• Al Jazeera

    Saudi Arabia 'seeks to avert war, ready to respond with force'

    Saudi Arabia wants to avert war in the region but stands ready to respond with "all strength and determination" after last week's attacks on Saudi oil assets, a senior official said, adding that the ball was now in Iran's court. Riyadh has accused Tehran of ordering Tuesday's drone strikes on two oil pumping stations in the kingdom, claimed by Yemen's Houthi group. The attack came two days after four vessels, including two Saudi oil tankers, were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Iran has denied it was behind the attacks which come as Washington and the Islamic republic spar over sanctions and the US military presence in the region, raising concerns about a potential US-Iran conflict.

  • english.alarabiya.net

    IRGC chief: US will collapse with one strike just like the World Trade Center

    The head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards said on Saturday that his country is in a full intelligence war with the United States and “enemies of the Islamic Republic” which includes cyber and military operations. “We are in a full intelligence war with the United States and the enemies of the Islamic Republic. This war is a combination of psychological warfare, cyber operations, military operations, diplomacy, fear, and intimidation,” Major General Hossein Salami, who was named head of the force last month, was quoted as saying by Fars news agency.

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    US intelligence photos show cruise missiles on Iranian boats

    Photos taken by US intelligence have indicated that Iran had placed cruise missiles on small boats in the Arabian Gulf that could strike ships and land targets, according to a US official who spoke to ABC News. According to the unnamed official, the photos have suggested a threat to ships belonging to the US and its regional allies and was one of several factors that led Washington's hastened deployment of the USS Abraham Lincoln strike group to the Middle East. The Pentagon is currently working on declassifying and releasing the images which showed two Iranian boats loaded with cruise missiles, according to US media outlets.

  • Arab News

    Queen Elizabeth II attends yet another wedding at Windsor

    LONDON: Queen Elizabeth II and other royal family members have gathered at St. George's chapel in Windsor for the wedding of the daughter of the monarch's first cousin. Lady Gabriella Windsor's marriage to Thomas Kingston Saturday marked the third royal wedding at the 15th-century venue in less than a year after the nuptials of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex last May and Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank in October. Prince Harry left Meghan at home with newborn son Archie and arrived with his uncle and aunt, Prince Edward and Princess Anne. The bride's gown was designed by Luisa Beccaria, while the monarch wore a pink A-line coat, and a lilac and pink silk dress by Stewart Parvin. The bride

  • Arab News

    Trump awaiting Iranian response on direct talks

    WASHINGTON: The United States is "sitting by the phone" but has heard no message yet from Iran that it is willing to accept President Donald Trump's overtures for direct talks, a senior Trump administration official said on Friday. "We think they should de-escalate and come to negotiations," the official told a small group of reporters.

  • Arab News

    Iran changes tactics, destinations on oil exports, maritime official says

    Iran has adopted new tactics and new destinations in shipping its oil exports following the re-imposition of US sanctions, a senior Iranian maritime official was quoted as saying on Saturday by the semi-official ILNA news agency. “The Oil Ministry's tactics in exporting oil and petroleum products have changed, ... and perhaps the destinations of oil cargoes from our ports have changed,” Hadi Haqshenas, maritime affairs deputy director at Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization, told ILNA. Haqshenas gave no details of the new tactics or destinations. Iranian crude oil exports have fallen in May to 500,000 barrels per day (bpd) or lower, tanker data showed and industry sources said, after the United

  • Emirates24|7

    Priyanka Chopra never asked Sophie Turner for spoilers

    Priyanka Chopra has "never asked" Sophie Turner for 'Game of Thrones' spoilers because she didn't want to cause "stress" for her sister-in-law. The 'Baywatch' actress didn't want to cause any "stress" to her sister-in-law - who plays Sansa Stark in the HBO series - so has always avoided the subject around her because she wouldn't have wanted to be put in a similar position with her own work. She told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: "I'm an actor, I understand the stress around it. "I've never asked, because I wouldn't want to put her in that position." While Priyanka - who is married to Nick Jonas - didn't ask for 'Game of Thrones' spoilers, Sophie recently admitted she'd told