• Al Jazeera

    Khamenei backs threat to stop Gulf exports if oil sales halted

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has supported a suggestion by President Hassan Rouhani who hinted earlier this month that Tehran may block regional oil exports if its own sales are stopped following the US' withdrawal from a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers. Rouhani's apparent warning on July 3 that Iran may disrupt oil shipments from neighbouring countries came in reaction to looming US sanctions and efforts by the administration of President Donald Trump to force all countries to halt purchases of Iranian oil. Even though Rouhani did not mention the Strait of Hormuz, his comments were nonetheless seen as a threat to the narrow strategic passageway located between Iran and Oman,

  • english.alarabiya.net

    You judge… Is this the worst kick ever in a football match?

    With mid of July behind us, most of the football clubs in Europe are back to routine and preparations are underway for the next football season. In this regard, a match in Hungary- within the qualifying matches for the Champions League on Tuesday night- saw one of the worst scenes of violence ever in a football match. Bryan Melisse of Luxembourg's F91 Dudelange got an instant red card after an extremely messy Kung Fu-like kick against his Hungarian rival Matti Patkai  of Videoton. The hopes of the Luxembourg team, which emerged from the competition after a 2-1 defeat in Hungary, were shattered when their 29-year-old French defender had to leave the game after receiving a red card.

  • CNN

    Kuwaiti Instagram star slams days off for Filipino domestic workers

    The reforms to Kuwaiti regulations for Filipino domestic workers were sparked by a diplomatic spat between the Philippines and the Gulf country. The murder of a Filipina maid earlier this year prompted Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte to ban Filipino workers from traveling to Kuwait. In January, the body of Filipina Joanna Demafelis, 29, was discovered stuffed in the fridge of her Lebanese employer and his wife. Kuwaiti authorities have since sentenced the couple to death. "I will sell my soul to the devil to look for money so that you can come home and live comfortably here," Duterte said after news broke of Demafelis's death. The Philippines President said he was ready to take "drastic

  • BBC News

    Prince George celebrates fifth birthday

    A new official picture of Prince George has been released as he turns five. The eldest child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge was photographed in the garden of Clarence House. The picture, showing the prince grinning at something - or someone - off camera, was taken after the christening of Prince Louis. The photographer, Matt Porteous, had also taken private pictures for William and Kate at the christening of two-month-old Louis earlier this month. George was last seen, alongside his siblings and parents, at the christening in The Chapel Royal at St James's Palace. It was the first time the family-of-five had been seen together. George Alexander Louis of Cambridge was born in the private

  • CNN

    Clinton slams Trump over Russia summit, says 'hardly anybody who believes in freedom gets along with' Putin

    Hillary Clinton goes after al-Assad, Putin00:39 Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton on Saturday criticized President Donald Trump over his recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying that "hardly anybody who believes in freedom gets along with" the Russian leader and that Trump "wants to be friends with Putin for reasons that we're all still trying to figure out." Nearly a week after Trump met with Putin in Helsinki, Finland, the White House is continuing to grapple with the fallout after the US President shocked the world and provoked a rebuke from some top Republicans, as well as Democrats, in Congress by not endorsing the conclusion of the US intelligence community that Russia

  • CNN

    Mysterious sarcophagus opened in Alexandria

    (CNN)Egyptian archaeologists have unsealed and opened a mysterious granite sarcophagus discovered on a construction site in Alexandria -- only to find the remains of three mummies in a pool of leaked sewage water. Photos released Thursday evening by Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities show a team of archaeologists climbing down the 16-foot-deep (5 meter) pit and wedging the black sarcophagus open with a wooden plank. An archaeologist at the site, Shabaan Abdul, said that the remains most likely belonged to three military officers, according to a post on the ministry's Facebook page. A ministry official, Aiman Ashmawy Ali, told CNN that the sarcophagus had been found in a previously unexcavated section of one of Alexandria's largest ancient cemeteries.

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim: Qatar’s spending on terrorists is a scandal

    Sheikh Sultan bin Suhaim, a member of the Qatari royal family considered the regime’s actions in Qatar a scandal that will be recorded in history after it spent the Qatari people’s money on terrorist groups. In a series of tweets on Friday, bin Suhaim expressed his astonishment how the Qatari regime replaced allied countries and people of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain with the Houthis, Hezbollah and al-Nusra front.