Environment

Cash for trash: Egyptians in Cairo can sell their garbage

Mar 15, 2017

Egyptians stand in line outside two waste management stations in the capital Cairo to sell their solid waste, a baby step in an ambitious project to ease the gigantic waste management problems afflicting this city of some 18 million

Thousands flee Iraq's Mosul overnight, as fighting rages on

Mar 3, 2017

Thousands of civilians flee Mosul overnight as Iraqi forces advanced north of a sprawling military base near the city's airport

1 killed, 3 injured in Saudi Aramco oil pipeline leak

Feb 19, 2017

Saudi oil giant Saudi Aramco says one person has been killed and three others injured as a result of an oil pipeline leak in the east of the kingdom

UK bases official: No let-up on bird poaching crackdown

Feb 1, 2017

A spokesman for Britain's two military bases on Cyprus says that there will be no let-up in an ongoing crackdown against illegal bird trapping on the facilities

African migrants face torture, blackmail amid Yemeni chaos

Jan 28, 2017

Despite Yemen's civil war, migrants from Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia are streaming in, hoping to make their way to wealthy Saudi Arabia

Attacks in and around Baghdad kill 23

Jan 8, 2017

A wave of attacks in and around Baghdad has killed at least 23 people, the latest in a series of assaults blamed on the Islamic State group

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