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Egyptian eco-activist turns agricultural waste into crafts

Egyptian eco-activist turns agricultural waste into crafts

Author:  Sat, 2020-01-18 01:46 CAIRO: The sustainable disposal of agricultural waste has long been a challenge in Egypt. Despite a 2012 government ban on burning rice straw at the end of the harvest, every year thick black clouds choke the nation’s skies as farmers set their waste ablaze. An estimated 22–26 million dry tons of […]

A Dubai solar-power startup helps clients cut energy bills

A Dubai solar-power startup helps clients cut energy bills

CAIRO: The sustainable disposal of agricultural waste has long been a challenge in Egypt.Despite a 2012 government ban on burning rice straw at the end of the harvest, every year thick black clouds choke the nation’s skies as farmers set their waste ablaze.An estimated 22–26 million dry tons of agricultural waste in Egypt is burned […]

US State Department sanctions top IRGC general for crackdown on protesters

US State Department sanctions top IRGC general for crackdown on protesters

Author:  daniel fountain ID:  1579277386103531500 Fri, 2020-01-17 19:19 WASHINGTON: The US Department of State imposed sanctions on Friday on a leading Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps general following Iran’s crackdown on protesters, US Special Representative on Iran Brian Hook said. “The United States is listing IRGC Brig. Gen. Hassan Shavapor under Section 7031c, visa sanctions,” Hook […]

Ukraine says Iran to hand over downed jet’s black boxes

Ukraine says Iran to hand over downed jet’s black boxes

WASHINGTON: The US Department of State imposed sanctions on Friday on a leading Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps general following Iran’s crackdown on protesters, US Special Representative on Iran Brian Hook said. “The United States is listing IRGC Brig. Gen. Hassan Shavapor under Section 7031c, visa sanctions,” Hook told reporters. “General Shavapor committed gross violations of […]

Libya strongman Haftar in Greece ahead of peace meeting

Libya strongman Haftar in Greece ahead of peace meeting

LONDON: Turkish threats to “teach a lesson” to Libyan strongman Gen. Khalifa Haftar following a breakdown in Tuesday’s cease-fire talks in Moscow has cast serious doubt over the chances of a breakthrough in Berlin. Hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, this Sunday’s talks will bring together leaders of Libya’s warring parties, including Haftar and Fayez […]

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