Gulf Times - lives-in-limbo
Parole board chief hits out in row over rapist release

Parole board chief hits out in row over rapist release

Ministers were yesterday accused of threatening the independence of the justice system by meddling in the black cab rapist case, as the head of the parole board lashed out at criticism over the failure of the authorities to keep the victims informed.

Sneijder boost for Al Gharafa against Al Ahli

Sneijder boost for Al Gharafa against Al Ahli

Much focus of Week 12 action will be on the encounter between mid-table sides Al Ahli and Al Gharafa on the former’s home turf.

Conservation

Conservation

Hippos splash water in a river at the Mpala Research Centre in Laikipia County in central Kenya.

Qatar establishes National Trauma Registry

Qatar establishes National Trauma Registry

Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) has officially launched the Qatar Trauma Registry, the first and only national trauma registry in the Arab world.

Askar Industrial to sponsor ‘Made in Qatar 2017’

Askar Industrial to sponsor ‘Made in Qatar 2017’

Askar Industrial Co is supporting the ‘Made in Qatar 2017’ exhibition as ‘Sponsor of Miscellaneous Industries Sector’, private sector leader Qatar Chamber announced in a statement yesterday.

Mannarino upsets Cilic, to face Goffin in final

Mannarino upsets Cilic, to face Goffin in final

Unseeded Frenchman Adrian Mannarino upset top seed Marin Cilic 6-7(5) 6-4 6-0 in the Japan Open semi-finals yesterday to reach his first ATP 500 final.

3 charged over makeshift gas canister bomb in Paris

3 charged over makeshift gas canister bomb in Paris

French prosecutors have charged three men in connection with a makeshift explosive device made of gas canisters placed inside an apartment block in western Paris, a judicial source told AFP on Saturday.

N.Korea preparing long-range missile test: RIA

N.Korea preparing long-range missile test: RIA

North Korea is preparing to test a long-range missile which it believes can reach the west coast of the United States, a Russian lawmaker just returned from a visit to Pyongyang was quoted as saying on Friday.

Boeing boosts tech investment in hybrid, autonomous planes

Boeing boosts tech investment in hybrid, autonomous planes

Boeing is beefing up its investments in autonomous and electric hybrid planes in anticipation that aviation could be primed for as much disruption as virtually every other sector.

Negotiating with N Korea waste of time, says Trump

Negotiating with N Korea waste of time, says Trump

US President Donald Trump said negotiating with North Korea over its nuclear programme would be a waste of time yesterday after it emerged that Washington had channels of contact with Pyongyang.

Bangladesh beat Qatar in AFC U-16

Bangladesh beat Qatar in AFC U-16

Qatar lost to Bangladesh 0-2 yesterday to crash out of contention for the Asian Football Confederation U-16 Championship to be held in Malaysia next year.

Learning from Hurricane Harvey

Learning from Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey has left in its wake upended lives and enormous property damage, estimated by some at $150-180bn. But the storm that pummelled the Texas coast for the better part of a week also raises deep questions about the United States’ economic system and politics.