Category: Special Reports

Diabetes to be 7th leading cause of death by 2030: WHO

ISLAMABAD: World Health Organization (WHO) projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death by 2030. The overall risk of dying among people with diabetes is...

Makkah set to join top 10 global cities

ISLAMABAD: Makkah for Strategic Planning and Monitoring Secretary Adel Saleh Feeda said the municipality has a future vision for Makkah to be included among the top 10...

At UN, Pakistan slams nuclear doublespeak

UNITED NATIONS: Pakistan has assailed the double standards practiced by some states, which preach nuclear disarmament but fail to take necessary steps themselves....

Anti-India protest in Brussels

BRUSSELS: In an attempt to make their voices heard internationally, the Sikh and Kashmiri Diaspora approached the European Council urging it to engage the Indian...

Pakistani conjoined twins get new life

RIYADH: Pakistani conjoined twins have been given a new life in Saudi Arabia. The twins, who were joined at the lower chest, abdomen, and shared one liver, have been...

20,000 UAE homes powered by solar energy

Some 20,000 homes in the UAE were powered last year with energy from the sun. That means 216,483 megawatts hour of solar power, all coming from Shams 1, the first...

Cities begin to challenge a bedrock of justice: They’re paying criminals not to kill

By Aaron C. Davis RICHMOND, Calif. — The odds were good that Lonnie Holmes, 21, would be the next person to kill or be killed in this working-class suburb north of San...

UAE residents’ luxury lifestyle increasing risk of severe debt

UAE residents adopting a lavish lifestyle and taking out excessive loans they cannot afford are increasingly putting themselves at risk of long-term debt, the...

87m children under seven have known only conflict: UNICEF

UNITED NATIONS: More than 86.7 million children under the age of seven have spent their entire lives in conflict zones, putting their brain development at risk, the UN...

Colombia hostilities disrupt 250,000 children’s lives since 2013

UNITED NATIONS, United States: Hostilities in Colombia have displaced or otherwise disrupted the lives of more than 250,000 children since peace talks began three years...