An Iraqi farmer committed suicide on Thursday because a lack of water, which has forced hundreds of families to abandon their homes in recent years, had taken a toll on his land, officials said.
Salman Habib, 54, shot himself dead, leaving behind an 11-member family, including seven children, according to Ali Hussein Raddad, the mayor of Al-Islah town in Dhi Qar province, south Iraq.
Egyptians react to Mubarak verdict. Link to this video
Egypt‘s stuttering revolution has taken a dramatic new turn after Hosni Mubarak, the country’s all-powerful dictator for 30 years, was sentenced to life imprisonment for enabling the massacre of protesters who rose up against his rule.
But initial euphoria at the historic verdict – the first time an Arab leader has ever been deposed, tried and convicted by his own people – quickly gave way [...]
Cairo (CNN) – Cairo’s main square Saturday overflowed with people angry that six former government aides were acquitted of charges of killing hundreds of pro-democracy protesters last year, while former strongman Hosni Mubarak was ordered to prison.
Mubarak and former Interior Minister Habib El Adly were sentenced to life in prison for their crimes. Mubarak was immediately transferred to a prison in southern Cairo to serve his sentence, and a prosecutor said the former [...]
Demonstrators clash with police for third day
Sebastian Vettel holds off Kimi Raikkonenannual to win race
Family of dead protester hopes to hold funeral today
Business as usual for Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone seen posing with a clown
Outside the Bahrain Grand Prix groups of masked protestors chanting anti-government slogans set piles of tyres ablaze and hurled Molotov cocktails into the air.
But it was business as usual inside the circuit at Sakhir as Sebastian Vettel held off Kimi Raikkonenannual to win the race.
Yarelis Bonilla suffers from leukemia and is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant from her sister Giselle who lives in El Salvador and is unable to obtain a visa for travel to the United States
Yarelis Bonilla, five, of Elizabeth in New Jersey, has lymphocytic leukaemia and her best hope is a bone-marrow transplant from a perfect match donor.
Her seven-year-old sister, Gisselle, would fit the bill but she [...]
By Leila Fadel and Ernesto Londono, Updated: Wednesday, August 3, 4:05 PM
CAIRO — Disgraced Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak said Wednesday that he did not order the killing of protesters during the recent uprising that ousted him, speaking at the start of an epic trial that could further rock Egypt’s turbulent transition to democracy.
Mubarak’s attorney suggested that the leader of Egypt’s ruling military council, Mohammed Hussein Tantawi, [...]
Egypt’s ex-president Hosni Mubarak, due to go on trial next week for murder, is refusing food in his hospital detention and has become extremely weak, state media reported on Wednesday.
Mubarak, 83, has been detained since April on charges of ordering the killings of anti-regime protesters and corruption. He is under arrest in a Red Sea resort hospital, where he receives treatment for a heart condition.