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Solar plane to fly like a homing pigeon

2015-01-21 05:00

A plane with the top speed of a homing pigeon is set to embark on a landmark round-the-world flight using nothing but the sun's energy to power it.

Clean energy risks after oil price fall

2015-01-19 21:42

The fall in oil prices poses a threat to global efforts to boost renewable energy use and lower carbon emissions.

Kim and French take Abu Dhabi

2014-11-26 15:00

Kim Kardashian West partied up a storm in Abu Dhabi with sister Khloe's ex-lover French Montana.

Abu Dhabi firm: Star Wars shoot has begun

2014-05-22 22:00

The United Arab Emirates is finally acknowledging it is standing in for George Lucas' galaxy far, far away.

Trafalgar adds value to stop-over hotspots

2013-11-05 11:50

Dubai or Abu Dhabi's appeal seems to be extending beyond just the stop-over destination, thanks to travel and carrier partners who are upping the value ante.

Abu Dhabi employees in fix

2013-09-08 16:39

Abu Dhabi's state employees who live outside its city limits will no longer be eligible for housing allowance, which accounts for about a third of their salaries.

Renewable energy target in doubt

2013-01-14 17:53

The International Renewable Energy Agency has launched a new global roadmap to double clean energy by 2030 but said the process must be accelerated.

Madonna gig stirs anger in UAE

2012-06-05 11:43

A Madonna concert has stirred up an angry reaction in the United Arab Emirates as the singer was accused of "immorality" and "religious insults" on social networking sites.

SA set for testing final day

2010-11-23 15:29

Abdul Rehman took three wickets and scored his maiden half-century to foil South Africa's attempts to win the second Test.

Girl, 14, jailed for 'consensual sex'

2010-08-11 20:17

A 14-year-old Brazilian girl has been sentenced to prison in Abu Dhabi then deportation for having had "consensual sex" with a school bus driver, local newspapers have said.

 

First round-the-world solar flight to take off

2015-01-20 16:00

A plane powered by the sun will attempt an unprecedented flight around the world, the project's founders say, seeking to prove that flying is possible without using fossil fuel.

Kaymer lives up to hype

2015-01-15 18:00

Martin Kaymer has dazzles in the desert by rolling in 10 birdies for an 8-under 64 in the 1st round of the Abu Dhabi Championship.

Lufthansa to drop services to Abu Dhabi

2014-10-16 13:30

Lufthansa has announced that it will pull the plug on its once-daily flights between Frankfurt and Abu Dhabi due to competition from its Gulf rival Etihad.

Boeing biofuel from desert plants

2014-01-22 22:21

Aerospace giant Boeing and its research partners in the Middle East will start field trials after recording progress in making biofuel from desert plants fed with seawater.

Rihanna slammed by mosque over photo shoot

2013-10-21 15:15

Overseers of Abu Dhabi's Grand Mosque say they asked pop star Rihanna to leave the compound after she posed for photographs considered to be at odds with the "sanctity" of the site.

94 Islamists on trial for UAE plot

2013-03-04 15:01

The trial of 94 Islamists accused of plotting against the United Arab Emirates has began in the absence of rights activists and foreign reporters.

Etihad Airways turns to hens, bees

2012-06-21 21:29

Etihad Airways, battling to distinguish itself from rival Gulf Arab carriers, has bought 200 hens and three beehives as part of the fight to win customers by appealing to their palates.

Pakistan secure series win

2011-11-21 10:08

Shahid Afridi's scintillating all-round display secured Pakistan a series-clinching victory against Sri Lanka in the fourth ODI.

Abu Dhabi scales back green city

2010-10-10 19:26

Plans for an ambitious clean-energy city being built in the desert outside Abu Dhabi are being scaled back.

80 lashes for drink driving

2010-07-27 20:44

An Emirati has been sentenced to 80 lashes, in addition to a fine of $7 084, for drink driving offences, The National daily has reported in its online edition.

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