High Temperature, Pollution Cause Fish Death

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Minister of Health Dr. Jamal Al-Harbi said results of tests carried out by the Ministry’s food laboratories over the past three months were negative, Al-Harbi said the ministry was conducting routine tests on food samples including fish, He assured the public that fish were safe to eat, Meanwhile, Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah Al-Sabah, Minister of State for Cabinet said the surfacing of dead fish over the past two weeks is within normal limits because of change of temperature, in addition to human-caused pollution. The surface of dead fish over the past two weeks is within the normal limits in April and May because of the rising temperature and low level of oxygen in sea, he added, He said the PAAF and Ministry of Health assured that fish were safe for human consumption. Sheikh Mohammad said there were human-related factors causing the death of fish, like the dumping of sewage in the Arabian Gulf. He noted that the government referred 24 pollution violations to the public prosecution.

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Saudi Arabia Arrests 46 Suspects Over 2016 Medina Bombing

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Saudi Arabia said on Sunday it had arrested 46 members of a militant cell responsible for a deadly suicide bombing attack on the Prophet’s Mosque in the holy city of Madina last summer that was blamed on Islamic State.
The suspects which included foreign and Saudi citizens, were detained in the Western port city of Jeddah.
Three suicide bombers and two members of the security forces were killed in the unprecedented attack on the mosque and tomb of Prophet Mohammed that is one of the religion’s holiest sites.

MOH Quashes Reports On Fish Mortality

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#Kuwait: The Ministry of Health on Saturday quashed social media reports on a statement warning against eating seafood, especially contaminated fish that can cause cancer.
Neither the ministry, nor its food lab has issued statements on fish mortality, spokesman Dr. Ahmad Al-Shatti, added in a press release.
The lab receives local, and imported fish referred to it by the Kuwait Municipality. So far, it has not examined the dead fish, he said.
The ministry is playing due role, coordinating and cooperating with the bodies concerned with food safety , such as the Environment Public Authority (EPA), Al-Shatti said.
He urged citizens and expats not to buy fish from the unlicensed and unofficial outlets that do not apply the least standards and conditions of food safety.