News headlines for “Middle East”, page 2

  1. U.N. Remains Defiant Amid Last Minute U-turns on Global Compact for Migration

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    MARRAKECH, Morocco, Dec 10 (IPS) - Amidst negative sentiments and last-minute withdrawals from the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration (GCM) by some member countries, the United Nations says the regrettable decisions are being fuelled by misinformation.

  2. Middle Eastern Countries Can Overcome Pressing Challenges By Developing a Blue Economy

    Friday, December 07, 2018

    ROME, Dec 07 (IPS) - The Blue Economy is becoming an ‘El Dorado', a new frontier for traditionally arid and water-stressed nations in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), according to Christian Averous, Vice President of Plan Bleu, one of the Regional Activity Centres of the Mediterranean Action Plan developed under the United Environment Regional Seas Programme.

  3. Inside a Wagon in the Forest of Compiègne

    Sunday, November 11, 2018

    GENEVA, Nov 11 (IPS) - A century later, the consequences of the end of World War I are still today resound from the Middle East, including Syria and Kurdistan, to the shaping of financial and economic policies in Europe.

  4. Supporting Morocco’s Quest to Close USD24 Billion Green Investment Gap

    Monday, October 22, 2018

  5. UAE Raising Awareness About the Impact of Climate Change

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates,, Oct 19 (IPS) - The Middle East, due to its geographical location, is particularly prone to the impacts of climate change.

    Longer droughts, more frequent and intense heatwaves, and higher temperatures in the summer are expected to to become increasingly prevalent throughout the Middle East - from Sana'a to Jeddah to Dubai to Tehran.

  6. Don’t “Whitewash” Khashoggi’s Murder

    Friday, October 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 19 (IPS) - In the midst of international outrage over the alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, human rights groups have called for a United Nations investigation on the incident.

  7. For the Survival of the Nile and its People

    Wednesday, October 17, 2018

    ROME, Oct 17 (IPS) - Running through eleven countries for 6,853 kilometres, the Nile is a lifeline for nearly half a billion people. But the river itself has been a source of tension and even conflict for countries and territories that lie along it and there have been rumours of "possible war for the Nile" for years now. While to date there has been no outbreak of irreversible tension, experts say that because of increasing changes in the climate a shared agreement needs to be reached on the redistribution of water soon.

  8. Investing in Arab and Asian Youth For a Sustainable Future

    Friday, October 05, 2018

    MANAMA, Oct 05 (IPS) - As the youth population has increased to unprecedented levels in Arab and Asian regions, governments need to do more to invest in them.

  9. Muslim Allies In the Fight Against Extremism

    Friday, September 28, 2018

    NEW YORK, Sep 28 (IPS) - Abe Radkin is International Coordinator of the Global Hope Coalition.With the rise of violent extremism worldwide has come the stereotyping of an entire religion. In many countries and across many borders, Muslims have been vilified for events they are just as outraged at.

  10. Water Scarcity and Poor Water Management Makes Life Difficult for Egyptians

    Thursday, September 27, 2018

    ROME, Sep 27 (IPS) - Local residents in Cairo are becoming concerned and discontent as water scarcity is reaching a critical point in the capital and the rest of the country.

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