World Bulletin / News Desk
Faris Farrag, a well-known Egyptian banker, is leading an Aquaponics project aimed at turning the Egyptian desert green. Farrag, who himself owns a farm in Cairo and is said to be fond of growing plants, told Al-Jazeera ‘As the price of water soars, as the price of petrol soars, and when the subsidies on farming disappear, this model makes sense.’
Aquaponics is an ancient irrigation technique which is believed to have been invented by the Aztecs which combines the commonly used aquaculture and hydroponic agricultural systems. Having studied the subject in the University of the Virgin Islands under Dr. James Rakocy, Farrag plans to introduce this technique to Egypt. The system has already been implemented in Yemen, Bangladesh and the UAE.
Dr. Ashraf Ghanem, who is a professor of water engineering at Cairo University, supported the project saying, ‘Could serve as a means of income generation for unemployed women, as well as a means of education for children of the household on principles of water saving, plant and fish biology, nutrient cycle, fluid mechanics, hydraulics, microbiology and renewable energies.’
At present Egypt is heavily dependent on the River Nile for its water, 85% of which goes to farming. However, Ethiopian plans to place a damn on the Blue Nile threatens to reroute the great river, which would be disastrous for Egypt.
The Obama administration has been seeking to deal with a surge of undocumented children across the southern border.
Last month, rumours sprang up of a plot against the Aquino administration because of the fund scandal
The TRNC Prime Minister's office on Tuesday released a statement sayings that all flags on official buildings will be flown at half-mast until Thursday, July 24.
"Every one of these incidents must be properly and independently investigated," Pillay said in some of her strongest comments on the conflict.
Trafficked children in the region were typically sold either for use in voodoo practices or to crooked adoption agencies
The intelligence officials said they did not know at this stage who had actually fired the missile.
Taiwan's military had gathered and distributed sandbags in anticipation of flooding.
"The Gaza demands of stopping the aggression and lifting the blockade in all its forms are the demands of the entire Palestinian people and they represent the goal that the Palestinian leadership has dedicated all its power to achieve," senior PLO official Yasser Abed Rabbo said in Ramallah
The challenge had been widely expected, but many analysts believe it would be near impossible for Prabowo to overturn the result of the election
Ukrainian forces have forced the rebels back to their two main strongholds of Donetsk and Luhansk, taking villages and suburbs around them to try to squeeze them out.
Two sides failed during negotiations in Vienna to meet a self-imposed July 20 deadline for a long-term deal to end the decade-old nuclear standoff
To date, at least 132 children have been killed in Gaza since the Israeli attacks began on July 7.
"There is a framework... to end the violence, and that framework is the Egyptian initiative," U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said at a joint news conference with Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry.
“Our air defense unit managed at 19:40 local time [16:40 GMT] to target and hit an [Israeli] F-16 with a surface-to-air missile over Deir al-Balah city in central Gaza, as the plane was preparing to strike a target,” the brigades said in a brief statement.
Mahmoud Hamamrah, 32, was shot in the heart by Israeli gunfire during clashes in Husan town, nine kilometers west of Bethlehem.
A statement renewed calls for President Uhuru Kenyatta's ruling Jubilee Coalition to pull Kenyan troops out of Somalia.