• Politics
    Egypt Independent

    Threat to evacuate US diplomats from Iraq raises fear of war

    That in turn would open the possibility of military action, with just weeks to go before an election in which President Donald Trump has campaigned on a hard line towards Tehran and its proxies. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened to close the embassy in a phone call a week ago to President Barham Salih, two Iraqi government sources said. The conversation was initially reported by an Iraqi news website.

  • Lifestyle
    Al Arabiya English

    Coronavirus: Dubai orders bars, restaurants to stop services, entertainment at 1 a.m.

    People eat at a restaurant in Dubai on August 30, 2018. (File photo: AFP)

  • News
    Arab News

    Iranian chess referee seeking asylum reveals second reason she can't go home

    CAIRO: Minister of Tourism and Antiquities Khaled Al-Anani, Minister of Civil Aviation Mohammed Manar, and 30 ambassadors of foreign countries in Egypt participated in a bike marathon organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities in Sharm El-Sheikh to celebrate World Tourism Day. The marathon began in front of the ministers’ and ambassadors’ residence and lasted for nearly an hour, passing through the beaches, tourist attractions, and streets of Sharm El-Sheikh.

  • News
    Al Jazeera

    Nagorno-Karabakh dispute: Armenia, Azerbaijan standoff explained

    The contested Nagorno-Karabakh region, a mountainous and heavily-forested patch of land, is at the heart of a decades-long armed standoff between neighbours Armenia and Azerbaijan. Under international law, Nagorno-Karabakh is recognised as part of Azerbaijan. But the ethnic Armenians who make up the vast majority of the population reject Azerbaijani rule.

  • News
    Al Jazeera

    How a Bollywood star's death case took a 'misogynistic spiral'

    The court also stated, “Jiah and Sooraj were in a live-in relationship by volition. It cannot be said that the deceased had no option but to commit suicide. Rajput did not leave a suicide note but that it did not deter media from wild speculation about Chakraborty’s role in the actor’s death.

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    New Al Arabiya series shows rare footage of Iran-Iraq War 40 years on

    A landmark television series aired by Al Arabiya has revealed rare footage of the Iran-Iraq War, providing new insights into one of the region’s most important events 40 years since it began. A shot from the Al Arabiya "The Iran-Iraq War" documentary. Supplied) A shot from the Al Arabiya "The Iran-Iraq War" documentary.

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Iran's IRGC unveils new naval ballistic missile

    Iran’s Revolutionary Guards on Sunday unveiled a new naval ballistic missile with a potential range of over 700 km (430 miles), local media reported, following months of tensions with arch-enemy the United States. Last Update: Sunday, 27 September 2020 KSA 20:38 - GMT 17:38