Desert countries are frequently victims of their elevation. They tend to be mostly flat, making it tough for air to climb upwards and form rain clouds. The United Arab Emirates thinks there's a direct solution to this, however: make your own mountain. Show More Summary
The United Arab Emirates is no stranger to building very large, very ambitious, very expensive structures, but newly unveiled plans to build a giant artificial mountain sound extravagant even for the home of the Burj Khalifa. The sole reason for creating a fake mountain? To encourage rainfall...
If you have more money than water, why NOT build yourself a nice mountain?
A Colorado scientist says he's researching whether building a giant artificial mountain can combat drought.
The United Arab Emirates is certainly no stranger to ambitious mega-projects. Just take a look at the towering Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, or the Palm Jumeirah, the artificial archipelago in the shape of a palm tree that juts out into the sea near Dubai. Even by the UAE’s standards, however, building a mountain would […]
Disappointed by the state of the U.S. job market? Well, take heart. A handful of countries, such as the United Arab Emirates, Qatar or Bahrain, are home to more "good" jobs, but, according to a major new Gallup survey of nearly a half-million adults around the world, the United States job market has a larger share of "great" jobs than all but […]
Female weightlifter Amna Al Haddad appears in the latest online documentary for Nike Training's "Inner Strength" series. The young athlete hails from the United Arab Emirates and hopes to qualify for Rio 2016. The black-and-white video depicts Al Haddad working out, hijab in place and Nike gear on point (all of which you can buy here). Show More Summary
It's emerged that leading human rights defender Naser Bin Ghaith, who was disappeared into the United Arab Emirates' secret detention complex last August, was hauled before an Abu Dhabi court earlier this month. Bin Ghaith is an economist and legal scholar who has worked as a lecturer at the prestigious Sorbonne University. Show More Summary
The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen announced Sunday that it had killed more than 800 Al-Qaeda militants in a single offensive. Fighters from the Yemeni army, as well as Saudi and United Arab Emirates special forces, launched an attack on the group’s main base in the southeastern port city of Mukalla. Show More Summary
The Solar Impulse-2 finished the most challenging leg of its around-the-world trip, which started in March 2015 in the United Arab Emirates, in an attempt to draw attention to clean-energy technology. Continue reading ? The post Solar plane completes dangerous 3-day flight over the Pacific Ocean appeared first on PBS NewsHour.
Israel and the United Arab Emirates claim that Islamic Relief Worldwide has ties to Hamas, a terrorist organization. Now, the Obama administration approved federal grants to be paid out to this charity.
Originally published on Sustainnovate. The top Chinese electric vehicle firm BYD has signed a new “preferred partner” agreement with the United Arab Emirate’s state-firm Masdar, according to recent reports. The agreement will see BYD...Show More Summary
The United Arab Emirates values hospitality and welcomes visitors with luxurious beaches, awe-inspiring architecture, flavorsome dishes, and rewarding historical sites. Dubai, the most sophisticated and progressive state of the UAE,Show More Summary
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) appears to be constructing a new port next to Assab International Airport in Eritrea, which could become its first permanent military base in a foreign country.Satellite imagery shows rapid progress has been made since work began sometime after September 2015. Show More Summary
Families of American people imprisoned in US-allied Egypt and United Arab Emirates seek to press on the government to fight for their release or at least better medical treatment.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is considering a request from the United Arab Emirates for military support to assist a new offensive in Yemen against al Qaeda's most dangerous affiliate, U.S. officials tell Reuters.
An unidentified American woman is apparently begging officials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to let her out of jail. The 25-year-old has been jailed for seven weeks, and has asked to pay a fine for her alleged crime so she can finally be released and go home, according to the UAE’s English-speaking newspaper The... Show More Summary
The United States and the United Arab Emirates Space Agency (UAESA) have signed a deal to share information about their orbiting space satellites, the US Strategic Command (STRATCOM) announced in a press release.
A woman has been in prison for two months in Abu Dhabi for allegedly insulting the government. According to an article in The National, which is a government-owned English language daily newspaper published in Abu Dhabi, an American woman has been in prison since February 23 for allegedly insulting the United Arab Emirates while waiting... Show More Summary
A 25-year-old American woman was in court in the United Arab Emirates on Monday facing charges of “insulting” the country in public. The woman reportedly was placed under arrest back on Feb. 23 and has been jailed in UAE since … More » The post American Woman Jailed for “Insulting” United Arab Emirates appeared first on EveryJoe.