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Arab countries need to improve education systems, says UN official

December 9, 2018

Arab countries need to improve their education systems, a leading UN official has said, with only the UAE performing impressively in the sector. Hany Torky, the UNDP’s chief technical adviser, said GCC countries were spending the same amount of money on education but only the UAE was making an impact. “So far the UAE has […]

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“I Am A Tariff Man,” Trump Says, As China Talks Show Signs Of Sputtering

December 5, 2018

Trump threatened to slap tariffs if China did not make changes in its trade relationship with US. The economic agreement President Donald Trump said he reached with Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Saturday showed signs of unraveling Tuesday, with the White House threatening new penalties against Beijing and multiple officials seeking to downplay expectations for […]

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Israeli Firm Says It Can Turn Garbage Into Bio-Based Plastic

November 21, 2018

Hawks, vultures and storks circle overhead as Christopher Sveen points at the heap of refuse rotting in the desert heat. “This is the mine of the future,” he beams. Sveen is chief sustainability officer at UBQ, an Israeli company that has patented a process to convert household trash, diverting waste from landfills into reusable bio-based […]

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