• BBC News

    Iran unveils domestically-produced warplane

    Iran has shown off a new, Iranian-made fighter jet, the Kosar. State TV showed President Hassan Rouhani sitting in a Kosar's cockpit at a defence exhibition in Tehran. Aviation experts say the design is based on that of the US F-5 Tiger, dating back to the 1970s. International sanctions have made it hard for Iran to acquire weaponry from abroad, but it has developed a large domestic defence industry.

  • BBC News

    OMG! The Hills is returning to MTV

    When The Hills first appeared on our screens in 2006 it set a precedent for the future of reality TV. Put some beautiful people in a glamorous location, add in some friendship or relationship drama and you have a hit on your hands. And now the show, which ended eight years ago, is returning to MTV as The Hills: New Beginnings. Members of the original cast made the announcement at last night's VMAs. The original show ran for four years and followed the lives of some of the young Los Angeles elite as they visited expensive lunch spots and exclusive clubs. Not many details have emerged about the show's reboot, but it will be coming back in 2019. A 30-second preview aired during the ceremony, showing

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    Iran says ‘US won’t dare attack us,’ as it unveils first domestic fighter jet

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that the United States does not dare to attack Iran as it is aware of the Islamic Republic's military power and the high price of conflict. "Why the United States does not attack us? Because of our power, because it knows ...its consequences," Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on state television. Rouhani also said the country had to develop its military forces to prevent other states taking over its territory and resources.

  • CNN

    MTV VMAs 2018: Photos from the red carpet

    See red-carpet photos from the MTV Video Music Awards. The show is taking place at Radio City Music Hall in New York.

  • Arab News

    Austria FM’s bow to Putin at wedding dance goes viral

    VIENNA: The Austrian foreign minister’s deep bow to Russian President Vladimir Putin during a dance at her wedding made waves Monday, causing more furor for the already-controversial visit. Putin was one of around 100 guests at Karin Kneissl’s wedding to a businessman in southeastern Austria on Saturday. Since the private visit was announced last week, the opposition has criticized Kneissl, saying the country’s reputation for political neutrality has been damaged. Austria currently holds the European Union’s rotating presidency. Adding to the fire Monday was a screen grab from a video made by the pro-Kremlin RT television network that shows Kneissl, radiant, bending her knees in a deep curtesy

  • CNN

    Russia plans largest war games since end of Soviet Union

    If Vostok 2018 is of the scope Shoigu suggested, it would be bigger than the Kremlin's Vostok 2014 exercises. Those involved 155,000 troops, 8,000 pieces of equipment, more than 600 aircraft and 80 naval vessels. China's contribution to the massive exercises will be 3,200 troops, 900 weapons, and 30 planes and helicopters, which will deploy from September 11 to 15 at Russia's Tsugol training range near where the borders of Russia, China and eastern Mongolia meet, China's Defense Ministry said in a statement. "The exercise is not directed against any third party" and will focus on "maneuver defense, firepower strikes and counterattack," it added. The September dates announced by China overlap

  • Al Jazeera

    Saudi Arabia involved in ongoing football piracy: Premier League

    Saudi-owned satellite television is part of a sophisticated piracy operation involving the illegal broadcast of football matches across the Middle East and North Africa, the English Premier League said. There was "compelling" evidence showing that Riyadh-based Arabsat satellite operator allowed pirate channel beoutQ to use its services while broadcasting all Premier League matches played since the season began on August 10, it said in a statement on Tuesday. "The Premier League strongly condemns the illegal broadcast piracy of its matches currently taking place in Saudi Arabia and available in multiple territories throughout the Middle East by an illegal pirate channel called 'beoutQ'," the league