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 ...

Putin and new Kazakh leader talk up military and nuclear cooperation

World / Politics Apr 4, 2019

Putin and new Kazakh leader talk up military and nuclear cooperation

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Kazakhstan's new president discussed Wednesday boosting political and military cooperation as the two leaders met after the shock resignation of strongman Nursultan Nazarbayev. Kazakhstan's new president, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, paid his first foreign visit to Russia, describing the trip as a ...