Wednesday 28 September 2016

Bahrain plans new lifeline for farmers

A nationwide project to support local farmers and boost Bahrain’s agriculture sector is underway, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication. To read further, please visit GDNonlin


SpaceX outlines plans to colonise Mars

SpaceX is developing a massive rocket and capsule to transport large numbers of people and cargo to Mars with the ultimate goal of colonising the planet, company chief and tech billionaire Elon Musk said on Tuesday. Musk outlined his plans for the Mars rocket, capable of carrying


Shimon Peres, 93, dies in Tel Aviv

Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday aged 93, Israel Radio said. Peres was hospitalised following a stroke two weeks ago and had made some progress before a sudden deterioration in his condition on Tuesday. An offi


Floods, farms fuel jump in methane emissions

A sharp increase in methane, a potent greenhouse gas, in the Earth's atmosphere since 2007 is the result of higher emissions from biological sources such as rice paddies, cattle and swamps rather than fossil fuels, researchers said on Tuesday. Methane traps heat, contributing


DHA, RTA share experiences in legal affairs

Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) and the Department of Legal Affairs at Dubai Health Authority (DHA) recently discussed the best practices in legal affairs. The delegation from the Department of Legal Affairs at RTA was received by the Director of the Department o


UAE plans new laws soon to regulate drones

The United Arab Emirates will finalise laws to more heavily regulate the sale of drones and their operations soon, aiming to minimise risks posed by unmanned aerial vehicles, an official at the aviation regulator said on Monday. Dubai International Airport was closed for more tha


Engineering, production jobs rise in UAE

Demand in sustainable energy and digital infrastructure projects have resulted in a two per cent rise in online recruitment in engineering and production professionals in August, compared to last year, says a report. According to the Monster Employment Index (MEI), engineering an


Libya PM calls for national reconciliation

Libya's prime minister called for a national reconciliation initiative to repair the divisions in a fragmented country reeling from the turbulence that has followed the fall of dictator Muammar Gaddafi. Fayez Seraj also told Reuters in an interview that the battle against Isl


Dubai Wholesale City eyes collaboration with food trade

Dubai Wholesale City has undertaken a series of opinion polls and discussions with food traders, importers and exporters with the aim to join forces in supporting the UAE food security. Headed by Abdulla Belhoul, chief executive officer of Dubai Wholesale City, the survey team co


Oman Air apologises for maps using 'Persian Gulf' label

State carrier Oman Air has apologised for inflight maps that labelled the Gulf - the waterway separating Iran from the Arabian Peninsula - as the "Persian Gulf," in a sign of the strains between Gulf Arab countries and regional rival Iran. The naming of the strategic oi

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