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    Rouhani says Saudi Arabia, UAE owe their existence today to Iran

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates owed their existence to Iran because it had refused to help former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein invade the two countries. “Had it not been for Iran's rational decision back then not to cooperate with Saddam, there would have been no trace of these countries today,” Rouhani said. “They owe their existence today to Iran.” Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, which resulted in the seven-month-long Iraqi occupation of the country. “Before invading Saudi neighbor Kuwait, Saddam had told Iran that Iraq and Iran will be sharing 800 kilometers in border in the Persian Gulf,” Rouhani said. “This shows that Saddam

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    US airstrikes target 32 oil tankers near Syria's Deir al-Zor

    Face to face with ISIS - The fighters of ISIS: Episode 1

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    Spotted: Priyanka Chopra, Sara Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor...

    Sara Ali Khan Gautam Gulati Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas. Photo: Instagram Kareena Kapoor and Amrita Arora in London. Photo: Instagram Amrita Arora Photo: Instagram Iulia Vantur Pooja Hegde Sonakshi Sinha Ananya Panday (L), Tiger Shroff (C) and Tara Sutaria perform during the first song launch of upcoming romantic comedy drama Hindi film "Student of the Year 2". (AFP) Shweta Bachchan Alia Bhatt Suhana Khan Varun Dhawan Kareena Kapoor Sidharth Malhotra, Ekta Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra Janhvi Kapoor Kareena Kapoor (Instagram) Kareena Kapoor and Karisma Kapoor (Instagram) Shilpa Shetty and family. Anushka Sharma Arjun Kapoor Sonam Kapoor and husband Anand Ahuja Priyanka Chopra shares photo

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    Sri Lanka mourns as investigation into deadly blasts continues: Live updates

    The Sri Lankan government's failure to act on intelligence it received about potential terrorist attacks ahead of the Easter Sunday bombings was “criminally negligent,” a former senior police official told CNN on Tuesday. Asked about intelligence received from foreign security agencies in advance of Sunday's attacks, the official said that such specific warnings are “very rare,” and to not act upon the warnings received was “criminally negligent.” Some background: On Monday, Harsha de Silva, cabinet minister, told CNN that US and Indian intelligence warned Sri Lankan officials before the attacks. Speaking at a news conference in Colombo, a government spokesman apologized for the failure to act

  • UAE woman Munira Abdulla wakes up after 27 years in a coma

    A woman from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who was seriously injured in a traffic accident in 1991 has made a seemingly miraculous recovery after emerging from a 27-year-long coma. Munira Abdulla, who was aged 32 at the time of the accident, suffered a severe brain injury after the car she was travelling in collided with a bus on the way to pick up her son from school. Omar Webair, who was then just four years old, was sitting in the back of the vehicle with her, but was left unscathed as his mother cradled him in her arms moments before the accident. Ms Abdulla - who was being driven by her brother-in-law - was left seriously injured, but last year regained consciousness in a German hospital.

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    25 of the most beautiful places around the world

    Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Uganda Dense, lush and otherworldly, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is one of the last redoubts of the mountain gorilla. Over 400 call this UNESCO-protected national park home, with the chance for visitors to trek to and meet habituated groups. Its biodiversity extends far beyond its most famous inhabitants, however; 348 bird species and 220 butterfly species can be found within its 331-square-kilometer expanse. Samburu, Kenya Thanks to its relative inaccessibility, Samburu, in the heart of Kenya, is a haven for some of Africa's most beguiling wildlife. The grassland and acacia-dotted landscapes of its national reserve are home to the endangered reticulated giraffe and

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    Messi rested as win over Alaves edges Barca closer to the title

    Barcelona will win La Liga on Wednesday if Atletico Madrid lose to Valencia after a 2-0 victory over Alaves gave them a 12-point lead at the top of the table. Lionel Messi started on the bench at Mendizorrotza on Tuesday in a move that made clear just how comfortable Barca are in this title race, its conclusion surely now only a matter of when rather than if. Should Atletico avoid defeat to Valencia at the Wanda Metropolitano, the Catalans will still be crowned champions on Saturday, at their own Camp Nou, with a victory over Levante. They could even have it wrapped up before kick-off if Atletico have failed to take at least four points from Valencia and Real Valladolid, the latter whom they