• english.alarabiya.net

    Saudi Crown Prince: No one will be allowed to attack our sovereignty

    Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has released a speech on the occasion of the kingdom’s 88th national day. The crown prince affirmed that the occasion of the Saudi National Day as an occasion to recall the achievements of the country's founder the late King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud and his sons after him. In the speech, he highlighted efforts of the Saudi people to achieve the objectives of Vision 2030 and underlined the great success of the last Hajj season.

  • Al Jazeera

    Iran blames US and Gulf allies for Ahvaz parade attack

    Iranian officials have blamed Gulf states and the United States for Saturday's attack on a military parade that killed 29 people, and accused them of backing the Arab separatist 'al-Ahvaziya' armed group, which claimed responsibility for the killings. President Hassan Rouhani vowed to deliver a   "crushing response", while Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei linked the attack with the United States and its "allies in the region". "This crime is a continuation of the plots of the regional states that are puppets of the United States, and their goal is to create insecurity in our dear country," Khamenei said in a statement. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said "regional terror

  • Gulf News

    Caught on camera: Prince Harry sneaks a samosa

    Dubai: Social media users are calling Prince Harry a “thief”. Why? Because he stole a samosa. In a video that went viral, Prince Harry was seen at an event being “naughty” -  he took some food and hid it behind his back. He made his way to a group of people and noticed a camera to his right. Realising he had been “caught red-handed” by the press, he laughed and smiled like “a schoolboy”. The video was originally posted on Twitter by the British television network, ITV on the @itvnews Twitter account on September 20. It has been viewed more than 40,000 times and was shared by many. Tweep @hopesdesire sided with Prince Harry and said: “Man’s gotta eat!” The video shows him trying hard to hide the

  • BBC News

    Iran fumes at 'bully' US after attack

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has criticised the US following a deadly attack on a military parade. Gunmen opened fire at Revolutionary Guard troops in the south-western city of Ahvaz on Saturday, in an attack claimed by both an anti-government Arab group, and Islamic State militants. Mr Rouhani said the "bully" US and the Gulf states it backed had enabled the attack. Mr Rouhani will face Donald Trump at the UN General Assembly this week. Saturday's attack killed 25 people, including 12 soldiers, civilians watching the parade, and a four-year-old girl. Ahvaz National Resistance, an umbrella group that claims to defend the rights of the Arab minority in Iran's Khuzestan Province, said the group

  • Arabian Business

    What an Emirates-Etihad merger deal could mean for aviation

    A combination of Dubai-based Emirates and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad would be the airline industry’s deal of the decade, if it can be pulled off. Executives at the two companies have been quietly laying plans to create what would be the world’s biggest airline by passenger traffic, according to people familiar with the discussions. The group would have combined revenue of $29.3 billion and control almost 5 percent of the world’s airline routes. Etihad and Emirates publicly deny merger talks, but an exploratory look at Emirates taking over Etihad’s airline operations remains on the table, according to the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private considerations. Talks have occurred on-and-off

  • CNN

    Can K-Pop stars have personal lives? Their labels aren't so sure

    (CNN)If Taylor Swift was a South Korean artist, she would be in deep trouble. At the height of her fame, the American singer's dating life was a key element of her music, with the smash success of hits like "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" driven in part by the real-life relationship drama that helped inspired them. Unlike their western counterparts, for whom making their romantic lives public can be a key part of promotional activities (including allegedly staged relationships), K-Pop stars are often forbidden from disclosing personal details, with some even having a "no dating" clause in their contracts. When it was revealed artists Hyuna and E-Dawn were a couple last month, there was an angry backlash from some apparently heartbroken fans, and the pair were subsequently suspended by their record label, Cube Entertainment, under whom they had been performing together as part of the outfit Triple H.

  • Arab News

    Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

    DUBAI: As the national bird of Saudi Arabia, the falcon is both a symbolic marker of the country’s culture and tradition and a treasured pet to many of its residents - and it is the job of one Abu Dhabi avian expert to tender to hundreds of injured birds of prey flown in from the Kingdom each year. On any given week, about 10 injured birds are transported from Saudi Arabia - many by private plane - to be treated by the expert hands of Dr. Margit Muller, executive director of Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, the world’s first hospital dedicated to the falcon. An expert in the specialized field of avian medicine, Dr. Muller’s extensive knowledge means she is in constant demand to treat injured falcons from all over the world.