• Egypt Independent

    Boxing: Iranian female fighter cancels return home after arrest warrant issued

    PARIS (Reuters) - The first Iranian woman to contest an official boxing bout has canceled plans to return home after an arrest warrant was issued for her in Tehran, her representative said on Wednesday as Iranian authorities issued a denial. Sadaf Khadem beat a French boxer, Anne Chauvin, in the bout, which took place in western France on Saturday. Her representative told Reuters that authorities had issued arrest warrants against her and fight organizer Mahyar Monshipour. Monshipour, an Iranian-born former boxing world champion who is now a French citizen, set up the bout after Iran opened the door to allowing women to box. Hossein Soori, the head of Iran's boxing federation, denied Khadem would

  • Egypt Independent

    Egypt's Elections Authority sets dates for constitutional referendum

    President of the National Elections Authority (NEA) Lasheen Ibrahim announced on Wednesday the timetable for the referendum on the constitutional amendments approved by the House of Representatives in Egypt and abroad. NAE set the referendum on the constitutional amendments for Friday April 19, Saturday April 20, and Sunday April 21 for Egyptians expatriates abroad, and set Saturday April 20, Sunday April 21, and Monday April 22 April for citizens within Egypt. “Take part in the direct secret ballot to express your opinion on the constitutional amendments, take part seriously in building your country, express your opinion freely and in a framework of democratic practice,” Lasheen said during

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Iranian woman cancels return home after arrest warrant issued

    Sadaf Khadem, who last Saturday became the first Iranian woman to contest an official boxing fight, has canceled her return to Tehran after an arrest warrant was issued for her in her home country, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said. An arrest warrant was also issued against Mahyar Monshipour, the Iranian-born former boxing world champion who set up the bout in western France and was planning to travel back to Iran with Khadem this week, the same source told Reuters on Wednesday.

  • Emirates24|7

    German plane crash lands, disrupts airport traffic

    A German government plane crash-landed on Tuesday, briefly disrupting traffic at Berlin's Schoenefeld airport, in the latest of a series of technical faults to plague the official fleet. No passengers were onboard the Luftwaffe's Global 5000 jet, but the crew was being examined by doctors for injuries, a spokesman for the airforce told AFP. The aircraft experienced technical problems soon after takeoff and then had serious trouble landing at the Berlin airport. "The aircraft took off from Schoenefeld for a so-called functional flight, which takes place regularly after maintenance work, and during the flight, there was a malfunction, forcing the aircraft to turn back," said the spokesman. "The

  • Father-of-two 'killed by angry driver after minor crash'

    A father-of-two died after being attacked on his doorstep by a driver angry at a "minor" crash between the pair, a jury has been told. Stephen Walsh "clipped" Oliver Brown's van on his way home from a christening in July, Nottingham Crown Court heard. Mr Brown was "determined" to find the person responsible for the crash and spotted Mr Walsh's Lexus on his drive. The defendant, who denies manslaughter, hit Mr Walsh and he was found dead the next morning, it is claimed. The jury heard the small amount of damage on his van had left Mr Brown "pumped up and angry". He had been "circling the area" following the crash at about 22:00 on 29 July before spotting Mr Walsh's car in nearby Blenheim Avenue,

  • Al Jazeera

    'We're broken': Rohingya on hunger strike in Saudi detention

    Scores of Rohingya detainees inside a Saudi detention centre have gone on a hunger strike for the third time in recent months, activists told Al Jazeera. Almost 650 men, most of whom have been kept at the Shumaisi detention centre in Jeddah since 2012 for not having valid documentation, started the strike on Saturday, Ro Nay San Lwin, campaign coordinator for the Free Rohingya Coalition, said. By Tuesday night, at least seven had been taken to hospital, he said, as the strike continued in 10 rooms at the detention camp.  Footage secretly filmed by a detainee and sent to Lwin that was shared with Al Jazeera showed the Rohingya men lying on the floor. "The immigration police are harassing them,

  • Emirates24|7

    Spotted: Ekta Kapoor, Parineeti Chopra, Kareena Kapoor...

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