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Yemeni conjoined twins die in Sanaa

Yemeni conjoined twins die in Sanaa

Newborn Yemeni conjoined twins whose plight sparked a plea for urgent medical treatment overseas died in Sanaa Saturday. Abdelkhaleq and Abdelrahim were born outside Sanaa around two weeks ago and shared a kidney and a pair of legs but had separate hearts and lungs.

The head of paediatrics at Sanaa’s Al-Thawra hospital, Dr Faisal al-Babili, said his department lacked the facilities to treat or separate the newborn boys and appealed on Wednesday for help from abroad. Late on Wednesday, the head of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Aid and Relief Centre, Abdullah al-Rabeeah, said he had a team that was prepared to treat them.

Health services have collapsed as the conflict has ground on and most hospitals are not equipped to provide specialist treatment for rare conditions. Bringing patients out for treatment poses enormous logistical challenges. The government accuses the rebels of smuggling arms through the airport and Hodeida -- a rebel-held port city.




Saudi bags $10bn oil deal

Saudi bags $10bn oil deal

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud met China’s President Xi Jinping yesterday and bagged a $10-billion oil deal. Prince Mohammed arrived in Beijing on Thursday following visits to Pakistan and India. &ld

Kim Kardashian sues fashion company

Kim Kardashian sues fashion company

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West has filed a lawsuit against an online retailer for using her name and image without permission to advertise their own designs. Kim on Wednesday filed a case against Missguided USA, seeking damages in

11 wounded in central China knife attack

11 wounded in central China knife attack

A man with a history of mental illness wounded 11 people with a knife after attacking random pedestrians in central China, local authorities said yesterday. The suspect, a 33-year-old man named Guo Kaibin, is already in police custody,


All eyes on Sharm el-Sheikh

All eyes on Sharm el-Sheikh

His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa will lead Bahrain’s delegation to the first Arab-EU Summit, which kick-offs tomorrow in the presence of European and Arab leaders at Egypt’s Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh. The R

Lending a helping hand

Lending a helping hand

The supporting activities of the second edition of the Strongest Bahraini Championship were held yesterday at Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) under the patronage of HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa. The move was part of humani

Saudi bags $10bn oil deal

Saudi bags $10bn oil deal

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud met China’s President Xi Jinping yesterday and bagged a $10-billion oil deal. Prince Mohammed arrived in Beijing on Thursday following visits to Pakistan and India. &ld

Hsieh upsets Pliskova

Hsieh upsets Pliskova

Hsieh Su-wei won the last six games to beat fourth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-4, 1-6, 7-5 yesterday in Dubai and will face a woman she has never beaten, Petra Kvitova, in the semi-finals. Second seed Kvitova, winner of the event in 2013,

Kim Kardashian sues fashion company

Kim Kardashian sues fashion company

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian West has filed a lawsuit against an online retailer for using her name and image without permission to advertise their own designs. Kim on Wednesday filed a case against Missguided USA, seeking damages in