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Solar plane transits harsh Moroccan conditions without fuel

Solar Impulse.

Special to WorldTribune.com CAIRO — Morocco has hosted the largest demonstration of a solar-powered aircraft. The Swiss-origin Solar Impulse has used Morocco to demonstrate the aircraft’s ability to fly without fuel and under harsh conditions. Solar Impulse, operated by pilot Andre Borschberg, succeeded in flying from Morocco’s capital, Rabat, to the southern Moroccan town of [...]

July 1st, 2012 | Posted in Africa / Europe,Exclusives,Morocco,Spain,Switzerland,Top Stories | Read More »

Saudi Defense Minister Prince Salman seen replacing Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz as crown prince

Saudi Defense Minister Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz, center, waits to receive Crown Prince Nayef's body in this photo courtesy of Saudi Press Agency (SPA). / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — Saudi Crown Prince Nayef Bin Abdul Aziz has died, setting the stage for possible power struggles in the Gulf Arab kingdom. Nayef, appointed crown prince less than a year ago, died from heart and other ailments in Switzerland on June 16. The 79-year-old had been sidelined throughout 2012 in [...]

June 17th, 2012 | Posted in Exclusives,Saudi Arabia,Switzerland,Top Stories | Read More »

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