Israeli authorities said Wednesday that a Libyan-owned tanker suspected of smuggling oil from Iran to Syria was responsible for spilling tons of crude into the eastern Mediterranean last month, causing one of Israel’s worst environmental disasters. Over 90% of Israel’s 195 kilometer (120-mile) Mediterranean coastline was covered in more than […]
The U.N. official who investigated the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi sharply criticized President Biden’s response to the killing, saying his administration’s failure to sanction Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman sent a “dangerous” message to world leaders.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced legislation to repeal the 1991 and 2002 authorizations for the use of military force in the Middle East amid escalating tension between the U.S. and Iran.
Vaccines tweaked for Covid variants fast-tracked, MHRA says UK’s death toll fuelled by its obesity problem, say experts Economy ‘will bounce back faster thanks to the success of vaccinations’ Rishi Sunak’s five-year tax raid after Covid crisis Fears of ‘mask apartheid’ as schools threaten to segregate pupils.
China’s legislature begins its annual meeting this week with economic growth, climate, and a crackdown on political opponents in Hong Kong expected to be on the agenda. The gathering of the National People’s Congress and its advisory body, the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, brings handpicked delegates from across the […]
(GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Engineering has been an important profession, helping to tackle major issues such as poverty reduction, climate resilience, public health, and sustainable development. “The foremost problem facing the world today is sustaining human development and preserving the planet. Whenever there is a problem, there is a need for […]
North Korea may be trying to extract plutonium to make more nuclear weapons at its main atomic complex, recent satellite photos indicated, weeks after leader Kim Jong Un vowed to expand his nuclear arsenal. The 38 North website, which specializes in North Korea studies, cited the imagery as indicating that […]
As part of its clean-energy agenda, the Biden administration is reviving an Energy Department program that disbursed billions of dollars in loan guarantees to companies such as electric car maker Tesla and the failed solar company Solyndra, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says. The program boosted Tesla’s efforts to become a […]
Kirsten Gillibrand was the first Democratic senator to call for her colleague Al Franken’s resignation in 2017 as he faced allegations of sexual misconduct, building a profile as a leading advocate for women that became the centerpiece of her 2020 presidential bid. In a series of statements, Gillibrand has said […]
The world’s hopes for curbing climate change hinge on the action by two giant nations whose relations are deteriorating: China and the United States. China and the United States are the world’s No. 1 and No. 2 carbon polluters, respectively, pumping out nearly half of the fossil fuel fumes that […]