Honduras moves its Israel embassy to Jerusalem


(From L) Honduran Foreign Minister Lisandro, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, and Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid pose together with exchanged signed bilateral agreements at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem on June 24, 2021 AFP The status of the city remains one of the biggest flashpoints in the long-running […]

S Arabia unveils campaign to tackle climate change


File photo: A sand gazelle is seen at the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in Umm Al-Zamool, near the border with Oman and Saudi Arabia, on March 1, 2016 AFP Saudi Arabia also plans to plant 10 billion trees in the kingdom in the coming decades Top crude exporter Saudi Arabia on Saturday unveiled a sweeping campaign […]

Desert country Jordan aims for green with 10-million tree campaign


Jordanians take part in the planting of eucalyptus and carob saplings near the forest of Kufranjah north of Amman, on February 11, 2021 AFP According to the agriculture ministry, Forests make up only 1% of the desert kingdom’s territory On a bare hill in Jordan’s verdant Ajloun region, dozens of people plant saplings as part […]

Red Sea coral reefs ‘under threat’ from Israel-UAE oil deal

Scuba divers approach a coral reef while on a dive in the Red Sea waters off the coast of Israel’s southern port city of Eilat on February 9, 2021 AFP ‘The coral reefs are 200 metres (yards) from where the oil will be unloaded’ Israeli environmentalists are warning that a UAE-Israeli oil pipeline deal threatens […]