Balqees, Yanni, Al-Saher set to light up Saudi winter concerts

Balqees will perform this month. (Instagram/@balqeesfathi)
Updated 17 November 2017
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Balqees, Yanni, Al-Saher set to light up Saudi winter concerts

JEDDAH: Renowned musician Balqees will be among the big names in music set entertain crowds in Saudi Arabia this winter, the country's entertainment body announced.
Emirati singer, who released albums such as Majnoun and Zai Ma Ana, will be performing a concert on Nov. 29 exclusively for women.
Saudi Arabia’s General Entertainment Authority also announced 4 concerts by internationally acclaimed composer Yanni, two of which will be held in Jeddah on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. and another two in Riyadh on Dec. 2 to 4, according to Okaz newspaper.
Also set to delight music lovers is Iraqi musician Kathem Al-Saher, who will perform at two concerts, one in Jeddah and one in Riyadh, on 28 and 29 December respectively.
Iraqi musician Kathem Al-Saher


Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

Updated 20 October 2018
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Europe, Japan send spacecraft on 7-year journey to Mercury

  • Once the spacecraft arrives in late 2025, it will release two probes that will independently investigate the planet

TOKYO: European and Japanese space agencies say an Ariane 5 rocket has successfully lifted a spacecraft into orbit for a joint mission to Mercury, the closest planet to the sun.
The European Space Agency and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency say the BepiColombo spacecraft successfully separated and was sent into orbit from French Guiana early Saturday to begin a seven-year journey to Mercury.
The mission is complicated by the intense gravity pull of the sun, forcing the spacecraft to take an elliptical path that involves two fly-bys of Venus and six of Mercury itself.
Once the spacecraft arrives in late 2025, it will release two probes that will independently investigate the surface and magnetic field of Mercury.