Environment

Iraq planning $53B megaproject with ExxonMobil, PetroChina

May 7, 2019

The prime minister of Iraq says he has instructed his country's Oil Ministry to finalize an agreement with global energy giants ExxonMobil and PetroChina to lead a $53 billion megaproject to boost oil production

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Rains like no other: Iraq is tested in era of climate change

May 2, 2019

Iraq's wettest rainy season in decades erases crippling drought, fills reservoirs but also tests infrastructure

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Turkey denies Aegean dolphin deaths linked to navy drill

Apr 9, 2019

Turkey's military has sought to defend itself against accusations from a Greek marine conservation group that its naval exercises have been behind a recent spike in the number of dolphin deaths.

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UN: Climate disasters imperil Bangladesh kids' lives, future

Apr 5, 2019

A report by the U.N. children's agency says the lives and futures of more than 19 million Bangladeshi children are at risk from the impact of floods, cyclones and other environmental disasters linked to climate change

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Egyptian official says province to ban single use plastics

Apr 2, 2019

Egyptian province and major tourist destination to ban disposable plastics, from single use straws to plastic bags

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US scientists to climb Everest, collect data on climate

Mar 27, 2019

A team of American scientists is heading to the Mount Everest region to study how pollution has impacted the Himalayas and glaciers that are melting due to global warming

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Aerospace

Officials say Iran quadruples production of enriched uranium

May 21, 2019

Nuclear officials say Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the U.S. over Tehran's atomic program

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India's marathon election reaches next-to-last phase

May 12, 2019

Indians are voting in the next-to-last round of a six-week-long national election marked by a highly acrimonious campaign that has seen Prime Minister Narendra Modi blame opposition party chief Rahul Gandhi's family for the country's ills

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3 killed, 4 injured in Nepal plane crash near Mount Everest

Apr 15, 2019

At least 3 people have been killed and 4 injured after a small plane crashed into a parked helicopter during takeoff at the only airport in Nepal's Everest region

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UAE says its first astronaut going into space in September

Feb 25, 2019

United Arab Emirates announces first astronaut from Gulf Arab nation will go into space in September

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Abu Dhabi arms fair opens amid Yemen war criticism

Feb 17, 2019

A biennial arms fair has opened in the United Arab Emirates as the country faces increasing scrutiny over its involvement in the Saudi-led war in Yemen

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Etihad restructures plane purchases amid fiscal turbulence

Feb 14, 2019

Etihad Airways says it's restructured planned airplane purchases from Airbus, Boeing amid financial turbulence

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