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UAE firms plan Egypt desert wheat venture

Egypt and two companies from its strong backer UAE have embarked on an ambitious plan to grow wheat in the desert that could boost the Cairo government's credibility if successful. Egypt, the world's biggest wheat importer

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Qatar runs covert desert training camp for Syrian rebels

At a desert base, Gulf state Qatar is covertly training moderate Syrian rebels with US help to fight both President Bashar al-Assad and Islamic State and may include more overtly Islamist insurgent groups, sources close to the matter say.

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UAE desert booms again, but builders face cash crunch

Look at computer models for the Venice-like Arabian Canal proposed for central Dubai, or the plans for the world's biggest shopping mall, and it seems as if the collapse of the UAE real estate market six years ago never happened.

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CIGS solar technology ideal for Mideast says Manz

Germany-based Manz AG, a leading high-tech engineering firm, said its copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin-film solar technology are less sensitive to dust, making the technology ideal for the Middle East’s desert climate.

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CIGS solar technology ideal for Mideast says Manz

Germany-based Manz AG, a leading high-tech engineering firm, said its copper indium gallium diselenide (CIGS) thin-film solar technology are less sensitive to dust, making the technology ideal for the Middle East’s desert climate.

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Investors urge desert land zoning in Bahrain

Bahrain could be losing out on millions of dinars of investments because authorities have still not defined areas of the desert that can be developed. The Southern Municipal Council said it has been contacted by several investors

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Saudi deploys 30,000 soldiers on Iraq border

Saudi Arabia deployed 30,000 soldiers to its border with Iraq after Iraqi soldiers abandoned the area, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television said on Thursday, but Baghdad denied this and said the frontier remained under its full control. Th

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BREAKING NEWS: Saudi deploys 30,000 soldiers on Iraq border

Saudi Arabia has deployed 30,000 soldiers to its border with Iraq after Iraqi soldiers withdrew from the area, the Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported on Thursday. The Dubai-based satellite channel said it had obtained a vi

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Art in desert

Renowned artist and Canadian University of Dubai lecturer Sylvain Tremblay poses after creating a 12m x 10m picture of the late Sheikh Zayed in the Dubai desert out of sand this morning (May 12). “I feel very honoured to have been

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Namshi team wins UAE management challenge

The Desert Gurus, a group of management professionals from Namshi, an online fashion store, has won the UAE’s first Global Management Challenge, a leading strategy and management competition.    The co

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