International Court of Justice President Nawaf Salam
International Court of Justice Orders Israel to Immediately End Fighting in Rafah

The UN’s highest judicial body yesterday ordered fascist Israel to stop its destruction of Rafah and allow humanitarian aid to flow through immediately and unobstructed.

International Maritime Court Awards Major Climate Crisis Win to Small Island Nations

A global maritime tribunal ruled this week that the biggest nations of the world are liable for marine pollution caused by greenhouse gas emissions.

Wang Shouwen with Delcy Rodriguez.
Venezuela and China Sign Agreements to Grow Investments and Trade

On May 22 representatives of the Maduro administration and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) made plans to expand economic ties.

ICC at the Hague
International Support Grows for ICC Action Against Israel and Hamas

France and Germany joined the list of nations quickly certifying their support for the International Criminal Court’s decision to file war crimes charges against the senior leadership of Israel and Hamas.

Asian Development Bank, ADB
ADB and Australia Announce Water Sensitive City Support For New Capital of Indonesia

The Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Government of Australia, and the Government of Indonesia jointly announced their support to create a water-sensitive city in Nusantara—Indonesia's new capital—in the sidelines of the 10th World Water Forum.

hunger
Severe Flooding In Afghanistan Hunger Hotspots Is Set To Worsen, Warns WFP

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warns that the devastating floods that struck the Northeastern and Northwestern regions of Afghanistan in the past two weeks, impacting more than 80,000 people, are likely to intensify in the coming months, with a significant impact on food security. The affected districts, most of which are "hunger hotspots”, are already in crisis levels of food insecurity.

1 Million School Children Trained On Reacting To Emergency Situations

UNICEF has successfully completed a four-year project on improving safety of schools in response to emergency situations and disasters.

Arabidopsis plant
How Plants Mate For Life And Repel Other Suitors

A group of scientists from Nagoya University in Japan has used a specialized microscopic technique to observe the internal reproduction process of the Arabidopsis plant.

Solar
Uzbekistan to Build New Solar Plant and First Battery Energy Storage System

The World Bank Group, Abu Dhabi Future Energy Company PJSC (Masdar), and the Government of Uzbekistan have signed a financial package to fund a 250-megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic plant with a 63-MW battery energy storage system (BESS). The project aims to expand clean and reliable electricity access to approximately 75,000 households.

Aviation
Renewable Aviation Fuels Prepare For Take-off In Australia

Aviation experts from the University of South Australia (UniSA) will work with their Chinese counterparts over the next two years to develop a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in both countries.

Fertilizer
FAO Iraq Takes Strides Towards Preserving Agricultural Biodiversity and Conservation of Plant Genetic Material

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Iraq, in collaboration with the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), is making strides towards preserving agricultural biodiversity and conservation of plant genetic material in Iraq through the Gene Bank (Seed Bank) component.

ICC Chief Prosecutor Karim Khan announces charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes against Israel and Hamas.
ICC Declares Israeli and Hamas Leaders Liable for War Crimes and Crimes Against Humanity

The International Criminal Court ordered arrest warrants for Israel’s prime minister and defense minister, and the three most senior leaders of Hamas.

e-cigarette
Ex-Cigarette Smokers Who Vape May Be At Higher Risk For Lung Cancer

Former cigarette smokers who use e-cigarettes or vaping devices may be at higher risk for lung cancer than those who don’t vape, according to research published at the ATS 2024 International Conference.

Medicines
“Incognito Market” Owner Arrested for Operating One of the Largest Illegal Narcotics Marketplaces on the Internet

Rui-Siang Lin, also known as Ruisiang Lin, 林睿庠, Pharoah, and faro, 23, of Taiwan, was arrested today in connection with his operation and ownership of “Incognito Market,” an online dark web narcotics marketplace that enabled its users to buy and sell illegal narcotics anonymously around the world.

Crash site of helicopter carrying Iranian President Raisi and Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian.
Iran Confirms President Raisi Killed in Helicopter Crash

The government of Iran confirmed that President Ebrahim Raisi and Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian died in a helicopter crash on May 19.

Israel National Unity Party head Benny Gantz.
The Other Israeli Power Grab Has Begun

As fascist Israel nears the end of its genocidal war in Gaza, its coalition government could also fracture.

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenksy
Zelensky Signs Legislation Allowing Prisoners to Join the Military

Desperate for new troops, yesterday Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky signed into law new regulations allowing sending those convicted of crimes to join the Army.

Gustavo Pedro
Colombia Offers to Organize UN Peacekeeping Force in Gaza

As fascist Israel’s genocidal war closes in on its last phase, Colombia has volunteered to take a lead role in the Arab League’s plan for reestablishing peace there.

Power
ADB to Support Sustainable Development of Sikkim's Power Distribution Sector

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $148.5 million loan to help strengthen, modernize, and climate-proof distribution system to enhance reliability, quality, and resilience of electricity supply in Sikkim, India.

Afghanistan flash floods May 10, 2024.
Iranian Red Crescent Society to Provide Emergency Aid to Afghanistan after Flash Flooding

The IRCS is responding to Afghanistan’s call for help after heavy rains on May 10 launched flash floods which killed over 300.

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