UAE recognises Israel

In a rather surprising development, the UAE has established full diplomatic relations with Israel, making it the first Gulf Arab country. It would probably be a matter of time before other Arab countries also normalise ties after years of the

UAE launches Arab world’s first nuclear power plant

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has started ‘Barakah’, the first nuclear power plant of the Arab world, just days after the emirates launches its first-ever probe to Mars. The announcement was made by the oil-rich country on Eid-ul-Azha. “UAE

UAE set to make history with launch of Mars probe

DUBAI: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) plans to make history on Wednesday with the scheduled launch of the ‘Hope’ mission, which will make it the first Arab nation to send a probe to Mars. A rocket carrying the unmanned spacecraft

PM Imran Khan will not attend KL Summit, confirms Mahathir

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan will not participate in the upcoming Kuala Lumpur Summit, said a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office of Malaysia. The statement said Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad received a call from Imran Khan yesterday (December

Saudi Arabia becomes first Arab nation to take over G20 presidency

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia became the first Arab nation Sunday to take over the G20 presidency as it seeks to bounce back onto the world stage. The G20 presidency, which Saudi Arabia takes over from Japan, will see it host world

First Arab astronaut on ISS returns to Earth

MOSCOW: A three-man crew including an Emirati who became the first Arab to reach the International Space Station returned to Earth safely on Thursday and were in good shape. Hazzaa al-Mansoori of the United Arab Emirates touched down in the

Arab coalition endorses Benny Gantz as Israeli PM

RAMALLAH: Israel’s major Arab political parties have endorsed former Army chief Benny Gantz as new Prime Minister of Israel.  The mainstream Arab political parties have endorsed Benny Gantz in an attempt to break away the traditional political giant, Benjamin Netanyahu.