• Al Jazeera

    Iran's FM Javad Zarif: I don't think Donald Trump wants war

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif does not believe US President Donald Trump wants war with Iran, but he has told Reuters news agency that Trump could be lured into a conflict. "I don't think he wants war," Zarif said in an interview at the Iranian mission to the United Nations in New York on Wednesday. "But that doesn't exclude him being basically lured into one." The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Zarif's remarks. Zarif said a so-called "B-team", including Trump's NSA John Bolton, an ardent Iran hawk, and conservative Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could goad Trump into conflict with Tehran. "Those who have designed the policies that

  • Emirates24|7

    Avengers get epic send-off at 'Endgame' world premiere

    There were more than a few sniffles from the audience at the premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" Monday night in Los Angeles, which Chris Evans and Chris Hemsworth proudly admitted contributing to. "I don't know about you, but I cried like six times," Evans said standing alongside dozens of his Marvel Cinematic Universe co-stars like Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson and Robert Downey Jr. after the first public screening of the film. Hemsworth chimed in too: "I cried more than six times, Chris." It was an emotional affair for many as "Avengers: Endgame," which opens nationwide Thursday, closes the book on the first 11 years and 22 films of the MCU, and ends the year-long cliffhanger of "Avengers: Infinity

  • Emirates24|7

    CCTV shows bomber calmly entering Sri Lanka church

    Chilling CCTV footage has emerged showing a suicide bomber calmly patting a child on the head and shoulder moments before he walked into a packed Sri Lankan church, unleashing carnage. The images capture the final seconds of serenity before the calm was shattered with a series of coordinated attacks that would between them claim more than 350 lives at six sites across Sri Lanka. Security camera footage from outside St Sebastian's Church in Negombo shows a bearded man in a light blue shirt, navy trousers and sandals appear on a pathway and cross a courtyard outside the church. As he approaches his target, he passes a young girl and briefly pats her head and shoulder, with the young girl glancing

  • Al Jazeera

    Four million people in India fear deportation

    Tuesday could be the last time millions of people in India get to vote. These are people in the northeastern state of Assam and their names are not on a list which separates citizens from undocumented migrants. They could now be stripped of their citizenships and deported. Al Jazeera's Faiz Jamil reports from Assam.

  • Emirates24|7

    Priyanka Chopra: Confidence is most important

    Priyanka Chopra says confidence is far more important than looks but slated the unreal "standard of beauty" in this world. The 'Quantico' star - who is married to singer Nick Jonas - has come to realise that "looks aren't everything" and instead it is more important to be confident and the "ability to do your job to the best of your capabilities". She said: "In the world we live in, the standard of beauty is not really real. And that's something that we have done to ourselves. I think I realised what all it takes to actually look the way we do on magazine covers and the work we do. That's when I realised looks aren't everything, it's the confidence with which you walk into a room, it's the ability

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Rouhani says Saudi Arabia, UAE owe their existence today to Iran

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates owed their existence to Iran because it had refused to help former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein invade the two countries. “Had it not been for Iran's rational decision back then not to cooperate with Saddam, there would have been no trace of these countries today,” Rouhani said. “They owe their existence today to Iran.” Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990, which resulted in the seven-month-long Iraqi occupation of the country. “Before invading Saudi neighbor Kuwait, Saddam had told Iran that Iraq and Iran will be sharing 800 kilometers in border in the Persian Gulf,” Rouhani said. “This shows that Saddam

  • Arab News

    California woman charged with dumping puppies in trash

    LOS ANGELES: A California woman could face up to seven years behind bars on a slew of charges filed Tuesday after authorities say surveillance video showed her casually tossing a bag of 3-day-old puppies into a trash can on a sweltering day. Deborah Sue Culwell, 54, was charged with seven felony counts of injuring the palm-sized puppies and seven misdemeanor counts of abandoning them. The puppies' mother may have been among 38 dogs found inside Culwell's home following her arrest, and authorities were determining whether a reunion would be possible, according to the Riverside County Department of Animal Services. Though most of the 38 dogs in the home appeared to be “somewhat healthy,” some were