Environment

Ex-UN chief concerned over monsoon floods in Rohingya camps

Jul 11, 2019

Former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has expressed concern over risks of monsoon floods threatening the lives of Rohingya refugees in sprawling camps in Bangladesh

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

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

Man shot dead over allegation of smuggling cows in Kashmir

May 16, 2019

Police and residents say a Muslim man has been shot and killed and another injured by Hindu vigilantes in Indian-controlled Kashmir over allegations of smuggling cows

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

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

Iran oil tanker breaks down in Red Sea off Saudi coast

May 2, 2019

Iranian tanker with over 1 million barrels of fuel oil suffers malfunction off coast of Saudi Arabia

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.

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

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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