Tuesday 25 June 2019

One killed in Houthi attack on Abha airport

Several countries have condemned the terrorist attack that targeted Abha International Airport in Saudi Arabia by Iran-backed Houthi militias, resulting in the death of one person and injuries to seven civilians.   The person killed has been identified as a Syri


Saudi Arabia starts Premium Residency scheme

Saudi Arabia's Premium Residency Center has started receiving applications for obtaining the Saudi Premium Residency through the electronic platform "Saprc" (saprc.gov.sa), said a report.   The centre is looking forward to serve residents through t


UAE raises women’s representation in FNC to 50pc

UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued the Presidential Resolution No. (1) of 2019 towards raising women’s representation in the Federal National Council (FNC) to 50 per cent with effect from the upcoming legislative cycle. Issued in the run-up to the f


$544m Dubai-Al Ain Road revamp gets green signal

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the Dubai-Al Ain Road improvement project at a cost of Dh2 billion ($544 million). The project will enhance the road’s link with several highways, such as Sh


Dubai hosts new safety campaign for abra drivers

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently conducted a safety awareness workshop for abra drivers in the city.   Titled ‘Safety campaign for Abra Drivers,’ the event held at Ramee cruise witnessed a huge turnout of abra drivers, who took part in a


Four teams enter first electric aircraft race

The field for the world’s first ever electric aircraft air race is already halfway there with four teams having entered the inaugural Air Race E event to be held next year, said Airbus, the official founding partner of the series. Teams from the Netherlands, USA and the UK


UAE’s law enforcement gets facial recognition smart glasses

Law enforcement and security operations in the UAE have just received a tech upgrade. Dubai-based software developer and solutions provider NNTC has partnered with American firm Vuzix to supply security personnel in the UAE with the world's first, fully autonomous AI-powered


DMCC to host major pulse industry event in 2020

Dubai Multi Commodity Centre (DMCC), the world’s leading free zone and Dubai Government Authority for commodities trade and enterprise, will host the GPC Convention 2020, the global pulse industry’s premier event in Dubai, UAE in 2020. The event is scheduled to take p


100 days left for the UAE to arrive at ISS

Approximately 100 days are left for the Soyuz MS-15 to arrive at the International Space Station (ISS). Meanwhile, Emirati astronauts Hazzaa Al Mansoori and Sultan Al Neyadi are undergoing a series of quality training on various aspects of the mission to ISS, along with the prime and backup fli


Egypt's former president Morsi dies in court

Egypt's former president Mohammed Morsi, who was ousted by the army in 2013, has died after fainting in a courtroom, said media reports citing state TV. Morsi, a former top figure in the now-banned Islamist movement Muslim Brotherhood, was at a session over accusations of esp

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