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US air-drops arms to reinforce Kurds
WASHINGTON: The US military said on Monday it had air-dropped arms to Syrian Kurds battling Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) near the Syrian town of Kobani, the first such delivery in more than a month of fighting. The US Central Command said it had delivered weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to the Kurds who are trying to stave off an onslaught by ISIS fighters who have overrun swathes of Syria and Iraq this year....
 
 
 
Mohammed at Mars probe deal signing
DUBAI: Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, has attended the signing ceremony of an agreement at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Centre for Government Innovation in Dubai, between the UAE Space Agency and the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology (EIAST) to build the first Arabic-Islamic probe to Mars under the supervision of Emirati working...
   
Sheikh Sultan visits Sharjah space site
SHARJAH: His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah on Monday visited the construction site of the Sharjah Centre for Space and Astronomy Sciences. Sheikh Sultan was briefed about the progress of work on the centre which will have an atrium of 18-metre diameter, as well as a high speed digital image projector, a 200-seat dome theatre, a digital space simulator and a large...
 
 
I’m very excited to visit Sharjah: Dan Brown
American thriller writer Dan Brown needs no introduction. The churner of bestselling novels such as The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons peppers his plots with symbols, codes and conspiracy theories, which eternally stoke the interest of readers. His novels have sold over 200 million copies worldwide and been translated into over 50 languages. In 2005 he was on Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of the year....
   
Hijri holiday announced
ABU DHABI: Hussain bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, Minister of Education and Chairman of the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources, on Monday issued a circular to all Federal Ministries and institutions on the occasion of the Islamic month of Muharram, 1436 Hijri, which will fall on Friday (Oct.24) or Saturday (Oct.25), saying that this event falls on an official holiday and therefore shall not be transferred or compensated....
 
 

 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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