• 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

  • CNN

    First look inside the new Boeing 777X

    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.

  • Al Jazeera

    Why is Notre Dame important to France?

    Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture and has been home to invaluable works of art and artefacts. The iconic architecture of France survived two world wars and has been the seat of the archbishop of Paris and a centre of the Catholic faith. Al Jazeera's Mohammed Jamjoom reports.

  • 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,

  • 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.

  • Egypt Independent

    Five Arabs on Time 100 most influential characters list in 2019

    The US' Time magazine announced its list of the world's 100 most influential people in 2019, including five Arab figures: Egyptian football star Mohamed Salah, Egyptian-American actor Rami Malek, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Mohammed bin Zayed, Yemeni human rights activist Radhya Almutawakel, and Saudi women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul. The comment written on Salah in Time magazine by John Oliver, host of HBO's “Last Week Tonight,” read: “Mo Salah is a better human being than he is a football player. And he's one of the best football players in the world . . . Mo is an iconic figure for Egyptians, Scousers and Muslims the world over, and yet he always comes across as a humble, thoughtful,

  • Arab News

    Samsung Galaxy Fold gets UAE royal seal of approval ahead of April 26 launch

    LONDON: Samsung said it would launch a smartphone with a folding screen this year, and the question on everyone's lips was whether or not it was something the market really needed. All of that was shattered when the Korean electronics giant gave media a hands-on preview of its Galaxy Fold ahead of the release in the US on April 26. The first impressions seemed to be that a folding screen in some circumstances might be a useful innovation, but the $2,000 price tag might put some people off. The Galaxy Fold is set for release in the U.S. on April 26, priced at $1,980. It goes on sale in some European markets on May 3. But if Samsung wants to crack the Middle East market, the firm could not have