• Trump’s Iran threats dial up drama for UN meet

    New York - President Donald Trump will address the full United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday and then host a UN Security Council session on Wednesday. Trump threw a wrench into the works on Friday by tweeting that the subject of the Security Council meeting would be Iran, after White House aides had insisted the agenda would broadly address proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. That opens the prospect that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani may attend and confront the US president face-to-face. Trump may also find himself publicly isolated, as key US allies on the council including France and the UK have criticised his exit from the Iranian nuclear deal signed by his predecessor.

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    The untold story of Dubai's first skyscraper

    1966Photo: Dubai Petroleum Oil discovered Oil is discovered offshore in Fateh. Extraction operations begin in 1969 and in the 1970s three giant submarine tanks are completed, each capable of holding half a million barrels and known as the "Three Pyramids of Dubai." 1972Photo: Nasser Younes/AFP/Getty Port Rashid opens Dubai consolidates its position as a key maritime hub for the Gulf, constructing a deepwater harbor with 11 berths, rising to 35 with further development. 1979Photo: Rabih Moghrabi/AFP/Getty Dubai World Trade Centre inaugurated The city welcomes the Dubai World Trade Centre. Designed by British architect John Harris, the 489-foot structure dominates the sparsely populated skyline

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    Iran fumes at 'bully' US after attack

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has fiercely criticised the US following a deadly attack on a military parade. Gunmen opened fire at Revolutionary Guard troops in the south-western city of Ahvaz on Saturday, in an attack claimed by both an anti-government Arab group, and Islamic State militants. Mr Rouhani said the "bully" US and the Gulf states it backed had enabled the attack. The US has denied this and says it condemns "any terrorist attack". Mr Rouhani will face Donald Trump at the UN General Assembly this week. Saturday's attack killed 25 people, including 12 soldiers, civilians watching the parade, and a four-year-old girl. Ahvaz National Resistance, an umbrella group that claims to defend

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    Saudi Crown Prince: No one will be allowed to attack our sovereignty

    Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has released a speech on the occasion of the kingdom’s 88th national day. The crown prince affirmed that the occasion of the Saudi National Day as an occasion to recall the achievements of the country's founder the late King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud and his sons after him. In the speech, he highlighted efforts of the Saudi people to achieve the objectives of Vision 2030 and underlined the great success of the last Hajj season.

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    'He walked me home then raped me'

    Where do you turn for help if you're sexually assaulted at university? After she was raped by a fellow student, former University of Bristol undergraduate Hannah Price felt she didn't get the support she needed. Hannah eventually spoke up about what happened, but only after she graduated. She set up a campaign group, Revolt Against Sexual Assault, to use her story to encourage universities to strengthen their support for victims of sexual assaults. You can see more on this on BBC Inside Out West on BBC One on Monday at 7.30pm.

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    Duchess of Sussex reveals her 'something blue'

    The Duchess of Sussex has revealed she hid a romantic memento to the first date she had with Prince Harry as the "something blue" within her wedding outfit. The new royal shared details from her big day with British broadcaster ITV as part of a new two-part show honoring Queen Elizabeth II. In a sneak peak of "Queen of the World," Meghan is seen reunited with her bridal outfit for the first time since she wed Prince Harry ahead of it being displayed in an exhibition in October. "Somewhere in here there is a piece of, did you see? There's a piece of blue fabric that's stitched inside? It's my something blue," Meghan revealed while gently inspecting the bridal ensemble. "It's fabric from the dress

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    Iran's Revolutionary Guard vows to avenge Ahvaz attack

    Iran's Revolutionary Guard has vowed to revenge the attack on a military parade that killed 29 people, including the four attackers, and wounded 70 others. The Iranian elite force, in a statement on Sunday, said that those behind Saturday's attack will face a "deadly and unforgiving revenge in the near future". Iranian officials blamed two Gulf states and the United States for the attack, accusing them of backing the Arab separatist al-Ahvaziya armed group which claimed responsibility for the attack. President Hassan Rouhani vowed to deliver a "crushing response", while Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei linked the attack with the US and its "allies in the region". The country's foreign