• Al Jazeera

    Iran: Who was responsible for the deadly attack in Ahvaz?

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei condemned the attack in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, blaming "US-backed regimes in the region" for the "plot", which left at least 29 people dead and 70 others wounded. Khamenei urged authorities on Saturday "to chase the trails of the criminals", as President Hassan Rouhani vowed a "crushing response" to the deadly attack. Following the bloodshed, questions have now arisen as to who was responsible for carrying it out, and whether Iran would be drawn into a wider conflict with its response. Rouhani's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif blamed "terrorists recruited, trained, armed and paid by a foreign regime" for the attack.  "Iran holds regional terror sponsors

  • Gulf News

    Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas attend the Ambani engagement

    Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas, Anil Kapoor are some of the big celebrity names that are attending a three-day party at Lake Como, Italy, to celebrate Isha Ambani’s engagement to Anand Piramal, executive director of Piramal Enterprises. The daughter of Indian business magnate Mukesh and Nita Ambani, celebrations for 26-year-old Isha’s upcoming nuptials have been underway since her fiance popped the question earlier this year at a temple in Mahabaleshwar, a hilly district outside Mumbai. The festivities kicked off on September 21 with Chopra and her fiance Jonas emerging as the first celebrity guests, turning up in designer Manish Malhotra’s signature collection. Chopra looked elegant in a beige-coloured

  • Gulf News

    Gunmen kill 11 Revolutionary Guards in attack on Iran military parade -ISNA

    Dubai: Gunmen fired on a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, killing 11 members of the Revolutionary Guards, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, in one of the worst attacks on the elite force. State television said the assault, which wounded more than 30 people, targeted a stand where Iranian officials were gathered to watch an annual event marking the start of the Islamic Republic’s 1980-88 war with Iraq. Ali Hussain Hoseinzadeh, deputy governor in Khuzestan province, was quoted as saying the death toll was expected to rise. The bloodshed struck a blow to security in Opec oil producer Iran, which has been relatively stable compared with neighbouring Arab countries that have faced upheaval since the 2011 uprisings across the region.

  • BBC News

    'Snapchat queen' boyfriend killer jailed

    A woman who filmed her boyfriend dying in a pool of blood and put the video on social media has been jailed for 14 years. Fatima Khan, 21, dubbed a "Snapchat queen", plotted with a love rival to kill Khalid Safi, 18, who she had been seeing for two years. Mr Safi was repeatedly stabbed in the chest by Raza Khan in North Acton, London, in December 2016, jurors heard. Khan was convicted of manslaughter after a trial at the Old Bailey. Mr Khan remains on the run, the Met Police said on Friday. Khan, described by her own defence barrister as "Ilford's Snapchat queen", filmed Mr Safi as he lay dying in the street and posted it on the picture-sharing app alongside an offensive message. Judge Michael

  • 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

  • Emirates24|7

    Snake-nado caused by Hurricane Florence

    Hurricane Florence has reportedly caused a "snake-nado" with scenes straight out of a horror film. South Carolina residents have been warned about the possibility of getting bitten by venomous serpents misplaced by the hurricane. Thad Bowman - who works at Myrtle Beach animal park Alligator Adventure - said people should be on the guard, and urged anyone who is bitten to immediately go to hospital. Gerald O'Malley - from the Grand Strand Hospital - explained earlier this year that bites from a venomous snake can be fatal. He added: "They inject venom, which causes tissue destruction, platelet loss, causes bleeding, it can cause death."

  • CNN

    Noah Cyrus selling tears after Lil Xan breakup for $12,000

    Noah Cyrus and Lil Xan attend last month's MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall. (CNN)Of course it's a publicity stunt, but you have to admit it's unique. Ahead of her new EP titled "Good Cry," singer Noah Cyrus is selling some of her tears. But there's a limited time to grab that bottle of tears for a mere $12,000. Cyrus, 18, put the supposed results of her emotions up for sale for 48 hours on the site for Pizzaslime, a clothing line with which is she is collaborating. "This is approximately 12 tears made by Noah Cyrus as a result of sadness," says the description of the bottle that comes with a dropper. "Human digestion of these tears is not suggested cause tears are generally pretty