Virtual Reality Tools Offer Blockaded Gaza Youth An Escape From Reality

The owner of Gaza’s first virtual reality gaming cafe is offering a fantasy world of action, music, and sports to young people who have grown up under the blockade. With opportunities for travel ruled out for most people by years-long border closure imposed by Israel and Egypt, the online realm is an outlet for young people hungry for entertainment and distraction.
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2 days ago

Pakistan, Turkey and 5 Other Emerging Nations 'At High Risk of Currency Crisis': Report

22 of the 32 countries covered by Nomura’s in-house ‘Damocles’ warning system have seen the risk rising since May. Egypt, Romania, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Czech Republic and Hungary are at a high risk of currency crises. The report said that the scores generated on the 32 models showed sharp increase from 1,744 to 2,234.
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4 days ago

World leaders who attended FIFA Qatar World Cup opening ceremony

Arab leaders dominated the list of world leaders who attended the opening ceremony of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar on Sunday. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a close ally of Qatar, and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman were among those who attended. Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and the presidents of Egypt and Algeria were also in attendance at the glittering ceremony.
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6 days ago

FIFA World Cup: Belgium suffer shock defeat to Egypt in final warm-up game - India Today

Roberto Martinez's men suffer shock 2-1 defeat to Egypt in final warm-up game before World Cup. Mostafa Mohamed and Mahmoud Trezeguet scored the goals for the African team. Lois Openda scored the consolation goal for Belgium in the game. Belgium will be taking on Canada in their first match in the tournament next Wednesday.
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1 weeks ago

Lula offers to host UN climate talks in Brazil’s Amazon

President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva arrives at COP27 summit in Egypt. He pledges to recommit Brazil to tackling climate crisis and offer to host future U.N. Climate talks. Lula, a leftist who won his third term in office last month, said he would seek to make Brazil the host of COP30 in 2025. The country had been set to host the annual U.S. Summit in 2019, until Lula’s predecessor refused to go ahead with it.
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1 weeks ago

India needs easy finance, not offset markets, for climate action: environment secretary Leena Nandan - The Economic Times

The climate-panel talks enter the final leg at the COP 27 summit in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The discussions on climate finance, adaptation, and mitigation measures continue to drift. Leena Nandan, secretary of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, talks about how India along with developing countries is building pressure on developed countries to ensure greater carbon markets.
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1 weeks ago

Indian government - Cop27: India harps on LiFE, not issues - Telegraph India

India on Tuesday told the Cop27 climate summit here in Egypt that it was making an “arduous effort” to battle climate change. Mission LiFE — or “Lifestyle for Environment”, the pet programme of Prime Minister Narendra Modi — was the “heart of India’s vision”
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1 weeks ago

Protesters disrupt Russian event at COP27 climate conference

Several protesters disrupted a Russian-hosted event at the COP27 climate conference in Egypt. One protester shouted: You are war criminals. Another held a banner bearing the slogan fossil fuels kill. Russia's climate envoy said the country was still actively trying to prevent climate change.
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1 weeks ago

Lula's COP27 visit seen as restoring Brazil's climate credibility

Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to participate in COP27 in Egypt on Wednesday. Lula defeated right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro, who presided over destruction of the Amazon rainforest. He plans to deliver a speech with the message that Brazil is back as a leader confronting climate change. Three Brazilian diplomats say Brazil is in a stronger position to negotiate at the U.N. Talks.
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1 weeks ago

What to watch on Tuesday at COP27

U.N. Climate summit to take place in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, on Tuesday. Delegates hoping G20 summit in Indonesia offers boost to ambition for global action on climate change. China and U.S. Have resumed climate cooperation, but there's still much to get done.
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1 weeks ago

COP27: India resists calls for raising ambitions, says rich nations must take lead

India firmly resisted calls for developing countries to raise ambitions at the ongoing UN climate summit in Egypt. It said rich nations have “enormously” failed in delivering the technology and financial resources needed for low-carbon development. India said not delivering financial resources to developing countries is an ‘enormous failure’
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1 weeks ago

Climate finance, India's plan to cut emissions: All that is happening at COP27 today - India Today

India is expected to announce on Monday in Egypt its long-term strategy to slash emissions at home. Negotiators will be trying towards a hoped-for deal out of the annual U.N. Climate summit. But frustrations are starting to emerge over thorny issue of loss and damage.
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1 weeks ago

COP27: On coal, India must stand its ground

The 27th round of the United Nations-led Confe-rence of the Parties (COP27) meeting is underway in Egypt. Developed nations have pushed for a harder line on fossil fuels such as coal, which developing countries depend on. India has always been clear that while it will expand its renewable energy portfolio, coal is going to be the mainstay of the energy sector.
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1 weeks ago

E-finance collaborates with IBM to expand cloud computing services in Egypt

E-finance is leveraging the latest IBM Power servers to upgrade its current infrastructure as a service (IaaS) A number of e-payment systems, government POS management systems, the card management and electronic payment system for “Khales” will run on IBM Power10 servers. IBM will also provide the company with IBM FlashSystems and IBM Software-Defined Storage.
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2 weeks ago

India's top VCs, startup founders back ACT-BCG's Green Startup Pledge

ACT in partnership with Boston Consulting Group has launched the Green Startup Pledge (GSP) at COP27, Egypt on November 12. Indian startup VCs and founders have come together to back the pledge. ACT is confident that the Indian startup ecosystem will lead the transition towards a more sustainable economy by building businesses that integrate sustainability into their core business principles.
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2 weeks ago

What to watch this weekend at COP27 in Egypt? - The Economic Times

COP27 has a light agenda for Saturday, and a full day of rest on Sunday. Delegates will be invited to weigh in on what they want to include in a final document. The final document is meant to reflect what has been agreed and achieved at the summit this year.
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2 weeks ago

COP27 awash with fossil fuel representatives, research shows - The Washington Post

Delegates from the fossil fuel industry registered to attend the COP27 climate summit in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, a sharp increase over the industry’s already massive presence last year. The UAE has registered 1,070 delegates, 70 of whom were classified as industry representatives in the report.
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2 weeks ago

COP27: What they are saying at the climate summit

World leaders, policymakers and delegates are at the COP27 U.N. Climate summit in Egypt. They hope to keep alive a goal to avert the worst impacts of climate change. Oil and gas industry continues to earn almost 3 billion U.S. Dollars daily in profits.
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2 weeks ago

Developing countries need $1 trillion a year in climate finance: Report

Report released ahead of talks on climate change finance at the COP27 summit in Egypt. It said the funding was required to cut emissions, boost resilience, deal with damage from climate change and restore nature and land. The total investment requirement of developing countries would hit $2.4 trillion by 2030, with half coming from external financing.
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2 weeks ago

COP 27 Developing countries need $1 trillion a year in climate finance -report

Report released ahead of talks on climate change finance at the COP27 summit in Egypt. It said the funding was required to cut emissions, boost resilience, deal with damage from climate change and restore nature and land. The total investment requirement of developing countries would hit $2.4 trillion by 2030, with half coming from external financing.
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2 weeks ago