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Oman desert used for Mars mission spacesuit tests

Related Articles DUBAI: Oman’s desert town of Marmul will be used to test the first spacesuit to be used on a manned mission to Mars, Omani daily the Times of Oman reported. The Austrian Space Forum is testing a prototype ...

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Iraqi forces attack Daesh remnants in desert region

Related Articles TUZ KHURMATU, Iraq: Iraqi forces backed by the US-led coalition began a major operation Wednesday against Daesh group jihadists hiding out in a northeastern desert region, the military said.The army, rapid intervention forces and paramilitaries, in coordination with ...

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Video: World's largest water reservoir unveiled in the desert

Wed 17 Jan 2018 10:53 AM On Monday, the United Arab Emirates unveiled the world’s largest desalinated water reserve in the middle of the Liwa desert. It holds 5.6 billion gallons of water and cost $ 435 million to build. ...

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Dubai ruler launches first unfenced desert conservation reserve

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, has launched the Marmoom Reserve project, the first unfenced desert conservation reserve in the country. The reserve spans 10 percent of the emirate of ...

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Egypt revives dream of new desert capital

CAIRO: In Egypt’s eastern desert, roads are being carved across vast expanses of sand where the government is building a new administrative capital, a long-cherished project that has failed in the past.The city will be complete with luxury hotels, upscale ...

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Jordan says planned city in the desert will not be ‘new Amman’

Related Articles MADOUNEH, Jordan: A shiny new city is to arise from Jordan’s desert over the next three decades, potentially rivaling the kingdom’s capital of Amman, a rapidly growing and increasingly unwieldy metropolis of 4 million people.Announcing plans for what ...

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Migrating birds winter in Israel as climate change makes desert too dangerous

AGAMON HULA: Climate change is turning Israel into a permanent wintering ground for some of the 500 million migrating birds that used to stop over briefly before flying on to the warm plains of Africa, Israeli experts say.The birds now ...

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Daesh retreating deep into desert, say Iraqi forces

Related Articles BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces said on Friday that Daesh fighters are withdrawing deep into the desert to escape an offensive now in its second day aimed at finally defeating them.The militants have already been driven out of all of ...

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