DUBAI, Sept 21 (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates’ energy minister said on Tuesday low gas prices were not sustainable and a recent hike reflected market fundamentals and a lack of investment in the sector. “Gas prices were not sustainable (at) $2 or $3. The market will drive the price,” Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei said at an industry conference in Dubai. Gas prices have soared 280% higher in Europe this year and by more than 100% in the United States due to a range of factors including low storage levels, carbon prices and reduced Russian supply. Reporting by Alexander Cornwell and Yousef Saba in Dubai, writing by Marwa Rashad in London; editing by Louise Heavens and Jason Neely
September 21, 2021 08:48 UTC
As the C-17 transporter gains altitude, shaky mobile phone video captures two tiny dots dropping from the plane. The dots, it turns out, were desperate Afghans hidden in the wheel well. Videos show two dots falling from the airborne plane, several seconds apart. Fearing the plane would be overwhelmed, the crew decided to take off again without unloading the cargo. Painda Mohammad, the young dentist’s father, watches over and over videos on his phone showing his son dancing at his wedding.
September 21, 2021 06:00 UTC
“The vision of the United Nations has never been short on ambition, any more than our Constitution,” Biden said. But the president was facing a healthy measure of skepticism from allies during his week of high-level diplomacy. Eight months into his presidency, Biden has been out of sync with allies on the chaotic ending to the US war in Afghanistan. Ahead of his departure, the Biden administration announced plans to ease foreign travel restrictions to the US beginning in November. In addition to the gathering of Quad leaders, Biden will sit down for one-on-one meetings with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
September 21, 2021 04:07 UTC
NEW YORK, Sept 20 (Reuters) – Ministers from Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia will not meet with Iran at the United Nations this week to discuss a return to nuclear deal talks, European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told reporters on Monday. Diplomats were tentatively planning for a ministerial meeting of the parties to the 2015 nuclear deal on Wednesday on the sidelines of the annual U.N. gathering of world leaders. It’s not in the agenda,” said Borrell, who acts as coordinator for the nuclear deal – known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Trump reimposed harsh sanctions on Iran, which then started breaching curbs on its nuclear programme. The Vienna talks were adjourned in June after hardliner Ebrahim Raisi was elected Iran’s president and took office in August.
September 21, 2021 02:37 UTC
ABOARD THE GEO BARENTS (AP) — Two vessels rescued around 190 Europe-bound migrants, including women and children, off the coast of Libya, charities operating the vessels said Monday. More than 24,000 migrants have been intercepted and returned to Libya by the country’s coast guard so far this year, according to the U.N. migration agency. The Ocean Viking, also working in the same area off Libya, rescued around 130 Europe-bound migrants over the past three days, said Claire Juchat, a communications officer for the SOS Mediterranee charity, which operates the vessel. The migrants, including 44 children and 12 women, were on four separate boats, Juchat said. Some Libyan militiamen have been implicated in widespread abuses of migrants, including torture and abduction for ransom.
September 20, 2021 21:22 UTC
COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000. “What’s important is whether the infections are severe.”Something similar happened with the H1N1 flu virus, the culprit in the 1918-19 pandemic. Before COVID-19, the 1918-19 flu was universally considered the worst pandemic disease in human history. In many ways, the 1918-19 flu — which was wrongly named Spanish flu because it first received widespread news coverage in Spain — was worse. So, will the current pandemic unseat the 1918-19 flu pandemic as the worst in human history?
September 20, 2021 18:33 UTC
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s new Cabinet won a vote of confidence from Parliament on Monday during a session that was delayed for almost an hour because of a power outage and broken generator at the venue. The electricity outage underscored the multiple crises roiling the small Mediterranean nation amid an unprecedented economic meltdown, including a fuel shortage that has paralyzed the country. “What happened here today with the electricity outage pales in comparison to what the Lebanese people have been suffering for months,” Mikati added. Lawmakers who sweated as they stood outside the venue waiting for the electricity issue to be resolved, derided the outage as emblematic of Lebanon’s problems. “We need to light up this hall, to say to people that we can light up the country.”
September 20, 2021 18:11 UTC
The equally weighted index EGX 50 dropped 2.65 percent, or 62.68 points, to end at 2,301.99 points. The small and mid-cap index EGX 70 dipped 2.71 percent, or 74.86 points, to close at 2,688.86 points, and the broader index EGX 100 lessened 2.60 percent, or 97.72 points, to close at 3,655.75 points. Market capitalization lost around LE 10.85 billion, recording LE 706.75 billion, compared to LE 717.6 billion in Sunday’s session. Egyptian, and Arab organizations sold at LE 105.5 million, and LE 9.31 million, respectively, while foreign organizations bought at LE 17.9 million. EGX ended Sunday in red, as: EGX30 dropped 2.86 percent, EGX 70 dipped 3.59 percent, and EGX 100 lessened 2.92 percent.
September 20, 2021 15:40 UTC
CAIRO – 20 September 2021: Libyan Minister of Interior Khaled Mazen expressed Monday aspiration to boost the training of Libyan police members by the Egyptian side. That was during a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Mahmoud Tawfik, who asserted Egypt's commitment to providing backing and support to the Libyan police institutions to overcome the challenges they face. The visit is part of the Egyptian ministry's strategy to develop security cooperation with fellow Arab states, and eagerness to provide technical support and expertise necessary to reinforce regional security and stability. Both ministers also discussed a number of security matters of mutual interest, and ways of expanding security cooperation between both sides. The Libyan delegation's program in Cairo consisted of visits to Police Academy, the General Security Sector, and the operations room of the security sector.
September 20, 2021 15:30 UTC
Sept 20 (Reuters) - Ligue 1 club RC Lens will play two home games behind closed doors pending an investigation into the crowd trouble that marred Saturday's derby against Lille, the league's disciplinary committee said on Monday. Lens will host Strasbourg on Wednesday and Stade de Reims on Oct. 1, with a decision on the incident to be rendered on Oct. 6, the statement added. The kickoff to the second half of the Ligue 1 game, which Lens won 1-0, was delayed by about half an hour after crowd trouble erupted at halftime. Lille fans will also be barred from the away end at Strasbourg this weekend, the statement said. Earlier this month, Nice were docked two points, one of them suspended, after serious crowd trouble during their game against Olympique Marseille whose players clashed with home fans who pelted them with missiles and stormed onto the pitch.
September 20, 2021 15:11 UTC
WASHINGTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) – The United States plans to mandate COVID-19 vaccines for nearly all non-US citizen international air passengers traveling to the United States as it relaxes other travel restrictions starting in early November, sources familiar with the matter said on Monday. The White House plans in November to allow travelers from countries who have been barred from the United States since early 2020 as it moves to the new requirements, the sources said.
September 20, 2021 14:35 UTC
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi in meeting with Yemeni Minister of Defense Mohamed Ali Maqdeshi in Cairo, Egypt on September 20, 2021. Maqdeshi delivered the greetings of Yemeni President Abdel Rabo Mansour Hady valuing cooperation ties between Egypt and Yemen in all sectors, particularly the military and security ones. The minister added that his country looks forward to continuous support by Egypt for political endeavors targeted at containing the situation in Yemen and ending its humanitarian crisis. In turn, the president asked Maqdeshi to deliver his greetings to the Yemeni president. The meeting was attended by Egyptian Minister of Defense and Military Production Mohamed Zaki, and Yemeni Ambassador Mohamed Ali Marem.
September 20, 2021 14:09 UTC
Also, pineapples are perfect as a healthy snack option when you feel the urge to munch on something. Pineapples are the source of bromelain, a combination of enzymes that help with the digestion process and make you absorb food easier. The manganese found in pineapples plays an essential role in promoting bones health and strength. Pineapples has a wide variety of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamin C which plays a vital role in boosting the immune system. Besides the minerals, vitamins, and nutrients, pineapples are loaded with antioxidants, specifically phenolic acids and flavonoids.
September 20, 2021 13:56 UTC
Minister of Immigration and Egyptians Expatriates Affairs Nabila Makram Abdel Shaheed announced that for the first time, an optional insurance policy for Egyptians expatriates will be launched. This comes based in coordination with the concerned authorities and in cooperation with the Egyptian Insurance Federation and the Financial Supervisory Authority, through a memorandum of understanding between all three sides. Shaheed explained that the procedures for issuing the policy will be elaborated upon with the relevant authorities soon. This optional document came in response to the requests of Egyptians in the Gulf countries, who represent the largest segment of Egyptians abroad, the minister confirmed. It aims to meet the needs of citizens residing abroad, especially in cases of death and accidents, the transfer of bodies to homeland, and the disbursement of appropriate compensation.
September 20, 2021 13:52 UTC
The head of the Electric Power Group for Space Systems at the Egyptian Space Agency, Mohamed Yahya, announced Egypt’s plans to launch the “NextSat 1” satellite in 2022. “NextSat 1” aims to employ Egyptian space technology by participating with foreign parties in implementing a nano-sized satellite, Yahya explained during a phone call to the “al-Mowagaha” (The Confrontation) program. Yahya explained that the Egyptian Space Agency conducts courses in universities to raise awareness of space sciences, and contributes to qualifying Egyptian companies to integrate into the space system. The Egyptian Space Agency is an economic authority established by the decision of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in 2018, and it has a Supreme Council headed by Sisi himself, Yahya said. He added that the authority was established to be an umbrella for Egyptian space activities, entrusted with developing the state’s general strategies in technology and space sciences.
September 20, 2021 12:33 UTC