• Al Jazeera

    Trump: US not seeking 'regime change' in Iran standoff

    The United States is not pushing to topple Iran's leadership, President Donald Trump said, adding "a lot of progress" has been made to ease tensions that recently threatened to ignite a war.  His comments on Tuesday came after Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei vowed to keep rolling back commitments under the landmark 2015 nuclear deal abandoned by the US last year. Trump responded that Washington is determined to stop Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.  "We are not looking for regime change. We are not looking for that at all," the US president said. "We'll see what happens. But a lot of progress has been made." But he added: "They can't have a nuclear weapon. They can't be testing

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Panama-flagged oil tanker stops transmitting signal in the Strait of Hormuz

    A Panamanian-flagged oil tanker stopped transmitting its signal more than two days ago after straying into Iranian waters while it was traveling through the Strait of Hormuz, Al Arabiya English has learned. According to Georgios Hatzimanolis, a media strategist for the ship-tracking website MarineTraffic.com, the Panamanian-flagged oil tanker Riah has not reported a position in over two days. A tracking report of the ship from MarineTraffic.com seen by Al Arabiya English showed that the vessel began its journey near a port off the coast of Dubai in the UAE on July 5. It then tracked near the coast of Ras al-Khaimah when it changed course and traveled north toward Iranian waters near the Strait of Hormuz, after which it stopped transmitting its signal on Saturday night.

  • CNN

    How did Kim Jong Un get his Mercedes-Benzes? New report traces origin of North Korea's luxury rides

    On June 14, 2018, two armored Mercedes-Maybach S600 Guard vehicles were shipped from the Dutch Port of Rotterdam, heading out on a journey that would take months and see the cars transported thousands of miles through six countries, according to a new report from the Washington-based Center for Advanced Defense Studies (C4ADS). After stops in China, Japan, South Korea and Russia, the two cars -- each worth about $500,000 -- are believed to have been flown to their final destination, Pyongyang. The origin and journey of the two Mercedes luxury vehicles were exposed in the C4ADS report. Sanctions passed by the United Nations as punishment for Pyongyang's nuclear weapons development are supposed to bar companies and individuals from selling luxury goods to North Korea.

  • Emirates24|7

    Spotted: Kareena Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari, Siddhant Chaturvedi

    Aditi Rao Hydari Siddhant Chaturvedi Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor and Amrita Arora Photo: Instagram Varun Dhawan Sunny Leone and her husband Daniel Weber along with a friend. Kangana Ranaut poses for photographs as she attends the promotion of her upcoming Hindi film 'Judgementall Hai Kya', in Mumbai. (AFP) Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan (Instagram) Sidharth Malhotra (L) and Parineeti Chopra pose for a picture during the promotion of their upcoming romantic comedy Hindi film "Jabariya Jodi" in Mumbai. (AFP) Kriti Sanon (L) and Diljit Dosanjh pose during a promotion of their upcoming romantic comedy Hindi film 'Arjun Patiala' in Mumbai. (AFP) Ekta Kapoor Rajkummar Rao Kangana Ranaut

  • Arabian Business

    Bus carrying 52 pilgrims from Makkah crashes in UAE

    A bus carrying 52 pilgrims has crashed in the UAE this morning (Tuesday). A statement from Abu Dhabi Police said the pilgrims were on their way back from the Holy City of Makkah - after performing Umrah - to Oman, when the bus they were travelling in hit a metal barrier. The accident happened on Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Road. No injuries were reported. The Director of the Department of Traffic of the Outer Region at Abu Dhabi Traffic Police said that first responders immediately reached the site of the accident to rescue the pilgrims, who have been provided with accommodation, meals and drinks until an alternative transportation is arranged.

  • Emirates24|7

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex's son Archie gifted toy Simba

    Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan's baby son Archie was gifted a Simba toy at 'The Lion King' premiere. The royal couple were introduced to 12-year-old Evie Chambers and Valentina Walker - whose parents are connected to Disney - at the star-studded event to launch the live-action remake of the Disney classic at London's Leicester Square on Sunday night (14.07.19). And The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were delighted to receive flowers, a book and a soft toy version of the titular lion cub for their two-month-old son. The girls were asked who their favourite character from the film was and, according to HELLO!, Eve replied: "We said Simba and Nala. "I told her this is for you, and she seemed really

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Iran's Zarif says talks on ballistic missiles possible

    Iran's foreign minister has for the first time suggested his country's ballistic missile program could be on the table for negotiations with the US - if America stops selling arms to its Gulf allies in the Mideast. Mohammad Javad Zarif's comments came in an NBC News interview that aired Monday night. Iran long has maintained its ballistic missile program, under the control of its Revolutionary Guard, is for defensive purposes only. The 2015 nuclear deal that Tehran struck with world powers did not include its missile program.