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    IN PICTURES: Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman tours Great Wall of China

    Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was seen touring the Great Wall of China on the first day of his official trip to Beijing. Accompanying the Crown Prince on the tour was the Chinese ambassador to Saudi Arabia, alongside a number of other government officials. Official pictures show the Crown Prince walking along the Badaling, the wall's most popular section, as part of his “historical and cultural landmarks” tour, said the head of the Crown Prince's private office in a tweet. The Great Wall of China was continuously built from the 3rd century BC to the 17th Century, on the country's northern border, for military defense.

  • Al Jazeera

    Pakistan rejects Iran's claim it is harbouring Jaish al-Adl

    Pakistan has rejected allegations by senior Iranian officials that it is harbouring the armed group, Jaish al-Adl, which claimed responsibility for last week's attack that killed 27 members of the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the southern province of Sistan-Baluchestan. Javid Hussain, Pakistan's former ambassador to Tehran, on Wednesday said suggestions that Islamabad is allowing Jaish al-Adl fighters to operate freely within its border region with Iran are "baseless and completely false". "We do not allow our territory to be used by terrorist organisations to target our neighbours," he told Al Jazeera as fresh strains between the neighbouring countries begin to surface.

  • Arab News

    Putin: We'll target USA if Washington deploys missiles in Europe

    MOSCOW: Russia will respond to any deployment of intermediate-range nuclear weapons in Europe by targeting not only the countries where those missiles are stationed, but the United States itself, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday. In his annual address to parliament, Putin said Russia was not seeking confrontation and would not take the first step to deploy missiles in response to the US withdrawal from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. But he said that Russia's reaction to any deployment would be resolute and that US policy-makers should calculate the risks before taking any steps.

  • Al Jazeera

    Zarif decries 'US hypocrisy' over planned nuclear sale to Saudis

    Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused the US of hypocracy for allegedly attempting to sell nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia while Washington tries to wreck Iran's nuclear programme.   Zarif's comment on Twitter on Wednesday came after reports the administration of President Donald Trump is trying to bypass US Congress to advance the sale of nuclear power plants to Saudi Arabia. "Day by day it becomes clearer to the world what was always clear to us: neither human rights nor a nuclear program have been the real concern of the US," Zarif wrote. "First a dismembered journalist; now illicit sale of nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia fully expose #USHypocrisy," Zarif added, referring

  • Emirates24|7

    Pageant-mad Philippines welcomes home Miss Universe

    The beauty pageant-mad Philippines welcomed home freshly crowned Miss Universe Catriona Gray on Thursday with a parade through the capital that drew thousands of screeching fans held back by police. The 25-year-old danced, smiled and waved a tiny Philippine flag from atop a float, shielded from the pounding tropical sun by attendants holding pink umbrellas as some in the crowd scaled utility poles to catch a glimpse. Manila's already notorious gridlock was brought to a complete stop by a police motorcycle escort that blocked roads as confetti canons sprayed the crowd, which was pushed back by officers. "I was overwhelmed when I saw her and she looked at me!" said Ednor Yaunbaes, 22, as he waved a pink flag.

  • Emirates24|7

    Sheikh Hamdan receives first Emiratis astronauts

    Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, received today at his office in Emirates Towers in Dubai, the two Emiratis astronauts Hazza Al Mansoori and Sultan Al Neyadi.   The two astronauts were selected among 4,022 applicants for the Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre's (MBRSC) UAE Astronaut Programme, which was launched in 2017 by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan,to participate in global space exploration

  • Emirates24|7

    Anil Kapoor tells why Madhuri gets violent!

    Anil Kapoor made a revelation about his co-star for many years - Bollywood's iconic actress Madhuri Dixit. Anil Kapoor and Madhuri have worked in many films including the iconic ones like Tezaab, Beta, Ram Lakhan among others. Now with the film Total Dhamaal they are coming to work together again after 18 long years. In an interaction recently Anil revealed that the actress can be the most-friendly actress on sets, till the time she does not get her food on time. “She is very down to earth and very co-operative. We have worked in many films together. She has braved extreme temperatures like minus 30 during our shoot of a song in Alaska. But when it is lunch time or dinner time and the food is