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U.N. urged by own staff to look at its climate footprint

GENEVA: Close to 2,000 United Nations employees have called for the global body to reduce its carbon footprint, including through curbs on their own...

California sues Trump administration over auto emissions

LOS ANGELES: California and 23 other states on Friday sued the Trump administration over its bid to restrict their authority to limit auto emissions,...

Greta Thunberg hopes climate strikes will be ‘social tipping point’

NEW YORK: Teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg told AFP that she hoped Friday’s massive worldwide climate strikes would mark a turning point in persuading...

Trump lifts tariffs on hundreds of Chinese goods

President Donald Trump on Friday temporarily lifted tariffs on hundreds of Chinese goods that he imposed last year, softening his stance in the trade...

India: Former BJP minister arrested over alleged rape

LUCKNOW: A former Indian government minister and senior member of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was arrested on Friday in connection with rape...

Kuwait raises security alert level at oil and commercial ports

DUBAI: Kuwait has raised the security alert level at all of its ports, including the oil terminals, the state-run Kuwait News Agency reported on...

TikTok videos by airline crew worry aviation watchdog

NEW DELHI: India’s aviation regulator is concerned about several videos on popular Chinese video app TikTok that show flight crew singing and dancing while...

Students demand change in vast global climate strike

Children across Asia and the Pacific kicked off what are set to be the largest global climate protests in history Friday, demanding adults act...