Day: July 19, 2011

Born to be dead

Source:Times of India Last week — between July 8 and 10 — 24 infants died in the space of 72 hours in two government hospitals of Murshidabad in West Bengal. Ten days earlier, 18 newborns perished in Kolkata’s B C Roy Hospital, and in January, 21 babies died in yet […]

Scotland Yard to get first woman chief?

Source: Times of India. LONDON: The Scotland Yard may get its first woman Commissioner if Sara Thornton is chosen to replace Sir Paul Stephenson who resigned as Metropolitan Police chief following a phone hacking scandal in Britain, a report said. Thornton is said to be the early favourite. She is […]

Safeguard the inheritance rights of women.

By GALAL FAKKAR | ARAB NEWS JEDDAH: The Justice Ministry has warned those who deprive women of their right to inheritance that they could face imprisonment and other punishments. The ministry made the call Sunday while launching its special “Mawarith” (inheritance) program on its website. According to ministry sources, most […]

Qaddafi government holds talks with US officials

By ASSOCIATED PRESS – Arab News TRIPOLI, Libya: Representatives of Muammar Qaddafi’s embattled government held face-to-face talks with US officials in neighboring Tunisia over the weekend, a Libyan government official said Monday, describing the meeting as a first step in opening dialogue. A US State Department official confirmed the meeting […]

Qatar shuts its embassy in Damascus

By REUTERS – Arab News AMMAN: Diplomatic pressure mounted on Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday after Qatar, previously a major supporter, shut its embassy in Damascus and the European Union said it was considering tougher sanctions. Meanwhile, Syria saw its first outbreak of sectarian violence in four months of […]