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Russia to build two nuclear plants in Iran

Source : World Bulletin / 03 Sep 2014

Russia will build two new nuclear power plants in Iran, says the head of Iran's nuclear energy institution.

Semi-official Fars News Agency on Saturday quoted Ali Akbar Salehi, the chairman of Iran Atomic Energy Organization (AEOI), as saying that Moscow and Tehran would soon sign a deal for the construction of the new nuclear plants in southern coastal province, Bushehr.

 

Saudi female scientist to speak at world science conference

Source : Arab news / 21 Aug 2014

A leading Swiss scientific foundation has chosen a female Saudi Shoura Council member to speak alongside international personalities at a conference highlighting the role of science in finding solutions to contemporary global problems.

 

1,500 villages under water in North India

Source : Gulf-Times / 19 Aug 2014 

Floods triggered by heavy rains in the Himalayas have inundated nearly 1,500 villages in northern India, killing at least 28 people and leaving thousands homeless, officials said yesterday.

 

Dust storm blankets UAE

Source : Gulf news / 18 Aug 2014

Drivers were advised to take extra care on Sunday as a major dust storm shrouded the landscape in a veil of white sand reducing visibility across the country.

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) asked motorists to slow down and warned seafarers of rough waters in the Arabian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.

 

1,000-year-old Islamic burial ground found in Spain

Source : The Local / 14 Aug 2014

It has only taken two weeks but already excavations at a archaeological site in the Spanish town of Alcázar de San Juan have turned up some exciting finds.

Researchers from the University of Castilla-La Mancha University say they have already unearthed fragments of household goods from the bronze age as well as a Roman inscription and traces of Celtiberian settlements.

 

Improved food systems could feed 3 billion more people - study

Source : Trust.org / 18 Jul 2014

Targeted efforts to make food systems more efficient in key parts of the world could meet the basic calorie needs of 3 billion extra people and reduce the environmental footprint of agriculture without using additional land and water, researchers said on Thursday.

 

UAE makes plans to send unmanned probe to Mars by 2021

Source : The National / 17 Jul 2014

The UAE plans to set up a space agency and send the Arab world’s first mission to Mars – headed by Emiratis – by 2021.

“The UAE Mars probe represents the Islamic world’s entry into the era of space exploration,” said Sheikh Khalifa, the President.

 

Five new parks to be opened in Madinah

Source : Arab News / 05 Jul 2014

The Madinah Secretariat has completed construction works on five new parks in different districts of the city covering a total area exceeding 75,000 square meters.

Khalid bin Abdilqadir Tahir, secretary of the Madinah region, said that the five parks are expected to be opened to the public in the second week of Ramadan.

 

Study: Plastic debris widespread on ocean surface

Source : News Daily / 01 Jul 2014

Plastic junk is floating widely on the world's oceans, but there's less of it than expected, a study says.

Such ocean pollution has drawn attention in recent years because of its potential harm to fish and other wildlife.

 

50 degrees heat during 15 hours fasting in Pakistan

Source : OnIslam / 30 Jun 2014

Expecting temperatures to hit fifty degrees, Pakistanis are bracing for a "scorching" Ramadan as many parts of the country will be in grip of blistering heatwave in July, the hottest month in Pakistan.

 
 

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