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Dozens killed in air raid on Yemen wedding: medics

SANAA: Dozens were killed and wounded in an air raid on a wedding party in Yemen, local officials said Monday, with Huthi rebels blaming a Saudi-led military coalition. The Iran-backed rebels who control most of northern Yemen blamed Sunday’s attack on the Arab coalition that backs the country’s government, in the latest in a string…

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Saudi-led air strike kills 12 civilians, including seven children in Yemen: medics

HODEIDAH: An air strike by the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen killed 12 civilians including seven children in the coastal city of Hodeidah on Monday, medics and a witness said. Medics and a civilian who saw the wreckage said the air strike had destroyed a house in the al-Hali district, where displaced civilians from other…

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Israeli forces kill 12 Palestinians in Gaza border protests: Gaza medics

GAZA-ISRAEL BORDER – At least 12 Palestinians were killed and hundreds injured by Israeli security forces confronting one of the largest Palestinian demonstrations along the Israel-Gaza border in recent years, Gaza medical officials said. Tens of thousands of Palestinians, pressing for a right of return for refugees to what is now Israel, gathered at five…

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Medics celebrate 'remarkable' step to eliminating flesh-burrowing worm

JUBA: Health workers celebrated Friday a key step towards eradicating the flesh-burrowing guinea worm after South Sudan, once by far the worst affected country, said it had recorded no cases this year. The World Health Organization called the results “remarkable”, and the progress comes despite a civil war raging in South Sudan for the past…

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Stethoscopes and AK-47s: Pakistan medics face kidnap epidemic

PESHAWAR: When Pakistani doctor Mehmood Jafri gets ready for work in the morning, the first thing he does is put his AK-47 in the car. Then, after briefing the armed guards at his home, he sets off for the hospital where he works in the troubled northwestern city of Peshawar with his most trusted relative…

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German medics report on drug success for Ebola patient

PARIS: German doctors on Friday gave details of how an experimental drug together with advanced intensive care helped save a Ugandan physician who had been airlifted from Sierra Leone with Ebola. A prototype drug called FX06, designed to stop haemorrhage, was given to the patient after the doctors got special authorisation from their hospital's ethics…

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Qadri’s condition unsatisfactory: Medics

LAHORE: Chief of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT), Dr. Tahir-ul-Qadri, will leave the country for US on Wednesday after a team of doctors declared his health condition ‘unsatisfactory’, Samaa reported. According to party sources, a panel of five doctors, comprising three Pakistanis and two foreigners, conducted medical checkup of the PAT chief who is suffering from…

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Pregnant woman among dead as Gaza toll hits 815: medics

GAZA CITY: Israeli fire on Gaza killed a pregnant woman and a senior Islamic Jihad figure Friday, taking the Palestinian death toll from 18 days of violence to 815, emergency services said. Surgeons saved the life of the 23-year-old woman's unborn child after the air strike hit a house in the central Gaza town of…

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Palestinian toll in Gaza rises to 476

GAZA CITY: The number of Palestinians killed by Israeli fire in the latest round of Gaza violence rose to 476, medics said, after announcing the deaths of 38 people early Monday. Emergency services spokesman for the Gaza Strip Ashraf al-Qudra said they had found the bodies of three children and a man in a demolished…

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Israeli tank fire kills 8 members of family in Gaza: medics

GAZA CITY: At least eight members of a single family, among them four children, were killed by Israeli tank fire in northern Gaza on Friday evening, medics said. The eight members of the Abu Jurad family — two men, two women, and four children — were killed in their home in Beit Hanun, emergency services…

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Series of bombs kill 16 in Baghdad – police, medics

BAGHDAD: A series of bombings across Baghdad killed 16 people and wounded 85 on Wednesday, police and medical sources said, extending the worst wave of violence in Iraq in at least five years.The deadliest attack was in Kadhimiya, a district in the northwest of the capital, where two roadside bombs and one car bomb killed…

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Bombs in Iraqi Shi'ite provinces kill 15, police and medics say

BASRA: A string of bomb blasts in predominantly Shi'ite provinces of Iraq killed at least 15 people on Sunday, police and medics said. The largest explosion took place in the southern oil hub of Basra, where at least eight people were killed when a bomb exploded near the headquarters of a Shi'ite political party. The…

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Three blasts kill 11 in Iraqi capital: police, medics

BAGHDAD: At least 11 people were killed in three bomb explosions in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Monday, medics and police said.Iraq has become increasingly volatile with fragile relations between Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims under strain from the largely sectarian civil war in neighbouring Syria. Tensions are at their highest since U.S. troops pulled out…

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Attack on Iraq election campaign tent kills 22-police, medics

BAGHDAD: At least 22 people were killed when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a busy election campaign tent in the Iraqi city of Baquba on Saturday, police and medics said.The attack began when a hand grenade was thrown into the tent in the city of Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad….

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Doctors strike: Army to deploy medics in Balochistan hospitals

Staff ReportQUETTA: As doctors continued their strike across Balochistan on Tuesday, provincial health department sought help from army, which assured deployment of 40 medics in government hospitals, SAMAA reported.In the wake of patients’ plights, sources said, provincial secretary health Asmat Ullah Kakar has written a letter to Pakistan Army, and requested them to deploy army…

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Gaza teen killed in fresh Israeli air strike: medics

GAZA CITY: A 14-year-old Gazan was killed in an Israeli air strike near Gaza City on Wednesday, raising to eight the number of Palestinians killed in three days of violence, medics said. Moamen al-Adam died when a missile slammed into a farm in the Zeitun neighbourhood, east of Gaza City. His father was also seriously…

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Bahrain sentences nine medics, acquits nine others

DUBAI: Bahrain's appeals court on Thursday sentenced nine doctors to up to five years in jail for their role in anti-regime protests last year and acquitted nine other medics, reducing terms handed down by a semi-military court, a judicial source said.Two medics from the same Manama hospital who remain at large did not appeal, defence…

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Punjab Para-medics take out protest rallies in different cities

Staff ReportISLAMABAD: The Para-medical staff of Punjab taken out protest rallies for their demands in different cities of the province today, SAMAA reported on Wednesday.The protesters were demanding service structure for them in Multan, Faisalabad and Islamabad rallies; doctors also joined the Para medical staff in Islamabad rally.Para-medics of Grade-I to IV taken out rally…

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Three hurt in Israeli raid on Gaza: medics

GAZA CITY: Israeli fighter jets Saturday fired a missile on Gaza, injuring three people, one of whom was in serious condition, Palestinian medics said.The raid, confirmed by the Israeli army, occurred in Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip, doctors and witnesses said.The Israeli army said in a statement that the raid was aimed at…

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Clashes in Yemen kill 17 people, 50 injured – medics

SANAA: At least 17 people were killed, including a child, and 50 injured on Monday as Yemeni government forces clashed with protesters, according to medics.”We have seen gunshot wounds, some were from heavier weapons like … RPGs (rocket-propelled grenades),” said Dr. Mohammed al-Qubati at a field hospital in the Yemeni capital. “I keep hearing the…

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One dead, 4 hurt as Israel shells Gaza: medics

GAZA CITY: One person was killed and at least four wounded on Thursday when an Israeli tank fired a shell at eastern Gaza City, the Palestinian emergency services said. Emergency services spokesman Adham Abu Selmiya identified the victim as 50-year-old Mahmud al-Mansara from the Shejaiya neighbourhood and said four others had been wounded in the…

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