• Egypt Independent

    Iran says it has killed mastermind of deadly attack on parade

    LONDON (Reuters) - Iran’s Revolutionary Guards said on Tuesday they had killed the “mastermind” behind an attack on a military parade in the Iranian city of Ahvaz last month which left 25 people dead, nearly half of them members of the Guards. The Guards said in a statement published on state media their forces had killed a man named Abu Zaha and four other militants in Diyala province in Iraq. One news website run by Iran’s state television said Abu Zaha was a member of Islamic State. Both Islamic State and an Iranian ethnic Arab opposition movement called the Ahwaz National Resistance, which seeks a separate state in Iran’s oil-rich Khuzestan province, have claimed responsibility for the Sept.

  • Al Jazeera

    Who was murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi?

    Turkish authorities say prosecutors have found evidence that supports suspicions that missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul. Khashoggi was a contributor to The Washington Post and has written columns critical of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. But Khashoggi had not always been a man on the outside. For 30 years of his life, Khashoggi carefully walked a line between supporting the Saudi royal circle and pushing for reforms from within. Al Jazeera's Dorsa Jabbari takes a closer look at Khashoggi's life and career.

  • CNN

    'There is no God,' says Stephen Hawking in final book

    "For centuries, it was believed that disabled people like me were living under a curse that was inflicted by God," he adds. "I prefer to think that everything can be explained another way, by the laws of nature." Hawking suffered from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disorder also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, for most of his adult life. The scientist died while still working on the book, which his family and colleagues finished with the help of his vast personal archives. 'Increasingly looking inward' While Hawking spoke of his lack of belief in God during his life, several of his other answers are more surprising. "There are forms of intelligent life out there," he

  • CNN

    Nicole Kidman: Marriage to Tom Cruise protected me

    The actress typically shies away from talking about her ex. "Being married to Tom Cruise at 22 is something I'm always reluctant to talk about, because I'm married now to the man who is my great love [Keith Urban], and it almost feels disrespectful," Kidman said. But she added "That said, I got married very young, but it definitely wasn't power for me -- it was protection." "I married for love, but being married to an extremely powerful man kept me from being sexually harassed. I would work, but I was still very much cocooned," Kidman wrote. "So when I came out of it at 32, 33, it's almost like I had to grow up." The star is currently playing journalist Gretchen Carlson alongside fellow actresses

  • emirates247.com

    VP receives Romanian Prime Minister

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received today at Zabeel Palace, Romanian Prime Minister Viorica Dancila. H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, and H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior, also attended the reception. Sheikh Mohammed welcomed Dancila's visit while stressing the UAE's keenness on developing ties with Romania. The parties reviewed bilateral relations between the UAE and Romania and ways to

  • Gulf News

    Caught on camera: Indian ex-lawmaker’s son brandishes gun at couple in Delhi

    Dubai: A video showing the son of a former Indian parliamentarian, waving a gun and hurling abuses at a couple outside a five-star hotel in Delhi, went viral online in India today. Many Twitter users called out the “VIP brat” in “pink pants”, and requested Delhi Police to arrest him soon. Tweep @rohini_sgh posted: “Who is the BSP leader whose son is a brat, wears pink pants and goes around threatening people with a gun?” The young man in the video was identified as Ashish Pandey, the son of Ritesh Pandey, a former Member of Parliament (MP) of India’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). The Delhi Police have booked Ashish Pandey after the video was widely shared on social media. The video appears to have

  • english.alarabiya.net

    ANALYSIS: Could a coup by Soleimani save the Iranian regime?

    Effecting a complete regime change in Iran will be close to impossible right now, as such is the military structure covering the country, with military bases in every province, it cannot be achieved through people power alone. Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, knew only too well that through installing his own form of clerical government, there were certain to be those opposing his theory of divine rule, velayat-e-faqih. Another fact that Khomeini bore in mind, was how Shah Pahlavi’s regime was so ill-prepared for the revolution that dethroned him, brought about by an ill-trained military, even though on paper it seemed to be the most powerful army in the Middle East, and one of the best equipped.