• Egypt Independent

    Mummified body found in Iran could be father of last shah

    The discovery in Iran of a mummified body near the site of a former royal mausoleum has raised speculation it could be the remains of the late Reza Shah Pahlavi, founder of the Pahlavi dynasty. Hassan Khalilabadi, the head of Tehran City Council’s cultural heritage and tourism committee, says it’s “possible” the mummy is of Reza Shah. Khalilabadi told the state-run IRNA news agency the body was discovered during construction work at a Shiite shrine in Tehran. Reza Shah pushed to modernize Iran before being deposed and dying in exile during World War II. His son, Mohammad Reza Shah, became Iran’s last shah before the 1979 Islamic Revolution installed the country’s Shiite-dominated theocracy.

  • BBC News

    Police body slam woman in cutlery fee row

    When Chikesia Clemons was charged for plastic cutlery at a Waffle House in Alabama she cancelled her order and asked to speak to the district manager. Police were called to deal with the confrontation, and the situation escalated. Video courtesy Canita Adams

  • CNN

    How Princess Charlotte, 2, just made royal history

    (CNN)Move over, #RoyalBaby. Princess Charlotte, not even 3, has just made history. Although her mother, the Duchess of Cambridge, gave birth to a son Monday morning, Charlotte's order in the line of succession to the British throne won't change based on her gender. This makes Charlotte the first princess who won't be overtaken in the line by a younger brother. It's all thanks to the Succession to the Crown Act of 2013, which changed tradition to state that the gender of a royal born after October 28, 2011 does not give that person, or their descendants, precedence over anyone else in determining the next monarch. Before this legislation was passed, older sisters were passed by their baby brothers

  • Business

    Saudi economic council adopts Delivery Plan 2020 privatization program

    Saudi Arabia’s Council of Economic Affairs and Development, chaired by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved Tuesday the implementation of a “Privatization Program”. The Privatization Program has been named Delivery Plan 2020 and is part of the wider Saudi Vision 2030 Realization Program. The program aims to build on the country’s national economy and improvement of services provided and made available to as many as possible.

  • CNN

    Coming soon: World's longest nonstop flight

    (CNN) - Singapore to New York, nonstop. Almost 20 hours in the air. The airline is now taking delivery of Airbus' newest wide-body, the A350-900. It has 21 planes in its fleet, of an order for 67 aircraft. Singapore Airlines has ordered seven of the ULRs. On April 23, the plane had its first test flight, an almost five-hour round-trip that launched from the airframer's assembly plant in Toulouse, France. The ULR will be able to fly a remarkable 11,160 miles, an increase of more than 1,800 miles over the standard A350. It means that Singapore Airlines will reclaim the crown of running the world's longest nonstop air route. Day in the air The plane will feature the award-winning Airspace cabin.

  • BBC News

    Nigeria's tin mine healing ancient rifts

    Environmental changes have caused tensions between settled farmers and nomadic herders in Nigeria to flare into ethnic conflict. But could working together to serve the demands of modern consumers heal ancient ethnic rifts, asks BBC World Service correspondent Stephanie Hegarty. As the sun sets over the stony hills of Jos, long-horn cows climb awkwardly down into a rocky gorge. They shimmy their bony shoulders, navigating a path worn into the stone over decades of this same grazing ritual. In this picture-postcard of serenity it's hard to imagine that until recently this community in central Nigeria was at war with itself. It's one of the world's most ancient conflicts. Across the northern part

  • Kuwait Times

    Philippines apologizes to Kuwait over 'maid rescues', envoy to stay

    MP claims labor row ‘cover’ for money laundering MANILA: The Philippines’ top diplomat apologized yesterday after videos emerged of embassy staff helping Filipinos flee from allegedly abusive employers in Kuwait. Kuwait had branded the rescues a violation of its sovereignty, adding fuel to a simmering diplomatic row between the two nations sparked by the murder of a Philippine maid. The first of two clips, which spread on social media after being released by the Philippine foreign ministry last week, shows a woman running from a home and jumping into a waiting vehicle. Another depicts a person sprinting from what looks like a construction site and then speeding off in a black sport utility vehicle.