Abdu Ibrahim Mohammed was 15 years old when he began trekking with caravans of camels to collect salt in a sun-blasted desert basin of north Ethiopia that is one of the hottest places on earth.
Now 51 and retired, he has passed his camels to his son to pursue this centuries-old t
Enhanced oil recovery (EOR) techniques could boost US domestic oil production by 4 million barrels per day for 50 years, while storing all the emissions from 93 large coal-fired power plants, at a price of just $85 per barrel, according to an est
Applying painless but targeted electrical stimulation to parts of the brain that play a role in number manipulation may in future be a way to help people who struggle with maths, scientists said.
People are living longer than ever and "dramatic" gains in life expectancy show no sign of slowing down, according to the annual world health statistics report launched by the World Health Organization.
"The global life expectancy has increased from 64 years in 199
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Turkey is finally standing on its own two feet. That's the message Ankara is sending to international investors with the payment this week of its last loan instalment to the Internat
A new era has arrived in immigration. Many countries - the US, the UK, France, Germany, the Netherlands - have for decades taken in poor immigrants with the express intention that they would do work that native citizens had become reluctant to do
Residents of Dubai show a significant appetite for contactless technologies not only with their banking cards, but also directly from their mobile phones using Near-Field-Communication (NFC) technology, a report said.
This enthusiasm extends beyond the replacement of cash and enc
A flood of data this week will paint a mixed picture of the global economy, with belt-tightening continuing to dampen activity in the euro zone, but accommodative policies helping to stimulate growth in Japan.
Reports from the US are expected to show some slowdown in momentum ear
With 2013 forecasted to be a year of optimism and opportunity for construction in the Middle East, all eyes are back on governments in the region and how they propose to manage their spending, according to a report.
In a region where there is an acute deficit in terms of infrastructure
The property market bust – that occurred in 2009-10 – in most of the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region exposed deep structural problems in the sector. Today, if the leading real estate developers are to recover and deliver sustainable risk-adjusted returns to shareholders,