NASA
NASA Signs US, Saudi Arabia Agreement for Civil Aeronautics, Space Collaboration

The United States and Saudi Arabia signed a framework agreement that opens new possibilities for cooperation with NASA in areas such as space science, exploration, aeronautics, space operations, education, and Earth science.

In China, Property Rights Take Wrong Turn

China’s economy, long an engine of world growth, has been sputtering lately. During the second quarter of 2024, it grew at an annual rate of 4.7% — down from an average 7% a year during the past decade. For the next two years, the International Monetary Fund forecasts more of the same.

Defence
U.S., Australia, Philippines, U.K. begin Exercise Predator’s Run 24 in Northern Territory

U.S. Marines and Sailors with Marine Rotational Force – Darwin 24.3 Marine Air-Ground Task Force arrived at Mount Bundey Training Area, Northern Territory, Australia on July 15, 2024, to commence Exercise Predator’s Run 24.

DOD
United States and Singapore Sign SOI to Strengthen Data, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Cooperation

The United States Department of Defense and Singapore Ministry of Defence signed a Statement of Intent (SOI) regarding Data, Analytics and Artificial Intelligence Cooperation.

sand and dust storms
WMO Bulletin Spotlights Hazards znd Impacts of Sand znd Dust Storms

The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has issued its annual report on the incidence of sand and dust storms, as well as their impacts on society.

Israel Slaughters 90 in al-Mawasi Refugee Camp in Hunt for Hamas Military Head

Two days ago Israel killed just under 90 Palestinians and one senior Hamas leader during in one of the bloodiest single-strike attacks yet in Gaza.

Russia Threatens Action If U.S. Proceeds with New Plans to Send Long-Range Missiles into Germany

The United States plans to install advanced missiles in Germany for the first time in over 40 years.

wind energy
Tripling Renewables by 2030 Requires a Minimum of 16.4% Annual Growth Rate

The Renewable Energy Statistics 2024 recently released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows that despite renewables becoming the fastest growing source of power, the world risks missing the tripling renewables target pledged at COP28.

NASA
NASA Deputy Administrator Strengthens Ties in Japan, Republic of Korea

NASA Deputy Administrator Pam Melroy will visit Japan and the Republic of Korea beginning Thursday, July 11, to underscore the critical role of international cooperation in advancing space exploration and technology development.

Israeli Defense Forces evacuation notice leaflet.
Israel Orders Palestinians to Leave Gaza City Once Again

Zionist Israel's military just told all Palestinian civilians to get out of Gaza’s biggest urban hub, after blowing up a school, and new revelations about the truth of October 7.

IFC
IFC Invests in Mongolia's First Social Bond to Boost Sustainable Development, Create Jobs

To bolster Mongolia's sustainable-finance market and create jobs while increasing resilience, IFC is investing up to $100 million in the country's first-ever social bond, which will be issued by Khan Bank, the country's largest commercial bank.

medical care
PBBM’s Promise Fulfilled DBM To Release P27 Billion For Payment Of Remaining Health Emergency Allowance Claims

In adherence with the directive of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. to settle all unpaid arrears for the Health Emergency Allowance (HEA) of healthcare workers, Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary Amenah "Mina" F. Pangandaman announced that around P27 billion was released by the DBM for the purpose.

UNESCO Designates 11 New Biosphere Reserves

UNESCO has approved the designation of 11 new biosphere reserves in 11 countries, including Belgium and Gambia for the first time and two transboundary biosphere reserves.

water
DEWA Attracts Projects Worth AED 43.6bln Through The IPWP Model Over 10 Years

HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has emphasised that DEWA works in line with the vision and directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai a global hub for the green economy.

Artist's rendering of Lion Air Boeing 737 Max crash.
Boeing Pleads Guilty to Felony Fraud in 737 Max Jet Crashes

The biggest aircraft manufacturer in the world took a plea after lying to the government about what really happened in two crashes which killed 346 people.

Pioneering Initiative to Promote Sustainable Agriculture Using Mechanical Rice Transplanters in Najaf

Under the patronage of the Minister of Agriculture, Dr. Abbas Jabr Al-Maliki, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with the Najaf Directorate of Agriculture and with support from the Ministries of Agriculture and Water Resources and the Najaf Governorate Council, organized a field event for rice planting using a package of technologies including mechanical transplanting in Al-Mishkhab district.

Iranian President Masoud Pezeshkian.
Iran Elects Moderate President in Close Runoff Election

Speculators wonder if Masoud Pezeshkian’s radically different campaign agenda could defuse years of contentiousness with the west.

Aircraft Combat Systems
Department of Defense Announces Modernization Plan for Tactical Aircraft Based in Japan

The Department of Defense (DoD), in close coordination with the Government of Japan, recently announced a plan to upgrade U.S. tactical aircraft laydown across multiple military installations in Japan.

Solar
ADB, ENGIE SA Partner to Build 400 MW Solar Powerplant in Gujarat, India

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the ENGIE group have signed a long-term local currency loan agreement to construct and operate a 400-megawatt solar photovoltaic power plant in Surendranagar District, Gujarat, India.

HKU Ecologists Reconstruct the History of Biodiversity in the Indo-Australian Archipelago

The Coral Triangle, also known as the Indo-Australian Archipelago, is renowned for having the greatest marine biodiversity on our planet.

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