Thursday 20 June 2019

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


Saudi cybersecurity market is reach $5.5bn by 2023

Saudi Arabia's cybersecurity market is expected to grow to $5.5 billion by 2023, according to a report titled - MEA Cybersecurity Market forecast to 2023. This year alone will witness the rise of the cybersecurity market value to $3 billion as more investments are being made


SAMI to showcase military might at Paris Air Show

Saudi Arabia Military Industries (SAMI) will showcase its portfolio of military products and services in the upcoming international Paris Air Show, the world’s premier and largest event dedicated to the aviation and space industry. The 53rd edition of the event takes place


Bahrain to ban plastic bags in July

Bahrain’s Supreme Council for Environment (SCE) said that the kingdom will start phasing out the use of plastic products in July, Bahrain News Agency (BNA) reported on Wednesday. Dr Mohammed Mubarak Bin Daina, chief executive of the SCE, explained that Ministerial


UAE Cabinet agrees National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031

The UAE Cabinet has adopted the National Strategy for Wellbeing 2031, which aims to make the UAE a world leader in quality of life through a number of strategic objectives and initiatives. Chaired by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler


17 killed in bus crash in Dubai

Seventeen people were killed in a horrific bus crash in Al Rashidiya, Dubai, yesterday (June 6).   Twelve of the killed were Indians, said a Khaleej Times report. Two Pakistani nationals, one Omani and an Irish national are also said to be among those killed.&nb

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