Sri Lankan detained in Saudi Arabia over terror links

The new countries that found their place on the list are China, Eritrea, Russia, Sri Lanka, Oman, Kyrgyzstan and Kenya. A Sri Lankan has been detained in Saudi Arabia over terrorism links, the Saudi Gazette reported.There are 999 terror suspects from 40 nationalities detained in Saudi Arabia’s intelligence prisons, according to Nafidha, the Interior Ministry’s window for communications between the suspects and their relatives. According to the window, there are eight suspects from Afghanistan, four from Ethiopia, one each from Eritrea, Oman, Kyrgyzstan, Djibouti, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Libya and Mauritania, 22 from Jordan, two each from the United Arab Emirates, Mali, Myanmar and Algeria, 10 from Bahrain, 33 from Sudan, four from Somalia, two from China, four from Iraq, 16 from the Philippines, two each from Kuwait, Bangladesh and Morocco, 19 from India and five from the United States.The window said there are 365 Yemenis, the largest community on the list of suspects, 10 from Iran, 70 from Pakistan, 19 from Turkey, 17 from Chad, four from Russia, 221 from Syria, 20 from Palestine, three each from Qatar and Canada, four from Lebanon, 87 from Egypt and five from Nigeria. The new list of suspects, who for arrested for their involvement in terrorist activities and national security issues, included three Canadians as well as a number of nationals from countries that had not on the list previously. A number of suspects were already tried and are serving their prison terms while others are under investigation. (Colombo Gazette) read more

Two slices of buttered toast a day doubles diabetes risk study suggests

first_imgEating two slices of buttered toast a day can double the risk of diabetes, warns new research.A study of more than 3,000 people found those who consumed just 12 grams (0.42 ounces) were twice as likely to develop the disease within the next five years.Scientists say the finding underlines the importance of switching to a Mediterranean style diet.It is rich in legumes, whole grain cereals, fruits, vegetables and nuts and low in animal based foods like red meat and pastries. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. These findings emphasise the healthy benefits of a Mediterranean dietDr Marta Guasch-Ferre, Harvard Universitycenter_img They added that increasing evidence is suggesting plant based diets benefit health and also have less impact on the environment.Butter is rich in unhealthy saturated fatty acids and trans fats and has been linked to a high risk of suffering type 2 diabetes, the form linked with obesity.So the international team of researchers evaluated the associations between the amount of fat, and the type, consumed by 3,349 people in the PREDIMED (Prevention With Mediterranean Diet) and their risk of diabetes.At the start the participants, who were all Spanish, were free of diabetes but at high risk of heart disease or stroke.After four and a half years 266 of them had diabetes and this was twice as likely among those who consumed higher amounts of saturated fatty acids and animal fat.The consumption of whole fat yogurt was associated with a lower risk, reports the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.Dr Marta Guasch-Ferre, of Harvard University, said: “These findings emphasise the healthy benefits of a Mediterranean diet for preventing chronic diseases, particularly type 2 diabetes, and the importance of substituting saturated and animal fats, especially red and processed meat, for those found in vegetable sources such as olive oil and nuts.”Diabetes UK says as well as being protective against type 2 diabetes, Mediterranean diets rich in fruit, vegetables and fibre can help people with diabetes to control their blood sugar levels.Previous large-scale studies have linked a Mediterranean diet with a lower chance of developing diabetes.A traditional Mediterranean diet is principally composed of oily fish, poultry fresh fruit and vegetables, legumes, fresh bread, pasta and olive oil.last_img read more