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Aden Overwhelmed by hundreds of sick and wounded each day, hospitals in Yemen's second city Aden have been reduced to hospices lacking medicines and space as the country's bloodshed rages on. "The world is watching us slowly die," said Abdullah Gahtan, a lawyer lying on a bed at Aden's Al-Sadaka hospital. Like many others in the war-ravaged city, Gahtan is suffering from dengue fever, spreading fast across Aden. "The doctor prescribed a treatment, but we couldn't find the medicines." The World Health Organization said last month that more than 3,000 dengue cases have been reported in Yemen since March, adding that the actual figure could be far higher. Medical sources in...Read More
Seoul Buoyed by a landmark US Supreme Court ruling, a prominent South Korean gay rights campaigner and movie director is suing officials for refusing to recognise his 2013 same-sex marriage. Kim Jho Gwang-Soo -- a rare openly gay celebrity in conservative South Korea -- and his partner Kim Seung-Hwan took their fight for legitimacy to a district court in western Seoul on Monday. The couple held an outdoor wedding ceremony in Seoul in September 2013 and submitted their marriage registration form to their local authority only for it to be rejected. While homosexuality is not illegal in South Korea, same-sex marriage is not recognised. Gay and transgender people live largely under the...Read More
Action resumes at Al Madina Al Shamaliya site Manama After remaining in a state of limbo for about six months, the Kingdom’s budget finally received the Shura Council nod on Sunday. The gaping deficit might come as a dampener. Call it a paradox or strange coincidence, same day, there also appeared a silver lining to offset the mood created by the dark clouds! Yes, yesterday water treatment major VA Tech WABAG along with its JV firm Belhasa Projects was awarded its first engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract. The whopping $91.7 million (about BD34.6m) sewerage contract only further augments the sprawling Al Madina Al Shamaliya township competing with the...Read More
Dubai Qatar is the fastest growing economy among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and it is expected to grow by more than 7 per cent this year, according to a noted banker. Doha Bank Group CEO R Seetharaman gave insight on GCC economies and said Qatar's economy is expected to grow by over 7 pc in 2015. "According to IMF April 2015 outlook, Saudi's growth is at 3 pc. The UAE's growth is at 3.2 pc, Oman's growth is 4.6 pc, Kuwait's growth is at 1.7 pc and Bahrain's economy is expected to grow at 2.7 pc this year. The fall in oil prices will have impact on growth. GCC GDP at current prices will exceed USD 1.4 trillion in 2015," he said. "Construction...Read More
Washington President Barack Obama said Monday the US-led coalition battling Islamic State jihadists was "intensifying" its campaign against the group's base in Syria, but cautioned the fight would be long. Obama addressed the media after a briefing at the Pentagon with top military brass and members of his national security team on efforts to dismantle the jihadist group, which has taken over large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria. The high-level talks came after coalition air strikes that hit the Islamic State group's de facto capital Raqa in Syria over the weekend -- some of the heaviest bombing since it began targeting the IS in Syria in September last year. "We're intensifying...Read More