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Pakistan, UAE sign $200m pact for uplift schemes

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have signed a two hundred million dollars cooperation agreement to execute Phase-III of the UAE-Pakistan Assistance Programme. The agreement, which will be funded by the Abu Dhabi…

UK corporate giants sign pact to cut plastic waste

LONDON: More than 40 British companies including major retailers and soft drinks companies on Thursday pledged to eliminate unneccessary plastic packaging as part of an anti-pollution push. The 42 firms, responsible for 80 percent of…

Japan, India sign controversial civil nuclear deal

TOKYO: Japan and India signed a civilian nuclear accord on Friday, opening the door for Tokyo to supply New Delhi with fuel, equipment and technology for nuclear power production, as India looks to atomic energy to sustain its rapid…

The battle against global warming: a timeline

LE BOURGET, FRANCE: Decades of diplomatic efforts to tackle climatechange culminated in Paris Saturday with a common vision for curbing greenhouse-gas emissions and throwing a lifeline to vulnerable countries.

World adopts historic Paris global warming pact

PARIS: The global climate summit in Paris forged a landmark agreement on Saturday, setting the course for a historic transformation of the world's fossil fuel-driven economy within decades in a bid to arrest global warming.