• Al Jazeera

    'Do not play with lion's tail': Rouhani warns Trump

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has warned his US counterpart, Donald Trump, not to escalate tensions with his country, saying a confrontation with the Islamic republic would be the "mother of all wars". "Do not play with the lion's tail or else you will regret it," Rouhani said on Sunday, reiterating that the US cannot prevent it from exporting its crude oil to the international market. "Peace with Iran would be the mother of all peace and war with Iran would be the mother of all wars," he said in a televised speech in Iran's capital, Tehran. Earlier this month, Rouhani hinted that Iran may block regional oil exports if its own sales are halted following the US' withdrawal from a 2015 nuclear

  • BBC Sport

    The Open 2018: Tiger Woods cards his lowest major score since 2011

    Watch the story of the day as Tiger Woods cards his lowest score in a major championship since 2011 on the third day of the 2018 Open Championship at Carnoustie. WATCH MORE: Rose caps off incredible round of 64 with two birdies Available to UK users only.

  • BBC News

    TV to get its first transgender superhero

    Supergirl is to become the first live-action TV series to feature a transgender superhero. Activist and actor Nicole Maines, who is transgender herself, will play the role of Nia Nal, who becomes known as Dreamer. "It seems only fitting that we have a trans superhero for trans kids to look up to," she said after the announcement at Comic Con in San Diego, California. Nia Nal will be introduced in Supergirl's upcoming fourth season. The character has been described as "a soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others". Speaking to Variety, Nicole Maines said: "I want fans to take away an understanding of trans people. We can be anybody, we can be who we want, we can be superheroes

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Rise in expat terminations result in $1.8 bln bad bank debts in Kuwait

    The number of foreigners terminated from public sector jobs in Kuwait has left banks in the country with a sizeable bad debt problem. Local media said that Kuwait’s efforts to create more jobs for nationals by releasing foreigners has created a problem when thousands of laid off expatriates became unable to fulfill their financial obligations towards local banks. Kuwait Times reported recent data from the Central Bank of Kuwait that shows the total bad debts for expatriates during the past four years reached $1.8 billion, a sizable portion of which comprise the debts of foreigners who were laid off by the government, according to sources.

  • Arab News

    Iran leader backs suggestion to block Gulf oil exports if own sales stopped

    DUBAI: Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday backed President Hassan Rouhani’s suggestion that Iran may block Gulf oil exports if its own exports are stopped, according to his official website. “(Ayatollah Ali Khamenei) said remarks by the president ... that ‘if Iran’s oil is not exported, no regional country’s oil will be exported,’ were important remarks that reflect the policy and the approach of (Iran’s) system,” Khamenei’s website said. Rouhani’s apparent threat earlier this month to disrupt oil shipments from neighboring countries came in reaction to looming US sanctions and efforts by Washington to force all countries to stop buying Iranian oil. Iranian officials have in the past threatened

  • CNN

    Thailand slams foreign media for interviewing cave boys

    The miraculous story of the Thai cave rescue10:44 Bangkok, Thailand (CNN)Authorities in Thailand have accused foreign media of behaving irresponsibly by interviewing members of a juvenile football team who were trapped in a flooded cave for two weeks before a miraculous rescue. "I was saddened that the foreign media, whom we assumed understood children' rights very well as well as the procedures for protecting children and minors, but their standards have turned out to be unexpectedly substandard," Tawatchai Thaikyo, the country's Deputy Permanent Secretary for Justice said in a Facebook post. He urged the media to use the same guidelines used when interviewing minors as those followed in legal

  • BBC News

    A legendary 'mermaid' still swimming at 78

    A tourist destination in Florida has for seven decades wowed audiences with the magic of its mermaid shows. Janine Zeitlin speaks to one of these "legends" who reflects on what the job means to her, and why she still puts on her fins. Vicki Smith shrugs off signs near the mermaid dressing room. Are you show ready? Hair and Makeup. "I don't wear all the makeup. It doesn't do me any good," says Smith. "I just put on tights and a swimming suit." Being a 78-year-old mermaid has its perks. She is free of some rules. But her self-deprecation betrays the grace of this great-grandmother with a pixie cut. Smith is the matriarch of the Legendary Sirens of Weeki Wachee Springs, women in their 60s and 70s