Alireza Akbari: Iran executes dual British-Iranian citizen

CNN — Alireza Akbari, a dual British-Iranian citizen and former Iranian official, has been executed, Iranian justice affiliate media Mizan reported on Saturday. He was hanged for crimes such as “corruption on earth”, according to tweets from Mizan, who did not specify when the execution took place. Two media tweets on Saturday accused Akbari of … Read more

Biden administrator prepares to ask Congress to approve sale of F-16 jets to Turkey

Washington CNN — The Biden administration is preparing to ask Congress to approve the sale of 40 F-16 fighter jets to Turkey, after weighing a Turkish request for the planes for more than a year, sources in the government tell CNN. Congress close to deliberations. If approved, the sale would be one of the largest … Read more

Boeing 737 Max 8 takes off in China for the first time since 2019

CNN — A Boeing 737 Max 8 took off in China on Friday, for the first time since the government grounded the 737 Max 8 planes in 2019, according to flight tracking website, Flightradar24. In March 2019, Chinese aviation authorities ordered the country’s airlines to ground all their Boeing 737 MAX 8s, citing the need … Read more

Peru. Protester killed as anti-government violence spreads in tourist town

CNN — A protester has died and at least 19 Peruvian police officers have been injured in anti-government clashes in Cusco as officials in the tourist town put health facilities on red alert. Protesters had attempted to enter Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport during the curfew on Wednesday, a statement from the interior minister said. … Read more

Girl Guides of Canada renames “brownies” to be more inclusive

CNN — The Canadian equivalent of Girl Scouts is dropping the name “Brownie”, the membership branch of some of its younger Scouts, after current and former Scouts raised concerns that it could harm black members and girls in color. From now on, Girl Guides of Canada ages 7 and 8 will be called Embers, a … Read more

Opinion: Why Prince Harry is such a threat to a certain type of man

Editor’s note: Louis Staples is a London-based writer and cultural editor. His work has appeared in Slate, Vogue, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Wired and elsewhere. The opinions expressed here are his own. Read more reviews on CNN. CNN — A few days before the official publication of Prince Harry’s memoir, “Spare”, on January 10, outrageous … Read more

The brutality of prehistoric life revealed by the bodies of European bogs

Sign up for CNN’s Wonder Theory science newsletter. Explore the universe with news about fascinating discoveries, scientific advancements and more. CNN — In 1984, a peat cutter discovered human remains in a bog in Cheshire, England. They belonged to a man who died suddenly around 2,100 years ago before being placed in the bog – … Read more

British-Iranian dual citizen Alireza Akbari sentenced to death for spying for UK

CNN — Alireza Akbari, a dual British-Iranian citizen and former Iranian official, has been sentenced to death in Iran for spying for the UK, according to Iranian justice-affiliated media Mizan on Wednesday. Akbari was previously Iran’s deputy defense minister. and was the head of the Institute for Strategic Research, as well as a member of … Read more

U.S. and Japan boost military ties with upgraded marine unit to try to deter China

CNN — The United States and Japan are set to announce a significant strengthening of their military relationship and the upgrade of the U.S. military’s force posture in the country this week, including the stationing of a newly redesignated marine unit with advanced intelligence, surveillance and anti-missile fire capability from ships, according to two US … Read more

Former King Constantine II of Greece dies at 82

CNN — Greece’s former king, Constantine II, has died at the age of 82, CNN affiliate CNN Greece reported Tuesday. According to CNN Greece, the former king had been experiencing serious health issues for the past few months and recently contracted coronavirus for the second time, which appears to have significantly worsened his condition. Constantine … Read more