Egypt faces acute water shortage, but it’s still building a giant ‘Green River’ in the desert

Egypt faces acute water shortage, but it’s still building a giant ‘Green River’ in the desert

Editor’s Note: A version of this article appears in Wednesday’s edition of CNN’s Meanwhile in the Middle East newsletter, a three-times-a-week look inside the region’s biggest stories. Sign up here. CNN  —  On the easternmost outskirts of Cairo, the Egyptian government is building a giant belt of lakes and parks deep in the desert. Creators … Read more

Americans are exhausted from dealing with inflation. 6 experts offer ideas for helping them cope

Americans are exhausted from dealing with inflation. 6 experts offer ideas for helping them cope

Editor’s Note: This roundup is part of the CNN Opinion series “America’s Future Start Now,” in which people share how they have been affected by the biggest issues facing the nation and experts offer their proposed solutions. The views expressed in these commentaries are the authors’ own. Read more opinion at CNN. Reader Linda Stewart … Read more

‘Life-changing’ Hurricane Ian batters Florida, knocking out power and trapping residents as it continues its damaging crawl through the state

‘Life-changing’ Hurricane Ian batters Florida, knocking out power and trapping residents as it continues its damaging crawl through the state

CNN  —  As Hurricane Ian continues to pummel Florida, trapping residents in their homes and leaving millions without power in what’s already being called a “life-changing event,” authorities are fielding rescue calls from across the state and 911 call centers are being inundated. Ian slammed into southwestern Florida near Cayo Costa Wednesday afternoon as one … Read more

Rapidly strengthening Hurricane Ian begins lashing Cuba, threatening devastating damage ahead of its arrival in Florida

Rapidly strengthening Hurricane Ian begins lashing Cuba, threatening devastating damage ahead of its arrival in Florida

CNN  —  Rapidly intensifying Hurricane Ian became a Category 3 storm as it neared landfall in western Cuba early Tuesday morning while on its trek toward Florida, where residents in some coastal areas are already evacuating. The hurricane, packing maximum sustained winds of 115 mph, is “expected to make landfall over western Cuba soon,” the … Read more

Hurricane Fiona reaches Category 4 as it moves north, leaving disaster-stricken areas on slow road to recovery

Hurricane Fiona reaches Category 4 as it moves north, leaving disaster-stricken areas on slow road to recovery

CNN  —  With Category 4 Hurricane Fiona poised to sideswipe Bermuda later this week, people in the storm’s deadly wake still faced days without basic utilities Wednesday – including much of Puerto Rico, where most were left without power and running water. Only about 380,000 of Puerto Rico’s 1.5 million utility customers had power by … Read more

Hurricane Fiona reaches Category 4 as it moves north, leaving disaster-stricken areas to begin slow road to recovery

Hurricane Fiona reaches Category 4 as it moves north, leaving disaster-stricken areas to begin slow road to recovery

CNN  —  Hurricane Fiona has escalated into a Category 4 storm as it continues its catastrophic path northward on Wednesday, leaving behind disaster-stricken communities in Puerto Rico, Turks and Caicos and the Dominican Republic who must now begin working toward recovery. Fiona’s sustained winds are raging as high as 130 miles per hour with gusts … Read more

Kentucky flooding: More rain to strike already drenched and devastated communities as region remains in search and rescue mode after fatal flooding

Kentucky flooding: More rain to strike already drenched and devastated communities as region remains in search and rescue mode after fatal flooding

CNN  —  More rainfall threatens eastern Kentucky on Sunday, including some areas hardest-hit by the deadly flooding which has claimed the lives of at least 26 people and left rescuers scouring the region for those who remain missing. “The forecast is concerning, and we’re watching it very closely, obviously. We also are sending out warnings … Read more

Ukraine Fast Facts | CNN

Ukraine Fast Facts | CNN

CNN  —  Here’s a look at Ukraine, the second-largest European country in area after Russia. It borders Moldova, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Belarus, Russia and the Black Sea in Eastern Europe. (from the CIA World Factbook) Area: 603,550 sq km (slightly smaller than Texas) Population: 43,528,136 (June 2022 est.) Median age: 41.2 years old Capital: … Read more

Iran’s Nuclear Capabilities Fast Facts

Iran’s Nuclear Capabilities Fast Facts

CNN  —  Here’s a look at Iran’s nuclear capabilities. Since 2003, worldwide concern over Iran’s nuclear program has increased as Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) spar over investigation and details of Iran’s program. Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei has repeatedly denied Iran is building a bomb and says weapons of mass destruction … Read more