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The snowboard-making giant based in the desert

December 28, 2020

Dubai is not a place you'd think of as a hotbed for winter sports innovation, but SWS is one of the world's biggest snowboard manufacturers.

12 climbers killed after blizzards trigger avalanche in Iran

December 27, 2020

The bodies of 12 mountain climbers have been recovered following an avalanche caused by blizzards north of the Iranian capital, Tehran, according to a Red Crescent official and Iran's state-run Iran News Agency (IRNA).

Survivors of Blackwater massacre in Iraq slam Trump's pardons for US guards behind killing

December 23, 2020

An Iraqi man who survived an infamous massacre of unarmed civilians by American security guards in Baghdad has condemned President Donald Trump's decision to pardon the men as "unjust."

Rockets fired at Baghdad Green Zone in 'terrorist act,' Iraq says

December 20, 2020

A rocket attack on Baghdad's diplomatic Green Zone Sunday night was "a terrorist act" that undermines Iraq's international reputation, the country's president says.

An Israeli cowboy hopes cattle-herding drones will modernize the livestock industry

December 18, 2020

Noam Azran and his company BeeFree Agro hope to modernize the livestock industry by using autonomous drone technology.

Autonomous robots, flying vehicles and virtual reality at Dubai's GITEX

December 17, 2020

Visitors from around the world flocked to Dubai for its annual GITEX technology summit, where everything from autonomous robots to flying vehicles, and virtual reality to AI and 5G were on display.

Singapore oil tanker hit by explosion caused by 'external source' off Saudi Arabia

December 14, 2020

A Singapore-flagged oil tanker was hit by "an external source" while discharging at the port of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia Monday, owner and operator Hafnia said in a statement.

Lebanon's prime minister charged over deadly Beirut blast

December 10, 2020

A Lebanese judge has charged caretaker Prime Minister Hassan Diab and three ex-ministers with criminal neglect over the huge explosion at Beirut's port that killed more than 200 people this summer.

In an Iranian intensive care unit, doctors grapple with Covid-19 and US sanctions

December 10, 2020

In an overloaded intensive care unit in Iran, healthcare workers must contend with decaying medical equipment, but also supply shortages they blame on US sanctions.

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