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The UAE’s ambitious space programme has got a shot in the arm with the launch of the Al Yah 3 satellite. That’s according to the CEO of the Thuraya Telecommunications Company, who says the launch will add to the country’s rich contributions in the field of satellite communications. Ahmed Ali Al Shamsi said Al Yah […]

The recent opening of world’s largest reserve of high-quality desalinated water in Abu Dhabi is a significant milestone toward ensuring sustainable water security in the emirate. That’s according to the Deputy Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, who praised the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity (ADWEA) for undertaking the mega project. His Highness Sheikh Hazza […]

The UAE has launched a campaign to help Syrian refugees in Lebanon stay warm during the winter. The first phase of the campaign has already been launched in the cities of Arsal and Beirut, and will continue across villages and towns across the country. The aid mission seeks to provide refugees with urgent winter relief […]

The UAE has condemned the bomb attack in Afghanistan’s capital city Kabul, rejecting all forms of violence and terrorism. At least 95 people have died and over 150 injured after an ambulance filled with explosives went off near police headquarters and foreign embassies. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation reiterated their call for […]

A rare kind of plant has been saved from extinction in the UAE by two Dubai-based scientists. Mohammed Shahid and NK Rao from the International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) rescued the last Halfa Grass plant from the wild and preserved it in their labs. It has only been recorded in Kalba on the East […]

All CCTV and radar cameras in Dubai will soon be connected to one system. Dubai Police say the project, which will be completed before 2020, will use artificial intelligence to monitor all private and government surveillance cameras in the city. Lieutenant Ali al Shehhi explains. Listen Al Shehhi says A.I. is the way forward when it […]


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