IFC
IFC Invests in Tajikistan’s First Green Bond to Support Climate-Smart Projects, Build Resilience

IFC has announced a subscription of up to $10 million in a landmark local currency green bond issued by Tajikistan's Eskhata Bank—the first in the country—to boost access to climate finance for smaller businesses amid a challenging macro-economic environment.

Japan Falls into Recession and Declines in Rank to 4th Largest Economy by GDP in 2023

The land of the rising sun saw its economic growth rate sag to just 1.9% last year, allowing Germany to overtake the number 3 spot in total GDP.

UAE And India Sign MoU to Accelerate Growth Of Digital Economy

The Memorandum of Understanding between both countries aims to assess and evaluate the technical and investment potential of developing data center projects in India.

Israel airstrikes on Lebanon on February 14, 2024.
Israel Attacks Lebanon with Extensive and Reckless Airstrikes

After the second Hezbollah retaliation on a military base in northern Israel killed several, Israeli military forces wasted no time with a widespread aerial assault into southern Lebanon.

Hassan Nasrallah
Hezbollah Chief Calls on Muslims to Stand up for Palestinians

In a heartfelt speech, Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah reminds all Muslims that they have both a human and religious obligation to stand up for the oppressed.

Hand with thumbs up painted with Mexican flag
Mexico Becomes the Number One Exporter to U.S.

Mexico overtook China last year to become America’s top source of imported goods and services in 2023.

Library of Charles Darwin
The Complete Library Of Charles Darwin Revealed For The First Time

Charles Darwin – arguably the most influential man of science in history, accumulated a vast personal library throughout his working life. Until now, 85 per cent of its contents were unknown or unpublished.

Water Management and Security
New Hong Kong Desalination Plant Begins Delivering Fresh Water To 137,000 Homes

The new Tseung Kwan O desalination plant is the first to use reverse osmosis technology in Hong Kong. Construction of the first stage plant began in December 2019, and four years later it began supplying fresh water to homes throughout the territories.

Agriculture and food crops
WFP Iraq And Local Partners Lead Transformative Agricultural Project In Ninawa

The United Nations World Food Program (WFP), in collaboration with the Directorate of Agriculture in Ninawa Governorate and the University of Mosul, is implementing a multi-year initiative to transform farming practices in Ninawa governorate to boost food security and sustainability among small-holder farmers.

DOJ
DOJ Announces Charges and Arrest in Two Separate Illicit Technology Transfer Schemes to Benefit China and Iran

In two separate cases out of U.S. Attorneys’ Offices on opposite coasts, several individuals are charged – one of whom was arrested yesterday – in connection with sophisticated schemes to transfer sensitive technology, goods, and information for the benefit of hostile foreign adversaries, in violation of U.S. law.

U.S. drone strike kills senior official of Kataib Hezbollah on February 7, 2024.
U.S. Assassinates High Ranking Official of Iraq-Based Kataib Hezbollah Militia

The United States launched a drone strike yesterday in Iraq targeting the leadership of the Kataib Hezbollah militia.

solar power
UNDP and Government of Japan Working Together to Build Climate-Resilient Communities

Responding to the acute needs of people affected by the 2022 floods, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), with support from the Government of Japan and in collaboration with Islamic Relief Pakistan, is scaling up recovery and resilience building support.

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaking on February 7, 2024
Netanyahu Rejects Ceasefire Proposal

A proposed six-week ceasefire in Gaza has been rejected by the Zionist monsters.

CDC
CDC Opens New East Asia and Pacific Regional Office in Japan

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Mandy Cohen celebrated the opening of the new CDC East Asia and Pacific (EAP) regional office in Tokyo, Japan, at a ceremony that included U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel, Japan Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare Keizo Takemi, diplomatic and health leaders from countries in the region, international organizations, and academic institutions.

Financial Support Services
SEC Charges China-Based Tech Company Cloopen Group with Accounting Fraud

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently announced settled accounting fraud charges against Cloopen Group Holding Limited, a China-based provider of cloud communications products and services whose American depositary shares formerly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

Minerals Security Partnership Announces Collaboration Between GECAMINES in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and JOGMEC In Japan

The United States, as Chair of the Minerals Security Partnership (MSP), and MSP partners, announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between LA GENERALE DES CARRIERES ET DES MINES (GECAMINES) and the Japan Organization for Metals and Energy Security (JOGMEC).

cholesterol synthesis and cancer progression
Singapore Scientists Uncover A Crucial Link Between Cholesterol Synthesis And Cancer Progression

Scientists led by a team at Duke-NUS Medical School have made a breakthrough in understanding the mechanisms that influence cancer cell growth and development. Publishing in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, the researchers illuminate the previously hidden role of a novel enzyme, called fatty acid hydroxylase domain containing 2 (FAXDC2), revealing its pivotal role in cholesterol synthesis and cancer progression.

Antony Blinken meets with Mohammed Al Thani in Qatar.
Israel to Receive Hamas’ “Positive” Response to Egyptian Truce Deal for Gaza

A proposed six week truce agreement in Gaza is now cycling back to Israel for review.

July 13, 2023 Flooding in Himachal Pradesh, India
India Climate and Development Partners to Meet Feb 19-21

Despite India's federal government insane doubling down on coal, many state and local authorities and NGOs are trying to bring some hope to Indians. They will be meeting next week.

The U.S. Capitol building, home of the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Senate to Vote on $118B Bill to Support Israel Genocide, Extending Ukraine War, and Mexico Border Control

The Democratically led Senate reached agreement last week on a massive bill which will fund two bloody foreign wars for months to come.

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