Gulf Times - Benin
Benin guide for missing French tourists found dead

Benin guide for missing French tourists found dead

A local guide for two French tourists who went missing on safari in Benin last week has been found shot dead and their car burned out, a local official and a regional security source said.

Two French tourists and park guide missing in northern Benin

Two French tourists and park guide missing in northern Benin

Two French tourists and their guide have been missing for the last two days after going on a game drive in Pendjari National Park in northern Benin, near the border with Burkina Faso, the company that manages the park said on Friday.

Benin police surround ex-president's home after controversial polls

Benin police surround ex-president's home after controversial polls

Police in Benin on Wednesday surrounded the home of ex-president Thomas Boni Yayi who led calls for an election boycott, hours after initial results showed a record low turnout in the polls.

Oil tanker with 22 Indian crew missing in Gulf of Guinea

Oil tanker with 22 Indian crew missing in Gulf of Guinea

The Gulf of Guinea has become an increasing target for pirates who steal cargo and demand ransoms, even as piracy incidents fall worldwide, experts say.

Congress finally seals deal with Hardik Patel

Congress finally seals deal with Hardik Patel

Patidar leader Hardik Patel yesterday announced his support to the Congress in the Gujarat assembly election after they reached an understanding on job quotas for Patel community if the party came to power.

Huge 'Ponzi scheme' trial starts in Benin

Huge 'Ponzi scheme' trial starts in Benin

A long-awaited trial opened in the West African country of Benin on Thursday into an alleged Ponzi scheme described as the biggest financial scandal in the country's history.

Five cult followers suffocate on incense in Benin

Five cult followers suffocate on incense in Benin

Five people suffocated to death in Benin after a religious cult ordered its followers to lock themselves inside sealed rooms with burning incense, a ministry of health official said on Tuesday.

Treasure hunt returns to Katara for the third time

Treasure hunt returns to Katara for the third time

With Ramadan, the popular treasure hunt returns at Katara Cultural Village. Celebrating the holy month, Katara is running the competition for the third consecutive year and it has already attracted a huge audience.

Man gets one-year jail for trying to bribe border official

Man gets one-year jail for trying to bribe border official

A Doha Criminal Court has sentenced an Arab expatriate to one year in jail for attempting to bribe a border officer to get out of the country illegally.

HMC to launch new CIS at Paediatric Emergency Centres

HMC to launch new CIS at Paediatric Emergency Centres

HMC will soon roll out the new clinical information system (CIS) across its Paediatric Emergency Centres (PECs) starting with Airport PEC in October.

 One post, two good men

One post, two good men

Sergey Bubka achieved 35 world records, six world titles and one Olympic gold in his glittering pole vault career.

Afghanistan’s Bamiyan on frontline of warzone tourism

Afghanistan’s Bamiyan on frontline of warzone tourism

Trudging halfway up a jagged goat trail, guide Mohamed Ibrahim extolled the panoramic view.