China’s environment conditions are “grim”, falling short of public expectations even after five years of efforts to improve air quality, boost clean energy and curb greenhouse gas emissions, a senior official said on Wednesday.
The knock-on effects of the coronavirus pandemic have halted and reversed global health progress, setting it back 25 years and exposing millions to the risk of deadly disease and poverty, a report by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation warned on.
Iran’s foreign minister said the pressures exerted by the United States and Israel on the Islamic Republic prove that both regimes are concerned about the new grounds Tehran has broken in recent years and its continued progress.
World Bank Group President David Malpass said he was confident of progress on his joint call with the International Monetary Fund for a temporary standstill in official bilateral debt payments by the world's poorest countries.
The third phase of a project to develop Shahid Rajaee Port Complex in southern Iran was 32.23 percent complete by January 20, 2020, said an official of the Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) of Iran.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran has made progress in bringing the coronavirus outbreak under full control as the medical staff in the country has been working hard to contain the outbreak.
Poor countries have accused a handful of richer nations of holding up progress on tackling the climate crisis at UN talks in Madrid, as demonstrators and activists vented their frustration in the final hours of two weeks of negotiations.
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said the Trump administration remained ‘fully committed’ to the Indo-Pacific, amid questions over US strategy in the region fueled by the president’s absence from a regional summit.
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said US President Donald Trump’s economic terrorism against Tehran has failed to hinder Iranian youth from developing “cutting-edge technology and nano-medicines.”