Tuesday 26 July 2016

Solar Impulse 2 lands in Abu Dhabi

Solar Impulse 2 returned safely to Abu Dhabi this morning, successfully completing its historic round-the-world flight without using a drop of fuel. The first aircraft to circumnavigate the globe using only solar power, Solar Impulse 2 touched down at 04:05 to a rapturous recepti


Turkey detains 42 journalists in crackdown

Turkey ordered the detention of 42 journalists on Monday, broadcaster NTV reported, under a crackdown following a failed coup that has targeted more than 60,000 people and drawn fire from the European Union. The arrests or suspensions of soldiers, police, judges and civil servant


Stranded in UAE, duped Indian workers call for help

Indians workers stranded in the UAE with expired work permits, no pay and limited food, water and sanitation have appealed to the Indian government for immediate repatriation and financial assistance. "Please help us reunite with our families," a migrant said in a video


Turkey ruling, opposition parties rally together

Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkey's ruling and main opposition parties, usually bitter foes, rallied together on Sunday in support of democracy following a failed military coup as President Tayyip Erdogan tightens his grip on the country. Demonstrators held a cross-pa


Dubai accelarators initiative to draw innovators

Dubai has launched an major initiative designed to support entrepreneurs and innovators to turn their ideas into successful companies. Dubai Future Accelerators, launched by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and chairman of Dubai Executive


Erdogan pledges army overhaul in shakeup

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan pledged to overhaul the army in response to last week's failed coup, a sign that a newly imposed state of emergency would be used to press on with a purge that has alarmed the West. In a sign of Turkey's dismissal of outside criticism over


US warns of potential threat to citizens in Jeddah

The US Embassy in Saudi Arabia said on Thursday it had received reports of a "potential, imminent threat" against US citizens in areas of the city of Jeddah frequented by Westerners. The notice on the embassy's website provided no other details. "


Erdogan declares three-month state of emergency

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan declared a state of emergency on Wednesday as he widened a crackdown against thousands of members of the security forces, judiciary, civil service and academia after a failed military coup. Erdogan said the state of emergency, which would last thr


Blaze hits Dubai skyscraper, no injuries reported

Firefighters put out a fire that broke out at a 75-storey residential tower in Dubai on Wednesday, the fifth blaze in a skyscraper in the oil-rich UAE in recent years. The fire was completely put out three hours after it started with no injuries reported, the Dubai Media Office s


Yas Mall to host India Independence Day events

Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi, UAE, will host an array of traditional performances and cultural activities for visitors and tourists to mark Indian Independence Day celebrations next month. The events will be held in alignment with Abu Dhabi’s Summer Season activities and will take

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