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    Mohsen Fakhrizadeh: The father of Iranian regime’s nuclear bomb

    Dr Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, a brigadier general in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), and a professor of physics at the Guard’s Imam Hussein University, is a man cloaked in mystery. Until April this year, no photograph has ever existed of him, and on top of this, after the killing of several nuclear scientists, a protective shield of secrecy and security had been thrown around him, in an effort to protect him against Israeli assassins. Then in another twist to his shadowy existence, the Iranian authorities have denied numerous requests from the Atomic Energy Agency to interview him. It was between 1988 and 1994, in the region of 1,600 Telex messages had been intercepted by Western intelligence operatives, which eventually revealed beyond doubt that the Iranian regime was running a secret program to develop nuclear weapons, which ran alongside a program to develop ballistic missiles to carry them.

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    Harry and Meghan attend first royal event

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have attended a Buckingham Palace garden party for their first royal engagement as a married couple. The duchess wore a dress by Goat and a hat by Irish milliner Philip Treacy to the party, which was part of the Prince of Wales' 70th birthday celebrations. She and the Duchess of Cornwall started laughing when Prince Harry's speech was interrupted by a bee. Prince Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36, were married at Windsor Castle on Saturday. The garden party, which is being held six months ahead of Prince Charles' actual 70th birthday in November, celebrated the future king's charity work, patronages and military affiliations. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall were

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    Saudia flight makes emergency landing at Jeddah airport

    Over 50 passengers were injured when a Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) flight from Madinah to Dhaka was forced to make an emergency landing at Jeddah's King Abdulaziz International Airport The flight SV3818 suffered a malfunction with its landing gear mid-flight was forced to circle Jeddah for several hours around Jeddah, making two low passes before it landed safely with its nose gear retracted at 10pm local time. All 141 passengers and ten crew members were safely evacuated via the Airbus 330’s emergency slides. Saudi Arabia's Aviation Investigation Bureau, in its initial report, said that 52 passengers suffered minor injuries.  Saudi Arabian Airlines spokesperson, Eng. Abdulrahman al-Tayeb,

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    CCTV of fatal stab attack released

    Footage of an attack in which a man was fatally stabbed has been released in a bid to track down his killer. Aqib Mazhar was killed when the car he was in was stopped and attacked in Nottingham in June 2016. While five others have been jailed over his death, the man holding the knife has not been found, despite a £10,000 reward for information. Detectives hope the footage of the "horrific" killing will prompt witnesses to come forward. CCTV shows the car stopped on Russell Road after it was "boxed in" by three other vehicles. A group of men with bars and knives can be seen swarming around the car. One, in a black hood, runs to a rear door and pulls it open, before leaning inside and stabbing

  • Qatar's NHRC condemns arrest of Qatari national

    It has been one week since Qatari citizen Nawaf Talal al-Rasheed was arrested in Kuwait and then transferred to Saudi Arabia. As his family waits for news of where he is being detained, rights groups are accusing Saudi Arabia of violating his rights. Al Jazeera's Laura Burdon-Manley reports.

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    World's most advanced jet in first combat

    The US-made F-35 stealth fighter has seen its first ever combat action, flying in an operation for the Israeli air force. The air force chief showed an image of jets over Beirut, Lebanon, and said the planes had "already attacked twice on two different fronts". Israel recently carried out scores of air strikes in Syria. The F-35, from the world's priciest military programme, has been criticised both for cost and combat effectiveness. Last year, Defence Secretary James Mattis had to defend the programme after then President-elect Donald Trump tweeted criticising its huge price, said to be close to $100m (£74m) per plane. 'Game-changer' Maj Gen Amikam Norkin told heads of 20 foreign air forces

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    Chrissy Teigen reveals new baby boy's name

    Chrissy Teigen teased husband John Legend for attending the Billboard Awards just a few days after the birth of their newborn son, Miles Theodore Stephens. The model stayed at home on Sunday while John performed at the event. "Hello it's shortrib night, be home by 9," was just one of her many cheeky tweets from the night. John replied after his performance with a video of himself at the airport saying that he'd be home by eight. The couple celebrated the birth of their second child, who they named Miles after famous jazz musician Miles Davis, last week. On Sunday, days after the birth, John jetted off to Las Vegas to perform his new song A Good Night at the ceremony. Chrissy stayed at home to