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AD CP inspects defence show
ABU DHABI: His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, toured the 13th International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX) at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on Wednesday. Staff Brigadier-General Rashid Mohammed Al Shamsi, official spokesperson of IDEX, announced 20 new deals worth over Dhs3.4 billion at a press conference on day
 
 
MBRSC to lead Mars 2117 project
DUBAI: Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, issued directives to Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) to lead the Mars 2117 project and prepare a 100-year plan for its implementation. As per his directives, the centre’s plan will focus on preparing specialised national cadres and developing their capabilities in the fields of space science,
   
Nayif-1 sends first Arabic message
DUBAI: The Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) announced that Nayif-1, the UAE-owned nano-satellite launched by an Indian space rocket last week, has transmitted its first message in Arabic from space. The satellite’s first message was a quote by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the UAE space agency said. ‘‘The renaissance of peoples,
 
 
Senior Yemeni general killed in missile attack
ADEN: The second-in-command of Yemen army was killed on Wednesday when a missile fired by the Houthi movement hit an army camp, a military source said, the most senior Yemeni officer killed in the country’s civil war. Major General Ahmed Saif Al Yafei was killed outside the strategic the Red Sea coast city of Al-Mokha, which the army captured from the Houthis last month. “(Yafei) was killed along with several others when the
   
Pakistan launches anti-terror drive
Islamabad: In its continuing fight against terrorism, the Pakistan army on Wednesday launched “Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad” — which roughly translates to “operation to eliminate discord” – across the country, the military said. The operation aims at indiscriminately eliminating the “residual/latent threat of terrorism,” consolidating the gains made in other military operations, and further ensuring the security of Pakistan’s
 
 
Seven Earth-like planets discovered around single star
PARIS: Researchers announced on Wednesday the stunning discovery of seven Earth-like planets orbiting a small star in our galaxy, opening up the most promising hunting ground so far for life beyond the Solar System. All seven roughly match the size and mass of our own planet and are almost certainly rocky, and three are perfectly perched to harbour life-nurturing oceans of water, they reported in the journal Nature. Most

 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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