Good morning. We see the COP26 deal, rising tensions on the Polish-Belarusian border and a US military cover-up in Syria.
Global climate agreement
On Saturday, diplomats from about 200 countries agreed to do more to fight climate change. The deal signed at the COP26 summit in Glasgow encourages rich countries to “at least double” funds to protect poor countries from the dangers of a hotter planet.
The agreement also requires all countries to halve their carbon dioxide emissions over the past decade to keep warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit from pre-industrial levels.
It says there is. He urged the government to come back next year with a more robust plan to reduce emissions. And this is the first global climate agreement to define the need to limit fossil fuels. The key points are as follows.
However, under this deal, developing countries do not have the money they need to build cleaner energy and deal with extreme weather events. And how the weight of these cuts will be distributed and what actions are expected from individual countries remains unclear.
Next Steps: The Plan The architects hope this agreement demonstrates that more ambitious action is inevitable for governments and businesses, and will allow civil society groups and lawmakers to shift to cleaner energy sources.
Crisis on the border between Poland and Belarus
Thousands of migrants, mostly from the Middle East, have limited food, water or electricity to charge their phones when temperatures drop to dangerous levels. Poland says at least nine people died there. Belarus did not disclose details. Watch the video of the scene.
This crisis was conceived by the country’s leading leader, Alexander Lukashenko. Belarus has relaxed visa regulations. The state airline has stepped up flights from the Middle East to the capital Minsk. Belarusian security forces then brought the new arrivals to the border, and the migrants said they had been given wire cutters to cross the fence.
European leaders have described the move as a cynical tactic to punish the bloc. Currently, the military movement hastened the stalemate with the cold reaction of the Cold War.
Analysis: Our columnists write that Europe has long been paying other countries to keep refugees from their borders. This allows neighboring countries to use immigrants as pawns.
Global Impact: Sulaymaniyah, located in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, has become a busy port of departure. The bazaar is thriving with sales of winter clothing, as travel agents sell about 100 packages a week for their trips to Belarus.
Lastly: Dubai barred Iraqi and Syrian passengers from entering Minsk in hopes of limiting the entry of immigrants.
Severe US shutdown in Syria
When the war against ISIS ended, the military hid the airstrikes that killed dozens of Syrian civilians in 2019.
An American attack plane dropped a £500 bomb on a large number of women and children. A plane chasing the crowd then dropped two 2,000-pound bombs, killing most of the victims. The Times reports details for the first time.
At almost every stage, the military tries to cover up or downplay one of the war’s greatest civilian casualties, the catastrophic attack.
Lawyers have described the bombings as a war crime that may require investigation, but the military has never carried out an independent investigation. An independent Pentagon inspector general opened an investigation, but reports on the results were discontinued and references to the attack removed.
Details: Investigations by the Times have shown that MTF 9, a secret US special unit, called for the bomb attack. The MTF, which is in charge of ground operations in Syria, is so secretive that even its military partners don’t always tell them about their actions.
The famous poet Miner Chen Nianxi is the pioneer of the new Chinese genre “Migrant Worker Literature”. Often the unseen voice of rural workers, he is caught between his old life and his new life.
Learn more about the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan
Who are the Taliban? The Taliban came into a stir in 1994 after Soviet troops withdrew from Afghanistan in 1989. They enforced the rule with brutal public punishments such as flogging, amputation and mass executions. Here we will take a closer look at their origins and their record as rulers.
Who is the leader of the Taliban? These are the supreme leaders of the Taliban, people who have been fleeing for years, hiding, confining and dodging American drones.
Little is known about them or how they plan to rule, whether or not they are lenient as they claim. A spokesman told the Times that the group wanted to forget the past, but there would be some limitations.
See the world through rice
“Before bread, noodles, meat and fish were scarce, we had rice,” wrote Only Yanagihara in T. Rice comes from Asia and Africa, but it’s hard to find a different culture that doesn’t belong. Ingredients such as fried, pureed, roasted, roasted and browned. Due to the troubles of T’s journey in winter, the author explores the world through grain. Some highlights:
Senegal Per capita rice consumption is higher than in most other African countries to revive home-grown varieties.
Mansaf, a plate of lamb and rice, Jordan And a taste of Detroit home on the outskirts of the Arab-American diaspora.
from Mexico Rice originated from the Spanish conquest and became inseparable from colonialism.
And if you brown the bottom of the pot, the rice is Iranian, Vietnamese, Filipino and elsewhere.