'Millions at risk' if Ethiopia fills dam unilaterally, Sudan warns

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Sudan warned on Thursday that millions of lives will be at "great risk" if Ethiopia unilaterally fills its Nile mega-dam without reaching a deal with downstream Cairo and Khartoum.

Tensions are high between upstream Ethiopia and the two other countries after recent talks failed to produce a deal on the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. Addis Ababa plans to start filling the dam, located on the Blue Nile, next month.

6th World Green Economy summit opens in Dubai

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To effectively combat climate change, we need to change the way we build cities, regulate land use and stimulate new green agricultural revolution, and produce clean energy, among other concrete measures, world leaders said during the sixth World Green Economy Summit (WGES) in Dubai on Sunday.

The summit derives its agenda from His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai’s forward-thinking directives to balance economic growth with the sustainability of natural and environmental resources. It saw the coming of minds of world leaders, former heads of states, government officials, private sector, entrepreneurs and students to discuss concrete steps to take against climate change.

Rain in Al Ain, humid across the country

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As Dubai and the rest of the country sizzled in the hot and humid afternoon on Tuesday, Al Ain received heavy showers, giving residents some respite from the heat.

The eastern and southern regions have been experiencing wet afternoons over the past two days, according to the National Centre of Meteorology.

Heavy rain was recorded over Al Salamat Farms in Al Ain on Tuesday while Mazyad and Um Ghafah in Al Ain received moderate rain the day before.

Other parts of Al Ain, particularly Khatm Al Shiklah, received heavy rain and Al Shewaib got moderate rain on Monday.

Dubai and Abu Dhabi set for sunshine

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The sunshine is here to stay for Thursday, resulting in climbing temperatures throughout the day - recovering from a rainy evening in Al Ain.

Abu Dhabi and Dubai could reach top temperatures in the mid-forties, while the mountain regions will be cooler at a high of 38°C.

But brief cloudy spells and fresh south and north-easterly winds will give brief respite from the scorching heat.