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.Egypt Independent
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
Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have donated 95 tonnes of aid to their flood-hit regional rival Iran, according to the Saudi Press Agency. The aid, which included food and material for shelters, was delivered by the Saudi Red Crescent Authority following authorisation from Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, SPA reported on Thursday. The Emirates Red Crescent was also involved in the relief operation, UAE's official WAM news agency said. Iran has yet to comment on the aid package. Torrential rainfall since March 19 in the Islamic republic of Iran has killed at least 76 people. The downpours have left large swaths of the country submerged by floodwaterEmirates24|7
In his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has issued a law amending provisions of Law No. 19 of 2005 concerning real estate sector in Abu Dhabi. The new law stipulates amendments to Articles 3 and 4 of the 'Real Property Law'. Article 3 (i) stipulates the rights to own property are limited to three categories the first being Emirati citizens, natural or legal persons, the second includes public holding companies with ownership not exceeding 49% non-nationals, or the third as any person to whom a decision is issued by the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince or the President of the Executive Council. While Article 3 (ii) stipulates that non-UAE nationals, natural or legal persons, shall have the right to own and acquire all original and in-kind rights in real estate properties located within investment areas.english.alarabiya.net
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.Egypt Independent
A site containing the 220-million-year-old fossilized remains of nearly a dozen dinosaurs has been discovered in western Argentina, researchers said Wednesday. “There are almost ten different individuals, it's a mass of bones, there's practically no sediment,” said Argentinian paleontologist Ricardo Martinez. “It's very impressive.” According to Martinez of the University of San Juan, the fossils are approximately 220 million years old, belonging to “an era of which we know little.” “This discovery is doubly important because there are at least seven or eight individuals of dicynodonts, the ancestors of mammals, the size of an ox,” he said. He said there were also remains of archosaurs, reptilesArab 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"