- Dozens of mummies unearthed at Egypt’s Valley of the Kings
While the adult mummies were fragmentary, likely due to looters, the infant mummies have been well preserved across the centuries.
- Searchers dismiss Australian exploration firm’s claim on MH370 wreckage?
Adelaide: Fifty three days after Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 went missing, an Australian firm on Tuesday claimed having spotted debris that might be possibly from the missing jet in the Bay of Bengal, reports said.
- Kenyan president signs polygamy law
NAIROBI: A law allowing men in Kenya to marry as many women as they want was signed into law on Tuesday by President Uhuru Kenyatta, despite criticism from women’s groups.
- Chemical watchdog to investigate Syria chlorine gas claims
AMSTERDAM/BEIRUT (Reuters) – The global chemical weapons watchdog overseeing the destruction of Syria’s toxic stockpile will send a fact-finding mission to Syria to investigate allegations by rebels and activists of chlorine gas attacks, the organization said on Tuesday.
- Attacks hit Syria’s two major cities, 50 killed
DAMASCUS: Two car bombs exploded in a pro-government neighborhood in the central Syrian city of Homs on Tuesday, killing at least 36 people just hours after one of the deadliest mortar strikes in the heart of the capital, Damascus, killed 14, officials and state media said.
- Pakistan cuts prime minister’s electricity for not paying bills
ISLAMABAD: The Pakistani government on Tuesday cut off the electricity supply to several major official buildings for non-payment of bills, including parliament, the prime minister’s offices and the president’s official residence.
- Yemeni army in major ground offensive against al Qaeda
(Reuters) – Yemeni troops, backed by air force planes, launched a major offensive against al Qaeda strongholds in the south of the country on Tuesday to try to eradicate the Islamist militant group that had killed hundreds since 2011.
- Turkey PM seeks cleric’s extradition from US
ANKARA: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he will seek the extradition of an exiled cleric he accuses of orchestrating a major corruption scandal against his government from his base in the United States.
- Rouhani responds to controversial documentary about him
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani responded today, April 29, to a highly controversial documentary about his career that many believe was made by a group associated with Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).