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Son of Bin laden loss of Saudi citizenship
Arab world, Featured

Son of Bin laden loss of Saudi citizenship

    Saudi Arabia has stripped Osama bin Laden's son Hamza of his citizenship, the country's interior ministry has confirmed. Hamza, thought to be around 30 years old, was named as a “specially designated global terrorist” by Washington in January 2017. The US State Department have since stepped up their search for the key al Qaeda leader by placing a $1million reward for information leading to his capture. Hamza bin Laden has been the subject of speculation for years with reports of him in Pakistan, Afghanistan or under house arrest in Iran. Hamza bin Laden is the son of one of Osama bin Laden’s three surviving wives, Khairiah Sabar, who was living with her husband in a compound in Abbottabad, near a large Pakistani military base, when he was killed. He has since mad...
Concern over food safety post Brexit
America, Featured

Concern over food safety post Brexit

    The US has outlined its objectives for a post-Brexit trade deal with the UK, demanding greater access to the food markets where products such as chlorinated chicken or hormone-fed beef are currently banned under EU rules. The US laid out its aims for a trade deal to cut tariff and non-tariff barriers for US industrial and agricultural goods and reduce regulatory differences. The Trump administration is seeking to eliminate or reduce barriers for US agricultural products and secure duty-free access for industrial goods. The outline requirements were published by the office of the US trade representative, headed by Robert Lighthizer, as required by Congress. The office said it was seeking comprehensive market access for US agricultural goods in the UK. The US has lo...