World News

March 21, 2019

Up to 1,000 people may be dead in Mozambique after a powerful cyclone ripped through the country and caused massive flooding

A man stands next to the wreckage a vehicles washed away on March 18, 2019 in Chimanimani, eastern Zimbabwe, after the area was hit by the […]
March 17, 2019

UN Environment Acting Executive Director issues forceful appeal ahead of UN Environment Assembly

UN Environment Acting Executive Director Joyce Msuya has issued an urgent call to action ahead of the Fourth UN Environment Assembly. In a letter to UN […]
March 17, 2019

HOPE FOR YEMEN

How UNDP is building for the future in the midst of conflict AN ERA GONE BY A beautifully diverse country, Yemen sits at the southern end […]
March 7, 2019

The Region`s Leading International Construction Show

    18 – 21 June 2019 Project Lebanon 2019, the 24th International Trade Exhibition for Construction Materials and Equipment for Lebanon and the Middle East, is […]
March 7, 2019

The Single Largest Provider of Energy Solutions for Lebanon and The Middle East Region

18 – 21 June 2019 Energy Lebanon has evolved into one of the largest and most specialized exhibitions in the region dedicated solely to energy and clearly […]
March 4, 2019

An estimated 12.6 million deaths each year are attributable to unhealthy environments

An estimated 12.6 million people died as a result of living or working in an unhealthy environment in 2012 – nearly 1 in 4 of total […]
February 14, 2019

Pakistani innovators design cheap and climate-friendly flat-pack homes for refugees

Three years ago, Mohammed Saquib and his fellow students Yaseen Khalid and Nabeel Siddiqui were seeking inspiration for their final year university project. The Syrian crisis […]
February 6, 2019

Lebanon appoints first female Arab interior minister

Lebanese politician Raya Hassan made history on Thursday when she became the first woman interior minister in the Arab world. Mrs Hassan, 51, becomes the most […]
January 26, 2019

Dramatic growth in laws to protect environment, but widespread failure to enforce, finds report

Nairobi, 24 January 2019 – The first-ever global assessment of environmental rule of law finds weak enforcement to be a global trend that is exacerbating environmental threats, […]
January 13, 2019

NASA interns and amateur astronomers find a ‘super Earth’ 226 light years away in the ‘goldilocks zone’ needed for life to exist

Two NASA interns were analyzing data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope Find confirmed by amateur astronomers analyzing the data  Experts say exoplanet could be rocky or a […]
December 16, 2018

Yemen ceasefire deal: ‘Potential’ now to restore humanitarian lifeline to millions

A severely malnourished two-month old infant in Hajjah, Yemen, being fed. The continuing conflict in Yemen is pushing millions of people to the brink of famine. […]
December 16, 2018

THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE 2018

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2018 to Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad for their efforts to end the […]
December 8, 2018

Civil Society representatives denied entry to Poland to participate in climate talks

Media Release 07 December 2018 Katowice, 7 December 2018: It is with deep concern that Climate Action Network (CAN) and its partners have learnt that Polish […]
December 5, 2018

“The right blend”: $1 billion medicinal cannabis industry set to boom in South Australia

Leaders from the medicinal cannabis industry met in Adelaide this week to discuss the future of the drug in Australia. The Future of Medicinal Cannabis symposium, […]
December 2, 2018

Over 20,000 Google employees walked out to protest sexual misconduct, but may just disrupt US labor law too

Google employees protest outside the company’s Mountain View, California, headquarters. Source: AP Photo/Noah Berger. The recent walkout by thousands of Google employees at offices across the […]
December 2, 2018

Bayer stock crashes after Monsanto cancer verdict upheld by judge; Analyst estimates $800 billion in future liability

Bayer greedily bought and swallowed the ‘poison pill’ of Monsanto without considering its true liability. Fifty-seven billion Euros of market cap down the drain later, now their […]
November 26, 2018

International day for the elimination of violence against women

More than a third of women worldwide have experienced either physical or sexual violence at some point in their lives. Ending violence against women and girls […]
November 26, 2018

The silent health toll of gender-based violence

As we join others in the #HearMeToo movement to stand with survivors and chart a path towards justice, let’s ensure to listen all women’s voices, including […]
November 15, 2018

‘Only bones and fragments’: California wildfire toll at 31 as grim searches go on

Firefighters work a hotspot caused by the Woosley fire in Malibu, California, on Saturday. Photograph: Mike Nelson/EPA Rescuers begin the task of scouring the wreckage of […]
November 15, 2018

Jordan flash floods: Eleven killed and tourists evacuated from Petra

  Flash floods in Jordan have killed 11 people and forced the evacuation of nearly 4,000 tourists from the ancient city of Petra. Rescue teams and […]