Hazza Al Mansouri has made the Arab world and the UAE proud
Our readers have their say on Iraq, Hazza Al Mansouri and Kashmir
I write to you in reference to Daniel Sanderson’s article ‘We will be back soon’: Hazza Al Mansouri returns to Earth after landmark space mission (October 3).
I am happy that the UAE’s first astronaut Hazza Al Mansouri made it back home. He spoke to a plethora of students and conducted many experiments in the International Space Station. He has realised the dream of Sheikh Zayed.
The UAE is the third Arab nation to have sent a citizen to space. Maj Al Mansouri was selected among thousands of aspirants through a transparent procedure. There are many heavens for us to conquer.
Najath Manzil Ahmed Hasan, Dubai
The people of Iraq have suffered enough, they deserve a decent life
I write to you in reference to your article Iraqi government faces calls to resign as protests death toll hits 65 (October 5).
This piece does a very good job at explaining the ongoing crisis in Iraq. Security forces have violently repressed anti-government protests leading to 65 casualties in just a few days. The oil-rich nation once suffered under the brutal regime of former dictator Saddam Hussein. Now that Iraq is a democracy, it continues to suffer of a lack of good governance.
The Iraqi people have had more than their fair share of strife over the daces. Will their dreams of a better life ever come true?
K Ragavan, Bengaluru
The first kandura to be worn in space should be a museum display
I write to you in reference to the article Hazza Al Mansouri swaps space suit for the UAE national dress (October 1): How wonderful that Hazza Al Mansouri wore a kandura while he was at the ISS. It should be displayed at the Zayed National Museum.
When will people learn that phone hacking is an invasion of privacy?
I write to you in reference to the article Prince Harry launches phone hacking lawsuit against British tabloids (October 5): When will these people learn? Phone hacking is a serious invasion of privacy.
Updated: October 5, 2019 08:19 PM