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Iran’s Khamenei vows revenge after deadly attack on Shi’ite pilgrims
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Iran’s Khamenei vows revenge after deadly attack on Shi’ite pilgrims

DUBAI, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Iran’s supreme Leader vowed on Thursday to retaliate against those threatening the country’s security after the massacre of Shi’ite pilgrims, an assault claimed by Islamic State which threatens to inflame tensions amid widespread anti-government protests. In a statement read on state TV, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the assailants “will surely...

Helicopter carrying pilgrims to Kedarnath crashes; 7 feared dead
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Helicopter carrying pilgrims to Kedarnath crashes; 7 feared dead

A helicopter carrying pilgrims from Guptkashi to Kedarnath crashed near Jangalchatti on Tuesday, sources said. Seven people, including the pilot, are feared killed, they said. Fog and poor visibility are said to be the reason for the crash. A team has been dispatched to the accident spot to carry out relief...

Pilgrim’s Pride to shut two UK plants in “business recovery” move
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Pilgrim’s Pride to shut two UK plants in “business recovery” move

The UK arm of US meatpacking heavyweight Pilgrim’s Pride is to close two plants, putting 675 jobs at risk. Pilgrim’s UK said it is planning to close its Bury St Edmunds and Coalville sites, in eastern England and the east Midlands respectively. It also wants to shift production at its Ashton plant in north west...

Pilgrim’s Pride earmarks $450m investments to support profit growth
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Pilgrim’s Pride earmarks $450m investments to support profit growth

Pilgrim’s Pride, the US poultry and prepared-foods business majority-owned by Brazil’s JBS, plans to spend US$450m on capex projects over the next three years. The investments will focus on the US, taking in an expansion of Pilgrim’s small bird facility in Athens, Georgia, along with the construction of a “protein conversion” plant for pet foods...

Pilgrim’s Pride plans fully cooked chicken plant in Southeast
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Pilgrim’s Pride plans fully cooked chicken plant in Southeast

Pilgrim’s Pride plans to build a plant for fully cooked poultry products in the Southeast U.S., the company said in its latest quarterly earnings report. It did not provide an investment figure for the new facility. Andy Rojeski, head of strategy, investor relations and net zero programs for Pilgrim’s Pride, which is majority owned by JBS, told...

The pilgrims’ descendants fighting for acceptance
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The pilgrims’ descendants fighting for acceptance

Sudan’s Hausa people protest in El-Obeid, capital of North Kordofan state, on 19 July 2022 demanding justice for comrades killed in a deadly land dispute with a rival ethnic group in the country’s south A demand by Sudan’s Hausa community to be recognised as traditional custodians of some land in Blue Nile state has erupted...