Day: March 7, 2012

Dutch embassy to remain open in Syria

The Dutch embassy in the Syrian capital Damascus will remain open as long as the security situation permits. A spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry has said this in response to France closing its embassy in protest against the violence by the Syrian regime against its civilian population. Spain also ended […]

Gambia: Face-to-Face With Dr Tahir Mehmood Minhas

Credit:All Africa via Wasim Saroya interview In this week’s Health Promotion Column, we bring excerpts of the interview we had with Dr. Tahir Mehmood Minhas , general and plastic surgeon of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Hospital in the Gambia. Dr Minhas spoke at length on a wide range of issues including his profile, educational background, work […]

Run for your life

By Pervez Hoodbhoy Published: March 4, 2012 in The Express Tribune Eighteen bloodied bodies, shot Gestapo-style, lay by the roadside. Men in army uniforms had stopped four buses bound from […]

Listening to music improves health

Credit: TOI Listening to music daily improves health (Thinkstock photos/Getty Images) Listening to music everyday could be a simple and effective way to enhance well-being and health as it may evoke positive emotions and reduce the listener’s stress levels, a new study has revealed. The new doctoral thesis in psychology […]

Six British soldiers killed in Afghanistan

Credit: TOI AFGHANISTAN: Six British soldiers were killed when their armoured vehicle was hit by an explosion in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, a British military official said on Wednesday, taking the British toll to 404 since the 2001 US-led invasion to oust the Taliban. More: