The move, which is intended to help achieve Europe's climate objectives, has also been defined as a "necessity" in the face of competition from China and the United States.
The country is suffering its worst economic crisis, with foreign exchange reserves at a record low and people struggling to pay for essential imports of food, medicine and fuel.
Two members of parliament are under criminal investigation as officials said there is "direct evidence" against them for inciting violence at a peaceful anti-government protest.
Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe says the island nation needs to secure $75 million in foreign exchange in the next few days to pay for essential imports.
As Washington withdraws from the region, Beijing expands its influence.
Uganda's government has announced it is suspending mandatory Covid-19 testing at the border with Kenya to battle a fuel crisis that has led to panic-buying and skyrocketing petrol prices.
Maintaining the tenuous peace in the multi-ethnic city of Kirkuk will require a nuanced approach as part of a wider strategy to counter Daesh.
Despite Saudi promises to mitigate climate change, the Kingdom thwarts international efforts at collaboration.
Britain will deploy almost 200 military tanker personnel, 100 of whom are drivers, from Monday to assist with fuel deliveries to gas stations and help address a shortage of heavy goods vehicle drivers, the government says.
Government will allow up to 5,000 foreign drivers into the country on short-term visas, a measure that logistics companies and retailers have demanded for months but experts estimate a shortfall of around 100,000 heavy goods vehicle drivers.
Nine member countries have written to the European Commission, saying the current CO2 standards need a "significant strengthening", and the EU must also bolster charging and refuelling infrastructure for zero-emission vehicles.
A policeman was killed in the western city of Kermanhshah in a clash with armed "rioters", the second confirmed death since protests erupted across Iran.
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