Gulf Times - Haiti
One dead, three injured in Haiti aid distribution chaos

One dead, three injured in Haiti aid distribution chaos

A teenage girl was killed and three people wounded by gunfire Tuesday in Haiti when chaos broke out during humanitarian aid distribution to hurricane victims, the UN mission here said.

Mass prison break in Haiti, 174 inmates flee

Mass prison break in Haiti, 174 inmates flee

Most inmates of a northern Haitian prison escaped on Saturday after killing a guard and stealing firearms, said authorities who launched a manhunt with support from UN peacekeepers for the 174 fugitives.

Hurricane Matthew kills almost 900 in Haiti before hitting US

Hurricane Matthew kills almost 900 in Haiti before hitting US

Hurricane Matthew killed almost 900 people and left tens of thousands homeless in Haiti earlier this week before it skirted Florida's Atlantic coast on Friday and plowed northward over waters just off Georgia.

Florida woman dies as hurricane blocks rescue

Florida woman dies as hurricane blocks rescue

The United States marked its first known fatality from Hurricane Matthew as the Category 3 storm lashing the Florida coast claimed the life of a resident there, fire officials said on Friday.

Hurricane Matthew batters Florida as Haiti death toll rises

Hurricane Matthew batters Florida as Haiti death toll rises

The first major hurricane threatening a direct hit on the United States in more than 10 years lashed Florida on Friday with heavy rains and winds after killing at least 339 people in Haiti on its destructive march north through the Caribbean.

Hurricane Matthew batters Haiti and Cuba

Hurricane Matthew batters Haiti and Cuba

Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in almost a decade, powered towards the Bahamas and the US coast early on Wednesday after battering Haiti and Cuba with torrential rain.

Haitians flee homes as Hurricane Matthew hits

Haitians flee homes as Hurricane Matthew hits

Haitians living in vulnerable coastal shacks sought shelter as Hurricane Matthew closed in on the southwestern peninsula, sending storm surges, wind and rain into seaside towns.

Hurricane Matthew claims first victims

Hurricane Matthew claims first victims

Hurricane Matthew claimed its first victims, officials said Monday, leaving one dead and one person missing in Haiti as it churns through the Caribbean as the most menacing storm in nearly a decade.

Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba brace for Hurricane Matthew

Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba brace for Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew meandered through the Caribbean on Sunday, moving more slowly but still packing a powerful punch, its sights set on Haiti, Cuba and Jamaica.

Powerful Hurricane Matthew barrels towards Jamaica, Haiti

Powerful Hurricane Matthew barrels towards Jamaica, Haiti

Hurricane Matthew, the most devastating Caribbean storm in a decade, barrelled towards Jamaica and Haiti Saturday, on a path that forecasters said could eventually take it to the eastern United States.

Woman hid child in bag on Paris flight: Air France

Woman hid child in bag on Paris flight: Air France

A woman who flew into Paris from Istanbul this week was found to have hidden a four-year-old girl in a bag on the plane, Air France said.

UN chief urges Haiti to pick new government

UN chief urges Haiti to pick new government

UN chief Ban Ki-moon yesterday welcomed Haiti’s agreement on a transitional government as President Michel Martelly left office without a successor, and Ban urged parties to implement the deal.