THE Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has approved a loan of US$600 million to finance an energy project in Azerbaijan.

CHINA launched a carbon dioxide monitoring satellite yesterday, making it the third country after Japan and the United States to monitor greenhouse gases with its own satellite.

PROVINCIAL governments across China are taking measures ranging from inspecting outdoor barbecues to halting production at industrial plants to reduce worsening air pollution.

BEIJING included garbage and sanitary management during the drafting of its 13th Five-Year Plan (2016-2020).

ONE person died and another is missing after Typhoon Meranti battered southeast China’s mainland with heavy winds and torrential rain yesterday, cutting power, ripping up trees and smashing windows

PARTS of Taiwan were brought to a standstill yesterday as Typhoon Meranti skirted past the island’s southern tip, bringing the strongest winds in 21 years and disrupting traffic ahead of a major ho

FLOODS in North Korea that have left hundreds dead or missing are the “worst disaster” to hit the country since World War II, state media said yesterday.

Police in Namibia have recovered 57 elephant tusks and arrested 16 people for poaching since March this year.

LOCAL scientists have finished fully mapping the genetics of hybrid rice to find the genes responsible for better yielding hybrid rice.

CHINA and the United States have ratified the Paris agreement on cutting climate-warming emissions, marking a major step toward the enactment of the pact as early as the end of the year and setting