GHOR HADITHA, Jordan — ... Then others appeared. One swallowed the edge of a state-owned building ... Advertisement ... The region is also a “global hotspot of unsustainable water use,” according to 2017 WorldBank report, and whatever water is available is further degraded by brine discharge from desalination, pollution and untreated wastewater.
Russia has stressed that the crisis in Ukraine should be resolved peacefully, as the United States and other NATO countries deploy military personnel and equipment to the country, where government forces are fighting ethnic Russians in the east ... Russia says US, NATO turning Ukraine into ‘powder keg’ ... Moscow, however, denies the allegation ... Russia ... .
Driving to Taliban-controlled territory doesn't take long. Around30 minutes from the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif, passing large craters left by roadside bombs, we meet our host. Haji Hekmat, the Taliban's shadow mayor in Balkh district ...The Taliban have arranged a display of force for us ... This territory belongs to the mujahideen" ... .
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Japan’s decision to start releasing “treated” radioactive water from its Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea in two years has triggered calls for an international tribunal over the issue. ... The plan will be implemented by ensuring broad and firm steps to prevent damage, he stressed ... This must not be allowed to go ahead ... .
The number of Chinese vessels moored in Whitsun reef in the disputed South China Sea has gone down from 220 early last month to 32 as of Friday, a feat that shows that diplomacy, open and behind-the-scenes, works ...China occupies two and Vietnam occupies four features in the UnionBanks where the reef in contention is located ... Credit ... ....
Jerome Hughes. Press TV, Brussels. The European Commission has unveiled a five-year strategy to try and eliminate organized crime gangs in the EU that make profits of 139 billion Euros annually. Officials say cocaine is now rife across the 27-nation bloc. Drugs are at the center of the EU's organized crime network ... www.presstv.ir. www.presstv.co.uk ... .