• Egypt Independent

    Militants attack Iran army parade killing civilians: state media

    Militants attacked a military parade in southwestern Iran on Saturday, killing several civilians, state media reported. A woman and a child were among at least 20 people wounded in the attack by a “group of assailants” on the parade in the city of Ahvaz, the official IRNA news agency reported. The semi-official Fars news agency said two gunmen opened fire on the large crowd of spectators and then attempted to attack the viewing stand for official dignitaries before being shot and wounded by security forces. The rare attack targeted Khuzestan, a province bordering Iraq that has a large ethnic Arab community, many of them Sunni, and was a major battleground of the devastating 1980-88 conflict between

  • Emirates24|7

    Spotted: Priyanka Chopra, Yami Gautam, Shraddha Kapoor...

    Shraddha Kapoor poses during the promotion of the upcoming drama Hindi film 'Batti Gul Meter Chalu'. (AFP) Yami Gautam Photo: AFP Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Photo: Instagram Photo: Instagram Anushka Sharma Deepika Padukone Kareena Kapoor Lara Dutta with husband Mahesh Bhupathi Sonam Kapoor Kareena Kapoor spotted shooting at Film City. Athiya Shetty Alia Bhatt with friends out for lunch. Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma Sussanne Khan Abhishek picks-up Aishwarya and Aaradhya at the airport. Shahid Kapoor Jahnvi Kapoor and Manish Malhotra Tiger Shroff performs a stunt at the launch of innerwear brand. Saif Ali Khan and son Taimur spotted in their building compound.

  • 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."

  • BBC News

    Meghan dishes up and Harry nabs leftovers

    Meghan Markle has launched a charity cookbook for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire in London. The Duchess of Sussex was joined by her mother Doria Ragland and husband Prince Harry as she celebrated with the women of the Hubb Community Kitchen, who helped create the recipes. Ms Markle praised the group, saying the diversity of the women was "pretty outstanding" with 12 countries represented. While the duchess prepared dishes from the book, Together, for a lunch... the duke was later spotted appearing to steal some of the leftovers.

  • CNN

    24 killed in attack on Iranian military parade

    The group is supported by "foreign antagonists," including Saudi Arabia, IRNA said. "The terrorists disguised as Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Basiji (volunteer) forces opened fire to the authority and people from behind the stand during the parade," Governor of Khuzestan Gholam-Reza Shariati said, according to IRNA. IRGC spokesman Ramezan Sharif said the attackers were affiliated with a terrorist group supported by Saudi Arabia, Press TV said. "The individuals who fired at the people and the armed forces during the parade are connected to the al-Ahvaziya group which is fed by Saudi Arabia," Sharif said. Saudi Arabia has yet to respond to the allegations. The parade was part of nationwide

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Indian flight grounded as air pressure mix-up causes mass bleeding

    A cockpit mix-up left more than 30 passengers on an Indian plane bleeding from their ears and noses Thursday after the crew forgot to flick a switch regulating cabin air pressure. The Jet Airways flight to Jaipur had to turn back as the alarming symptoms became apparent, the airline said, with one traveler describing “panic” on board. The plane carrying 166 passengers landed back in Mumbai and those affected were given medical attention while alternative flights were arranged, Jet Airways said. The flight crew “has been taken off scheduled duties pending investigation”, the company said in a statement.