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Airbus nets satellite deal

The $2.5bn contract was awarded by the German army.

Tesla Q2 auto deliveries surge

Deliveries still 4.7 percent down from a year ago.

Apple holds talks with rival Meta

The company to integrate Meta's generative AI into its products.

UBS-Credit Suisse merger completed

The fallen Credit Suisse AG legally ceases to exist.

Amazon to invest $17bn in Spain  

The investment will be made in data centers in Aragon region.

Kuwait City is the Middle East’s most polluted, Baghdad is next

Dubai, UAE - As New Delhi once again topped the list of the world’s most polluted cities, across the Middle...
  • Kuwait City recorded an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 165, surpassing all other Mideast cities
  • New Delhi again topped a real-time list of the world's most polluted cities

Rescue efforts begin as at least 132 die, hundreds injured in Nepal quake

The quake was felt as far away as India's capital New Delhi, nearly 500 km from the epicentre, 42 km...
  • The 5.6-magnitude quake hit the far west of the Himalayan country late Friday and was measured by the US Geological Survey at just 18 kilometres (11 miles) deep
  • Videos and photos posted on social media showed locals digging through rubble in the dark to pull survivors from the wreckage of collapsed homes and buildings

100 killed in fire during wedding at Iraq event hall

At the main hospital in Hamdaniyah -- a predominantly Christian town east of Mosul that is also known as Qaraqosh...
  • In a statement, civil defence authorities reported the presence of prefabricated panels that were "highly flammable and contravened safety standards"
  • Iraqi Prime Minister Mohamed Shia al-Sudani called on the ministers of health and the interior to "mobilise all rescue efforts" to help the victims of the fire

Ailing US explorer rescued after nine days in Turkish cave

The 40-year-old explorer developed stomach problems while examining the depths of the Morca Cave, a remote complex of twisting underground...
  • Dickey fell ill at a depth of 1,120 meters, sparking what organizers said was one of the most complicated underground rescue operations ever mounted
  • An international team of 200 rescuers, fellow explorers and medics began to cautiously pull Dickey to safety after first giving him infusions of blood

Saudi national stopped at Delhi hotel lobby while trying to meet UAE President

New Delhi, India - A Saudi Arabian national attempted to gain access to a five-star hotel in Delhi where UAE...
  • Upon questioning by security officials, the man explained that his motivation for being at the hotel was a heartfelt plea for assistance
  • Details emerged indicating that the Saudi national had checked into a prominent hotel in Aerocity earlier on the same day

Sad day for America, says Trump after court appearance

Former US president Donald Trump pleaded not guilty on Thursday to criminal charges that he conspired to overturn the results...
  • Trump says he was a victim of "persecution of a political opponent" after pleading not guilty.
  • The former president faces four federal charges stemming from Special Counsel Jack Smith's investigation into 2020 election and the Capitol Hill riots.

OceanGate co-founder hits back at James Cameron over Titanic sub

Soehnlein stressed it was too soon to say what happened to the Titan and that it was "tricky to navigate"...
  • Guillermo Soehnlein, who started OceanGate with Rush in 2009 before leaving the company in 2013, denied his late friend was reckless
  • Soehnlein noted that Cameron himself had conducted many submersible descents, including more than 30 to the Titanic site, and to the Earth's deepest point in the Pacific Mariana

Biden demands assault-weapons ban after 8 killed in Texas mall rampage

Responders, distressed witnesses and police described scenes of panic and horror in Allen, where video footage shared online showed the...
  • Joe Biden ordered US flags lowered to half-staff as a mark of respect for the victims and repeated his call for lawmakers to take action against a gun epidemic
  • The gunfire at Allen Premium Outlets, 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of Dallas, erupted Saturday afternoon when it was busy with weekend shoppers, police said

Egypt ex-graft chief freed from prison, charged again: activist

A military court had found Geneina guilty in 2018 of "spreading information to harm the military", after he had said...
  • Ahead of his release, Geneina was transferred to civilian state security prosecution, where he was "charged in a new case and released without bail
  • Geneina was head of Egypt's Central Auditing Organization until he was sacked by President al-Sisi in 2016 for allegedly exaggerating the cost of corruption

UN admits aid failure for Syria as quake toll hits 33,000

Supplies have been slow to arrive in Syria, where years of conflict have ravaged the healthcare system, and parts of...
  • A UN convoy with supplies for northwest Syria arrived via Turkey, but the agency's relief chief Martin Griffiths said much more was needed for millions whose homes were destroyed
  • Bab al-Hawa is the only point for aid to reach people in rebel-held areas of Syria after nearly 12 years of civil war, after other crossings were closed under pressure

Women in Tech Global and UN Women launch “Beyond Ceilings” campaign on women’s empowerment 

The "Beyond Ceilings" campaign urges people to confront and challenge the glass ceiling, and reminds the audience of the vast possibilities that await women once they overcome...

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Women in Tech Global and UN Women launch “Beyond Ceilings” campaign on women’s empowerment 

The "Beyond Ceilings" campaign urges people to confront and challenge the glass ceiling, and reminds the audience of the vast possibilities that await women once they overcome...

Dubai roads, airport reel from floods after record rains

Power outages were reported around Dubai, which was dotted with flooded areas and submerged and abandoned cars. One road tunnel...

Heavy storms soak Gulf as Oman toll rises to 18

Flooding hit many areas of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the UAE capital, and cut off major roads, snarling traffic and...

Number of journalists killed on job in 2023 declines despite Gaza: RSF

In the first 11 months of 2023, 45 journalists were killed carrying out their work, down from 61 last year,...

2 crew members killed as Saudi fighter jet crashes

An investigation into the cause of the recent accident has been initiated, with Maliki informing the Saudi Press Agency (SPA)...

100 killed in fire during wedding at Iraq event hall

At the main hospital in Hamdaniyah -- a predominantly Christian town east of Mosul that is also known as Qaraqosh...

Ailing US explorer rescued after nine days in Turkish cave

The 40-year-old explorer developed stomach problems while examining the depths of the Morca Cave, a remote complex of twisting underground...

Saudi national stopped at Delhi hotel lobby while trying to meet UAE President

New Delhi, India - A Saudi Arabian national attempted to gain access to a five-star hotel in Delhi where UAE...

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OceanGate co-founder hits back at James Cameron over Titanic sub

Soehnlein stressed it was too soon to say what happened to the Titan and that it was "tricky to navigate"...
  • Guillermo Soehnlein, who started OceanGate with Rush in 2009 before leaving the company in 2013, denied his late friend was reckless
  • Soehnlein noted that Cameron himself had conducted many submersible descents, including more than 30 to the Titanic site, and to the Earth's deepest point in the Pacific Mariana

Biden demands assault-weapons ban after 8 killed in Texas mall rampage

Responders, distressed witnesses and police described scenes of panic and horror in Allen, where video footage shared online showed the...
  • Joe Biden ordered US flags lowered to half-staff as a mark of respect for the victims and repeated his call for lawmakers to take action against a gun epidemic
  • The gunfire at Allen Premium Outlets, 35 miles (56 kilometers) north of Dallas, erupted Saturday afternoon when it was busy with weekend shoppers, police said

Egypt ex-graft chief freed from prison, charged again: activist

A military court had found Geneina guilty in 2018 of "spreading information to harm the military", after he had said...
  • Ahead of his release, Geneina was transferred to civilian state security prosecution, where he was "charged in a new case and released without bail
  • Geneina was head of Egypt's Central Auditing Organization until he was sacked by President al-Sisi in 2016 for allegedly exaggerating the cost of corruption