• Al Jazeera

    Saudi oil attacks: All the latest updates

    Tensions in the Middle East have escalated following drone attacks on two major oil facilities in Saudi Arabia. The pre-dawn attacks on Saturday knocked out more than half of crude output from the world's top exporter - five percent of the global oil supply - and cut output by 5.7 million barrels per day. Yemen's Houthi rebels, who have been locked in a war with a Saudi-UAE-led coalition since 2015, claimed responsibility for the attacks, warning Saudi Arabia their targets "will keep expanding". But US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo swiftly accused Iran of being behind the assault, without providing any evidence. The claim was rejected by Tehran that said the allegations were meant to justify

  • Egypt Independent

    Spy thriller 'Raazi' steals show at Bollywood's Oscars

    Spy thriller “Raazi” stole the night at Bollywood's answer to the Oscars, taking best film and best actress for its young star Alia Bhatt in Mumbai where the glitzy awards gala was held for the first time since being established two decades ago. Megastar Ranveer Singh won best actor for his role in the controversial “Padmaavat”, a historical action movie that enraged Hindu radicals but was an international success. The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards went on into the early hours of Thursday and Indian-British star Bhatt said it had been worth the wait as she received her prize. “The fact that you are all sitting here past 2:00am and watching us being honoured means you all love

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Iran attack on Aramco 'unprecedented, unacceptable': Saudi Crown Prince, Pompeo

    Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo agreed that the Iranian attacks on Saudi Aramco's oil installations are “unprecedented and unacceptable,” the US mission to Saudi Arabia tweeted on Thursday. Last Update: Thursday, 19 September 2019 KSA 11:05 - GMT 08:05

  • Al Jazeera

    World Cup 2022: A room with a view at Qatar's Al Bayt Stadium

    As more stadiums for the football World Cup 2022 in Qatar near completion, details are coming to light about some of the more luxurious elements in the stadiums being built. A video posted on Monday shows one of those details, a luxury hotel room in Al Bayt Stadium in the northern city of Al Khor. The video shows a large hotel suite with a balcony view of the football field below. The stadium, which should be completed in the coming weeks, is modelled after tents used in Qatar's deserts. Its surroundings will include a park and artificial lake, according to artist renders. The capacity of the stadium is about 60,000 people when it is finished. The Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, which

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Saudi fighter jets strike pro-Iran militias in eastern Syria: Independent Arabia

    Saudi Arabian fighter jets participated in a recent operation targeting Iranian militia positions in the eastern Syrian city of Albu Kamal across from the Iraqi border, according to a report by Independent Arabia citing a western source. The source told the news outlet that the operations resulted in the killing and wounding of several militants as well as the destruction of several weapons depots, including missiles and drones. Saudi fighter jets, including jets [from other countries] monitored changes in the positions of Iranian militias, especially those of the Quds Force in Albu Kamal and other areas in the Iraqi-Syrian border, destroying warehouses, batteries, missiles and a drone base all

  • Tourists told not to take these items to UAE

    This was the British government's message to travelers to the Emirates -- a country with a policy of zero tolerance for bringing drugs to the country. While the UAE's strict views on drug trafficking are well known, the UK's Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) this week reminded travelers that even if they don't see the drug, it doesn't mean it's not there. In particular, the FCO warns that "some skincare products and E-cigarette refills may contain ingredients that are illegal in the UAE, such as CBD oil." CBD oil contains cannabidiol, a substance found in the marijuana plant and sometimes used for pain management. It can be bought legally in most European countries, provided it has a limited

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Military leaders provide Trump with menu of possible actions against Iran: NBC

    US military leaders provided President Donald Trump “with a menu of possible actions against Iran” in a national security meeting on Monday, NBC News reported citing US officials and others briefed on the deliberations. The range of options included a cyberattack or physical strike on Iranian oil facilities or Revolutionary Guard assets.