• BBC News

    Iran arrests 'large network' over attack

    Iran's intelligence minister says a number of suspects have been arrested in connection with Saturday's gun attack on a military parade in Ahvaz. Mahmoud Alavi said a "large part of the network" behind the attack, which left 25 people dead, had been caught. He was speaking at a funeral ceremony for the victims attended by thousands. The deputy head of the Revolutionary Guards meanwhile warned the US and Israel to expect a "devastating" response, accusing them of involvement. Iran's president alleged on Sunday that the gunmen were armed by a Gulf state allied with the US. The US condemned the incident and denied any responsibility. Ethnic Arab separatists and the Islamic State group (IS) have

  • BBC News

    'He walked me home then raped me'

    Where do you turn for help if you're sexually assaulted at university? After she was raped by a fellow student, former University of Bristol undergraduate Hannah Price felt she didn't get the support she needed. Hannah eventually spoke up about what happened, but only after she graduated. She set up a campaign group, Revolt Against Sexual Assault, to use her story to encourage universities to strengthen their support for victims of sexual assaults. You can see more on this on BBC Inside Out West on BBC One on Monday at 7.30pm.

  • CNN

    ISIS video claims to show attackers of Iranian military parade

    The video shows three men in military fatigues speaking to a camera inside a vehicle. None of them directly mention Saturday's attack in Ahvaz, Iran, nor do they say they're acting on behalf of ISIS, which has claimed responsibility for the attack but has not provided evidence to support that claim.

  • Arab News

    A jubilant Saudi Arabia celebrates its past, present … and future

    RIYADH/JEDDAH/DUBAI:  It was a day that captured the heightened spirit of a nation. In a year of remarkable changes, Saudi National Day on Sunday took on an exuberance like no other celebration before it, with enough fireworks to break a world record, people celebrating together outdoors across the land and landmarks around the world illuminated with the flag.  In a speech marking the Kingdom’s 88th National Day, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman praised the nation’s growth under King Salman, saying that while Vision 2030 “looks forward to the future,” Saudi Arabia “will remain committed to the principles” of Islam, “the religion of tolerance and moderation.” The crown prince said National Day

  • CNN

    Duchess of Sussex reveals her 'something blue'

    London (CNN)The Duchess of Sussex has revealed she hid a romantic memento to the first date she had with Prince Harry as the "something blue" within her wedding outfit. The new royal shared details from her big day with British broadcaster ITV as part of a new two-part show honoring Queen Elizabeth II. In a sneak peak of "Queen of the World," Meghan is seen reunited with her bridal outfit for the first time since she wed Prince Harry ahead of it being displayed in an exhibition in October. "Somewhere in here there is a piece of, did you see? There's a piece of blue fabric that's stitched inside? It's my something blue," Meghan revealed while gently inspecting the bridal ensemble. "It's fabric

  • Gulf News

    Revealed: UAE expats who send most money

    Dubai: Remittances, which are essentially the money earned abroad and sent home by expatriate workers to their families, are the backbone of some economies outside the Gulf. Remitted funds are mainly used to cover the costs of basic expenses of dependents, including housing, food, education and medical bills. They also boost investments, savings, retirement and emergency funds that migrants set aside to secure their financial future. Between April in June this year, foreign workers in Dubai and the rest of the UAE moved Dh44.4 billion in funds to their home countries, according to the latest figures released by the UAE Central Bank. A huge chunk of the money, more than 55 per cent, landed in

  • CNN

    The untold story of Dubai's first skyscraper

    1966Photo: Dubai Petroleum Oil discovered Oil is discovered offshore in Fateh. Extraction operations begin in 1969 and in the 1970s three giant submarine tanks are completed, each capable of holding half a million barrels and known as the "Three Pyramids of Dubai." 1972Photo: Nasser Younes/AFP/Getty Port Rashid opens Dubai consolidates its position as a key maritime hub for the Gulf, constructing a deepwater harbor with 11 berths, rising to 35 with further development. 1979Photo: Rabih Moghrabi/AFP/Getty Dubai World Trade Centre inaugurated The city welcomes the Dubai World Trade Centre. Designed by British architect John Harris, the 489-foot structure dominates the sparsely populated skyline