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UAE Mars Mission in July-Aug next year
DUBAI: The UAE’s Mars Mission will take place between July 14 and Aug.3 in the year 2020, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) announced during the MBRSC Science Event on Monday. The hexagonal-section spacecraft, Hope Probe, will take off from Tanegashima Space Centre aboard an MHI-H2A rocket. The Mars Mission project will answer scientific questions that have long puzzled scientists. The Hope Probe is at the testing
 
 
Set of celestial circumstances thrills watchers
Washington: An unusual set of celestial circumstances came together over on Sunday night and the wee hours of Monday for sky watchers in Europe, Africa and the Americas, where the moon was fully obscured before lighting up again with a faint red glow. In the streets of Mexico City, Los Angeles and Paris and in the Moroccan desert, moon gazers turned to the sky to observe the phenomenon, around midnight in the Americas, and
   
President restructures Abu Dhabi panel
ABU DHABI: President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as the Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has issued an Emiri Decree restructuring the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, under the chairmanship of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces. President Sheikh Khalifa also issued Emiri Decree appointing Jassim Mohammed Al Zaabi as
 
 
Taliban assault on Afghan base leaves over 100 dead
KABUL: A Taliban attack in central Afghanistan on Monday killed scores of security personnel, officials said, with some estimates putting the death toll at more than 100, amid government silence about one of the most deadly insurgent attacks in months. Attackers rammed a captured military Humvee packed with explosives into a training centre of the National Directorate for Security in Maidan Wardak province, west of the capital
   
Jusprin 81mg tablets withdrawn
DUBAI: The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MoHAP) has issued a circular to the directors of medical districts, government and private hospitals, doctors, pharmacists and assistant pharmacists to withdraw the Jusprin 81mg tablet, which is manufactured by Gulf Pharmaceutical Industries (Julphar). The Ministry revealed that the decision to withdraw and suspend the registration of this product comes after stability results showed
 
 
Sharjah opens first school of storytelling
SHARJAH: Dr Abdulaziz Al Musallam, Chairman of the Sharjah Institute for Heritage, inaugurated the ‘International School of Storytelling and Oral Arts’ at University City, Sharjah. This is the world’s first official school that belongs to a government entity as represented by the Sharjah Institute for Heritage. While one segment of the school is dedicated to story, the other segment will focus on folk, literature, tradition and
   
World’s 26 richest own same as poorest half of humanity
Davos: The world’s 26 richest people own the same wealth as the poorest half of humanity, Oxfam said on Monday, urging governments to hike taxes on the wealthy to fight soaring inequality. A new report from the charity, published ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, also found that billionaires around the world saw their combined fortunes grow by $2.5 billion each day in 2018. The world’s richest man, Amazon CEO Jeff
 
 
UAE, Australia and Japan enter quarter-finals
Abu Dhabi: The UAE booked quarter-finals berth with win over Kyrgyzstan 3-2 in their AFC Asian Cup Round of 16 match at the Zayed Sports on Monday. Khamis Esmaeel broke the deadlock in the 14th minute to give UAE the lead. But Mirlan Murzaev equalised the score in the 26th minute. Kyrgyzstan couldn’t get past the tough defence of the Middle East side as the score remained 1-1 in the first half. In the second half, Ali Ahmed
   
‘Second woman carrying gene-edited baby in China’
Beijing: A researcher who claimed to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies will face a Chinese police investigation, state media said on Monday, as authorities confirmed that a second woman fell pregnant during the experiment. He Jiankui shocked the scientific community last year after announcing he had successfully altered the genes of twin girls born in November to prevent them from contracting HIV.
 
 

 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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