New Zealand officially banned single-use plastic shopping bags on Monday, introducing hefty fines for businesses that continue to provide them. Plastic pollution has become a growing global concern,
Sri Lanka on Tuesday lifted a social media ban that was imposed after the Daesh-claimed Easter bombings, a sign of security easing on Tuesday even as a Cabinet minister said he and others had received intelligence that they could be targeted by the same group in possible additional attacks.
Huawei subsidiary Hisilicon said that it had long been anticipating the possibility that the firm could one day be unable to obtain chips and technology from the United States and had prepared to soften any impact.
A Myanmar doctor and model who had her medical licence revoked for posting lingerie photos of herself blasted the government for “interfering” with personal freedoms, vowing Saturday to appeal against the medical council’s decision in a deeply conservative country.
Russia’s travel industry and ordinary Russians hit out Saturday at a decision by the Kremlin to suspend flights to Georgia as a politically motivated move that has little to do with safety concerns.
Leading US Democrat Joe Biden, facing major pressure from several rivals chasing the party’s 2020 presidential nomination, on Thursday reversed his longstanding opposition to using federal funds for abortions.
Bahrain will start phasing out the use of plastic products in July, Bahrain News Agency, BNA, reported on Wednesday. A Ministerial order with respect to the technical regulations
China is using mainland tourists as “political tools” and the move would create antipathy in Taiwanese people, Tsai told reporters in Taipei.
The General Directorate of Civil Defence-Abu Dhabi has announced it has banned the use of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders in all the buildings and facilities using central gas.