The fire at Tehran's Evin prison over the weekend killed eight people, authorities said. Details over the blaze were scarce as officials sought to distance the incident from nationwide protests.
Hundreds of mothers and their children are destitute as a severe drought continues to threaten death on a scale not seen in half a century, a spokesperson for UNICEF said on Tuesday.
The papers are analysing how Saturday’s bombing of a bridge in Crimea is both a strategic and symbolic “slap in the face” for Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.
The World Health Organisation, WHO, and The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) have notified healthcare providers and the public of the death of 66 children in The Gambia, following the use of four substandard cough syrups made in India.
Moroccan prisoner of war, Brahim Saadoun, returned home on Saturday after Russia agreed to release 10 foreigners captured in Ukraine following a prisoner exchange brokered by Saudi Arabia.
Police are searching for missing after an overcrowded ferry carrying pilgrims flipped over in the Karotoa River. Hundreds die every year in Bangladesh in similar river accidents.
24 Sep 2022
Iran has been shaken by violent mass protests after a young woman dies while in police custody, having been detained for not properly wearing a headscarf. Annette Young talks to Sussan Tahmasebi, a women's rights activist and Iranian specialist.
22 Sep 2022
Iran has come under pressure since the 22-year-old woman died in police custody. Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi, meanwhile, decried the West's "double standards" on women's rights.
21 Sep 2022
Ahead of World Alzheimer's Day, the German government's statistics office released figures showing that hospitalizations and deaths had more than doubled in the past two decades as the country ages.
13 Sep 2022
King Charles III is so far enjoying a "remarkable upsurge in public support" after his mother’s death, but it remains to be seen whether this will last. That's the view of Sean Lang, a senior lecturer in history at Anglia Ruskin University, who specialises in the history of the British Empire. He added that there may be a "snowball effect" if one or more countries decide to remove the British monarch as head of state, but that the Commonwealth itself has a bright future ahead.
10 Sep 2022
Queen Elizabeth II's death has led to glowing tributes from leaders across Africa but also criticism of the monarch and her country's colonial legacy on a continent where Britain has a long checkered history.
9 Sep 2022
Secret plans for the detailed course of events after the death of Queen Elizabeth II have been ready for a long time — codenamed Operation London Bridge.