• english.alarabiya.net

    Saudi Crown Prince: No one will be allowed to attack our sovereignty

    Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has released a speech on the occasion of the kingdom’s 88th national day. The crown prince affirmed that the occasion of the Saudi National Day as an occasion to recall the achievements of the country's founder the late King Abdulaziz bin Abdulrahman Al Saud and his sons after him. In the speech, he highlighted efforts of the Saudi people to achieve the objectives of Vision 2030 and underlined the great success of the last Hajj season.

  • CNN

    Duchess of Sussex reveals her 'something blue'

    London (CNN)The Duchess of Sussex has revealed she hid a romantic memento to the first date she had with Prince Harry as the "something blue" within her wedding outfit. The new royal shared details from her big day with British broadcaster ITV as part of a new two-part show honoring Queen Elizabeth II. In a sneak peak of "Queen of the World," Meghan is seen reunited with her bridal outfit for the first time since she wed Prince Harry ahead of it being displayed in an exhibition in October. "Somewhere in here there is a piece of, did you see? There's a piece of blue fabric that's stitched inside? It's my something blue," Meghan revealed while gently inspecting the bridal ensemble. "It's fabric

  • Al Jazeera

    Iran blames US and Gulf allies for Ahvaz parade attack

    Iranian officials have blamed Gulf states and the United States for Saturday's attack on a military parade that killed 29 people, and accused them of backing the Arab separatist 'al-Ahvaziya' armed group, which claimed responsibility for the killings. President Hassan Rouhani vowed to deliver a   "crushing response", while Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei linked the attack with the United States and its "allies in the region". "This crime is a continuation of the plots of the regional states that are puppets of the United States, and their goal is to create insecurity in our dear country," Khamenei said in a statement. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said "regional terror

  • Arabian Business

    What an Emirates-Etihad merger deal could mean for aviation

    A combination of Dubai-based Emirates and Abu Dhabi’s Etihad would be the airline industry’s deal of the decade, if it can be pulled off. Executives at the two companies have been quietly laying plans to create what would be the world’s biggest airline by passenger traffic, according to people familiar with the discussions. The group would have combined revenue of $29.3 billion and control almost 5 percent of the world’s airline routes. Etihad and Emirates publicly deny merger talks, but an exploratory look at Emirates taking over Etihad’s airline operations remains on the table, according to the people, who asked not to be identified discussing private considerations. Talks have occurred on-and-off

  • Al Jazeera

    Iran: Who was responsible for the deadly attack in Ahvaz?

    Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei condemned the attack in the southwestern city of Ahvaz, blaming "US-backed regimes in the region" for the "plot", which left at least 29 people dead and 70 others wounded. Khamenei urged authorities on Saturday "to chase the trails of the criminals", as President Hassan Rouhani vowed a "crushing response" to the deadly attack. Following the bloodshed, questions have arisen as to who was responsible for carrying it out, and whether Iran would be drawn into a wider conflict with its response. Rouhani's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif blamed "terrorists recruited, trained, armed and paid by a foreign regime" for the attack.  "Iran holds regional

  • Gulf News

    Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas attend the Ambani engagement

    Priyanka Chopra, Nick Jonas, Anil Kapoor are some of the big celebrity names that are attending a three-day party at Lake Como, Italy, to celebrate Isha Ambani’s engagement to Anand Piramal, executive director of Piramal Enterprises. The daughter of Indian business magnate Mukesh and Nita Ambani, celebrations for 26-year-old Isha’s upcoming nuptials have been underway since her fiance popped the question earlier this year at a temple in Mahabaleshwar, a hilly district outside Mumbai. The festivities kicked off on September 21 with Chopra and her fiance Jonas emerging as the first celebrity guests, turning up in designer Manish Malhotra’s signature collection. Chopra looked elegant in a beige-coloured

  • Arab News

    Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

    DUBAI: As the national bird of Saudi Arabia, the falcon is both a symbolic marker of the country’s culture and tradition and a treasured pet to many of its residents - and it is the job of one Abu Dhabi avian expert to tender to hundreds of injured birds of prey flown in from the Kingdom each year. On any given week, about 10 injured birds are transported from Saudi Arabia - many by private plane - to be treated by the expert hands of Dr. Margit Muller, executive director of Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, the world’s first hospital dedicated to the falcon. An expert in the specialized field of avian medicine, Dr. Muller’s extensive knowledge means she is in constant demand to treat injured falcons from all over the world.