Gulf Times - Hurricane-Matthew
Air pollution tied to birth defects

Air pollution tied to birth defects

Women who breathe polluted air during the month right before or after they get pregnant may be more likely to have babies with birth defects, a US recent study suggests.

Russia says it is fully committed to nuclear missile pact

Russia says it is fully committed to nuclear missile pact

Russia said on Saturday it was fully committed to a Cold War-era pact with the United States banning intermediate-range cruise missiles, a day after Washington accused Moscow of violating the treaty.

FM meets UNDP official

FM meets UNDP official

HE the Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohamed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani met yesterday with the Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Tegegnework Gettu.

Concern over govt ‘plans’ for tough curbs on EU migrants

Concern over govt ‘plans’ for tough curbs on EU migrants

The government is considering measures to restrict immigration for all but the highest-skilled EU workers, a leaked government document said, plans some companies called alarming and an opposition lawmaker described as “plainly cruel”.

UN again urges Myanmar to free detained Rohingya kids

UN again urges Myanmar to free detained Rohingya kids

The UN children’s agency Unicef has called on Myanmar’s government to release Rohingya children detained as part of a sweeping military campaign in Rakhine state. More than 600 people were arrested in an army crackdown on Rohingya Muslims in the north of the restive state.

Emir arrives in Jordan to take part in Arab Summit

Emir arrives in Jordan to take part in Arab Summit

HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani arrived yesterday in Jordan to participate in the 28th Arab Summit.

Duterte pleads with rebels to rebuff IS advances

Duterte pleads with rebels to rebuff IS advances

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte yesterday pleaded with the country’s separatist groups to deny sanctuary to militants with links to Islamic State, warning a war would ensue that would put civilians in danger.

Mouawad and QC team up to support underprivileged kids

Mouawad and QC team up to support underprivileged kids

Mouawad, in collaboration with Qatar Charity (QC), has launched its ‘Hand in Hand’ initiative aimed at supporting underprivileged children in the country through the sale of specially-made bracelets.

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.

Imran Khan  unveils ‘occupy Islamabad’ plan

Imran Khan unveils ‘occupy Islamabad’ plan

Leader of opposition Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan has unveiled his “occupy Islamabad” plan where party workers will block roads leading to government offices in the capital city calling for Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification.

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.