UAE dates: A long, sweet history of togetherness

From tissue culture to drip irrigation, new technologies have played a major role in reviving and expanding date palm cultivation in the UAE, senior officials told Gulf News. Nowadays, large-scale propagation of the date palm in the UAE takes place in ... ( read original story ...)

Most expensive dates in UAE and world

Abu Dhabi: Some dates cost a lot because the process of growing ... Agricultural Research at the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCE) told Gulf News. According to him, Khalas, Barhi, Dabbas, Lulu, Fard, Khenaizi, and Sheesh are the most ... ( read original story ...)

UAE says 4 soldiers killed in Yemen helicopter crash

The UAE's state-run WAM news agency reported the fatalities early Saturday. WAM said the helicopter crashed in Yemen's Shabwa province due to a technical malfunction. Shabwa has seen U.S. airstrikes targeting Yemen's local branch of al-Qaida amid the Saudi ... ( read original story ...)

Sharjah wonder girl Sitara sets another record

Sharjah: Record-setting Sharjah girl Sitara Brooj Akbar now has another feather in her cap, becoming the youngest Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) at the age of 17. The Pakistani teen had stepped into the limelight as an 11-year-old when ... ( read original story ...)

Dubai Customs clears 12m passengers in six months

Dubai: Millions of travellers are benefiting from streamlined customs services at Dubai International Airport, officials said on Wednesday. Newly compiled statistics recorded by Dubai Customs Passenger Operations Department at Dubai International Airport ... ( read original story ...)

UAE, Bahrain airspace ‘not open to Qatar aircraft’

Dubai: The UAE’s General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has denied the news of opening its airspace to Qatar-registered aircraft. The GCAA on Wednesday clarified that it allowed Qatar aircraft to use the airspace located above the international waters ... ( read original story ...)

Arabian Gulf corals have ‘super genes’ to tolerate heat

Abu Dhabi: Research undertaken by scientists at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) will help provide new insight into how coral reefs around the world will be able to cope with climate change, the university announced on Thursday. Rising sea ... ( read original story ...)