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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 floodwaterenglish.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 housewife in Fayoum committed suicide by ingesting poison after giving birth to twins. Head of Fayoum Security Directorate Khaled Shalaby received a notification saying that the body of 22-year-old housewife Amira B., resident of Qalmasha village was transferred to the hospital morgue, having already died. Public prosecutors were then informed to conduct their investigation. The victim's father and husband both said during interrogation that she took a poisonous substance, having suffered a mental breakdown after giving birth to the twins. The father and husband did not accuse anyone of murder. The forensic report mentioned that the cause of death was stopping of the heart, a sharp drop inenglish.alarabiya.net
The Instagram accounts of at least three commanders of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps and Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei were suspended on Tuesday, only a day after the US officially designated it as a foreign terrorist organization. The accounts that were suspended included those of Major-General Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the Quds Force, Major-General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the commander-in-chief of the IRGC, and Brigadier-General Mohammed Pakpour, the commander of the IRGC Ground Forces.Emirates24|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.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.english.alarabiya.net
Former ISIS fighter Abu Saraya al-Holandi, the husband of Shamima Begum, told Al Arabiya's Rola al-Khatib that he was imprisoned by the group for accusations of being a Dutch spy, in an interview that was conducted in the prisons of the Syrian Democratic Forces. The hierarchy of ISIS changed over time, according to Abu Saraya, ending with a corrupt Iraqi rule for the group. About the last days in Baghouz, Abu Saraya said that “life was hell,” and revealed that two of his children died of starvation and that he came to know about the death of his third child during an interview. The Kurdish fighters who were battling ISIS in Syria are considered by the United States to be its most reliable partners there.