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(MENAFN - AFP) Scans of King Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt's Valley of the Kings point to a secret chamber, archaeologists said Saturday, possibly heralding the discovery of Queen Nefertiti's long-sought mummy.

Using hi-tech infrared and radar technology, researchers are trying to unravel the mystery over the legendary monarch's resting place.

A wife of Tutankhamun's ...

(MENAFN - AFP) German carrier Lufthansa, reeling under a series of recent strikes, said Saturday it had reached a wage rise accord with services sector union Verdi covering 30,000 ground staff.

The accord gives a one-off payment of 2,250 euros ($2,350) and a 2.2 percent wage rise to ground staff and employees of IT subsidiary Lufthansa Systems, Lufthansa Service catering, ...

(MENAFN - AFP) French police and airport authorities said Saturday graffiti, much of it in Arabic, had been found sprayed on four aircraft belonging to British carrier Easyjet and a plane from Spanish airline Vueling at two airports.

Three of the jets had been defaced at Lyon airport in eastern France with two others sprayed at the Paris hub of Roissy-Charles-de-Gaulle, police ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Iran is seeking $25 billion in investments from 50 deals involving international oil and gas companies, foreign executives were told Saturday in Tehran as the government outlined new contractual terms.

Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh opened a two-day conference in the capital attended by BP, Shell, Total of France, ENI of Italy, Repsol of Spain, OMV from Austria ...

(MENAFN - AFP) A century and a half after first being published, the surreal classic "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" still fascinates readers and inspires artists with its eerie and iconic fantasy world.

An exhibition in the British Library traces how the story and its characters quickly took on a life of their own after the publication of the book in 1865, inspiring spin-off ...

(MENAFN - AFP) With Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg about to become a dad, the social network boosted the amount of time fathers can take off to bond with their new babies.

Beginning with the new year, dads working full-time for Facebook anywhere in the world will have the option of taking four months' paid leave.

All new dads working for Facebook outside the US ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Medical experts say climate change affects human health in direct ways, by the spread of water- and mosquito-borne diseases for example, and indirectly, such as through hunger.

Here is a snapshot of the problem:

- Thousands more dead -

Between 2030 and 2050, climate change could result in nearly 250,000 deaths per year -- an estimated 38,000 from ...

(MENAFN - AFP) The Dutch government said Friday it will appeal an EU ruling that Starbucks must pay some 30 million euros ($34 million) in back taxes for enjoying an "illegal" tax break.

In a major blow to sweetheart tax arrangements, Brussels said last month the deals the Netherlands had given to the US coffee giant and Luxembourg had awarded Italian automaker Fiat were ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Global oil producers, who provide the world with much of the fossil fuel that causes global warming, are in no hurry to brighten up their own image as climate dinosaurs.

Some Gulf countries have timidly started investing in renewable energy, but experts say the initiatives are just a tiny crack in producers' otherwise solid front of indifference to climate ...

(MENAFN - AFP) Latin America will demand that the richest and most polluting countries foot the bill for reducing harmful emissions at the world climate summit starting Monday.

Countries in one of the world's poorest and most environmentally diverse regions have failed to agree on many things and do not have a common negotiating position overall going into the talks.

But ...

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