- Al Jazeera
The newly appointed commander of Iran's elite Quds Force said the United States killed his predecessor, Qassem Soleimani, "in a cowardly way" and promised to "hit his enemy in a manly fashion". Esmail Qaani made the remarks on Monday at an introduction ceremony held for him by top Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' (IRGC) commanders to mark the formal beginning of his tenure. "They [US] hit him [Soleimani] in a cowardly way, but with God's grace and through endeavours of freedom-seekers around the world who want vengeance over his blood, we will hit his enemy in a manly fashion," he said. Soleimani's assassination in a US air strike in Baghdad on January 3 pushed the US and Iran to the brink of war, but fears of an all-out conflict eased when retaliatory Iranian strikes against US targets in Iraq on January 8 concluded without any fatalities.
Dubai's biggest bank is going after a plot of land in the city's financial hub that belongs to debt-laden Al Jaber Group. Emirates NBD PJSC is seeking to seize or sell the undeveloped land in the Dubai International Financial Centre after becoming frustrated by the pace of assets sales under Al Jaber's debt restructuring, according to people familiar with the matter and an enforcement letter sent by the bank.
Sonam Kapoor recently pulled out of the prestigious World Economic Forum (WEF) 2020. Sonam was invited as the speaker at the global event, which has seen influential world leaders in attendance in the past. However, even though the actress was keen on being part of the forum, she could not make it to the event. But then Deepika who had confirmed her participation in the event in November itself is attending it for sure and she left for the Switzerland location over the weekend. Karan Johar too left by the same flight. Interestingly the Indian delegation is being led by Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal. “U.S. President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, David Solomon and teenage climate
- Egypt Independent
Meteorologists predict cool weather across Egypt on Tuesday, accompanied by rain in the country's north, parts of Sinai, Lower Egypt and Cairo. Temperatures are expected to grow very cold throughout the country at night. Temperatures predicted for the following cities are: 16C in Cairo and Alexandria, 18C in Qena, 19C in Luxor, 20C in Aswan, 22C in Sharm el-Sheikh and 21C in Hurghada. Winds will be mostly northwestern, disturbing sands and dust in the country's south. Winds will also be active on the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, possibly disrupting maritime navigation there. Waves in the Mediterranean Sea and the Red Sea will be rough, ranging between 2.5 and three meters in height, with
The Asian Football Federation (AFC) has banned Iranian clubs from hosting this season's AFC Champions League matches, Iran's Football Federation (FFIRI) said on Friday. The AFC decision was initially reported by Saudi Arabian journalist Waleed al-Farraj on Thursday. “According to informed sources, the AFC will soon issue a decision which will ban Iranian clubs from hosting the AFC Champions League matches for security reasons,” al-Farraj said.
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The Democratic legislators leading the impeachment case against Republican President Donald Trump in the United States have said the president must be removed from office to protect national security and preserve the country's system of government. In a brief filed ahead of a Saturday deadline, the lawmakers laid out their arguments supporting charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress against the president. More: Trump 'knew exactly what was going on' in Ukraine: Giuliani aide Watchdog: White House broke law by withholding Ukraine aid Democrats release new documents ahead of Trump impeachment trial "The Senate should convict and remove President Trump to avoid serious and long term
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Britain's Prince Harry spoke on Sunday of his "great sadness" that he and his wife Meghan had to give up their royal titles as part of a separation agreement with Queen Elizabeth II and senior members of the royal family. Buckingham Palace announced on Saturday that Harry and Meghan would no longer be working members of Britain's monarchy, no longer use their "Royal Highness" titles and would now pay their own way in life, freeing them to forge new careers. More: With Harry out, the royal family may have to change its ways British royal Meghan Markle sues tabloid over personal letter Harry and Meghan to stop being 'working' members of the British royal family The new arrangement was struck to