through half-hour ‘magical journey,’ featuring more than 40 artists and experts with a showcase of theatrical performances and fireworks displays at Aspire Park.
Newly opened Orbital Highway Phase-I, Qatar
Almost two-third of the ambitious Orbital Highway and Truck Route linking the newly constructed Hamad Port in Mesaieed with the Ras Laffan Industrial City on the northern side is ready now.