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Wednesday, January 25, 2023
Some of the tens of thousands of seeds stored at a facility in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley may hold keys to helping the planet's food supply adapt to climate change. Many seeds were saved from Syria's war.
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
A seed bank in rural Lebanon is proving important for food production in regions all over the world adapting to warming temperatures.
Wednesday, January 11, 2023
Syrians say they're facing worse economic hardship than at any other time during more than a decade of civil war — even though the president's regime has solidified its hold on much of the country.
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Lebanon's banks froze accounts three years ago amid an economic collapse. Now, under increasingly desperate circumstances, people are resorting to extreme measures to access their savings accounts.
Thursday, December 15, 2022
Kurdish forces who fought ISIS in Syria are hoping their U.S. allies will convince Turkey to stop an offensive of punishing air strikes against them.
Monday, December 12, 2022
At the start of the economic crisis in Lebanon, banks froze people out of their accounts. After struggling to make ends meet, some people have taken extreme measures to access their savings.
Friday, December 09, 2022
A baby born on a rescue boat in the Mediterranean Sea among hundreds of migrants bound for Italy highlighted the ongoing wave of people seeking refuge and the controversies over where they can go.
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Oil and gas company representatives came to the UN climate conference in big numbers and weighed in on whether there should be cut backs in their own industry.
Friday, November 11, 2022
President Biden went to the U.N. climate conference in Egypt to say the U.S. is leading urgent action to reduce global warming trends — but it may not be fast enough or sufficient.
Thursday, November 10, 2022
The United Nation's annual climate conference is supposed to be the forum for the world to address global warming — but in Egypt many activist voices aren't being heard.
Tuesday, November 08, 2022
Pakistan's leader sounded the alarm, climate scientists called for more equitable research and the U.N. tried to crack down on greenwashing. Here's what happened at COP27 today.
Monday, November 07, 2022
A new early warning system for weather disasters, calls for wealthy nations and corporations to pay up and dire descriptions of human suffering. Here's what happened at COP27 today.
Monday, November 07, 2022
The annual U.N. climate conference opened in Egypt with alarming warnings about the global climate and questions about human rights in the host country.
Saturday, January 22, 2022
Saudi-led air strikes on Yemen have intensified and this week took a heavy toll. Aid groups say 70 people being held in detention by Houthi rebels were killed in an attack.
Monday, January 17, 2022
Explosions in Abu Dhabi killed three people near fuel trucks. Houthi rebels claim they've struck the United Arab Emirates for its fight against them in Yemen and the UAE promises to respond.
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
The UAE is overhauling laws on an array of business, cultural and social norms. On paper, it makes the emirate one of the region's most progressive countries, but critics say the reality is complex.
Monday, January 10, 2022
The United Arab Emirates has been criticized for human rights violations but is now overhauling its laws to ease up on some social and economic restrictions.
Friday, January 07, 2022
For some women in Iraq, learning to ride bikes is a way of finding freedom from confining social restrictions.
Friday, December 24, 2021
After luring asylum-seekers to the EU as a political stunt, Belarus has now sent people back to the dangerous place they were escaping, rights groups and migrants tell NPR.
Wednesday, December 22, 2021
Libya's plans to hold national elections are in doubt as the country breaks down into regions controlled by local faction leaders — including the son of the former dictator.