• Egypt Independent

    Elderly Egyptian woman arrested in Saudi Arabia to return to Egypt: Foreign Ministry

    The Egyptian Consulate General in Jeddah has completed the legal procedures for the return of Saadia Abdel Salam, an elderly Egyptian woman who went to Saudi Arabia on an Umrah trip and would up being arrested for drug smuggling charges. Abdel Salam was tricked by three Egyptians, who told her she would be paid the price of an Umrah trip by a Saudi philanthropist in return for transferring a bag in Saudi Arabia that turned out to contain drugs, leading to her arrest. The consulate thanked all the official bodies in Egypt and Saudi Arabia, especially the public prosecution services of the two countries, which cooperated to reveal the truth and end the case. The Foreign Ministry stressed in a statement

  • BBC News

    Fish oil pills for healthy heart 'nonsense'

    Taking omega-3 fish oil supplements is often touted as a simple way to protect your heart - but experts say the evidence that it does any good is flimsy at best. Cochrane researchers looked at trials in over 100,000 people and found little proof that it prevented heart disease. They say the chance of getting any meaningful benefit from taking omega-3 is one in 1,000. Eating oily fish, however, can still be recommended as part of a healthy diet. The review mainly looked at supplements rather than omega-3 from eating fish. Experts still believe the latter is good for the heart as well as general health. The NHS says people should try to eat two portions of fish per week, one of which should be

  • BBC Sport

    Philippines v Australia basketball: 13 players suspended after on-court brawl

    The International Basketball Federation (Fiba) has suspended 13 players after an on-court brawl during a World Cup qualifying tie between the Philippines and Australia earlier this month. Ten Philippine players have been banned for 35 games between them, while three Australians will miss a sum of nine. Both sides' national federations have been charged, with the Philippines fined 250,000 Swiss francs (£191,703). Australia have been fined 100,000 Swiss francs (£76,681). In addition to the player bans, the Philippines have been ordered to play their next home game behind closed doors, and head coach Vincent 'Chot' Reyes has been suspended for one game and fined 10,000 Swiss francs (£7,668). Fiba

  • CNN

    Trump makes false claim about Queen's review of honor guard

    London (CNN)US President Donald Trump has wrongly claimed that Britain's Queen Elizabeth II reviewed her honor guard for the first time in 70 years during his visit to the United Kingdom last week. Trump made the claim Tuesday as he read from a prepared statement at the White House in an attempt to rebuff fierce criticism over his comments at a news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland, a day earlier. "We met with the Queen, who is absolutely a terrific person, where she reviewed her honor guard for the first time in 70 years, they tell me," Trump said, without specifying who "they" were. "We walked in front of the Honor Guard, and that was very inspiring to see and be with her.

  • Al Jazeera

    What are the limits of foreign lobbying in the UK?

    The British media watchdog Spinwatch says the United Arab Emirates (UAE) spent millions of dollars to influence political decision making. It also says the Emiratis pressured journalists and think tanks - all aimed at influencing the British government against the Muslim Brotherhood. Spinwatch says it has leaked emails showing how the Emiratis were involved in what's described as "clandestine" lobbying tactics in both Britain and the United States. And it highlights the UAE's campaign against Qatar and the 2022 World Cup. The UAE, along with Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Egypt cut diplomatic ties with Qatar 13 months ago - and imposed an economc blockade. What's the impact of lobbying on decision

  • BBC News

    US boss gives car to 20-mile walk worker

    A US company owner gave an employee a new car after he went the extra mile - 20 miles (32km) in fact, walking all night to make his first day at work. After his own car broke down, Walter Carr made the long commute by foot through the suburbs of Birmingham, Alabama, to his new job in removals. A police officer spoke to Mr Carr en route and, impressed by his grit, took him to get some breakfast. Praise for Mr Carr has flooded social media since his story was shared. Jenny Lamey, a customer of the moving firm, wrote on Facebook that she and her husband had awoken early last Friday to prepare for movers who were due to arrive at around 08:00. At 06:30, their doorbell rang, and Ms Lamey met Mr Carr,

  • BBC Sport

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Pogba, Rooney, leaving Man Utd and that debut goal for LA Galaxy

    Media playback is not supported on this device Manchester United's World Cup winner Paul Pogba can be "above the stars" and on a level with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, says former Old Trafford team-mate Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Ibrahimovic, 36, joined LA Galaxy in March 2018 after 20 months at United. In an interview with BBC Sport, the former Barcelona, Ajax, AC Milan, Juventus and Inter Milan striker also discusses how knee surgery almost ended his career, and why he left United. And the Swede has advice for Wayne Rooney, who recently joined DC United. Mourinho hopes Pogba 'understands why he was good' 'What more do you want from Pogba?' Pogba scored in the final as France beat Croatia 4-2