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Digging In for Next Decade, U.S. Expands Kabul Security Zone

KABUL, Afghanistan — Soon, American Embassy employees in Kabul will no longer need to take a Chinook helicopter ride to cross the street to a military base less than 100 yards outside the present Green Zone security district. Instead, the boundaries of the Green Zone will be redrawn to include ...

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Iraq Protesters Leave Baghdad Green Zone on Cleric’s Order

BAGHDAD — After a day of sleeping, praying and even swimming in the Green Zone, the government citadel historically off limits to ordinary Iraqis, protesters began leaving Sunday evening on orders from the man who had sent them: Moktada al-Sadr, the influential Shiite cleric. In a statement issued from the ...

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30 years after Chernobyl, camera study reveals wildlife abundance in Chernobyl Exclusion Zone

Thirty years ago, the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in Pripyat, Ukraine, became the site of the world’s largest nuclear accident. While humans are now scarce in the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, continued studies–including a just-published camera study conducted by researchers from the University of Georgia’s Savannah River Ecology Laboratory–validate findings that ...

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Ho Chi Minh City considers massive economic zone to attract FDI

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The Ho Chi Minh City Institute for Development Studies has submitted to the city administration a plan to develop a large economic zone straddling four districts with incentives to boost the city’s growth. The plan, for 2016-2035, envisages a special economic zone of nearly 900 square kilometers (347 square miles) ...

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City plans massive special economic zone

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City plans massive special economic zone HCM CITY  (VNS) — HCM City plans to set up a special economic zone spread over the four districts of 7, Binh Chanh, Nha Be, and Can Gio to develop its maritime economy and logistics industry. The Development Research Institute of HCM City, which ...

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