• BBC News

    Gun salutes set to greet new royal baby

    Gun salutes across London are set to mark the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's third child. The couple's second son, who is fifth in line to the throne, was born on Monday at the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, London weighing 8lb 7oz. The traditional salutes will be fired from the Tower of London and Hyde Park at 14:00 BST. The name of the new prince has not yet been announced but the family have returned home to Kensington Palace. Gun salutes are used to mark every birth of a prince or princess. The palace said a name would be revealed in due course but for the time being a formal notice of the birth of the child has been placed on the forecourt of Buckingham Palace. Arthur,

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    Macron hopes Trump relationship can help make France great again

    On Monday, the leaders flew by helicopter past the monuments in Washington, a city laid out by French architect Pierre Charles L'Enfant before heading down the Potomac to dine with their wives at George Washington's mansion at Mount Vernon. The first state visit of the current presidency is intended by Trump to return the compliment offered by Macron when he made the President guest of honor at France's Bastille Day national celebration last July, at a time when other European leaders were still recoiling from the shock of Trump's "America First" revolution. Macron's play Macron is making clear that the scandals afflicting the White House, and even questions about whether they will truncate Trump's

  • Arab News

    George H.W. Bush hospitalized days after wife’s death: office

    WASHINGTON: Former president George H.W. Bush was being treated for a blood infection on Monday, hours after laying his wife Barbara to rest, his office said. A statement stressed that Bush, 93, was responding to treatment. He was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital early Sunday, just a day after bidding a final farewell to his wife of 73 years during her funeral. Barbara Bush had died on Tuesday. The 41st president greeted and shook hands with numerous attendees during the invitation-only funeral attended by four former presidents, including himself and his son George W. Bush. “President Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning after contracting an infection that

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    Morality police officer behind assault on Iranian woman identified

    The female member of Iran’s morality police who violently assaulted an Iranian woman for violating the country’s dress code was identified. Activists took to social media to share a screengrab of the policewoman from the video which documented the assault and went viral. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had appeared to criticize the incident in a speech he gave on state television on Saturday.

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    Senior military official says Revolutionary Guards will not stay within Iran’s borders

    Although President Hassan Rouhani said few days ago while marking Iran’s Army Day that Iran wants brotherly and strong relations with neighboring countries and rejects interfering in other countries’ internal affairs and noted that “dialogue is the only means towards peace in the region,” the Iranian Revolutionary Guards has contradicted him by stating that it will not commit to staying within Iran’s borders. In an interview with the Persian-speaking Jamaran website on Monday, Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy, said the Revolutionary Guards’ activities “are not limited to Iran,” noting that the guards’ forces are currently fighting thousands of kilometers away from Iranian borders.

  • BBC News

    'Normal lives can be beautiful stories'

    It may feel like the world isn't the happiest of places at the moment. But first-time author Libby Page is hoping that shining a light on the power of community and friendship in The Lido will be the uplifting read people need. Positive reviews of The Lido - about how residents rally together to save their local pool from closure and developers threatening to use the land for luxury flats - started coming in before it was published on Thursday. While Libby, 25, is delighted, she is also surprised - not least because she almost gave up on the novel after a year of pitching it to agents with no success. "I think people are hooking onto the fact that it's an uplifting story," she says. "It's nice

  • Lifestyle

    PICTURES: Breathtaking views of Saudi’s Tayeh Valley in Asir

    The Tayeh valley in Saudi Arabia’s Asir region has been mentioned in poetic writings from almost a thousand years ago. It descends from the eastern Sarawat mountains and extend all the way to the Red Sea in the west. Saudi photographer Ali Maroui documented its natural views, and told Al Arabiya.net that the valley is considered a vital site for the irrigation of farms during the raining season. Surrounding farms have been attributed to the Tayeh valley where rainwater falls from its slopes to irrigate them,” Maroui added.