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The conclusion came after about 700 Samsung researchers and engineers replicated the incidents by testing more than 200,000 fully-assembled devices and more than 30,000 batteries. (File photo)
January 24, 2017 - 05:57 GMT
An investigation into the Galaxy Note 7 probe concluded that faulty batteries, rather than the device's hardware design or software, was to blame for some smartphones catching fire.
The Moral Machine is set in 2050, where everything that can be is automated.  (Shutterstock)
January 23, 2017 - 05:52 GMT
The Moral Machine, designed by Dubai's Museum of the Future and the Dubai Future Foundation, explores the role of super intelligent machines in global decision-making.
Outgoing US President Barack Obama waves goodbye at his final press conference at the White House on January 18, 2017.(AFP/Yuri Gripas)
January 19, 2017 - 06:37 GMT
As the world gets ready to watch Donald Trump become the 45th US president, we take a look at the details of the inauguration and historical speeches on the day.
China's President Xi Jinping delivered a speech during the first day of the World Economic Forum, on January 17, 2017 in Davos.  (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)
January 18, 2017 - 06:10 GMT
A sprinkling of Hollywood celebrities, China's President Jinping and the absent elephant in the room, Donald Trump.
Cora salad grown by hydroponics for illustrative purposes. (Shutterstock)
January 17, 2017 - 05:21 GMT
Lebanon's LifeLab is one of the startups pioneering a farming method allowing plants to grow without soil, on the country's first hydroponic farm in the northern Koura area.
The rolling Syrian crisis has usurped Palestine’s traditional place as the Davos cause célèbre for the past five years and it will undoubtedly feature prominently.  (AFP/Fabrice Coffrini)
January 16, 2017 - 08:54 GMT
Regional concerns will probably play second string to the bigger concerns of the world: Trump, Brexit, and China, but in many ways this is a crucial Davos meeting for the Middle East.
The opening to the public of Al Ain Oasis World Heritage Site, the city's permanent cruise terminal and the region's first-ever cruise beach were big tourist draws. (Shutterstock/Philip Lange)
January 15, 2017 - 08:51 GMT
The Global Cities Index Report places Abu Dhabi in third place among the world's fastest-growing tourism destinations, above Tokyo and Taipei.
Palestinians gather around a fire during a power cut in the Al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City, on January 4, 2017. (AFP/Mahmud Hams)
January 12, 2017 - 07:51 GMT
With Gaza's power plant not running at full capacity and crippled by over $2 billion in electrical debts, Gazans are growing increasingly impatient with the lack of power.
At the international level, Petra lies along one of the world’s largest bird migratory flyways. (Shutterstock)
January 11, 2017 - 06:15 GMT
Jordan's city of Petra has joined the National Protected Areas Network in a move that will help preserve more than 750 plants and animals that live in the ancient city.
Steve Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011, a day after Cook introduced the iPhone 4S.  (AFP/FIle)
January 10, 2017 - 07:04 GMT
As the game-changing iPhone turns ten and sales fall for the first time, we look back at Steve Jobs' vision for Apple's flagship product.

Hany Rashwan is one of 600
January 09, 2017 - 08:32 GMT
Rashwan, born in Cairo, built the first in-stream social commerce "buy buttons" on Twitter and Facebook through his startup Ribbon in 2012.
As the GCC markets move closer to maturity, competition is expected to intensify with Far Eastern brands on the rise in the region.  (Hyundai)
January 08, 2017 - 10:06 GMT
After a tough 2016, here are eight predictions for the GCC's automotive industry in 2017.
In spite of the high failure rate, a surprising 60 per cent of us will make exactly the same resolution next year, when the vast majority of us will fail again. (Shutterstock)
January 05, 2017 - 08:43 GMT
A London Business School professor explains that the 'what the hell effect', which refers to our tendency to over indulge when we overstep a self-set limit, may be more detrimental than not making resolutions in the first place.
George Zhao, president of Honor, holds the newly introduced Honor 6X phone during the company's press conference at CES2017 in Las Vegas. (AFP/Frederic J. Brown)
January 04, 2017 - 11:13 GMT
Huawei jumps the gun on the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with the highly-anticipated release of its most affordable, dual rear camera smartphone.
Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed in Tunis, November 2016.  (AFP/Fethi Belaid)
January 03, 2017 - 10:38 GMT
The poverty rate in Tunisia was down from 20.5 percent to 15.2 percent in the period extending from 2010 to 2015, according to a survey by the National Institute of Statistics
Abha has a diverse environment, with forests in the parks Soudah, Dulghan, Al-Hubala, and towering highlands in addition to the eastern plains and western coasts. (YouTube)
January 02, 2017 - 07:12 GMT
Dozens of investment opportunities will be available within the city of Abha to coincide with its appointment as the Capital of Arab Tourism 2017.