Friday, March 31, 2017

Two hurt in truck crash

Two men were injured in a head-on collision involving two trucks off the Dubai-Al Ain Road on Thursday morning. Officials at Dubai Police say the incident happened on a road leading to a landfill area. The drivers were trapped in their vehicles, with one of them left seriously hurt. They ...

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Experts discuss heritage preservation in Abu Dhabi

Experts and officials are discussing ways to preserve cultural heritage sites at a summit in Abu Dhabi. Interpol says conflicts across the MENA region have led to the destruction of important archeological locations and objects. Figures indicate that there are at least 2,800 stolen artifacts from Iraq, more than 1,100 ...

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Avian influenza threat triggers poultry ban in UAE

A break out of the avian influenza has triggered the recent ban on poultry imports into the UAE from the US and Malaysia. That’s according to the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCaE), which based the move on information received from the World Organization for Animal Health. The ministry ...

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IRENA report: 2016 a record year for renewables

The world generated a total of 2,006 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy by the end of 2016, making it a record year for the sector. A report by Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) says capacity jumped by 8.7% or 161 GW last year. The ‘Renewable Energy Capacity Statistics ...

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Emirates A380 involved in Singapore wing clip incident

There have been no injuries reported after the wings of an Emirates Airbus A380 came into contact with another plane’s wing at Singapore Changi International airport. The Scoot Boeing 787-9 was taxiing before take-off when its left wing hit the A380 which was on pushback ahead of a flight to ...

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