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    Zarif: Bolton failed to lure Trump into war, turning his 'venom' against UK

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday that US National Security Adviser John Bolton is “turning his venom against the UK” after failing to “lure Trump into [the] War of the Century].” Last Update: Sunday, 21 July 2019 KSA 14:51 - GMT 11:51

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    Priyanka Chopra celebrates her birthday in Miami

    Priyanka Chopra celebrated her 37th birthday by enjoying a luxurious trip to Miami with Nick Jonas. The Hollywood star - who married Nick, 26, last year - was joined by her husband, mother Madhu Chopra and a group of friends as she toasted her birthday on board a yacht. An eyewitness told E! News: "They had a great time going for a sunset sail and being out on the water. "They sat on the deck having drinks and socialising. Priyanka was next to Nick the entire time and they sat close together on one side of the table. "At one point, Priyanka went for a swim in the ocean and took a ride on a wave runner. She was fearless, going very fast and doing quick turns and jumps. She looked happy. "When

  • Al Jazeera

    US to launch plan for 'free passage' of ships in Iran's waterway

    Aspen, Colorado - The United States is concerned that a "miscalculation" by Iran could cause an "unintended conflict" in the Gulf, as it prepares to launch a new surveillance and intelligence initiative with its allies to ensure "free and open passage" for ships. "We are starting a concept called Sentinel in which we will have a series of countries engaged to preserve the free and open passage of commerce in the Strait of Hormuz and in the Persian Gulf," US Under Secretary of Defense for Policy John Rood said at the Aspen Security Forum on Saturday. The US has had discussions with NATO allies, some "partners in the Gulf" and others to join the effort to keep the "vital waterway" open, said Rood,

  • Al Jazeera

    British Airways, Lufthansa suspend flights to Cairo

    British Airways and Lufthansa have suspended flights to Egypt's capital, Cairo, over unspecified security concerns, giving no details about what may have prompted the move. "We constantly review our security arrangements at all our airports around the world, and have suspended flights to Cairo for seven days as a precaution to allow for further assessment," British Airways said in a statement on Saturday. When asked for more details about why flights had been suspended and what security arrangements the airline was reviewing, a spokeswoman responded: "We never discuss matters of security." Meanwhile, a spokesperson from Lufthansa, which operates flights to Cairo from Munich and Frankfurt, said:

  • Arab News

    Iran forces Algerian tanker into its waters

    LONDON: The Iranian coast guard forced an Algerian tanker to head into Iranian waters on Friday before a confrontation ended, the Algerian state oil and gas company Sonatrach said.  Algeria's state-run news agency APS, quoting Sonatrach, said Saturday the empty tanker "MESDAR" was forced into Iranian waters Friday night as it moved through the Strait of Hormuz. An emergency hotline between Algeria's energy and foreign ministries was quickly put into place and the incident concluded an hour and 15 minutes later. APS quoted Sonatrach as saying that "no human or material incident was registered." It said that the tanker was heading to Tanura in Saudi Arabia to onload oil for the Chinese company

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    Cricket World Cup final umpire admits 'error': report

    The umpire who awarded England six runs from a freak overthrow in the last over of the World Cup final has admitted he made an "error" and should have given one run fewer, a report said Sunday. A throw to the stumps deflected off the bat of a diving Ben Stokes as he tried to complete a second run and raced to the boundary, with Sri Lankan umpire Kumar Dharmasena awarding six. Three balls later the scores at 50 overs were tied as England reached 241 all out replying to New Zealand's 241-8. It took the nail-biting final to a Super Over which again was tied but England lifted the trophy by virtue of having scored more boundaries Critics, including former leading umpire Simon Taufel, said England

  • Arab News

    Gunmen kill 2 Guard members in southeastern Iran

    TEHRAN: Iranian state TV says gunmen have killed two members of the Revolutionary Guard and wounded another two near the border with Pakistan. State TV blamed the attack late Saturday on “terrorists” without elaborating. The southeastern Sistan and Baluchistan province has been the scene of past clashes involving Sunni militants and drug smugglers. In February, an Al-Qaeda-linked group carried out a suicide car bomb attack against a bus carrying members of the Revolutionary Guard, killing at least 27 of them. The Revolutionary Guard is an elite paramilitary group that is larger than the regular armed forces and answers directly to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say on