Scores of people have fallen ill and hundreds of schools have been closed in Malaysia due to toxic fumes believed to have come from a chemical factory, authorities said on Tuesday.
Over 140 students from 25 schools discussed current world issues at the first ever Model United Nations (MUN) conference hosted by the University of Wollongong in Dubai.
Toxic haze from Indonesian forest fires closed thousands of schools across the country and in neighbouring Malaysia on Wednesday, while air quality worsened in Singapore just days before the city’s Formula One motor race.
Schools in India’s capital New Delhi reopened on Wednesday after closing for two days due to a spike in air pollution that triggered a public health emergency and prompted protests by residents and environmental groups.
In the capital Beirut, dozens gathered in front of the education ministry, brandishing Lebanese flags and chanting slogans demanding the removal of a political class seen as incompetent and corrupt.
Forest fires are an annual occurrence in Indonesia. Forest fires in 2015 spread haze across a swathe of Southeast Asia, and according to a study by Harvard and Columbia universities, hastened 100,000 deaths.
Indonesia warned its citizens of more choking smoke from forest fires on Tuesday as several provinces closed schools due to worsening air quality. An El Nino weather pattern this year has intensified annual dry-season fires,
Taiwan shut down its financial markets and ordered schools closed on Monday as a typhoon approached its northeastern coast, while airlines cancelled more than 150 flights amid
The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) has set certain requirements for enrolling students in private schools in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in accordance with the policies and procedures for enrolling students