Middle East/Technology & Science


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A woman wears Google glass in Paris on November 6, 2014

Israeli startup develops smart glasses to replace smartphones

EyeVis keeps users' peripheral vision active so they can always see what's going on in the real world

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Elon Musk speaks at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition in Washington, DC, the United States, on March 9, 2020.

Elon Musk wants to bring satellite internet to Iran

‘Starlink will apply for an exemption from sanctions against Iran’

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A man jogs while exercising along the Doha corniche in Qatar's capital on August 5, 2022.

Qatar announces new solar mega-projects

Mesaieed and Ras Laffan plants will take Gulf state's solar output to 1.67 gigawatts by the end of 2024

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Tourists ride an electric cart, during their trip to Jordan's famous ancient city of Petra, some 143 miles south of the capital Amman, on October 27, 2021.

Rising fuel prices driving Jordanians to go electric

Electric car purchases in Jordan increased over 200 percent in first seven months of 2022 compared to 2021

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A researcher takes samples for testing at the VIAQUA Therapeutics lab at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, in the northern Israeli city of Haifa, on February 19, 2019.

Israel: New technology can detect heart problems with a simple breath test

Its effectiveness is verified in the diagnosis of atherosclerosis

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Une capture d'image à partir de séquences obtenues de l'agence de presse officielle Iran Press montre un satellite militaire iranien qui, selon les Gardiens de la révolution le 22 avril 2020, a été lancé depuis le désert de Markazi, une vaste étendue sur le plateau central de l'Iran

Russia launches Iranian satellite amid Ukraine war concerns

The purpose of Khayyam is to 'monitor the country's borders,' among other things, the space agency says

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A man takes a picture of an illustration depicting an astronaut with the Emirati national flag outside Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on September 25, 2019.

UAE picks first Arab astronaut to go on space station mission

Sultan Al-Neyadi will be the second Emirati astronaut to fly to space

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A picture shows a screen broadcasting the launch of the "Hope" Mars probe at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre in Dubai, the UAE, on July 19, 2020.

UAE launches $817m fund to support its space program

The fund is set to develop an advanced radar satellite constellation that will support imaging applications

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A Palestinian resident arrives at his newly delivered apartment in the West Bank city of Rawabi, north of Ramallah, June 4, 2016.

Apple to expand R&D center in Palestinian city of Rawabi

Facility that opened in 2018 already employs 60 Palestinian engineers

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An electronic sign warns motorists of slippery roads as heavy rains hit the Gulf emirate of Dubai, on January 1, 2022.

Abu Dhabi Police use smart technology to make roads safer

'The use of technology also helps control traffic violations and road deaths'

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In this file photo taken on October 8, 2017, a drone taxi is pictured at the Gitex 2017 exhibition at the Dubai World Trade Centre in the United Arab Emirates.

First AI minister aims to make UAE leading nation in sector

'It's a tool that we need to use to unleash the quality of life aspect'

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A farmer harvests wheat in a field in the Tabuk region, nearly 1,000 miles northwest of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on April 7, 2016.

Saudi agriculture startup secures $18.5 million in funding

'We’re excited to continue on our mission to address the reliance on freshwater consumption'

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A medical worker adjusts a prosthetic limb at the Qatar-funded Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani rehabilitation center in Gaza on March 14, 2021.

Hospital in Gaza provides bionic limbs to Palestinian amputees

'Since I got the limb my outer appearance improved, people don't recognize I have an amputated hand'

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A young gamer wearing virtual reality goggles plays in a mock city set-up at a newly-opened VR park at The Dubai Mall in Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, on March 6, 2018.

UAE takes security training to the metaverse with virtual exercise

'Law enforcement will need to be - and they have to be - in the metaverse,' Khatir says

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A national flag of Iran waves in front of the building of the International Atomic Energy Agency, IAEA, in Vienna, Austria, December 17, 2021.

Report: Iran successfully launches second satellite into orbit

'The IRGC successfully placed Iran's second military satellite, Noor-2, into orbit'

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The Saudi military displays what they say are Iranian cruise missiles and drones during a press conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 18, 2019.

Saudi Arabia to produce homemade military drones

'The company is working to establish one of the largest munitions factories in the world'

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A handout picture obtained from Israel's Government Press Office on February 15, 2022 shows Israel's Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (R) meeting with US Fifth Fleet Commander Vice Admiral Brad Cooper (L) in Bahrain.

US eyes Israel's unmanned boats as Bennett visits Fifth Fleet

Washington is said to be surveying dozens of unmanned boats for potential acquisition

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Saudi women attend a hackathon in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on July 31, 2018.

Saudi Arabia opens first all-female Apple Developer Academy

Al Nayel says 'Our goal is to become the region’s premier center for female iOS developers'

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A Google logo is seen on the brand's stand ahead of the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, on January 20, 2020.

Tunisia-based AI firm InstaDeep draws Google investors

Beguir says the firm saw real-world 'wide-ranging opportunities to deploy our AI products'

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Saudis watch a hydrogen powered car during a test drive organized by Aramco, at the Techno Valley Science Park, in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, June 27, 2021.

UAE aims to be a world leader in hydrogen exports

Gulf state wants to capture a quarter of global market share for alternative fuel

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A Russian national accused of hacking into US retail computer systems was arrested and ordered to face criminal charges, officials said Monday

Iranian hackers target Israel using coding flaw (experts)

Seven Israeli targets from business and government sectors targeted by Tehran-linked APT35 group

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Rassemblement organisé par le Hamas en solidarité avec les prisonniers palestiniens dans les prisons israéliennes, dans le camp de Jabalia, dans le nord de la bande de Gaza, le 15 octobre 2021

Over 150 social media accounts linked to Hamas removed from platforms

Some of the Pages claimed to be operated by news entities and communities from the West Bank, Israel and Sinai

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CEO and founder of OurCrowd Jon Medved, along with Dr. Sabah Al-Binali, senior executive officer and executive chairman of OurCrowd Arabia, in an interview with i24NEWS, Israel, November 22, 2021.

OurCrowd becomes first Israeli VC fund to operate in UAE

OurCrowd connects individuals and institutions with emerging technology startups

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Cybersecurity

Iran doxes Israeli cybersecurity expert

Iran publishes personal information on individual regime says is involved in espionage operations