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Boy’s death shows danger for besieged Syrians seeking food

BEIRUT: Two-year-old Emir al-Bash’s blood still showed on his mother’s hand as she sat in a medical centre in Syria's besieged eastern Ghouta where his body was taken after he died from a shellblast. His family had left their home in the village of Kafr Batna on Monday for a market in a nearby village, seeking food for their malnourished children, but a mortar shell landed close to them, instantly killing the boy. "My child died hungry. We wanted to feed him. He was crying from hunger when we left the house," said the…

16 staff members of Qatar’s emir arrested in Quetta

QUETTA: At least 16 members of the entourage of the Emir of Qatar were arrested by the Levies in Quetta for breaking the barrier of a checkpoint in Noshki district on Wednesday. According to reports, an advance party of Qatar’s ruler was going to Mashkeel area for making arrangements of hunting the houbara bustard where Levies personnel flagged them down, but they ignored and accelerated their vehicles. The entourage reportedly tried to escape by breaking the barrier. The security personnel immediately chased them and…