Category: family

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Begging for bread: A Greek household below austerity

Piraeus, Greece – When Iliodoros Filios first ventured to a soup kitchen in 2012, he was consumed with shame. He waited idly outside while his wife and children went in to gather their portions. With time, he says, their needs eclipsed grief. Within a year, the 52-year-old jobless painter was making the rounds each evening…

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South Africa: Police raid Gupta household dwelling

An elite South African police unit has sealed off roads around the home of businessmen friends of President Jacob Zuma in Johannesburg, a Reuters witness said. Police spokesman Hangwani Mulaudzi was not immediately available for comment, but the state broadcaster quoted him as saying police were there as part of a raid. The broadcaster, SABC,…

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Qatari royal’s detention in UAE confirmed by his family

The family of a Qatari royal family member who says he is being held as “a prisoner” in the United Arab Emirates has confirmed his arbitrary detention, according to a Doha-based human rights group. The National Human Rights Committee in Qatar (NHRC) said in a statement on Tuesday that it received a complaint from Sheikh…