• english.alarabiya.net

    Iran's Rouhani: US sanctions on Khamenei futile as he has 'no foreign assets'

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani dismissed new US sanctions on Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and described the White House as “mentally retarded”, an insult Iran has used in the past about President Donald Trump. In a speech broadcast live on state television, Rouhani said sanctions against Khamenei would fail because he had no assets abroad. Rouhani described the latest round of sanctions as a sign of US desperation. “The White House actions mean it is mentally retarded,” he said “Tehran's strategic patience does not mean we have fear.” Last Update: Tuesday, 25 June 2019 KSA 10:48 - GMT 07:48

  • Egypt Independent

    Egypt's national football team manager says harassment claims 'exaggerated'

    Egyptian national football team manager Ehab Lehita confirmed reports that some Egyptian players harassed a fashion model on Instagram, but he saw that the issue was exaggerated. “They are not rumors… We spoke to them and Javier Aguirre also spoke with them after breakfast and told them to concentrate,” he said in a televised statement to Time Sport channel. An Egyptian-British fashion model named Merhan Keller uploaded photographs on Instagram of inappropriate messages from four players of Egypt's national team, accusing Amr Warda, Ayman Ashraf, Ahmed Hassan Mahgoub, and Mahmoud Hamdi of harassment before backtracking and denying Ashraf had sent her any messages. According to Identity-magazine,

  • Emirates24|7

    Spotted: Jacqueline Fernandez, Sonakshi Sinha, Karisma Kapoor...

    Jacqueline Fernandez poses for a picture as she attends the press conference for Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, in Mumbai. (AFP) Sonakshi Sinha presents a creation from the latest collection of 'Retro Remix', in Mumbai. (AFP) Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan Photo: Instagram Arjun Rampal and girlfriend Gabriella Malaika Arora Kareena Kapoor Khan Photo: Instagram Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas Photo: Instagram Kangana Ranaut Athiya Shetty Pooja Hegde Sussanne Khan and Pragya Kapoor Iulia Vantur Salman Khan spotted with Iulia Vantur after a long time. Farhan Akhtar Parineeti Chopra Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani Shahid kapoor with wife Mira Rajput Sunny Leone's husband Daniel Weber

  • CNN

    Iran shoots down US drone: Live updates

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he spoke to President Trump about the Iran drone attack during a briefing for congressional leaders at the White House today. "Now I told the President that these conflicts have a way of escalating. The President may not intend to go to war here, but we're worried that he and the administration may bumble into a war," Schumer told reporters. He continued: "We told the room that the Democratic position is that congressional approval must be required before funding any kind of conflict in Iran. One of the best ways to avoid bumbling into war, a war that nobody wants, is to have a robust, open debate and for Congress to have a real say. We learned that lesson

  • Arab News

    For one Saudi woman, new driving license is 'a well-deserved privilege'

    JEDDAH: At 10:55 p.m. on June 23, 2018, I was glued to my TV set in Hungary. I was waiting for the clock to strike midnight in Saudi Arabia and for the first engines to roar with my fellow Saudi women behind the wheel. I vowed to return to my home country and grant myself a well-deserved privilege - my own Saudi driver's license. I applied for my license in August on the Jeddah Advanced Driving School's website as soon as I found an opening. I paid SR2,520 ($600) with the promise of a placement test at a later time. I called customer service, who explained that because of the high demand I should check every day until I found an opening. The requirements were a valid ID card, a medical report

  • CNN

    Brussels Airlines 'flight to nowhere': How much does it cost for a plane not to land?

    (CNN) - On June 22, a Brussels Airlines flight from Brussels to Washington, DC, turned around mid-air and went back to its starting point, meaning that passengers spent a total of nine hours in the air to essentially go nowhere. Originally, the flight was supposed to depart at 10:15 a.m. local time from Brussels. But due to a last-minute change of aircraft, it left two hours late. That wasn't all. The change in aircraft meant that the plane didn't have the proper authorization paperwork for landing in the United States. Rather than risk a fine upon arrival at Washington-Dulles, someone made the decision to reverse course, and the plane made a U-turn somewhere around Ireland. The plane landed

  • Arabian Business

    Oman denies sending US message to Iran

    The sultanate of Oman denied Monday that it had sent a message from the United States to Iran after the Islamic republic shot down a US drone in the Gulf. "The reports that have been circulating in the media on the sultanate delivering an American message to the Iranian government about the incident... on June 20, 2019 are not true," the Omani foreign ministry said on Twitter. Media reports late last week said Muscat had sent a message to Tehran from US President Donald Trump, warning the Islamic republic of an impending American attack. A military strike ordered in retaliation for the downing of the US drone was called off by Trump at the last minute. Iran denied on Friday that it had received