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UK pushing controversial Rwanda migrant scheme

UK pushing controversial Rwanda migrant scheme

Housed in a detention centre in southern England, Aladeen says he risked his life to travel thousands of miles from his homeland of Syria to escape being forced to fight in the military of President Bashar al-Assad.

Taking back the ocean

Taking back the ocean

Earlier this summer, the United Nations convened its Ocean Conference (UNOC) in Lisbon, Portugal. The goal was to “to propel much needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting a new chapter of global ocean action.”

Qatar TV turns 52, wise in message, young at tech

Qatar TV turns 52, wise in message, young at tech

Qatar TV celebrated on Monday the 52nd anniversary of the launch of its official broadcast on August 15, 1970, around two years after the launch of Qatar Radio broadcasting in 1968.

ESG label scepticism rising, but underpinnings are seen enduring

ESG label scepticism rising, but underpinnings are seen enduring

A record $649bn poured into ESG-focused funds worldwide through November 30 last year, up from the $542bn and $285bn that flowed into these funds in 2020 and 2019, respectively, according to Refinitiv Lipper data.

S Africa’s ‘silent revolution’ as those with cash go solar

S Africa’s ‘silent revolution’ as those with cash go solar

Thanks to his rooftop solar panels, Pierre Moureau only notices the blackouts that regularly plunge South Africans into darkness when complaints pop up on his Johannesburg neighbourhood’s WhatsApp group.

Iranian N-deal limbo may serve interests of both the US and Iran

Iranian N-deal limbo may serve interests of both the US and Iran

Whether or not Tehran and Washington accept a European Union “final” offer to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, neither is likely to declare the pact dead because keeping it alive serves both sides’ interests, diplomats, analysts and officials said.

India, Pak siblings reunite 75 years after Partition

India, Pak siblings reunite 75 years after Partition

Tears of joy rolled down his wisened cheeks when Indian Sika Khan met his Pakistani brother for the first time since being separated by Partition in 1947.

And now warming up — on hyperspeed — to the Arctic blues

And now warming up — on hyperspeed — to the Arctic blues

If the accelerated melting of the East Antarctic ice sheet, the world’s biggest, was discussed in these columns the same day last week, this week it is the turn of the Arctic.

Cheaper, changing, crucial: the rise of solar power

Cheaper, changing, crucial: the rise of solar power

Experts hope the high fossil fuel prices and fears over energy security caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will accelerate the uptake of renewables

US coal plants delay closures in hurdle for clean energy transition

US coal plants delay closures in hurdle for clean energy transition

Travel brochures in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, tout the town’s beaches on Lake Michigan as the Malibu of the Midwest. But pages of glossy photos leave out a feature of the landscape: a coal-fired power plant on the shore that will remain open until mid 2025 instead of closing this year as planned.

A new period of energy insecurity

A new period of energy insecurity

We have entered a new period of energy insecurity, in which acute shortages of the kind seen this summer will remain a persistent risk. The economic, political, and social consequences of this shift are already apparent.

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