• Al Jazeera

    Defying Trump, senator moves towards vote to stop Saudi arms sale

    US Senator Bob Menendez began the formal process on Tuesday of blocking a White House plan for eight billion dollars in military sales to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates without the consent of Congress, setting up Senate votes on the matter as soon as this week. Menendez, the most senior Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, asked the Senate to move to immediate consideration of a resolution disapproving of one of the deals, to sell precision-guided munitions, which are made by Raytheon Co, to Saudi Arabia. It was the first of up to 22 such resolutions objecting to the military sales introduced last month by politicians, including some of Donald Trump's fellow Republicans,

  • CNN

    World's best airline for 2019 revealed

    Qatar Airways also won World's Best Business Class, World's Best Business Class Seat and Best Airline in the Middle East. Singapore Airlines -- the carrier known for running the world's longest flight -- took third place but also won key awards including World's Best Cabin Crew, World's Best First Class, Best Airline in Asia and World's Best First Class Seat. "It is a proud moment for the airline as our constant innovation and service standards set the benchmark in our industry," says Qatar Airways Group CEO Akbar Al Baker. The Skytrax awards are seen as among the most prestigious in the business -- they're voted for by consumers. Airline executives celebrated at a ceremony held at the Paris

  • 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

  • Arabian Business

    New photos show Iran guilty of tanker attacks, US says

    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 centres 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. One

  • Al Jazeera

    US releases new images from suspected attacks on Gulf tankers

    The US military has released new images it said showed Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) removing an unexploded mine from a Japanese-owned tanker following suspected attacks on two vessels in the Gulf of Oman on June 13. The images, released on Monday, also showed a hole on the side of the Japanese-owned Kokuka Courageous that officials say appeared to have been caused by another mine. Washington blames Tehran for the reported attacks in which two vessels near the strategically important Strait of Hormuz were damaged, leaving one ablaze and both adrift, forcing scores of crew to abandon their ships. "Iran is responsible for the attack based on video evidence and the resources and

  • CNN

    The world's most extreme roads (photos)

    Ready for a road trip you'll never forget? Set your sights on one of these adventurous stretches of highway that provide access to some of the most arresting scenery on the planet. Check out our photos of the world's most extreme roads.

  • 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