• BBC News

    Harry and Meghan release wedding photos

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released three official photographs taken on their wedding day. The pictures, taken by Alexi Lubomirski, include a group photograph with bridesmaids and close family, including their parents and the Queen. The couple would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations on Saturday, Kensington Palace said. "Their Royal Highnesses are delighted with these official portraits," a statement added. Mr Lubomirski, who also took the couple's official engagement pictures, said it had been an "incredible honour" to document the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's "inspiring journey of love". "This has been a beautiful chapter in my career and life, that I will happily

  • Al Jazeera

    'Who are you?' Iran hits back at US demands

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said the world will "not accept" US unilateralism just hours after Washington laid out a series of tough demands to be included in a potential new nuclear treaty with Iran. In remarks carried by Iran's ILNA news agency on Monday, Rouhani said the era of the US making decisions for the rest of the world was "over". "Countries are independent ... We will continue our path with the support of our nation," Rouhani said. "Who are you to decide for Iran and the world?"  Earlier this month, US President Donald Trump's defied efforts by European allies and announced Washington's  withdrawal  from a landmark multinational pact signed with Iran in 2015 and a decision

  • BBC Sport

    World sport: 10 photos we liked this week

    A selection of some of the most striking sports photographs taken around the world this week: Watch: Farah leads Manchester bomb anniversary tribute See some of the best news pictures from the week. All photographs are subject to copyright. Where next? 'The biggest impact in sport since Tiger Woods' Quiz - how well do you know Motty?

  • Arabian Business

    UAE approves 100% ownership of companies, new ten-year visa

    The UAE has approved a new long-term visa system aimed at attracting international investors and high-skilled professional workers. In a major announcement, the UAE cabinet also approved 100% foreign ownership of companies in the country, which has previously been limited to those companies based in freezones.  The ten-year visa will be made available to investors in the UAE, as well as those who are specialists in medical, scientific, research and technical fields, as well as for all scientists and innovators. A separate five-year residency visa will be made available to students studying in the UAE, and 10-year visas for "exceptional students", news agency WAM reported. The UAE will also review

  • BBC News

    Does US 'Plan B' on Iran risk war?

    So this then is the US "Plan B" for Iran - to step up the sanctions pressure in order to force the Tehran government into a new diplomatic deal. It would need to accept broader constraints, not just on its nuclear activities, but also on its missile programme and wider behaviour in the region. But is this a realistic policy for a new compromise with Tehran? Or is it a recipe for growing tensions; in reality a hawkish diplomatic smoke-screen intended to cloak a policy whose fundamental goal is regime change in Iran? It is certainly tough. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was at pains to spell out a comprehensive effort to contain Iran and to roll back its influence in the region. But how realistic

  • BBC News

    Jameela Jamil 'was too ethnic' for US

    Jameela Jamil has said she was told she was "too old, too ethnic and too fat" to launch a career in the US. The former BBC Radio 1 presenter landed a part in sitcom The Good Place in her first audition, despite being "actively discouraged" from moving to Hollywood by some in the UK. The 32-year-old said she moved to Los Angeles without a job or even a plan. "I was literally starting again and I was actively discouraged by everyone in England," she told BBC Radio 5 live's Anna Foster. "Everyone said I was being mad, throwing away an eight-year career, and that I was too old - I was only 29 - too ethnic, and too fat to come over to Los Angeles." She admitted she exaggerated her acting experience

  • BBC News

    'So much fun': Lip-reading Harry and Meghan

    'So much fun': Lip-reading Harry and Meghan We asked lip-reader Tina Lannin what she thinks the couple really said at the wedding. 20 May