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JAKARTA (ANN): It was a hectic year for Indonesian President Joko Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, who has been named The Straits Times' Asian of the Year 2019.
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro claimed on Friday that Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio financed fires being set in the Amazon rainforest, without presenting any evidence, the right-wing leader's latest broadside in casting blame over forest fires that have generated international concern.
BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian judge on Thursday ruled to free four volunteer firefighters jailed this week on accusations they had set fires in the Amazon rainforest to drum up donations, according to court documents.
Chinese firms are omnipresent at a Paris homeland security trade show, capitalising on their vast experience in developing surveillance systems for Beijing to conquer the global market despite concerns the technology has been used to violate human rights.
Asia's pulp and paper giants – which supply materials for stationery, tissues and toilet roll – are being urged by environmentalists to follow the palm oil industry in stepping up collaboration to tackle forest loss and fires in Indonesia.
ISKANDAR PUTERI: Johor has come up with an action plan to prevent and address cases of open burning and forest fires.
When fires raged across Brazil this summer and deforestation rates reached startling highs, users began downloading a small German search engine in a modest effort to counteract the devastation.
As the number of visitors to Lake Baikal in eastern Siberia, Russia, rises higher than ever before, so has the amount of rubbish.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - He was once a boy scout and member of a patriotic flag-raising team in high school.
NUSA DUA, Indonesia: Top palm oil industry analysts have revised up their price outlook for the edible oil, pointing to reduced production and optimism that Indonesia’s so-called B30 biodiesel programme will help bolster demand.