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COP28 admits that climate change is a health crisis

Dubai, UAE | THE INDEPENDENT | Health has made it onto the agenda of a UN climate conference, and health advocates attending the Conference of Parties-COP28 in Dubai said the topic was long overdue for discussion as climate inaction is costing lives and impacting health every single day. They observed …

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COP28: Countries endorse declaration on food systems and climate change

Dubai, UAE | THE INDEPENDENT | Leaders of more than 130 nations have endorsed the UAE Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems, and Climate Action. In September 2021, UN Secretary-General, António Guterres convened the UN Food Systems Summit following evidence that food systems are one of the main reasons the world is …

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POPE: Destruction of environment is an offence against God

Dubai, UAE | THE INDEPENDENT | Pope Francis has told the UN Climate Change Conference that the destruction of the environment is an offense against God. In a message delivered on his behalf by Secretary of State Pietro Cardinal Parolin, the Pope told world leaders gathered in the United Arab …

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OPEC+ further cuts oil output amid falling prices

Vienna, Austria | Xinhua | The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and its allies, a group known as OPEC+, on Thursday announced further production cuts for next year to bolster oil prices that have recently tumbled amid a weakening economic backdrop. Following a virtual meeting of OPEC+ oil …

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US judge blocks Montana’s ban of TikTok

Los Angeles, US | Xinhua | A Montana judge ruled on Thursday to block the state’s ban on TikTok from going into effect, marking a win for the popular video streaming app. U.S. District Judge Donald Molloy, who heard lawsuits filed by TikTok and five Montana content creators against the …

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COP28 calls for accelerating global climate response in Dubai

Dubai, UAE | Xinhua | The 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP28) to the United Nations (UN) Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP28, started here Thursday afternoon in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates. This year’s climate conference has garnered notable global attention as it marks the …

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Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger dies at 100

  New York, US | Xinhua | Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger died on Wednesday at home in Connecticut at the age of 100, Kissinger Associates, Inc said in a statement. Born in Germany in 1923, Kissinger was survived by his wife of nearly 50 years, Nancy Maginnes …

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