Kobe Bryant with his daughter Gianna Bryant
Bryant, 41, was travelling with his 13-year-old daughter Gianna and seven other passengers and crew when their Sikorsky S-76 helicopter slammed into a rugged hillside in Calabasas, west of Los Angeles. There were no survivors.
The sudden death of American basketball legend Kobe Bryant has shocked his fans not just in the US but also all across the world.
As the tributes are pouring in from across the world on the Kobe Bryant’s tragic death, mourners in the UAE were led by none other than Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum,
As sections of the global economy tip-toe toward reopening, it’s becoming clearer that a full recovery from the worst slump since the 1930s will be impossible until a vaccine or treatment is found for the deadly coronavirus.
By imposing a hugely controversial and sweeping national security law for Hong Kong, China has just struck a deathblow to the city’s autonomy and liberties. Clearly, the new law will kill future democratic movements.
As the coronavirus lockdown is being lifted gradually to allow resumption of economic activity, the pandemic has started spreading at an increasing rate. This was not unexpected.
The column about Afghanistan and the shredded social and economic fabric due to war paints a bleak picture. It paints hopelessness and gloom and makes one wonder about the trivialities that causes us to fret - which new car to buy, which school is best for the kid, etc. While here in Afghanistan our counterparts have to think of war and the Taliban, the tussle for the presidential chair and the ensuing power and security for life and family (“New truce could change Afghan blues,” May 23, Gulf Today).