GHOR HADITHA, Jordan — ... × ... The region is also a “global hotspot of unsustainable water use,” according to 2017 WorldBank report, and whatever water is available is further degraded by brine discharge from desalination, pollution and untreated wastewater ... To make a point, he walks out of his office and returns with a plate of dates.
Japan’s decision to start releasing “treated” radioactive water from its Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea in two years has triggered calls for an international tribunal over the issue. ... The plan will be implemented by ensuring broad and firm steps to prevent damage, he stressed ... This must not be allowed to go ahead ... .
In a phone conversation with Anne Linde, the chairperson-in-office of the ...The Russian foreign minister also expressed hope that “the Swedish OSCE chairmanship-in-office will make the necessary efforts to ensure that Kyiv strictly fulfills its obligations to resolve the conflict.”.
Driving to Taliban-controlled territory doesn't take long. Around30 minutes from the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif, passing large craters left by roadside bombs, we meet our host. Haji Hekmat, the Taliban's shadow mayor in Balkh district ...The Taliban have arranged a display of force for us ... This territory belongs to the mujahideen" ... .
The number of Chinese vessels moored in Whitsun reef in the disputed South China Sea has gone down from 220 early last month to 32 as of Friday, a feat that shows that diplomacy, open and behind-the-scenes, works ...China occupies two and Vietnam occupies four features in the UnionBanks where the reef in contention is located ... Credit ... ....