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Qatar’s macroeconomic environment tops MENA region

Qatar’s macroeconomic environment tops MENA region

Qatar’s macroeconomic environment remains solid and secured the first place in in the entire MENA region, a joint study by the World Bank Group and World Economic Forum shows.

France to set penalities on non-recycled plastic next year

France to set penalities on non-recycled plastic next year

France plans to introduce a penalty system that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic, part of a pledge to use only recycled plastic nationwide by 2025 ...

New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

New Zealand to ban single-use plastic bags

New Zealand uses "hundreds of millions" of single-use plastic bags each year, many of which end up harming marine life, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.

Myanmar floods kill at least five, displace 54,000 people

Myanmar floods kill at least five, displace 54,000 people

Rising floodwaters have killed at least five people and forced tens of thousands from their homes across swathes of Myanmar, a government official told AFP on Sunday ...

Lebanon sinks old tanks to create underwater dive 'park'

Lebanon sinks old tanks to create underwater dive 'park'

Lebanese environmentalists on Saturday sank 10 old tanks and armoured vehicles to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in a novel attempt to attract divers and create new habitats for marine life.

Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes: study

Air pollution plays significant role in diabetes: study

Air pollution caused one in seven new cases of diabetes in 2016, according to a US study, which found even low levels raised the chances of developing the chronic disease.

Sheikh Ahmed highlights Qatar's 'attractive' investment environment in Washington

Sheikh Ahmed highlights Qatar's 'attractive' investment environment in Washington

HE the Minister of Economy and Commerce Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani has said that Qatar provides an “attractive investment environment” that has made the country a leading investment destination.

Mexico turtle declared new species

Mexico turtle declared new species

Slow and steady wins the race, the saying goes -- and it seems to have worked for a small type of turtle native to western Mexico that has been declared a new species.

Thai turtle's plastic-filled stomach highlights ocean crisis

Thai turtle's plastic-filled stomach highlights ocean crisis

Startling images of plastic shreds, rubber bands and other debris found jammed in the stomach of a green turtle in Thailand have highlighted the crisis of waste-strewn seas ...

Massive beach clean-up for Hong Kong sea turtles

Massive beach clean-up for Hong Kong sea turtles

There has been increasing concern over the amount of rubbish in Hong Kong waters which washes up on its numerous beaches. Authorities and environmentalists have pointed the finger at southern mainland China as the source.

Six pygmy elephants found dead on Malaysian Borneo

Six pygmy elephants found dead on Malaysian Borneo

Six Borneo pygmy elephants have been found dead in Malaysian palm oil plantations in recent weeks, officials said Monday, the latest of the endangered creatures to perish as their rainforest habitat is devastated.

UN, EU call for global action to protect bees

UN, EU call for global action to protect bees

The United Nation's food agency and the European Union on Saturday called for global action to protect pollinators, and bees in particular, which are crucial for ensuring food security.