President Iván Duque of Colombia announced on Monday during a visit by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi, that his government will provide temporary legal status to the more than 1.7 million Venezuelan migrants who have fled to Colombia in recent years, a far-reaching move that will allow the migrants to work legally and establish lives out of the shadows
Saudi Arabia is one of the most important oil producer and the first exporter of petroleum liquids in the world; its economy is founded on oil, petroleum-based fuel and liquids,
Many African countries today are still battling with colonial borders that were arbitrarily delineated at the close of the 19th century by those who had no knowledge about, or had never set foot in, Africa
Amidst the bizarre of COVID-19 spread, the dengue outbreak in several countries has put the people in an even more difficult state. The fear of getting tested positive for the coronavirus have stopped thousands of people from seeking medical attention for dengue.
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, all former Soviet republics, are facing similar problems.
Since Nepal has claimed three territories in India as its own, the tension between the two countries has been on an increase mode. Following the concern of India on the constant quarrel of Nepal government.
Saudi Arabia, officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is one of the major players in the Arab and Muslim worlds, based on reputation as the protector of the birthplace of Islam and one of the major oil producer.
The ongoing oil pollution incident involving the grounded 203,000 DWT bulk carrier MV Wakashio is causing an ecological disaster on the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius, endangering corals, fish and other marine life which are already affected by climate change.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman delivered a scathing attack on Iran in a speech to the UN General Assembly, urging the international community to find a “comprehensive solution” to what he called Tehran’s “sponsorship of terrorism”.
Despite vigorous denials of any wrongdoing, the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was indicted on Tuesday for bribery, fraud, and breach of trust.
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s state-backed oil giant Aramco announced Sunday that its profits nearly halved in 2020 to $49 billion, a big drop that came as the coronavirus pandemic roiled global energy markets. Saudi Arabian Oil Co. released its annual financial results a year after the pandemic sent the price of oil crashing to all-time lows as people stopped moving around the world to stem the spread of the virus.
A portion of the Nanda Devi glacier broke off in Uttarakhand’s Chamoli district on Sunday, triggering an avalanche and a deluge in the Alaknanda river system that washed away hydroelectric stations, leaving at least ten people dead and 143 missings who are feared dead.
The COVID-19 pandemic and its implications are not only unprecedented but harrowing. We are all adjusting to new realities and grieving the loss of old ones
The numbers show how bad the economy went in the period when we expected it to go badly. They offer some surprises about the countries that are most affected.