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Firefighters continue to battle major fires in Greece, including one that could put the archaeological site of the first ancient Olympic games at risk. — Courtesy photo
August 05, 2021

Site of first ancient Olympics at risk as fires rage in Greece

Forests are not the only key to moderating our climate by sequestering atmospheric carbon, but they also create a cooling effect by increasing low-level clouds. A first global assessment using satellite observations has shown that for two-thirds of the world, afforestation increases low-level cloud cover, with the effect being strongest over evergreen needleleaf forest, according to a press release issued by the European Space Agency (ESA) on Thursday. — Courtesy photo
August 05, 2021

Satellites reveal how forests increase cloud and cool climate: European Space Agency

Heads of Mission and representatives from Belgium, Denmark, EU, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom visited Beita, a village near Nablus in the West Bank, the UK government said in a statement on Thursday.
August 05, 2021

Envoys from European countries visit West Bank village following increased Israeli settler violence

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August 05, 2021

UK govt names and shames employers for paying less than minimum wage

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Islamic Ministry permits funeral prayers in mosques

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8 female engineers are among planners at Jeddah Mayoralty

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MoH tells students to get vaccinated before Aug. 8 to attend first day of school

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Saudi foreign minister holds phone talks with Italian, Spanish counterparts

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France looks to help those vaccinated outside EU get a COVID-19 health pass

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, left, and Afghan High Council for National Reconciliation Chairman Abdullah Abdullah are seen in this file picture. — Courtesy photo
August 05, 2021

Blinken deplores Taliban attacks in talks with Afghanistan leader

August 05, 2021

Saudi Arabia, Yemen govt, keen to implementation of Riyadh Agreement: Abdulmalik

August 05, 2021

Ukraine steps up protection of Belarusian exiles after activist death

Thomas Markram, Deputy to the High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, addresses the Security Council.
August 05, 2021

Work still remains on Syria chemical weapons destruction, Security Council hears

A seven-year-old girl watches as her mother make bread in Mokha, Yemen. — Courtesy file photo
August 05, 2021

Heavy rains and flooding push Yemenis to the brink

IOM is providing newly arrived migrants with emergency shelter and assistance on the Canary Islands. — Courtesy file photos
August 05, 2021

Latest COVID-19 data confirms infections have risen globally for four consecutive weeks

A new study in the United Kingdom has found that double vaccinated people are three times less likely than unvaccinated people to test positive for coronavirus. — Courtesy file photo
August 05, 2021

Fully vaccinated three times less likely to be infected with COVID-19: UK study

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