Is the US-Saudi Arabia relationship falling apart? | Inside Story

Former Saudi intelligence agent Saad Al Jabri is suing the Saudi Crown Prince in the US, alleging Mohammed Bin Salman sent the ‘hit squad’ that murdered Jamal Khashoggi to kill him in Canada. In a rare rebuke, the State Department praised Jabri and demanded answers about the safety of his children. Will President Donald Trump, … Read more Is the US-Saudi Arabia relationship falling apart? | Inside Story

Ambulances Arrive at Air India Plane Crash

At least 16 people are dead after an Air India Express plane carrying 190 passengers and crew skidded off the runway and broke apart while attempting to land in southern India. The Boeing Co. 737 operating as Flight 1344 from Dubai came to rest in a valley near a hilltop airport in Kozhikode, India. The … Read more Ambulances Arrive at Air India Plane Crash

Will Saudis in exile suffer the same fate as Jamal Khashoggi? | Inside Story

A man with close ties to the Saudi royal family falls out with the Crown Prince, goes into exile, and is targeted with assassination. It sounds like what happened to journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But this is the story of Saad Al Jabri. The former Saudi intelligence official is suing Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman for … Read more Will Saudis in exile suffer the same fate as Jamal Khashoggi? | Inside Story

BR Shetty and the Missing Millions | Al Jazeera World

This is a story of a financial scandal, of fortunes won and lost and political collusion in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that goes right to the heart of Emirati business and politics. At the centre of it is a self-made Indian billionaire – Dr BR Shetty. As founder of New Medical Centre Health (NMC), … Read more BR Shetty and the Missing Millions | Al Jazeera World

6th Anniversary of the genocidal campaign against the Yazidi Minority (3 August 2020)

Join LIVE United Nations officials, government representatives and Yazidi advocates including @NadiaMuradBasee and Barrister Amal Clooney in commemorating the 6th anniversary of the Yazidi Genocide. Restoring the Yazidi Community in Iraq in the Aftermath of the Genocidal Campaign. On August 3rd 2014, the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) began a genocidal campaign against the Yazidi ethno-religious … Read more 6th Anniversary of the genocidal campaign against the Yazidi Minority (3 August 2020)

‘Historic milestone’ | UAE successfully starts its first nuclear reactor

The United Arab Emirates has become the first nation in the Arab world to produce nuclear energy, the nuclear reactor ultimately will generate electricity and will be connected to the country’s power grid. The $20 billion Barakah nuclear power plant was built in Abu Dhabi by the Emirates with the help of South Korea. Plant’s … Read more ‘Historic milestone’ | UAE successfully starts its first nuclear reactor

Why are so many rockets blasting off to Mars? | ABC News

In July rockets from the US, China and the United Arab Emirates lifted off from Earth, heading to the Red Planet. But why the sudden flurry of rovers and satellites? Jeremy Fernandez explains. Read more here: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-07-30/nasa-launches-mars-rover-perseverance-space/12509912 For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 … Read more Why are so many rockets blasting off to Mars? | ABC News

Analysis: NASA mission to Mars set to blast off

The United States is set to blast off a Mars rover Thursday, with the aim of testing equipment for future missions and finding evidence of ancient Martian life. FRANCE 24’s international affairs editor Armen Georgian says the launch pits the US against China and the United Arab Emirates, which sent off their own Mars rovers … Read more Analysis: NASA mission to Mars set to blast off

Mars 2020: NASA to Launch Perseverance Rover in Search for Ancient Life

With eight successful Mars landings, NASA is upping the ante with its newest rover. Perseverance – set for liftoff this week – is NASA’s biggest and brainiest Martian rover yet. It sports the latest landing tech, plus the most cameras and microphones ever assembled to capture the sights and sounds of Mars. This summer’s third … Read more Mars 2020: NASA to Launch Perseverance Rover in Search for Ancient Life

Live: How is China’s first Mars mission different from the UAE’s? 探访阿联酋希望号火星探测器地面控制中心

This summer, Mars missions are lining up to blast off. After the United Arab Emirates launched its first Mars orbiter on July 20 at Tanegashima Space Center in southwest Japan, China’s first Mars probe #Tianwen1 started its expedition on July 23. CGTN takes you to the space center in Dubai and learn more about the … Read more Live: How is China’s first Mars mission different from the UAE’s? 探访阿联酋希望号火星探测器地面控制中心

2020 Launch Nears for NASA’s ‘Sophisticated’ Mars Perseverance Rover

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine outlined goals for the next Mars rover mission during a Monday briefing for the planned July 30 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. NASA is upping the ante with its newest rover headed to Mars. Set to rocket away this week from Florida, the spacecraft named Perseverance is NASA’s brawniest … Read more 2020 Launch Nears for NASA’s ‘Sophisticated’ Mars Perseverance Rover

Mars 2020 Rover: NASA Outlines Goals for Next Mission Ahead of July 30 Launch

(July 27) NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine outlined goals for the next Mars rover mission during a Monday briefing for the planned July 30 launch from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. NASA is upping the ante with its newest rover headed to Mars. Set to rocket away this week from Florida, the spacecraft named Perseverance is … Read more Mars 2020 Rover: NASA Outlines Goals for Next Mission Ahead of July 30 Launch

US envoy in Qatar: Gulf dispute ‘gone on too long’

The US envoy to Iran says the blockade of Qatar has gone on for too long. Brian Hook says the Gulf dispute is damaging stability, prosperity and security, as well as harming shared regional interests. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt cut ties with Qatar more than three years ago. Qatar denies … Read more US envoy in Qatar: Gulf dispute ‘gone on too long’

What’s the future of human habitation or even resettlement on Mars?

China has successfully launched its first Mars exploration mission, “Tianwen-1.” Tianwen translates to “Questions to Heaven,” and comes as the United States and the United Arab Emirates are also sending missions to the Red Planet. Mars is sometimes seen as the Earth’s sister planet, and some believe it can be turned into a second habitat … Read more What’s the future of human habitation or even resettlement on Mars?

The significance of Tianwen’s launch

China has successfully launched its first Mars exploration mission, “Tianwen-1.” Tianwen translates as ‘Questions to the Heaven’ and comes at a time when the United States and the United Arab Emirates are also sending missions to the Red Planet. So, what are the objectives of Tianwen? What’s the significance of the mission, and its challenging … Read more The significance of Tianwen’s launch