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PROFILE: Sara Al Amiri 

Sara Al Amiri Sara Al Amiri, 30, has been appointed as Minister of State for Advanced SciencesSara Al Amiri has served at Emirates Mars Mission Science Team Leader at the Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre and as Chairperson of the UAE Council of Scientists.She was also the former director for the Department of Research and Development at Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology
Al Amiri, who holds a master's degree in computer engineering, has served as Chairperson for the UAE Council of Scientists and is associated with the Mohammad bin Rashid Space Centre. She is also the UAE Mars Mission Deputy Project Manager — Science Team Leader at the Mohammad Bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC). Prior to this, Al Amiri was the director for the Department of Research and Development at the Emirates Institution for Advanced Science and Technology, which is now the MBRSC.According to Baloch Campaign, Sara Amiri is an Iranian born Baloch woman who emigrated to UAE.

UAE appoints a young Baluchi lady as the Minister of Science and Technology. ☝

UAE appoints a young Baluch lady as the Minister of Science and Technology.

Why China blinked in Doklam standoff

http://www.thestatesman.com/opinion/china-blinked-doklam-standoff-1502513032.html
Why China blinked in Doklam standoffVinodSaighal| October 18, 2017 3:58 am(Photo: Getty Images)What really compelled China to de-escalate in Doklam? First, let us examine the reasons that have been cited in the public domain since the pull-back some weeks ago. After weeks of raising the decibel level the government in Beijing realised that building the road up to the Jampheri Ridge was considered an existential threat by India due to its proximity to the Siliguri corridor and hence India was unlikely to budge; the coming 19th CPC meeting in November 2017 later on in the year and the BRICS meeting at Xiamen.In the last case it is possible that Putin advised his counterpart that without the participation of the Indian Prime Minister the summit would not measure up to expectation, considerably embarrassing the host country. Since Russia had maintained studied silence throughout the Doklam confrontation, the …