Today is Wednesday، May 31، the 151th day of 2016. There are 214 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History:
In 1279 BC Rameses II (The Great) (19th dynasty) becomes Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. In 526، a devastating earthquake strikes Antioch killing 250،000.
In 1941، Anglo-Iraqi War: The United Kingdom completes the re-occupation of Iraq and returns 'Abd al-Ilah to power as regent for Faisal II.
In 1949، Younis Shalaby، Egyptian actor، was born.
In 1976، Egypt proposes a request accepting the Palestine Liberation Organization as a member in the Arab League.
In 1968، Nahla Salama، Egyptian actress، was born.
In 2010، Israeli Shayetet 13 commandos boarded the Gaza Freedom Flotilla while still in international waters trying to break the ongoing blockade of the Gaza Strip; nine Turkish civilians on the flotilla were killed in the ensuing violent affray.