Mosque named after fallen Emirati soldier

Hassan Abdullah Mohammed Al Bishr was buried at Al Salehiya Cemetery in RAK. (File/Social media)
Updated 05 December 2018
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Mosque named after fallen Emirati soldier

  • The soldier was killed in action in May, 2017
  • Hassan’s family expressed its honor for his bravery in defending his country

DUBAI: A mosque in the UAE has been named after a fallen Emirati soldier who was killed in action in Yemen, the Dubai Media Office reported.

Dubai Deputy Ruler, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, named the mosque in the northern emirate of Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) after Hassan Abdullah Mohammed Al-Bishr, an Emirati soldier who was killed during fighting in Yemen in May 2017.

The ruler of RAK Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al-Qasimi attended the funeral of Al-Bishr, 25, who was buried at Al Salehiya Cemetery in RAK.

At the time Hassan’s father spoke of the remorse he felt for the loss of his son, adding: “My son died with honor… He was performing his national duty and sacrificed his soul and blood for his country.”


Two Arab hopefuls make it to the Miss Universe competition

Updated 10 December 2018
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Two Arab hopefuls make it to the Miss Universe competition

  • The competition will be held in Thailand on Dec. 16
  • Miss ­Lebanon and Miss Egypt are the only Arab contestants at the 67th edition of Miss Universe

DUBAI: Miss Lebanon and Miss Egypt are set to represent the Middle East at Dec. 16’s Miss Universe competition in Bangkok, Thailand.

Miss ­Lebanon, Maya Reaidy, and Miss Egypt, Nariman Khaled, are the only Arab contestants at the 67th edition of Miss Universe, which will see 93 contestants smile, wave, sashay and generally delight the crowd next week.

The show is set to be hosted by US comedian Steve Harvey, who in 2016 made international headlines in a hilarious, cringe-worthy slip-up where he announced the wrong winner.

Harvey will be joined — perhaps saved — on stage by US model Ashley Graham.

Reaidy is a pharmacy student at the Lebanese American University, while Khaled is studying business information systems in Egypt.