Sunday, 3rd March 2024


1 Dec
Dubai is hosting the UN COP28 summit on climate change, which aims to encourage countries to speed up their energy transitions. The fact that the event is taking place in an oil-rich emirate is the last straw for many activists, who are boycotting the event. Dubai, home to artificial islands and ski slopes in the desert, is nonetheless trying to boost its green credentials and is counting on startups to do so.
30 Nov
The New York Times looks at Dubai's particularly fragile position in terms of climate change.
3 Sep 2023
Afghanistan's hard-line Taliban rulers have prevented women scholarship recipients from flying to the United Arab Emirates to continue their studies. Their sponsor, a businessman from Dubai, is not giving up.


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Chad's interim President Mahamat Idriss Deby said on Saturday he plans to run in this year's long-awaited presidential race.
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The Cameroon Football Federation (Fecafoot) will not renew coach Rigobert Song's contract, which expired on Wednesday, ending his two year stay at the helm, officials confirmed.
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The Southeast Asian nation has seen some of the worst building blazes in the world in recent years, with each incident claiming dozens of lives.
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European Ombudsman Emily O'Reilly demanded an independent commission of inquiry as part of a newly released report into the tragic capsizing and sinking of the Adriana migrant ship off the coast of Greece last June.
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The volcanic subsoil of Imperial Valley in Southern California is home to one of the world's largest lithium deposits. The mineral is key to producing batteries for electric cars. But the local community could be completely transformed by the arrival of the lithium industry.
1 hour ago
Nigeria Police parade female lawyer accused of assaulting her house help with hot iron and knife.