Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip have gone on a general strike in protest at US Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to the old city of Jerusalem al-Quds and Washington’s decision to recognize the holy city as Israel’s ‘capital.’
The Bank of Japan kept monetary policy steady on Tuesday and offered a slightly more upbeat view on inflation expectations, underscoring its conviction the economy is making slow but steady progress towards its elusive two percent price target.
The UN said its envoy for Yemen Ismail Ould Cheikh Ahmed will step down by the end of his term next month after he repeatedly failed in his attempts to broker a diplomatic solution to the conflict in the Arab state.
Around 4,500 years ago, ancient engineers and workers terraced the little island in the Cyclades archipelago in the Aegean Sea, creating a sort of step pyramid. They then imported hundreds of tons of gleaming white rock from the nearby island of Naxos, creating a bright outdoor shrine where early Greeks performed rituals.
Widespread use of a futuristic energy technology to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere would create severe environmental problems, scientists argue in a new critique, casting doubt on one potential method of helping humanity escape the worst effects of climate change.
A map in the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has designated a piece of Omani land as Emirati territory, days after it caused controversy for omitting Qatar from a map altogether.