- Egypt Independent
Any country that attacks Iran will become the “main battlefield”, the Revolutionary Guards warned Saturday after Washington ordered reinforcements to the Gulf following attacks on Saudi oil installations it blames on Tehran. Tensions escalated between arch-foes Iran and the United States after last weekend's attacks on Saudi energy giant Aramco's Abqaiq processing plant and Khurais oilfield halved the kingdom's oil output. Yemen's Huthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the strikes but the US says it has concluded the attacks involved cruise missiles from Iran and amounted to “an act of war”. Washington approved the deployment of troops to Saudi Arabia at “the kingdom's request”, Defense
- Al Jazeera
Iran's Foreign Affairs Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has said that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) want to "fight Iran to the last American". His comments come in response to the visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to the Gulf. Al Jazeera's Zein Basravi reports from Tehran.
- Al Jazeera
Demonstrators have marched through Washington, DC, to protest against the policies of US President Donald Trump's administration and demand accountability from politicians. Taking place on the heels of Friday's global climate strike, the march was of similar importance to many of its participants, who saw it not only as an opportunity to publicly decry what they see as an assault on US democracy but also to put pressure on the Democratic Party to hold the Trump administration accountable. Among the issues cited by protesters as reasons for participation were the Trump administration's crackdown on undocumented immigrants, the accusations of collusion with Russia during the 2016 election cycle, and the Republican president's alleged conflicts of interest. "The members of Congress and especially [Speaker of the House] Nancy Pelosi need to feel the pressure to hold the Trump regime accountable," organiser Amy Siskind told Hollywood Life earlier this week.
- Al Jazeera
It started as an online joke that quickly went viral. Millions of people signed up to “storm” a top-secret US military base, which has long been the subject of alien conspiracy theories. But, as Al Jazeera's Heidi Zhou-Castro reports, only a few dozen UFO enthusiasts ended up gathering at the gates of Area 51.
US Senator Bill Cassidy said that the Iranians are “clearly in a state of desperation,” adding that there may be indications that sanctions against Iran are working. “When you read about how they [Iranian regime] can no longer fund pension funds so that retirees who depended upon those pension dollars would not have those pension dollars,” the Republican senator said.
US Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Andrea Thompson is leaving her post, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday. “Her wealth of knowledge, experience, and leadership skills will be missed,” Pompeo said in a statement. Last Update: Saturday, 21 September 2019 KSA 23:33 - GMT 20:33
(CNN) - Prince Harry and his wife Meghan have committed to flying commercial for their upcoming visit to southern Africa, having faced criticism for their use of private jets for their summer vacations. For the Duke and Duchess of Sussex though, flying commercial means something rather different than it does for us. They don't typically just enjoy the perks offered to first class customers. Theirs is a world of exclusive lounges, handpicked cabin crews, private airport entrances and chauffeured cars right up to the steps of the aircraft. So what can the royals expect as they embark on their first royal tour of Africa? One former member of British Airways cabin crew told CNN that the day they