Gulf Times - Peru
Strong quake in southern Peru leaves two dead, 17 missing

Strong quake in southern Peru leaves two dead, 17 missing

The quake hit offshore at 4:18 am local time at a depth of around 36 km, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. Its epicenter was in the Pacific Ocean 40 km from the town of Acari.

Peru bus accident kills 48: police

Peru bus accident kills 48: police

A bus plunged over a seaside cliff in Peru on Tuesday, killing at least 48 people after a collision with a truck on a precarious stretch known as the ‘devil's curve,’ officials said.

'Forgive me,' ex-Peru leader Fujimori says after pardon protests

'Forgive me,' ex-Peru leader Fujimori says after pardon protests

Peru's ailing former leader Alberto Fujimori on Tuesday asked the public for forgiveness, two days after receiving a presidential pardon that sparked street protests.

Clashes in Lima as thousands protest ex-president Fujimori pardon

Clashes in Lima as thousands protest ex-president Fujimori pardon

Peruvian police on Monday fired tear gas and clashed with protesters marching against the pardon of ailing ex-president Alberto Fujimori, who was serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses.

Peru president, accused of graft, survives impeachment vote

Peru president, accused of graft, survives impeachment vote

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski narrowly survived an impeachment vote late Thursday by lawmakers accusing him of graft in relation to disgraced Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

Peru beats New Zealand 2-0 to capture last World Cup berth

Peru beats New Zealand 2-0 to capture last World Cup berth

Emotional Peru advanced to the World Cup for the first time since 1982 by defeating New Zealand 2-0 on Wednesday, goals by Jefferson Farfan and Christian Ramos sealing the last ticket to Russia.

Peru, Venezuela expel each other's envoys

Peru, Venezuela expel each other's envoys

Peru on Friday ordered the expulsion of Venezuela's ambassador over his country's ‘break with democratic rule’ under President Nicolas Maduro, and Caracas followed hours later with its own tit-for-tat response.

Peru fears Venezuela headed toward civil war: foreign minister

Peru fears Venezuela headed toward civil war: foreign minister

Peru fears Venezuela may be headed toward civil war as a political crisis deepens and its economy implodes under the rule of socialist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ...

Peru reconstructs face of woman who ruled 1,700 years ago

Peru reconstructs face of woman who ruled 1,700 years ago

Introducing the Lady of Cao: using high-tech 3-D printing and based on the skull of an ancient mummy, scientists have reconstructed the face of a woman who governed in northern Peru 1,700 years ago.

Endangered Galapagos tortoises saved from suspected traffickers

Endangered Galapagos tortoises saved from suspected traffickers

Nearly three dozen Galapagos tortoises considered vulnerable to extinction will return to Ecuador after being rescued in Peru from alleged traffickers, the Galapagos National Park said Wednesday.

Peru asks Trump to consider deporting ex-president Toledo

Peru asks Trump to consider deporting ex-president Toledo

Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has urged his US counterpart Donald Trump to consider extraditing fugitive former leader Alejandro Toledo, believed to be in the United States, to face graft charges.

Israel says will not allow former Peru president Toledo to enter

Israel says will not allow former Peru president Toledo to enter

Israel said on Sunday it will not allow in former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo, who is wanted in connection with a corruption probe, before his matters are settled in Peru.