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Tarek Fahmy

UAE farms see boom not gloom in coronavirus lockdowns

Apr 20 2020

DUBAI As coronavirus lockdowns crush businesses around the world, high-tech farming projects in the United Arab Emirates are eyeing large growth as authorities plough funds into agritech projects.

UAE farms see boom not gloom in coronavirus lockdowns

Apr 20 2020

DUBAI, April 20 As coronavirus lockdowns crush businesses around the world, high-tech farming projects in the United Arab Emirates are eyeing large growth as authorities plough funds into agritech projects.

Pregnant American reunited with husband after UAE coronavirus quarantine

Apr 13 2020

ABU DHABI Hannah O'Reilly, who is six months pregnant, has been reunited with her husband in the United Arab Emirates after first getting stranded in the United States by the coronavirus outbreak and then having to spend 11 days in quarantine in a UAE hotel.

Music by numbers? Robot conducts human orchestra

Feb 05 2020

SHARJAH, UAE The conductor on the podium has no baton, no tailcoat and no musical score, but Android Alter 3 is kicking up a storm as it guides a symphony orchestra's players through their paces. | Video

Burning trash and factories belching smoke choke Iraqis

Jun 06 2019

BAGHDAD As if life was not bad enough for Adnan Kadhim - he lives in a slum where municipal authorities dump Baghdad's rubbish - now someone is setting the waste on fire, making his children sick. | Video

Mixed-faith marriage as a way of life in Dubai

Jan 31 2019

DUBAI For Ali Al Sayed and Mina Liccione, religious tolerance is more than just an aspiration. It's a way of life.

Dubai tests autonomous pods in drive for smart city

Mar 02 2018

DUBAI Dubai has begun testing autonomous pods in a trial run the Gulf's trade and tourism hub hopes will help its transformation into one of the smartest cities in the world. | Video

Saudi-owned TV drama fights Islamic State propaganda

Jun 01 2017

DUBAI, June 1 A Saudi-owned television channel has launched a drama series portraying the brutality of life under the Islamic State to counter sleek propaganda from the jihadist group which has won it recruits worldwide.

Get your own facts, ignore media, Palestinian artist Halaby tells successors

Mar 14 2017

Palestinian painter Samia Halaby has blunt advice for aspiring Arab artists – get your inspiration first-hand, whether from ordinary people or historical documents, avoiding the "lies" of the media.

Egypt police fire teargas to clear Tahrir Square

Nov 19 2013

CAIRO Egyptian police fired teargas to drive protesters out of Cairo's Tahrir Square on Tuesday, breaking up a demonstration commemorating 42 protesters killed two years ago while opposing the government that took power after Hosni Mubarak's downfall.

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