INTERNATIONAL

How the dreams of Messi’s young Afghan fan turned into a nightmare

The family of seven-year-old Murtaza Ahmadi, who met his soccer idol in 2016, is currently living in fear of the Taliban

ENERGY

Iran in talks over oil refinery in Spain

Long-term project would guarantee sales of crude to help with Tehran’s economic recovery

“In Saudi Arabia, you need a man”

Female engineers on a Spanish-led subway project in Riyadh reveal what life is like for them

Fire in Doha mall kills 19, including four Spanish children

Blaze affecting play center proved hard for Qatari firefighters to access

TRAGEDY

Firemen forgot about children in Doha fire, says witness

Parents say that emergency alarms did not go off at the mall before the blaze broke out Four teachers, two firemen and 13 children — seven girls and six boys, have died