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Edinburgh set to host ‘Cities of Literature’ Conference

Edinburgh is set to host the UNESCO ‘Cities of Literature’ conference in 2024, marking 20 years since it was named the world’s first City of Literature in 2004 as the…

University of Edinburgh show support for students in Ukraine

After one week since the Russian government began its invasion of Ukraine, there have been significant and growing casualties of soldiers and civilians on both Ukrainian and Russian fronts. The…

COP26: All eyes on Scotland after years of anticipation

In the coming weeks, Glasgow will play host to world leaders as they meet to agree further steps to be taken to combat the climate crisis. The Conference of Parties…

International Women’s Day moved online as expected

Monday 8 March marks International Women’s Day, with this year’s theme being ‘Choose to Challenge’. The day has existed across the world in some form for over a hundred years,…

This Week in History: The foundation of the United Nations 24 October 1945

On 24 October 1945 the United Nations was established, replacing the League of Nations as the central organisation aiming for international cooperation. The League of Nations had declined following failures…

Reviving an oasis

Can Afghanistan and Iran work together to reverse an ecological catastrophe, and re-engineer a dead oasis? The Hamon oasis sits on the Iran-Afghanistan border in the Sistan region, near the…

Commitee of MSPs publish new proposal to address climate change concerns in Scotland

A new proposal to address climate change concerns in Scotland has been released. Roseanna Cunningham, Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Climate Change and Land Reform, has published a draft Climate Change…

Claims of ‘anti-Israel bias’ are unfounded

It may come as little surprise to hear US Secretary of State John Kerry defending the actions of Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, a feature which has become a mainstay in Kerry’s…