India dominates list of world's most polluted cities

Asia Pacific Mar 6, 2019

India dominates list of world's most polluted cities

India dominated a list of the world's most polluted cities in 2018, taking 22 of the top 30 spots, according to a Greenpeace report. Air pollution is estimated to contribute to 7 million premature deaths every year and is considered by the United Nations to ...

Yemen's Houthis to quit two ports Monday under peace deal: sources

World Feb 24, 2019

Yemen's Houthis to quit two ports Monday under peace deal: sources

Iranian-aligned Houthi forces have agreed to draw back from two Yemeni ports on Monday while withdrawal from the main Hodeidah port will occur later alongside a retreat by coalition-backed forces massed outside the city, U.N. and Yemeni sources said. Houthi forces will withdraw 5 km ...

Diplomats take aim at delay in U.N. Security Council reform

National / Politics Nov 21, 2018

Diplomats take aim at delay in U.N. Security Council reform

Diplomats expressed frustration Tuesday during a U.N. General Assembly session about long-overdue negotiations to reform the Security Council. Japan's Ambassador to the United Nations, Koro Bessho, was among those who highlighted the lack of tangible progress so far. "If we fail to make significant headway in ...