• Al Jazeera

    India considers action against Pakistan after suicide attack

    A meeting of political parties in New Delhi Saturday extended full support to the government in "fighting terrorism, defending India's unity and integrity". Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called the meeting to build support for action against Pakistan following a deadly car bombing in the disputed Kashmir region that raised tensions with its neighbour. Modi had earlier promised a strong response after the Pakistan-based armed group, Jaish-e-Muhammad, also known as JeM, claimed responsibility for the suicide attack on a military convoy on Thursday that killed 44 paramilitary officers. Earlier, India's foreign ministry has said the United States supports New Delhi's right to self-defence against cross-border attacks following the Kashmir incident.

  • Emirates24|7

    Hailey Bieber finds it 'scary to be this young and married'

    Hailey Bieber admits it is "scary to be this young and married" but she feels lucky to be married to her "best friend" Justin Bieber. The 22-year-old model - who tied the knot with Justin Bieber last year - feels lucky to be married to her "best friend" and she loves the "forever" aspect, even though she finds it daunting at such a young age. Photo: Bang She said: "It's definitely scary to be this young and be married. It's a scary thing, but it's also the person that I've literally been in love with for so many years. I feel like he's my best friend. And we just get to do life together forever, now. I think the forever aspect for me is just like, you don't think about that until you get married.

  • Al Jazeera

    Dubai airport disrupted after reported drone sightings

    Flights at Dubai International Airport, one of the busiest in the world, were disrupted on Friday after sightings of a drone flying nearby. The airport told the AP news agency that it halted flights from 10:13am to 10:45am (local time) over "suspected drone activity". It said flights were later resumed. Alleged drone sightings have previously disrupted flights into the airport, which is the base of the long-haul carrier Emirates. One disgruntled passenger tweeted: "Stuck for ages at Dubai airport runway unable to taxi as unauthorized drones have entered the airspace here and all takeoffs have been grounded! "This seems to be happening often in airports everywhere." Another passenger wrote: "Dubai

  • Al Jazeera

    Woman gives birth to septuplets in a first known case in Iraq

    A 25-year-old woman is making headlines after she gave birth to what doctors are saying are the first septuplets in Iraq's history. The unnamed woman gave birth to six girls and one boy at the al-Batoul Hospital in Diyala province earlier this week. In a statement to the press, the official spokesperson for the local health department, Firas Al Izzawi, said the woman gave birth naturally and was in good health. He also explained the seven newborns received medical check-ups and are in perfect health. Izzawi also said the birth was the first of its type in Iraq. Local media published images of the infants, who are being celebrated nationwide. Translation: Giving birth all at once ... May God protect

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Iran confirms second failed satellite launch

    Iran's bid to launch a second satellite in the past two months has failed, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said in an interview with NBC News published on Friday. Its effort to launch a satellite last month also failed. Despite both failures, Zarif's confirmation is likely to raise tensions with the United States, which is concerned the long-range ballistic technology used to send satellites into space could also be used to launch warheads. A representative for the US National Security Council did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Iran views its space program as a matter of national pride. Tehran has denied that the space vehicle launches and missile tests violated

  • Emirates24|7

    Kareena not confirmed as Irrfan's wife

    Irrfan Khan is back from London and has greenlighted the second part of Hindi Medium. The first part was directed by Saket Chaudhary and starred Pakistani actress Saba Qamar along with Irrfan for producers Dinesh Vijan and Bhushan Kumar. The producers have now zeroed in on the Pataakha and the Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota actress Radhika Madan to play the daughter's character in the sequel. Dishita Sehgal had played the child in the first part. “Radhika made an impressive debut in Pataakha and her second film is also getting rave reviews after having been shown at the Toronto Film Festival. The makers also wanted a good actress for that character and hence have pencilled her for the part,” says a

  • Al Jazeera

    Iran warns Pakistan to crack down on Jaish al-Adl

    Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) chief has warned Pakistan to crack down on armed group Jaish al-Adl following a suicide attack in the border province of Sistan-Baluchestan that killed 27 members of the elite security force. IRGC Commander-in-Chief Mohammad Ali Jafari said on Saturday that Islamabad should go after the armed group right away before Tehran takes its "revenge". "If Pakistan fails to punish them in the near future, Iran will do so based on international law and will retaliate against the terrorists," Jafari was quoted by the Iranian media as saying. His statement was in a different tone to an earlier reaction where he called on the "brotherly state of Pakistan" to