Tired of seeing Senegal's seascapes spoiled by ever-growing mounds of cheap plastic bags, authorities plan to crack down on polluters by imposing fines and further restricting plastic use.
A Qatar-based artist, who was one of two participants from the Middle East in the ‘Tokyo International Art Fair 2018’, is eyeing to hold a solo exhibition in the country to help raise awareness on the damages caused by plastic waste to the environment.
Some 8 million tonnes of plastic garbage - bottles, packaging and other waste - is dumped in the sea every year, killing marine life.
Some 80 pieces of plastic rubbish weighing eight kg (17 lb) were found in the stomach of a whale that died in Thailand after a five-day effort to save it, marine officials said on Sunday.
Indonesia is shutting off the public funding tap for state-owned companies, pushing them to turn to the markets for capital.
Authorities in Pakistan yesterday blocked off roads into Islamabad, the capital, as an Islamist party that backs strict blasphemy laws staged a sit-in on a key highway, demanding the resignation of a minister it blames for changes to an electoral oath.
Tuesday's deluge in Mumbai - nearly a month's average rainfall in a single day - had halted train services and led to flight cancellations.