• english.alarabiya.net

    Iran media omits Khamenei statement on nuclear deal: I personally made a mistake

    For the first time since he became Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, described by Arab media as the supreme leader of the regime, recognized what he considered as his mistake in allowing Iran to join the nuclear negotiations a few years ago, which led to the nuclear deal and the eradication of international sanctions. Many official and semi-official Iranian news agencies reported Khamenei’s speech on Monday where he discussed a variety of domestic and foreign affairs, including the nuclear agreement.

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    Mike Pompeo holds telephone talks with Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday received a telephone call from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. During the conversation, they discussed a number of regional and international issues of common concern, according to a Saudi Press Agency statement.

  • cairoscene.com

    Mo Salah Could Be in Hot Water with UK Police

    In a spot of shameful news this fine Tuesday evening, Liverpool legend and all-round Egyptian role model, Mohamed Salah has been caught on video talking on the phone while driving, a heinous offense in most of the modern world (even here in Egypt, surprisingly). The video was taken by fans mobbing our golden (foot) boy, and then later referred to police by Liverpool, supposedly after a 4-0 match between the latter and West Ham United. It was then later shared by BBC North West via Twitter, going viral almost instantaneously (we wonder why). The king might just get six points tacked onto his license, and may have to pay a fine of GBP 200. There’s no two ways about it; what Liverpool did was completely

  • Al Jazeera

    Turkey lira crisis: Six things you need to know

    Turkey is in the middle of a financial crisis with the collapse of its currency in recent days amid worsening relations with its NATO ally, the United States.  Here are six things to know: What is happening to the Turkish lira? The Turkish lira has lost more than 45 percent of its value this year. The currency hit a fresh record low of 7.24 against the US dollar in Asia Pacific trading on Monday morning. The lira recovered slightly on Tuesday, helped by the central bank's new liquidity measures and news of a planned conference call in which the finance minister would seek to reassure investors. What's behind this? This rapid slump came after US President Donald Trump announced a doubling of steel

  • Emirates24|7

    Nick Jonas to take family to India to meet fiancee's parents

    Nick Jonas has decided to take his close family across to India to meet his fiancee Priyanka Chopra's relatives ahead of their wedding. The 25-year-old pop star only proposed to the 'Baywatch' actress last month following just two months of official dating, but he's wasting no time merging the two families ahead of their romantic nuptials as he's taking his loved ones to the brunette beauty's home country for a "get together" with her mother Madhu and brother Siddharth. A source told PEOPLE.com: "He and his family are going to India to meet her family." This isn't the first time Nick has flown over to India to meet the 36-year-old star's relatives as the pair jetted over there in June to attend

  • Egypt Independent

    Qatar's emir heads to Turkey for talks with Erdogan

    DUBAI (Reuters) - Qatar’s emir headed to Turkey on Wednesday for talks with President Tayyip Erdogan who is dealing with a collapse of the lira currency and deteriorating relations with the United States. Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Erdogan are expected to discuss “means of strengthening the existing strategic cooperation between the two countries in various fields”, the state news agency QNA reported. Turkey and Qatar have traditionally maintained good ties and Ankara stood by Doha after Saudi Arabia and other Arab states severed diplomatic, trade and travel ties with Qatar last year, accusing it of financing terrorism, a charge Doha denies. Turkey, which has a military base in Qatar,

  • Egypt Independent

    Sisi meets King Salman in Neom City

    On Tuesday, President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met on Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud in the new city of Neom, in northern Saudi Arabia, upon the king’s invitation. The meeting was attended by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, and Abbas Kamel, head of Egypt’s General Intelligence. The leaders exchanged views on the latest developments in the region, issues of mutual interest, and bilateral relations. King Salman hosted a luncheon on the occasion of the visit. A number of senior Saudi officials including Tabuk region Emir Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior Prince Abdulaziz bin Saud bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz,