A hijacker armed with what turned out to be a toy gun was shot dead by police in Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday after he held a busload of passengers hostage for several hours on a major bridge in peak-hour traffic.
Generation Amazing – a Qatar 2022 legacy programme – teamed up with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and Flamengo FC to deliver a football for development session to impoverished youth in Rio de Janeiro.
The chairman of private sector leader Qatar Chamber has underscored the role played by Qatar in global trade during the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) 11th World Chambers Congress held recently at the Windsor Expo Convention Centre in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
A fire swept through the training center and lodgings of Rio de Janeiro soccer club Flamengo on Friday, killing 10 people, including members of the club's youth side, firefighters and news reports said.
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's second-largest city, awoke to scenes of chaos on Thursday after thrashing wind and rain whipped through neighborhoods, felling trees, flooding streets ...
The driver apparently lost control of the vehicle, police said. There were no indications of a terrorist attack, the Rio military police said on Twitter.
Brazilian police looking for criminals ended up targets of a sting themselves when a swarm of bees attacked, sending seven officers to the hospital.
Carlos Nuzman, an IOC honorary member, is accused of arranging more than $2mn in bribes to get the IOC to pick Rio de Janeiro as host of the 2016 Olympic Games.
Qatar Airways is launching as many as 26 “exciting” new destinations until end-2018, the national carrier said on Tuesday. These include Chiang Mai (Thailand); Rio de Janeiro, San Francisco and Santiago, Chile.