PM Kakar demands execution of $100bn commitments for climate change finance

DUBAI: Caretaker Prime Minister (PM) Anwaarul Haq Kakar on Saturday called for immediate execution of the US$100 billion commitments for climate finance to ensure implementation of climate change actions by developing countries and mitigate the climate change impacts. “Such finance should not be at the cost of development finance nor add to the already high…

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Police raid Moscow gay bars after top court’s LGBTQ ‘extremist’ designation

Russia’s Supreme Court ruling has been the most drastic step against the LGBTQ movement under Putin’s rule. Russian security forces have raided gay clubs and bars across Moscow shortly after a ruling by the country’s top court that designated the LGBTQ movement as “extremist”. Police officers searched venues across the Russian capital late on Friday,…

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