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Etihad airline bans use of Samsung 'exploding' mobiles

Abu Dhabi - Etihad Airways said Friday it has temporarily banned the use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones on board its flights following reports of explosions from faulty batteries in some handsets.

Baby born mid-air on flight to Philippines

New Delhi - A woman gave birth to a premature but healthy baby girl mid-flight while travelling from the United Arab Emirates to the Philippines, forcing the plane to carry out an emergency landing in India.

Emirates plane in accident on landing in Dubai

Dubai - An Emirates plane with 275 people on board was involved in an accident on landing Wednesday at Dubai airport but all the passengers were evacuated safely, the government said.Footage on social media showed smoke billowing from the aircraft.

Turkish generals serving in Afghanistan held in Dubai after coup

Ankara - Two Turkish generals serving in Afghanistan have been detained in Dubai on suspicion of links to the July 15 failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a Turkish official said Tuesday.

Round-the-world trips that made aviation history

Abu Dhabi - Whether in aircraft or hot-air balloons, with or without stop-offs, and sometimes solo: round-the-world trips by air have produced several records since 1924.

Solar Impulse 2: Flying the flag for solar power

Paris - In its round-the-world tour, the plane Solar Impulse 2 has become a showcase for Sun-powered technology, featuring innovations which could have a bright commercial future.What's new about it?

Solar Impulse 2: A shining global tour

Abu Dhabi - Solar Impulse 2 took off on March 9, 2015 from Abu Dhabi for the first round-the-world flight using only solar energy, a huge bet on current technology.

Solar plane completes epic round-the-world trip

Abu Dhabi - Solar Impulse 2 on Tuesday completed its historic round-the-world journey, becoming the first airplane to circle the globe powered only by the sun to promote renewable energy.

Solar plane nears end of historic round-the-world trip

Abu Dhabi - Solar Impulse 2 was on Monday approaching the end of its epic bid to become the first sun-powered plane to circle the globe without a drop of fuel to promote renewable energy.

Solar Impulse 2 leaves Egypt for final leg of world tour

Cairo - The first solar-powered plane to circle the world took off from Cairo on Sunday for Abu Dhabi, in the final leg of its journey.Swiss pilot Bertrand Piccard was behind the controls of Solar Impulse 2, which can fly for days on only energy from the sun.

Blaze rips through 75-storey Dubai skyscraper

Dubai - Fire ripped through a 75-storey Dubai apartment block on Wednesday, forcing police to evacuate the area in the latest of a series of skyscraper blazes in the Gulf state.

World touring solar plane's final leg to UAE delayed

Cairo - The final leg of an unprecedented world tour by a solar-powered plane was postponed Saturday due to the pilot's health, he said in a message on Twitter.The Solar Impulse 2 had been scheduled to leave Cairo for Abu Dhabi."I'm sick. Stomach upset.

Belgrade demolitions deepen fears over waterfront plans

Belgrade - For 26 years, Vladimir Markovic ran his family transportation business in the heart of Belgrade's Savamala district.Then, two months ago, it was demolished without warning overnight.

Thousands protest massive development in Serbian capital

Belgrade - Thousands protested in the Serbian capital on Saturday, accusing the authorities of theft and violence connected to plans to redevelop a popular area of Belgrade.

Libyan-Canadian Salim Albaradi cleared of all charges in the UAE

Abu Dhabi - Salim Alaradi, a Canadian-Libyan citizen, has been held in jail in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for 642 days. Alaradi was arrested with a number of other business people connected to Libya.

Oil riches help keep alive bedouin poetry

Abu Dhabi - The Middle East's poetry equivalent of "Pop Idol" is helping to keep alive an age-old tradition using bedouin dialect, which is barely understood outside the Arabian Gulf.Apart from the glory, a Kuwaiti student took home five million dirhams ($1.

U.S. sends troops to Yemen, steps up anti-Qaeda strikes

Washington - The Pentagon acknowledged for the first time Friday it has deployed US troops to Yemen since the country's collapse last year to bolster government and Arab coalition forces battling Al-Qaeda.

Palestinian novelist wins top Arab fiction prize

Abu Dhabi - A Palestinian author has won the International Prize for Arab Fiction for the first time for a novel about the Palestinian exodus in 1948 and the Holocaust.

Obama courts Gulf kings keen just to see him go

Az Zahra' - President Barack Obama will make another trip to Riyadh to consult Washington's Gulf allies on the crises in Yemen and Syria this week, but may not receive a royal welcome.

Russia points to pilot error in flydubai Boeing crash

Moscow - Russian aviation investigators said Friday that the pilots of a flydubai jet that crashed and killed 62 last month put the plane into a nose-dive and were unable to pull out of it.

Panama Papers: UAE president leads London property holdings

London - The president of the United Arab Emirates owns London properties worth more than £1.2 billion ($1.7 billion, 1.5 billion euros) through offshore companies revealed in the so-called Panama Papers, The Guardian reported on Wednesday.

UAE jails 11 for life over 'terror plots'

Abu Dhabi - A top court in the United Arab Emirates jailed 11 people for life on Sunday after convicting them of jihadist links and plotting "terrorist" attacks in the Gulf country, state media reported.

'Pull up!': Russian TV airs final words of flydubai jet crash pilots

Moscow - Russian state television has aired the final words of the pilots of the flydubai passenger jet that crashed in Rostov-on-Don last week killing 62 people, suggesting pilot error could be to blame.

Canadian Libyan dual citizen has terrorism charges dropped in UAE

Abu Dhabi - At a court hearing on Monday March 21 in Abu Dhabi UAE, Salim Alaradi, a Canadian-Libyan businessman, unexpectedly had terrorism charges against him replaced with lesser charges.

Russian airport reopens after deadly plane crash

Moscow - The airport in the Russian city of Rostov-on-Don reopened on Monday, two days after a passenger jet crashed there, killing all 62 on board, as investigators continued their probe into the disaster.

Southern Russian city grieves after jet crash kills 62

Rostov-on-don - Tearful residents in the southern Russian city of Rostov-on-Don on Sunday laid flowers and lit candles at the airport where a flydubai passenger jet crashed a day earlier killing all 62 people on board.

Investigators probe Russia plane crash that killed 62

Rostov-on-don - Investigators in southern Russia were on Sunday probing the causes of a flydubai passenger jet crash that killed all 62 people on board, as emergency workers at the site wrapped up the salvage operation.

flydubai downplays possibility terrorism caused Russia crash

Dubai - Budget airline flydubai played down the possibility that terrorism caused the crash of one of its airliners in Russia Saturday, killing all 62 people on board.

Sixty-one killed as flydubai jet crashes in southern Russia

Moscow - All sixty-one people on board a flydubai Boeing 737 were killed when their plane crashed and burst into flames as it was landing in Rostov-on-Don, in Southern Russia, on Saturday morning, officials said.

Palestinian wins $1 million global teaching prize

Dubai - A Palestinian teacher from the West Bank has won a $1 million award for her innovative approach of using play to counter violent behaviour.
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