Gulf Times - Rio-de-Janeiro
At least 10 dead in Rio hospital blaze

At least 10 dead in Rio hospital blaze

A fire erupted in a hospital in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, leaving at least 10 people dead and forcing medical staff and desperate relatives to rescue patients from the smoke-filled wards.

Brazil bus hijacker, armed with toy gun, shot dead by police

Brazil bus hijacker, armed with toy gun, shot dead by police

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.

Rio youth benefit from Qatar 2022 legacy initiative

Rio youth benefit from Qatar 2022 legacy initiative

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.

Qatar plays key role in global trade, says Qatar Chamber chairman

Qatar plays key role in global trade, says Qatar Chamber chairman

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.

Ten killed as fire sweeps through Flamengo training centre in Rio

Ten killed as fire sweeps through Flamengo training centre in Rio

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.

At least five dead in Brazil after powerful storm lashes Rio de Janeiro

At least five dead in Brazil after powerful storm lashes Rio de Janeiro

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 ...

At least 12 killed in Rio security operations

At least 12 killed in Rio security operations

Rio de Janeiro's drug war hit a bloody crescendo on Monday when at least 11 suspected criminals and one soldier were reported killed in a huge military sweep through impoverished favelas and during a rush-hour police car chase.

Baby killed as car drives into crowd near Rio's Copacabana beach

Baby killed as car drives into crowd near Rio's Copacabana beach

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.

Cops on a sting operation attacked by bees in Brazil

Cops on a sting operation attacked by bees in Brazil

Brazilian police looking for criminals ended up targets of a sting themselves when a swarm of bees attacked, sending seven officers to the hospital.

IOC suspends Brazil's Nuzman after arrest over bribery allegations

IOC suspends Brazil's Nuzman after arrest over bribery allegations

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 to launch 26 'exciting' new destinations

Qatar Airways to launch 26 'exciting' new destinations

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.

Slain Greek envoy's Brazilian widow denies guilt

Slain Greek envoy's Brazilian widow denies guilt

The widow of Greece's ambassador to Brazil, arrested as an alleged accomplice in his murder last month, denied guilt over his death in a letter published on Wednesday.