• Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Watch: Zarif asleep during Rouhani speech at new parliament opening session

    Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif appeared to be sleeping as President Hassan Rouhani was delivering a speech in the opening session of Iran’s new parliament on Wednesday, according to a video shared by an Iranian state television. Last Update: 18:13 KSA 21:13 - GMT 18:13

  • News
    Al Jazeera

    Romina Ashrafi: 'Honour killing' sparks outcry in Iran

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has requested his cabinet to speed up harsher laws in so-called "honour killings" amid a social media outcry over the murder of a 14-year-old girl by her father. Rouhani pushed on Wednesday for speedy adoption of relevant bills, some of which have apparently shuttled for years among various decision-making bodies in Iran. More: How can we stop honour killings?

  • Entertainment
    CNN

    Iconic celebrity portraits to be auctioned for Covid relief

    US photographer Mark Seliger is to auction off portraits of famous names such as Brad Pitt and Amy Schumer to raise money for the fight against coronavirus. Seliger is known for his portraits of celebrities, politicians and musicians for Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair magazines, and soon these pictures will be made available in aid of fundraising and advocacy campaign RADArt4Aid, according to a press release.

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    Al Arabiya English

    Passengers of downed Ukrainian plane in 'state of panic' before attack: Official

    Passengers on the downed Ukrainian flight over Iran were in a state of “panic” before the plane was hit by missiles from the Iranian military in January, according to a Ukrainian forensics head. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) shot down the Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 on January 8, killing all 176 onboard. Iran admitted to downing the plane after days of denying responsibility and insisting the plane crashed due to a “technical failure.”

  • Lifestyle
    Al Jazeera

    Qatar Airways to resume flights to 80 destinations by June

    Qatar Airways says it plans to fly a summer schedule to more than 80 destinations worldwide. It has been one of the few airlines to continue regular, scheduled flights during the global lockdowns to contain the novel coronavirus, maintaining services to about 30 destinations. More: British Airways parent IAG taps UK government funds for help Qatar Airways to cut 'substantial' number of jobs over pandemic Thousands at United Airlines could lose jobs in October: Report The Doha-based airline made ...

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Due to US pressure, Iran can either negotiate or manage economic collapse: Hook

    US President Donald Trump’s “maximum pressure” policy is giving Iran a choice between negotiating with the United States or managing the economic collapse caused by US sanctions, US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Wednesday. Because of our pressure, Iran’s leaders are facing a decision: Either negotiate with us or manage economic collapse,” Hook told reporters during a conference call. Last Update: 00:31 KSA 03:31 - GMT 00:31

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    Al Arabiya English

    Iranian girl, 13, beheaded by father in reported honor killing

    A 13-year-old Iranian girl was beheaded in her sleep by her father on Thursday in a so-called “honor killing,” local media reported. Last Update: 16:46 KSA 19:46 - GMT 16:46