• Egypt Independent

    Tremors across Jordan as Trump Mideast peace plan revives old fears

    AMMAN (Reuters) - Jordan's King Abdullah reacts angrily to any suggestion that he might accept a U.S. deal to end the Arab-Israeli conflict that would make his country a homeland for Palestinians. Speaking to the armed forces in March, he rejected the idea of Jordan as an alternative state for Palestinians, saying: “Don't we have a voice in the end?” Already facing economic discontent at home, Abdullah must navigate diplomatic moves by his U.S. allies that are upturning a regional status-quo that has underpinned Jordan's internal politics and foreign relations for decades. After Israel's creation in 1948 Jordan absorbed more Palestinians than any other country, with some estimates that they now

  • Emirates24|7

    Spotted: Daniel Weber, Mira Rajput, Disha Patani...

    Parineeti Chopra Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani Shahid kapoor with wife Mira Rajput Sunny Leone's husband Daniel Weber with their daughter Nisha Shahid Kapoor Katrina Kaif Janhvi Kapoor Priyanka Chopra Jonas poses for a picture during the launch event of Bumble, a social and dating application, in Mumbai. (AFP) Photo: AFP Kareena Kapoor Khan's yoga posture Photo: Instagram Shweta Bachchan Jacqueline Fernandez Amitabh Bachchan (AFP) Dia Mirza (L) and actor Mohit Raina (R) pose during the promotion of the upcoming Zee5's web series 'Kaafir', at a hotel in Amritsar. (AFP) Aryan Khan Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt Shanaya Kapoor Sidharth Malhotra Aishwarya Rai Elena Fernandes and Ranbir Kapoor Priyanka

  • english.alarabiya.net

    US releases new photos it says incriminate Iran in tanker attacks

    The United States military on Monday released new photos it says incriminate Iran in an attack last week on a tanker ship in strategic Gulf waters. The US argument centers on an unexploded limpet mine on the Kokuka Courageous ship it says was removed by Iranians on a patrol boat. “Iran is responsible for the attack based on video evidence and the resources and proficiency needed to quickly remove the unexploded limpet mine,” the Pentagon said in a statement accompanying the imagery. The US released a grainy black and white video last week it said showed the Iranians removing the mine, but has not provided an explanation for why they allegedly did so while the US military was observing them.

  • Al Jazeera

    Russia, China warn US over sending 1,000 new troops to the Gulf

    The United States is "pumping up tensions" and could open a "Pandora's box" in the Middle East after announcing it will deploy 1,000 more troops to the already volatile region, Russia and China said on Tuesday. Fears of a confrontation between Iran and the US have mounted since Thursday following explosions on two tankers near the Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping lane for the world's oil supplies. Washington and Tehran traded accusations over the mysterious incidents. China and Russia both expressed concern in strong statements over the developing situation in the Middle East. "We call on all parties to remain rational and restrained, not to take any actions to provoke the escalation of tension

  • Emirates24|7

    Victoria Beckham says David is 'the best daddy in the world' to their kids

    Victoria Beckham called husband David "the best daddy in the world". Alongside a family snap - which included their sons Romeo, 16, and Cruz, 14, and seven-year-old daughter Harper - the fashion designer paid tribute to her man with a sweet message to celebrate Father's Day (16.06.19). She captioned the photo: "Truly the best daddy in the world x we love u so much x kisses @davidbeckham x" Although eldest son Brooklyn, 20, wasn't in the picture, he posted his own message as he praised his famous father. He wrote: "Happy Father's Day dad x love you so much : you are the best and always have been." David also shared a sweet tribute to his dad Ted as he posted a montage of pictures alongside a simple

  • Al Jazeera

    Egypt's ex-President Mohamed Morsi dies after court appearance

    Egypt's former President Mohamed Morsi has died after appearing in court in the capital, Cairo, according to authorities. The public prosecutor said the 67-year-old collapsed in a defendants' cage in the courtroom and was pronounced dead in hospital at 4:50pm local time (02:50 GMT) on Monday. A medical report showed no apparent recent injuries on his body, the prosecutor said. "Morsi died today while attending a session in his trial on espionage charges. During the session, he was granted permission to address the judge," a presenter with Egypt's state TV said. "After the session was adjourned, the former president blacked out and then died. His body was taken to a hospital." The former president's

  • Egypt Independent

    Iran says it dismantled a U.S. cyber espionage network

    LONDON (Reuters) - Iran said on Monday it had exposed a large cyber espionage network it alleged was run by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and that several U.S. spies had been arrested in different countries as the result of this action. U.S.-Iran tensions are growing following accusations by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration that Tehran last Thursday attacked two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman, a vital oil shipping route. Iran denies having any role. The secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, said on Monday: “One of the most complicated CIA cyber espionage networks that had an important role in the CIA's operations in different countries