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Nirvana Travel participates at How to Rocket exhibition

Abu Dhabi-based Nirvana Travel and Tourism participated and acted as a platinum sponsor at the How to Rocket Event, which held in Dubai last week, to promote the company’s extensive retail and commercial travel services. Ala

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IS rocket expert Khadijah killed in drone strike

Jasim Khadijah, an Islamic State member believed to be responsible for a deadly attack by militants on US troops in northern Iraq, has been killed in a drone strike, a spokesman of the anti-IS coalition said in Baghdad on Sunday.

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N Korea launches long-range rocket ‘carrying satellite’

North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday carrying what it has called a satellite, but its neighbours and Washington denounced the launch as a missile test, conducted in defiance of UN sanctions and just weeks after a nuclear bomb test.

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IS launches rocket attack on Egypt navy vessel

CAIRO Egypt's Islamic State affiliate said on Thursday (July 16) it fired a rocket at an Egyptian naval vessel in the Mediterranean Sea near the coast of Israel and the Gaza Strip. The militant group Sin

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Middle East food demand to soar 50pc

Demand for food in the Middle East is expected to rocket by 50 per cent in the next two decades as a result of booming populations, according to an expert. Global Crop Diversity Trust co-founder and senior adviser Dr Geoffrey Hawt

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Nasa rocket for space station explodes on liftoff

An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff from a commercial launch pad in Virginia on Tuesday, marking the first accident since Nasa turned to private operators to deliver cargo to the International Space Station.

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Russia to launch new heavy-lift space rocket

Russia plans to test launch its new heavy-lift Angara space rocket on December 25, Interfax news agency quoted a source in the space industry as saying on Friday. The Angara is the first new family of space rockets developed by Ru

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Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire

Israel said it launched air strikes across the Gaza Strip on Friday in response to Palestinian rockets fired after Egyptian-mediated talks failed to extend a 72-hour truce in the month-long war. As rocket-warning sirens sounded in

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Virgin plans commercial spaceship service in 2014

A six-passenger spaceship owned by an offshoot of Virgin Group fired its rocket engine in flight for the first time on Monday, a key step toward the start of commercial service in about a year, Virgin owner Richard Branson said. T

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Chemical arms used in Syria allege govt, rebels

  Syria's government and rebels accused each other of firing a rocket loaded with chemical agents outside the northern city of Aleppo on Tuesday, an attack which a cabinet minister said killed 16 people and wounded 86.

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