Environment

Climate activist: Why tout development if there's no future?

Sep 27, 2019

11-year-old Indian girl who was among the young activists filing climate change complaint at UN questions why leaders focus on development "if we are not going to have a future?"

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Protest in Nepal against plan to cut trees to widen road

Aug 29, 2019

More than 200 people have rallied in Nepal's capital to protest government plans to cut down about 2,000 trees to widen a key road that circles the city

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Parts of southern India facing acute water shortage

Jul 8, 2019

With the government able to meet only 40% of the water requirement, millions are depending on water tank trucks in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu because of a shortage caused by drying lakes and depleted groundwater

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Iran Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone amid tensions

Jun 20, 2019

Iran's Revolutionary Guard shoots down US drone amid heightened Tehran-Washington tensions over collapsing nuclear deal

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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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Aerospace

Iran says oil tanker struck by missiles off Saudi Arabia

Oct 11, 2019

Iranian officials say missiles struck an Iranian tanker traveling through the Red Sea off the coast of Saudi Arabia

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Iran vows to lead Gulf security, as US sends more troops

Sep 22, 2019

Iran's president says his country should lead Gulf security, as US sends more troops

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Saudis show media scorched, shrapnel-blasted oil facility

Sep 20, 2019

Saudi Arabia has taken journalists to the site of a missile-and-drone strike on the kingdom's oil industry that shook global energy markets this week

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Iran's president says 'talks are useless' in dealing with US

Aug 22, 2019

Iranian president takes stern tone, says 'talks are useless' in dealing with US as nuclear deal crumbles further

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Concern grows over UAE-based oil tanker in Strait of Hormuz

Jul 16, 2019

Concern grows over UAE-based oil tanker that stopped transmitting its location over 2 days ago in Strait of Hormuz amid US-Iran tensions

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The Latest: US aware Turkey taking Russian missile system

Jul 12, 2019

The acting U.S. secretary of defense says Washington is aware that Turkey has begun taking delivery of a Russian-made S-400 air defense system

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