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United Arab Emirates Names Ministers of Happiness and Tolerance

Not feeling happy? There’s a government agency to fix that — if you’re in the United Arab Emirates. The country ranked 20th on the world...
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The United Arab Emirates Focus on 2000

Two thousand prisoners and their families will receive assistance, 2,000 more orphans around the world will be helped, 2,000 poor people will receive clothes,...

Scientists Growing Rice With Seawater Could Feed ‘Entire Arab World’

The successful harvest of this saltwater rice in Dubai could promise to be a solution for food shortages around the world.

English Village Asks Arab Prime Minister to Help Buy Community Center – and He Said Yes

Though there may be miles of separation between this little English village and the bustling city of Dubai, they may be closer in spirit...
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Arab Country Donates $500,000 to Help Joplin Schools to Reopen After Tornado Disaster

A $500,00 gift from the embassy of the United Arab Emirates to spend on laptops is the latest donation aimed at helping tornado-damaged Joplin,...

First Arab State to Restore Diplomatic Relations With Iraq

The United Arab Emirates became the first Gulf state to name an ambassador to Iraq -- a move that is hoped will encourage other...

Significant Coral Reef Regeneration in Arabian Gulf

Researchers studying coral reefs in the Arabian Gulf have found encouraging signs that corals in Abu Dhabi and Qatar are regenerating and the entire...

Good News in History, December 2

On this day 68 years ago, “I, Robot” by the writer and biochemist Isaac Asimov was first published. A collection of science fiction short...

Stuck in Airport for 7 Months, Refugee is Finally Given a Home Half a World Away Thanks to Canadian Stranger

After being forced to live in an airport for seven months, this man was finally given a home thanks to a Canadian woman who saw his Twitter videos.

31-Year-old is Now World’s Best Climber After Scaling El Capitan Without Rope

Alex Honnold is being hailed as the best climber in the world after he scaled El Capitan – Yosemite's 3,000-foot sheer granite cliff – without any ropes.

Teacher Given $1Mil Prize For Life-changing Work in Isolated Arctic Community

Canadian middle and high school teacher Maggie MacDonnell beat out thousands of applicants for the world's best teacher prize this week thanks to her...

Nation Finally Outlaws Ownership of Exotic Pets

Keeping cheetahs or lions as pets has long been seen as a sign of status – but now, it will be punishable by extensive fines or jail time.

Cab Driver Gets Unexpected Theme-Park Ticket To Ride From Passenger

When an Irish businessman opted to take a day trip to the largest indoor amusement park in the world, he decided to flip the script...

UPDATE: Nations Pledge More Than $5.4 Billion to Rebuild Gaza

An international donors' conference to help rebuild the Gaza Strip after the devastating 50-day war with Israel kicked off this morning in Cairo with...

New $80 Million Fund to Save World’s Wild Cats

Donors from China, India, the United Arab Emirates and the United States provided $80 million as cornerstone funding to save wild cats. Panthera, a leading organization dedicated...
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Sharp Decline in Maternal and Child Deaths Globally, New Data Shows

Since the start of an international effort to address maternal and child mortality, millions of lives have been saved globally, a new study shows. In...
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Carter Center Gets $40M to Eradicate Guinea Worm Disease

The Guinea worm disease soon will be relegated to the history books, thanks to The Carter Center's ongoing eradication program and new donations from...
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Wheelchair Adventurer Travels Where No Chair has Ever Been (w/ Video)

At the age of 29, Andrew Shelley sat stuck in the same predictable 9 to 5 job as his father. Looking back on his...
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Wheelchair Adventurer Travels Where No Chair has Ever Been (w/ Video)

At the age of 29, Andrew Shelley sat stuck in the same predictable 9 to 5 job as his father. Looking back on his...
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French Physicist Wins $1.4M Templeton Prize for Spiritual Implications of Quantum Mechanics

French physicist and philosopher of science Bernard d'Espagnat has won the Templeton Prize for work which acknowledges that science cannot fully explain 'the...