Home / World (page 3)

World

‘Hero’ Malian saves child in spectacular Paris rescue

A young Malian man was hailed a hero on Sunday after he sprang into action to save a four-year-old child hanging from a fourth-floor balcony by single-handedly scaling the facade of the building and hauling the youngster to safety. Without a thought for his own safety, Mamoudou Gassama took just ...

Read More »

China to host Iran leader amid nuclear deal upheaval

Iran’s president will attend a summit with his Chinese and Russian counterparts next month, officials in Beijing said Monday, as they try to salvage the nuclear deal thrown into upheaval by Donald Trump. China, Russia and European powers, all of which signed the 2015 Iran nuclear accord, are scrambling to ...

Read More »

Ireland overturns abortion ban in landslide vote

Yes campaigners rejoice ahead of the final result of a landmark referendum in which Ireland voted by 66 percent to ditch its strict abortion laws. Photo: AFP Ireland voted by a landslide to ditch its strict abortion laws in a landmark referendum that Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said had finally ...

Read More »

In Mosul, young volunteers help bring city back to life

Iraqi students walk near a building of the central Library of the University of Mosul, in Mosul, Iraq May 14, 2018. Photo: Reuters A group of Iraqi university students have found a cause in the ruins of Mosul. They are salvaging what is left of its rich heritage, clearing rubble ...

Read More »

Israeli army kills two militants in Gaza shelling: medics

A relative of a Palestinian who was killed at the Israel-Gaza border reacts at a hospital, in the southern Gaza Strip May 6, 2018. Photo: Reuters Israeli tank shelling killed two members of the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and wounded a third in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, medical ...

Read More »

Qatar bans Saudi, UAE goods from stores

The boycott by the Saudi Arabian-led group has forced Qatar, which previously relied on its Gulf neighbours, to look elsewhere for food imports. Photo: AFP Qatar has ordered shops to remove goods originating from a group of Saudi Arabian-led countries which a year ago imposed a wide-ranging boycott on the ...

Read More »

Cyclone Mekunu subsides after lashing Oman, killing 2

Cyclone Mekunu was downgraded further to a deep depression Saturday, a day after lashing the southern coast of Oman and killing at least two people, authorities said. Civil defence officials said a man and a 12-year-old girl were killed, while three Asian nations were missing after the cyclone hit Oman’s ...

Read More »