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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 wouldAl Jazeera
The United States's reaction to floods that killed dozens of people in Iran has revealed Washington's "vicious" nature, said Iran's President Hassan Rouhani. At least 76 people have died after torrential rainfall which has caused damages of around $2.5bn since March 19. Iran's Red Crescent has repeatedly complained that US banking sanctions reimposed last year make it impossible to receive donations from outside the country. Washington "always claimed that it is on very good terms with the people of Iran [and] it is the Iranian government that it has a problem with," Rouhani said on Wednesday before adding that by blocking aid to the Red Crescent, the US had given lie to that claim. "The headsArab News
JEDDAH: Salma Hayek's husband François-Henri Pinault has pledged over $113 million (€100 million) towards the rebuilding of the Notre Dame cathedral. Pinault is the chairman and CEO of Kering, which is behind brands such as Gucci, Balenciaga, and Yves Saint Laurent. Hayek, who is of Lebanese descent, tied the knot with Pinault on Valentine's Day in 2009 in Paris' 6th arrondissement just minutes from the famous cathedral. Pinault and his billionaire father Francois said they were giving the amount immediately from their company, Artemis, to help finance repairs to the landmark devastated by fire Monday night. A statement from Francois-Henri Pinault said: "This tragedy impacts all French people"CNN
Sculpted side walls, a cabin that's four inches wider than its predecessor, pressurization that alleviates jet lag -- plus, every passenger can see out the window. This is the promise of the new Boeing 777X, a hotly anticipated next-generation aircraft that is coming closer to readiness, in the first full mock-ups of its interior. At AIX, the focus was on the positives of the 777X concept and how it will deliver improved levels of passenger experience, compared to earlier versions of the venerable Boeing aircraft. "We've learned a lot since the 777 was first introduced in the 1990s, especially a lot into human psychology during travel," Boeing cabin experience and revenue analysis regional director Kent Craver, tells CNN Travel.Emirates24|7
Jurgen Klopp might be steeling himself for some sleepless nights as he tries to work out how to stop Lionel Messi, but for now the German can be delighted at seeing his Liverpool side extend their outstanding record in European ties under his management. Having won 2-0 at home in the first leg, Liverpool always knew that an early away goal in the second leg of their quarter-final against FC Porto at the Estadio do Dragao would effectively kill the tie. So it proved, as after surviving a barrage of early pressure in northern Portugal on Wednesday, Sadio Mane's 26th-minute strike broke Porto hearts and set Liverpool on their way to a 4-1 win on the night. Having won 3-1 at Bayern Munich in theArabian Business
Surya Subramanian, group chief financial officer of Emirates NBD, will leave after almost nine years at Dubai's biggest lender. Subramanian expressed a “desire to return to Singapore to pursue family interests,” the bank said in a statement on Wednesday. The process to find a successor “from eligible internal and external candidates has already started.” Subramanian will remain at the bank to help find his replacement and to complete an “orderly handover" Emirates NBD announced Subramanian's appointment in July 2010. Emirates NBD on Wednesday posted a 15 percent rise in first-quarter profit, beating company estimates.english.alarabiya.net
President Donald Trump on Tuesday vetoed a resolution passed by Congress to end US military assistance in the war in Yemen. Passing the never-before-used war powers resolution was viewed as a milestone for lawmakers, who have shown a renewed willingness to assert their war-making authority after letting it atrophy for decades under presidents from both parties. “This resolution is an unnecessary, dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities, endangering the lives of American citizens and brave service members, both today and in the future,” Trump wrote in explaining his veto.