World

Latin America Heads to Glasgow Climate Summit with Half-Empty Hands

MEXICO CITY, Oct 25 (IPS) – This article is part of IPS coverage ahead of the COP26 climate change conference, to be held Oct. 31-Nov. 12 in Glasgow.Latin America and the Caribbean are heading to a new climate summit with a menu of insufficient measures to address the effects of the crisis, in the midst of the impact of the covid-19 pandemic.

Read the full story, “Latin America Heads to Glasgow Climate Summit with Half-Empty Hands”, on globalissues.org

World

UN experts condemn Israel’s designation of Palestine rights defenders as terrorist organisations

Independent UN human rights experts on Monday strongly condemned the decision by the Israeli Minister of Defence to designate six Palestinian human rights and civil society groups as terrorist organisations. 

Read the full story, “UN experts condemn Israel’s designation of Palestine rights defenders as terrorist organisations”, on globalissues.org

World

Middle East Green Initiative: ‘pathbreaking work’ to protect the planet

The Middle East Green Initiative launch in Saudi Arabia on Monday was hailed by the UN’s deputy chief as a valuable commitment and strategic vision, to transition regional economies away from unsustainable development, to a model “fit for the challenges of the 21st century”.

Read the full story, “Middle East Green Initiative: ‘pathbreaking work’ to protect the planet”, on globalissues.org

World

COP26: Praise for updated national climate plans, but ‘nowhere near’ goal

New or updated climate action plans by governments can be effective in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but greater efforts are needed to keep global warming at bay, the UN climate change office (UNFCCC) said in a new report on Monday. 

Read the full story, “COP26: Praise for updated national climate plans, but ‘nowhere near’ goal”, on globalissues.org

Cricket Sports

‘It’s fantastic’: Australia reacts with enthusiasm to Ben Stokes’ Ashes inclusion

Australians know all about the game-changing qualities Ben Stokes possesses – Headingley 2019 remains a raw memory – yet the late inclusion of the destructive

Cricket Sports

Return of miracle-man Stokes alters complexion of Ashes completely

He’s back! The ginger-haired miracle-maker, the swaggering game-changer, the un-stoppered bottle of pungent cologne that promises the world with a single whiff. Yes, against all

Cricket Sports

Scotland slump to heavy T20 World Cup defeat against Afghanistan

Scotland were brought back down to earth at the T20 World Cup after succumbing to the spin of Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who propelled Afghanistan to

World

Disarmament Week? But Hundreds of Nukes Can Be Launched Within Minutes

MADRID, Oct 25 (IPS) – Hadn’t it been so worrisome, it would be ironic to hear that humanity is to mark the World Disarmament Week (Oct 24 to 30, 2021) barely six months after learning that the world’s biggest military powers had spent last year some 2,000,000,000,000 US dollars on killing machines.

Read the full story, “Disarmament Week? But Hundreds of Nukes Can Be Launched Within Minutes”, on globalissues.org

World

World’s Deadliest Malaria Parasite Dominance in Africa Could Be Over Experts

Nairobi, Kenya, Oct 25 (IPS) – One morning in 2016, Lillian Nekesa’s 3-year-old woke up with flu-like classic symptoms of malaria. This was not Kevin’s first encounter with the killer disease.

Read the full story, “World’s Deadliest Malaria Parasite Dominance in Africa Could Be Over Experts”, on globalissues.org