• Al Jazeera

    Iran's Rouhani: US sanctions on Khamenei 'idiotic and outrageous'

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has dismissed new sanctions the United States imposed on Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei as "outrageous and idiotic" and described the White House as "mentally retarded".  In a speech broadcast live on Iranian state television on Tuesday, Rouhani said sanctions against Khamenei would fail because he had no assets abroad and described the latest round of measures as a sign of US desperation. "The White House actions mean it is mentally retarded," Rouhani said, adding that Tehran's "strategic patience" should not be mistaken for fear. Iranian officials have used this insult in the past about US President Donald Trump, but it was a departure from Rouhani's own comparatively

  • CNN

    Brussels Airlines 'flight to nowhere': How much does it cost for a plane not to land?

    (CNN) - On June 22, a Brussels Airlines flight from Brussels to Washington, DC, turned around mid-air and went back to its starting point, meaning that passengers spent a total of nine hours in the air to essentially go nowhere. Originally, the flight was supposed to depart at 10:15 a.m. local time from Brussels. But due to a last-minute change of aircraft, it left two hours late. That wasn't all. The change in aircraft meant that the plane didn't have the proper authorization paperwork for landing in the United States. Rather than risk a fine upon arrival at Washington-Dulles, someone made the decision to reverse course, and the plane made a U-turn somewhere around Ireland. The plane landed

  • Egypt Independent

    Egypt's national football team manager says harassment claims 'exaggerated'

    Egyptian national football team manager Ehab Lehita confirmed reports that some Egyptian players harassed a fashion model on Instagram, but he saw that the issue was exaggerated. “They are not rumors… We spoke to them and Javier Aguirre also spoke with them after breakfast and told them to concentrate,” he said in a televised statement to Time Sport channel. An Egyptian-British fashion model named Merhan Keller uploaded photographs on Instagram of inappropriate messages from four players of Egypt's national team, accusing Amr Warda, Ayman Ashraf, Ahmed Hassan Mahgoub, and Mahmoud Hamdi of harassment before backtracking and denying Ashraf had sent her any messages. According to Identity-magazine,

  • Emirates24|7

    Spotted: Jacqueline Fernandez, Sonakshi Sinha, Karisma Kapoor...

    Jacqueline Fernandez poses for a picture as she attends the press conference for Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, in Mumbai. (AFP) Sonakshi Sinha presents a creation from the latest collection of 'Retro Remix', in Mumbai. (AFP) Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan Photo: Instagram Arjun Rampal and girlfriend Gabriella Malaika Arora Kareena Kapoor Khan Photo: Instagram Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas Photo: Instagram Kangana Ranaut Athiya Shetty Pooja Hegde Sussanne Khan and Pragya Kapoor Iulia Vantur Salman Khan spotted with Iulia Vantur after a long time. Farhan Akhtar Parineeti Chopra Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani Shahid kapoor with wife Mira Rajput Sunny Leone's husband Daniel Weber

  • Arab News

    One dead, several injured in Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha Airport

    RIYADH: Arab coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Maliki said on Sunday that one person was killed and 21 others injured in a Houthi attack on Saudi Arabia's Abha Airport. A terrorist attack by the Iranian-backed Houthi militia took place at Abha international airport, through which thousands of civilian passengers pass daily. A Syrian national died and 21 civilians were wounded,” the coalition spokesperon said in a statement carried by Saudi Press Agency. Al-Maliki did not say what type of weapon was used in the attack. Earlier this month, at least 26 people were injured when a Houthi missile fired from Yemen hit the same airport. After the attack, the coalition vowed a firm response and said the

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Pompeo calls drone map released by Iran 'child-like'

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday denounced as “child-like” a map released by Iran that purported to show that a US drone entered its airspace in May. “You've seen that child-like map that Foreign Minister (Mohammad Javad) Zarif put out that contrasts with the excellence and professionalism of America's military and intelligence services,” Pompeo told reporters as he left on a trip to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

  • Al Jazeera

    BET Awards 2019: A list of winners and key moments

    The 2019 BET Awards featured a number of contemporary pop and rap artists who have been dominating the charts. But the show, held in Los Angeles on Sunday night, belonged to the artists viewed as icons in the black community, including singer Mary J Blige, filmmaker Tyler Perry and the late rapper Nipsey Hussle. The BET Awards celebrate African Americans and other American minorities in music, acting, sports, and other fields of entertainment.  Among the key moments was when Hussle, a respected and beloved community activist in South Los Angeles who was shot dead on March 31, posthumously earned the Humanitarian Award. "Nipsey is such an important part of our community, in particular the fact