• Al Jazeera

    Masoumeh Ebtekar: 'The whole world was against Iran'

    In November 1979, a group of Iranian students took over the United States embassy in Tehran. Fifty-two American diplomats and citizens were held hostage for 444 days, in what became the longest hostage crisis in modern history.  The students were part of a revolution that overthrew the Shah and replaced his government with the Islamic Republic just months earlier. Masoumeh Ebtekar, a prominent figure at the time, was both spokeswoman and translator for the students. Asked by Al Jazeera whether she has any regrets about her involvement with the hostage incident, the Iranian vice president for Women and Family Affairs remains resilient about the intention behind the students' actions. "I don't

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Arab Coalition launches raids on Yemen's Houthis in Sanaa

    The Arab Coalition in Yemen launched raids on Houthi camps in the capital Sanaa, including the Al-Dulaimi air base. The US ambassador to Yemen blamed the Iran-aligned Houthi movement on Thursday for the hold-up to a UN-led peace deal in the main port of Hodeidah and said Houthi weapons pose a threat to other countries in the region. Last Update: Saturday, 23 March 2019 KSA 09:19 - GMT 06:19

  • Emirates24|7

    Feds won't charge suspect in deadly Texas school shooting

    Federal prosecutors say they will not pursue charges at this time against the teenager accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school. Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 18, faces a state capital murder trial for the deadly shooting last May at Santa Fe High School that also wounded 13 people. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Texas says prosecutors and FBI agents met with the victims and family members Tuesday and that no federal charges will be filed at this time. A spokeswoman declined to say whether Pagourtzis might face future federal prosecution. If convicted in state court, Pagourtzis could be sentenced to life in prison. But he has the possibility of parole after

  • Emirates24|7

    When snakes strike, lives shatter

    On June 15, 2015, four-year-old Chepchirchir Kiplagat's life changed forever. Bitten by a snake as she slept, she permanently lost the use of the left side of her body. Sleeping beside her on a mattress on the floor of their modest, mud-walled home, Chepchirchir's two-year-old sister Scholar was also bitten. She did not survive. "It was hard to tell what had happened because the children were crying from the pain," their father Jackson Chepkui, a 39-year-old livestock farmer, told AFP at home in the tiny village of Embosos in Kenya's remote western Baringo county. "We saw two blood spots on her (Chepchirchir's) wrist, that's how we were able to conclude that they were bitten by a snake." With

  • Emirates24|7

    Mohamed bin Zayed offers condolences to President's Representative on death of his wife

    His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, today offered his sincere condolences to Ahmed Khalifa Al Suwaidi, the President's Representative, on the death of his wife. While visiting the mourning majlis in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohamed expressed his heartfelt condolences to the family of the deceased and prayed to Allah Almighty to bless her soul and bestow patience and solace upon her family. H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, also offered his condolences to Ahmed Khalifa Al Suwaidi.

  • CNN

    World's most scenic airport landing revealed

    According to the 2019 edition of an annual poll by PrivateFly, Ireland's Donegal Airport is the world leader when it comes to breathtaking landing strips. The beautiful rugged coastline seen on the approach at the regional airport in Carrickfinn came out on top for the second year in a row in the annual poll from the UK-based booking platform for private jet charters. Scotland's Barra Airport approach, which offers stunning coastal views, just missed out on the number one spot, coming in second place. "Too often travelers hurry through the journey to get to their destination; this poll encourages those to stop, take a look through their aircraft window and be awestruck by the joy of flying," said Adam Twidell, CEO of PrivateFly.

  • Emirates24|7

    Emilia Clarke almost died after brain aneurysm

    Emilia Clarke almost died after she suffered two life-threatening brain aneurysms whilst filming 'Game of Thrones' in 2011. The 32-year-old actress - who stars as Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO fantasy drama - has revealed that she almost died in 2011, after doctors discovered she had two aneurysms in her brain. Emilia says that following the first season of the 'Game of Thrones', she decided to unwind by working out with a trainer, but began suffering from "constricting pain" in her head. Writing in an essay for The New Yorker entitled 'A Battle for My Life', she said: "On the morning of February 11, 2011, I was getting dressed in the locker room of a gym in Crouch End, North London, when I started to feel a bad headache coming on.