After war, Iraq battles drugs as people seek solace in heroin

Kenya: Fear of attacks by al-Shabab hits tourism on Lamu Island

Al Jazeera visits Lamu Island to assess the effect on people whose lives depend on tourists.

    Kenya’s serene beaches and tropical climate have long been a magnet for tourists, especially from Europe.

    But attacks and kidnappings by the armed group al-Shabab in recent years have scared the visitors away.

    Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Adow reports from Lamu Island about the effect on people whose lives depend on holidaymakers.

    Zimbabwe protests: 'Systematic torture of protesters'

    Human rights commission says more people died in last week’s protests than during August’s post-election violence.

      Zimbabwe’s human rights commission is accusing security forces of systematic torture after recent protests turned violent.

      President Emmerson Mnangagwa is calling for a national dialogue to address the protests over rising living costs.

      But some people worry nothing is going to change.

      Al Jazeera’s Haru Mutasa reports from Harare.

      EARNINGS SUMMARY: Details of Sprint Corporation Q3 Earnings Report

      Below are the earnings highlights for Sprint Corporation (S):

      -Earnings: -$120 million in Q3 vs. -$141 million in the same period last year.
      -EPS: -$0.03 in Q3 vs. -$0.03 in the same period last year.
      -Analysts projected -$0.05 per share
      -Revenue: $8.08 billion in Q3 vs. $8.60 billion in the same period last year.

      Palestinians lose eviction appeal in Jerusalem

      The property is in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood of East Jerusalem, which has long been targeted by Israeli settler groups.

        Dozens of Palestinians fear they are about to be forcibly evicted from the homes they’ve lived in since the 1950s.

        And hundreds more face a similar fate in the same neighbourhood of occupied East Jerusalem.

        Campaigners say their plight is part of a systematic process by Jewish settlers to take over the city.

        Al Jazeera’s Harry Fawcett reports.

        Britain will determine who fishes in its waters post-Brexit – PM spokesman

        LONDON (Reuters) – Britain will determine who fishes in its waters after Brexit, Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s spokesman said on Monday, after being asked whether Britain would trade fishing rights for the financial services gaining access to the European Union.

        “We are going to be taking back control of our own fishing waters,” the spokesman told reporters. “The EU should be in no doubt about our determination on that issue.”

        CenterState, South State Corp. To Combine In All-stock Merger Deal – Quick Facts

        CenterState Bank Corp. (CSFL) and South State Corp. (SSB) have agreed to combine in an all-stock merger of equals with a total market value of approximately $6 billion. CenterState shareholders will receive 0.3001 shares of South State common stock for each share of CenterState stock.

        CenterState shareholders will own approximately 53% and South State shareholders will own approximately 47% of the combined company. John Corbett, CEO of CenterState, will be CEO of the combined company. Robert Hill, Jr., CEO of South State, will be appointed as Executive Chairman.

        The combined company will operate under the South State Bank name and will trade under the ticker symbol, SSB. The merger is estimated to result in excess of 20% EPS accretion to South State once cost saves are fully phased in.

        Cott Subsidiary Acquires Roaring Spring Water – Quick Facts

        Cott Corp. (COT, BCB.TO), a provider of home and office bottled water delivery services, said Monday that its wholly-owned subsidiary DS Services of America, Inc., has acquired substantially all of the assets of Roaring Spring Water. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

        Roaring Spring Water is a provider of water delivery services to homes and offices in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia since 1981. Cott noted that the acquisition will grow the customer base of DS Services by about 7,500 customers.

        “DS Services has a strong commitment to service and will continue to use the spring water from Roaring Spring, so they were a natural fit when deciding to sell the business,” said Dan Hoover, owner of Roaring Spring Water.

        Customers of Roaring Spring Water can now access Crystal Springs, the DS Services brand in the region, and have the ability to select additional products for their orders.

        These include coffee and tea, sparkling water beverages from Sparkling Ice and premium water products such as Mountain Valley Spring, where available.

        Silgan Reports Binding Offer To Buy Albea’s Dispensing Business – Quick Facts

        Silgan Holdings Inc. (SLGN) has signed a binding offer to acquire Albea’s dispensing business for $900 million. It is a global supplier of highly engineered pumps, sprayers and foam dispensing solutions to major branded consumer goods product companies in the Beauty and Personal Care markets.

        “This proposed acquisition would significantly enhance the scope and breadth of our market leading closures franchise by bringing new products and capabilities in the highly engineered dispensing category, such as fine lotion dispensing solutions for skin care,” said Tony Allott, CEO.

        Silgan expects the proposed deal to be accretive to earnings and free cash flow per share in 2020, excluding the impact of purchase accounting adjustments.

        After war, Iraq battles drugs as people seek solace in heroin

        High levels of unemployment and poverty in Iraq lead to an alarming rise in heroin addiction.

          The number of illegal drug factories being discovered in Iraq is rising.

          And so is the number of addiction patients, particularly in poverty-stricken southern parts.

          Al Jazeera’s Rob Matheson reports from Baghdad.