First Arab set for ISS says voyage will make 'history'

World / Science & Health Sep 25, 2019

First Arab set for ISS says voyage will make 'history'

The Emirati astronaut who will make history by becoming the first Arab on the International Space Station said Tuesday he had received support from around the world before his "dream" mission. Hazzaa al-Mansoori, 35, is set to blast into space accompanied by Russia's Oleg Skripochka ...

World / Politics Nov 24, 2014

Israeli Cabinet approves Jewish nation-state law

A divided Cabinet approved on Sunday a bill to anchor in law Israel's status as the nation-state of the Jewish people, legislation critics say could undermine its democratic foundation and the rights of its Arab minority. Right-wing supporters of the initiative, including Prime Minister Benjamin ...