• Al Jazeera

    Yemen rebels vow to fight on after Hudaida airport defeat

    Yemen's Houthi rebels have vowed to fight on after pro-government forces seized Hudaida airport from them on Wednesday, in a major step towards retaking the port city following a week-long battle. Rebel leader Abdulmalik al-Houthi called for reinforcements to repel the advance of the Saudi and UAE-backed government forces, after ongoing fighting left nearly 350 people dead. "We will face all of the incursions on the ground. Our determination will never be dented," he said via the rebels' Al-Masirah news outlet. Saudi-Emirati coalition forces announced the capture of Hudaida airport on Wednesday morning, a day after breaking through the perimeter fence. The airport was disused but it housed a

  • CNN

    Iran lose to Spain, but Iranian women celebrate landmark moment

    However, it remains to be seen whether Wednesday's event signals a permanent shift in allowing Iranian women to watch men's sporting events In a statement sent to CNN when Iran played their first World Cup game against Morocco on Saturday, FIFA said President Gianni Infantino had been reassured by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during a March visit that the ban on women would eventually be lifted, though no time frame was provided. The Center for Human Rights in Iran also posted photos of women inside the Azadi Stadium, saying: "All they are asking for is to be treated as EQUALS." The Center is not in Iran, but was posting other people's photos. According to the Twitter account of Tara Sepehri

  • CNN

    MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018: Photos from the red carpet

    See what celebrities wore at this year's MTV Movie & TV Awards in Santa Monica, California.

  • CNN

    Spain grind out win over Iran as big teams labor in Russia

    But despite former coach Julen Loptegui being sacked just 24 hours before the competition got underway, Spain took a big step towards reaching the knockout stages with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Iran on Wednesday.

  • BBC News

    Abusive husband 'locked wife indoors'

    A husband who regularly beat his wife and kept her locked indoors during their 16-year marriage has been jailed. Aziz Rehman, 47, would only allow partner Zeenit Bibi to leave their home in Collingbourne Avenue, Hodge Hill, Birmingham when on the school run. He would wedge twigs in the front door whenever he went out so he could tell if she had left the house. Rehman was sentenced at Birmingham Crown Court on Tuesday to three years and nine months in prison. A jury found the businessman guilty in May of assault and coercive control. Mrs Bibi, 36, who married Rehman in December 2000, told the BBC she wanted other victims to speak out. "I didn't think anybody was going to believe me, which was

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Why did World Cup organizers send a written apology to the Saudi team?

    The Saudi Football Federation on Tuesday received a written apology from the organizing committee of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. The apology addressed “the conditions that accompanied the landing of the plane that flew the Saudi team from St Petersburg on Saturday to Rostov in preparation for Uruguay on Wednesday,” a Saudi Press Agency statement said. The soccer team landed safely after one of the engines on the plane appeared to catch fire.

  • CNN

    What message does US leaving UN Human Rights Council send to the world?

    Both Haley and Trump have previously sparred with the wider UN over criticism of the US and Israel, with Haley claiming the international community pays outsized attention to Washington's actions while ignoring the "reprehensible human rights records of several members of its own Human Rights Council." That comment was in response to UN criticism of the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which Haley said was the "sovereign" right of the US to pursue. In a statement, US Vice President Mike Pence said that in exiting the UN body Washington "took a stand against some of the world's worst human rights violators," claiming the council had made "a mockery" of its original mission