Jetman, sidekick tear up Dubai skies

Updated 13 May 2015

Jetman, sidekick tear up Dubai skies

DUBAI: Two daredevil stuntmen have treated Dubai residents to a world-first aerial display, tearing through the skies above the Emirate at breakneck speed powered by jetpacks, organizers said Tuesday.
Swiss aviator Yves Rossy, who goes by the name Jetman, and French parachutist Vince Reffet soared in tandem above landmarks including the Burj Khalifa and the Palm Jumeirah aided by carbon-fiber wings, a video of the stunt showed.
“Yves’ and Vince’s flights over Dubai will help them further develop the Jetman wing and implement technological changes to advance their dream for human flight,” a statement from the organizers said.


Iran’s coronavirus death toll rises to 3,452: Health Ministry

Updated 53 min 36 sec ago

Iran’s coronavirus death toll rises to 3,452: Health Ministry

  • The total number of cases diagnosed with the disease reached 55,743
DUBAI: Iran’s death toll from the coronavirus outbreak climbed to 3,452 on Saturday, with 158 more fatalities recorded over the past 24 hours, Health Ministry Spokesman Kianoush Jahanpur said.

The total number of cases diagnosed with the disease reached 55,743, of whom 4,103 are in critical condition, he said on state TV. Iran is the country worst affected by the pandemic in the Middle East.