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Mohammed creates Hope in Mars
DUBAI: The blueprints and science goals for the first Arab mission to Mars have been revealed for the first time. The probe, named “Hope,” will create mankind’s first integrated model of the Red Planet’s atmosphere. The announcement featured presentations from the Emirates Mars Mission team in the presence of high-level delegations headed by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister...
 
 
 
Sultan honours Taryam family
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, on Wednesday honoured the family of the late Dr. Abdullah Omran for winning the successful distinguished family award from the Arab Family Organisation. The award was received by the late Dr Omran’s children Khalid, Omran, Ameera and Aysha, during the ceremony held by the organization...
   
Schengen visa waiver inked
BRUSSELS: The United Arab Emirates and the European Union have signed a reciprocal bilateral short-stay visa waiver agreement exempting the UAE citizens from Schengen visa and making the UAE the first Arab country to receive a Schengen visa waiver for its nationals. From Wednesday, citizens of the United Arab Emirates who hold diplomatic, special, service and ordinary passports will be able to travel without a visa to 34 EU...
 
 
Shoulder injury top priority of Filipino boxing giant
SHARJAH: Filipino boxing giant Manny Pacquiao is focused on the full treatment of his shoulder injury more than a possible match with Amir Khan or anyone else anywhere. “In my Facebook chat with Pastor Jess Bascuna, he mentioned that the priority of Manny is his ongoing rehab and daily physical therapy sessions for his rotator cuff injury,” said Linda Guiang-Climaco from Sharjah. Bascuna is among the spiritual...
   
Salman gets prison term in road crash case
MUMBAI: An Indian court sentenced Bollywood film star Salman Khan on Wednesday to five years in prison for killing a man in a hit-and-run accident, the latest twist in the tumultuous career of one of the country’s biggest box-office draws. “He is guilty, okay, but they can’t jail his humanity and good looks,” said a fan. The actor has given in charity an amount of $7.239 million in just some years, his lawyers told the court....
 
 

 IN A LEAGUE OF HIS OWN 
Dr Abdullah Omran Taryam, who passed away in Sharjah on Thursday at 66, was a national symbol who played a key role in the formation of the United Arab Emirates. He was Minister for Education and Justice Minister in the Cabinet of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Dr Abdullah as Chairman of Dar Al Khaleej revolutionised the dynamics of the media in the UAE.
 
 
 
 
 
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