LETTER TO TEACHERS from Acting UNRWA Director of Education on World’s Teachers’ Day

Acting Director of Education Ms. Marta Lorenzo with teacher Safa Obied© 2022 UNRWA Photo Dear Education Colleagues, Today, I am writing to you, on the occasion of the World Teachers’ Day, to say a very big thank you to all UNRWA teachers and to education staff irrespective of where they are. Over the past two … Continue reading LETTER TO TEACHERS from Acting UNRWA Director of Education on World’s Teachers’ Day

Can genetically modified mosquitoes reduce spread of malaria?

Photo by Laszlo Fatrai on Pexels.com Scientists are manipulating the DNA of mosquitoes to fight the spread of malaria Scientists say they have managed to genetically modify mosquitoes so that they are unable to spread malaria, a disease that kills well over half a million people each year. The changes cause mosquitoes to live shorter … Continue reading Can genetically modified mosquitoes reduce spread of malaria?

Angelina Jolie: Pitt was a ‘horrible’ husband and father to our children

New details have emerged about Brad Pitt’s alleged abuse of ex-wife Angelina Jolie and two of their six children while flying home from Europe on a private jet in 2016, according to court documents filed Tuesday. The allegations were included in a cross-complaint Jolie lodged in Los Angeles Superior Court against Pitt as part of an ongoing battle the two are … Continue reading Angelina Jolie: Pitt was a ‘horrible’ husband and father to our children

A look at Russia’s “tsunami-making” drone and threats to wipe out UK, Ukraine

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com A popular Russian state TV anchor has warned that Moscow could wipe Britain off the map with a nuclear tsunami in retaliation for supporting Ukraine. In his Sunday evening primetime show on Channel One, one of the most-watched in Russia, Dmitry Kiselyov claimed on May 1 that a strike by … Continue reading A look at Russia’s “tsunami-making” drone and threats to wipe out UK, Ukraine

Can solar energy solve the electricity challenge in Gaza?

Blockaded by Israel since 2007, the Gaza Strip only has electricity for 12 hours per day on average - less when the conflict escalates. So, in recent years, people across the Palestinian enclave have been turning to solar energy to power their businesses and homes. Yasser al-Hajj, who owns a seaside fish farm and restaurant, … Continue reading Can solar energy solve the electricity challenge in Gaza?

Inflation to worsen in Turkey as Erdogan threatens more rate cuts

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during 28th Mukhtars (local administrators) meeting at the Presidential Complex in Ankara on October 19, 2016. / AFP / ADEM ALTAN (Photo credit should read ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images) Inflation in Turkey tops 83% as lira drops and Erdogan promises more interest rate cuts If you’re living in … Continue reading Inflation to worsen in Turkey as Erdogan threatens more rate cuts

Norway’s experience with digital currency

Norway’s central bank is trying out its own digital currency A cashless society may not seem so far away in the distant future. But the current digital alternatives such as cryptocurrencies have proved volatile, while the other blockchain assets, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), have fallen out of favour since their hype. A different approach to blockchain … Continue reading Norway’s experience with digital currency