• Egypt Independent

    Nuclear explosion in Russia prompts Egypt to tighten agricultural imports

    The head of Egypt's National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) Hussein Mansour said that the agency will officially address the Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA) on Sunday on tighten procedures to control agricultural products imported from Russia and other countries possibly affected by the nuclear explosion of a Russian missile last week. In a statement to Al-Masry Al-Youm on Friday, Mansour said that fears of radioactive contamination to agricultural food products is “possible” and that preserving the health of Egyptians is a must, ensuring the circulation of food products comes in accordance with food safety and environmental standards. He pointed out that the EAEA plays an important role

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Trump blames mass shootings on mentally ill, calls for more mental institutions

    President Donald Trump said on Thursday he supports meaningful background checks for gun buyers, but he said that those responsible for recent mass shootings were mentally ill and the United States should build more mental institutions. Trump said he had been speaking with Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and many other Republicans about the problem of gun violence, and “they don't want to have insane people, dangerous people, really bad people having guns.” “We don't want crazy people owning guns,” the president told reporters in Morristown, New Jersey. “It's them. They pull the trigger. The gun doesn't pull the trigger. They pull the trigger. So we have to look very seriously at mental

  • Al Jazeera

    Nigerian Shia leader, wife reject treatment in India, return home

    Nigerian Shia leader Ibrahim El Zakzaky and his wife have made a dramatic return to the country, three days after arriving in India to receive medical treatment, according to aviation officials and his lawyer. The detained leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) and Zeenat Ibrahim on Friday landed in Abuja's international airport from New Delhi on an Ethiopian Airlines flight, according to supporters and lawyers. They were received by security operatives and taken back into custody. "He is in custody of the State Security Service and no one is allowed access to him," Mahdi Garba, a supporter of El Zakzaky, told Al Jazeera. The detained couple had flown out of the country on Monday after

  • Al Jazeera

    Pakistan: Deadly bomb blast targets Friday prayers in Quetta

    A powerful bomb went off inside a mosque during Friday prayers in southwest Pakistan, killing at least four people and wounding 20, adding the death toll could rise. Police said the imam of the mosque, located in the town of Kuchlak some 25km from Quetta, the capital of Balochistan province, was killed in the explosion. "The blast was carried out through a timed device that was planted under the wooden chair of the prayer leader," Quetta's chief of police Abdul Razzaq Chmeea told Reuters news agency. Cheema added that the wounded were taken to nearby hospitals in Quetta, No group has claimed responsibility for the blast. Rich in mineral and fuel resources, Balochistan is Pakistan's largest and

  • CNN

    The world's only billion-dollar airline route

    (CNN) - The globe is criss-crossed a million times over with flight routes, buzzing with planes throughout the day. Sometimes market forces and competitive advantage come together to make some routes more lucrative than others. One route stands out from all the rest, the only one to break the billion-dollar barrier: British Airways' service between London Heathrow and New York's JFK. The JFK-LHR route earned British Airways more than $1.15 billion between April 2018 and 2019. With more than 600 flights per month, that breaks down to a hourly revenue of $27,159 -- a 10% increase on last year. "With over 30% of BA seats on the route in either first or business class the importance and the value

  • Al Jazeera

    Tango World Cup 2019 in Buenos Aires

    The world's best dancers are in Buenos Aires for the Tango World Cup. And for everyone else, a series of events celebrates what is considered one of the most expressive and difficult dances to master. Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler put on his dancing shoes and went along.

  • Egypt Independent

    Yemen rebels claim attack that set Saudi oil field on fire

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Drones claimed by Yemen's Huthi rebels attacked a massive oil and gas field deep inside of Saudi Arabia's sprawling desert on Saturday, causing what the kingdom described as a “limited fire.” The claimed Houthi attack on the Shaybah oil field, which produces some 1 million barrels of crude oil a day, again shows the reach of the Huthis' drone program as Shaybah sits only a few kilometers (miles) from the kingdom's border with the United Arab Emirates. It also comes amid turmoil in Yemen and heightened tensions in the wider Mideast between the U.S. and Iran, which the West sees as a major backer of the Huthis. State media in Saudi Arabia quoted Energy Minister