• Politics
    Arab News

    US slams Iran for 'smuggling' envoy into Yemen

    AL-MUKALLA: The US on Wednesday slammed the Iranian regime for installing a new ambassador to the Houthi militia in Yemen — a move that the State Department spokesperson said shows the extent of Iran’s influence in the war-torn country. Morgan Ortagus said the new ambassador is a member of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), who has links to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

  • Lifestyle
    CNN

    Israelis can now travel to Dubai. The Persian Gulf will never be the same

    Israeli interest Israel is a tiny country of fewer than 9 million citizens. But Cohen says the excitement among them to explore the Persian Gulf is pretty universal. Israel is a tiny country of fewer than 9 million citizens.

  • News
    Al Arabiya English

    Iranian dissident Mehdi Amin found murdered at his residence in Canada

    A man who was found murdered on Wednesday at his residence in southern Ontario has been identified as Mehdi Amin, an Iranian dissident, a friend of the victim told Al Arabiya English. Last Update: Friday, 23 October 2020 KSA 01:46 - GMT 22:46

  • Lifestyle
    Egypt Independent

    Photographer helps laid-off expats bid goodbye to Dubai

    I remember thinking, a popular request even before COVID, expats would come and hire me to photograph them at landmarks as a keepsake,” Hainey said from the beach where she captures families’ final moments in Dubai. In the distance, the iconic sail profile of the Burj Al Arab hotel and Burj Khalifa, the tallest building on the planet, peeked through the light morning haze. If you’ve been living here for 15 years, you want something to remember it by.

  • Politics
    Al Jazeera

    Erdogan defends testing Russian S-400, shrugs off US criticism

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday confirmed Turkey’s first test of a controversial Russian missile defence system, as he dismissed criticism by the United States. It is true about the tests, they have been done and will continue,” he told reporters in Istanbul on Friday, a week after reports emerged of the Turkish army conducting a test firing of the S-400 system. We’re not going to ask America for permission.

  • Politics
    Egypt Independent

    Sent from Gitmo to UAE, detainees fear final stop: Yemen

    In short, sporadic phone calls from undisclosed locations in the UAE — including a notorious prison rife with torture — several whispered to their families that as bad as life in Guantanamo was, they wish they could return there. When one complained of “pressures” three years ago, the call was cut off; he has not been heard from since. When the Russian staged a hunger strike, he was dumped in solitary confinement and roughed up.

  • Politics
    Al Jazeera

    US sanctions Iranian groups for 'attempted election interference'

    The United States has sanctioned five Iranian groups that it says attempted to interfere in the upcoming presidential election between President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden. In a statement on Thursday, the US Department of the Treasury said it designated Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the IRGC’s Quds Force, and the Bayan Rasaneh Gostar Institute “for having directly or indirectly engaged in, sponsored, concealed, or otherwise been complicit in foreign ...