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UAE ecotourism, natural wonders

The UAE ecotourism to highlight the region’s natural wonders

The UAE ecotourism drive attempts to underscore the region’s “tourism potential” in its ‘natural wonders’. The “Ministry of Climate Change and Environment”, in short MOCCAE, initiated the “National Ecotourism Project”. The aim of the initiation...
Lebanon, cedar forests, climate change,

Lebanon’s cedar forests threatened by climate change

Strolling in the cedar forests of Lebanon’s mountainous slopes is such a relief since it transports you away from the misery of everyday life. Many of these trees have been here for more than...

Response to the humanitarian crisis caused by the Syrian war

As a response to the huge humanitarian crisis created by the Syrian war, Lebanon Crisis Response Plan (LCRP), provides an integrated humanitarian framework which includes a stabilization mechanism to tackle challenges faced by the...
Abu Dhabi, desert, China

Abu Dhabi deserts to turn into arable land

It is difficult to establish greenery in Abu Dhabi, while commercial agricultural forms have been sought as a coveted measure to keep up with the modern era ever since the 1950s. However, the results...
electricity problem, Lebanon, Energy Ministers,

Lebanon’s chronic electricity problem remains unsolved since 1975

Since 2002, Lebanon’s energy ministers have struggled to find and have not come out with a working solution to the country’s chronic electricity problem. Every person who headed the country’s Energy Ministry, without exception,...
Power barge, unable to dock, Jiyyeh

Inclement weather prevented power barge from docking into Jiyyeh?

Following the inability of the power barge to dock in Lebanon’s southern coastal town of Jiyyeh on Monday, which caretaker Energy Minister Cesar Abi Khalil said was due to weather conditions, the State-run National...
Wind farms, alternative power sources, green energy,

Lebanon adds wind farms to its basket of renewable energy sources

Wind farms have now been added to Lebanon’s basket of renewable energy sources. Earlier this week, Cesar Abi Khalil, Lebanon’s caretaker Energy Minister disclosed in the presence of FPM MP Hikmat Dib and director...
Lebanon, SmartEx exhibition, startups, technology, tech hub

SmartEx exhibition cements Lebanon position as a growing tech hub

Targeting a burgeoning tech sector in Lebanon, this year’s SmartEx exhibition saw the participation of scores of companies who showcased their innovations and highlighting growing opportunities in the industry. The four-day event saw experts fielding...
Oil for Development program, Norway, Lebanon, hydrocarbons, sustainable, management,

Norway continues Lebanese development program

The Oil for Development program signed by Lebanon and Norway for another three years, will significantly aid the country’s civil society towards a transparent and sustainable petroleum management program. Renewing this mutual commitments toward a...
ignacio de la torre

Ignacio De La Torre on microfinance: “It is profitable and sustainable”

ByTheEast: As the founder of Financieros sin Fronteras, you have a wide angle about how foreign countries run their monetary system, about microfinance. How would you compare Spain with other Mediterranean countries? De la Torre:...