Egypt’s health ministry has punished six medics who took selfies in front of a deadly train wreck by transferring them to a remote part of the country, it said Saturday, following an online uproar. Two trains collided Friday near the Mediterranean city of Alexandria, killing 41 people in one of the deadliest such accidents in the North African country. Dubbed the “Selfie Medics” by Twitter users, they faced calls for punishment on social media.
17 November, 2013 Arab, African ministers meet in Kuwait to boost cooperation Arab and African foreign ministers met in Kuwait on Sunday hoping to accelerate a strategy to bolster economic cooperation, investment and trade ahead of a summit this week. The Third Africa Arab Summit on Tuesday and Wednesday will be the first meeting of its kind since 2010, when […]
22 September, 2016 Dozens drown after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt’s coast ROSETTA, Egypt (AP) — Survivors, some handcuffed to hospital beds, described watching women and children drown after an overcrowded migrant boat capsized off Egypt's coast, as Egyptian authorities said Thursday 51 bodies had been recovered and an international NGO estimated that […]
22 October, 2017 WHO chief 'rethinking' after Mugabe honour outrage The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday that he was "rethinking" his decision to name Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador, as global outrage over the move mounted. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the director-...
23 September, 2016 162 bodies retrieved after migrant boat capsizes off Egypt ROSETTA, Egypt (AP) — The bodies of 162 people had been pulled from the waters off the Egyptian coast by Friday, two days after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean while attempting to head to Europe.