• Egypt Independent

    Iran will defeat Trump just like it did Saddam, won't abandon missiles: Rouhani

    US President Donald Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran, just like Iraq’s Saddam Hussein, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, referring to the war between the two Middle Eastern powers and vowing that Tehran will not abandon its missiles. Tensions have ramped up between Iran and the United States after Trump withdrew from a landmark multilateral nuclear deal in May and reimposed sanctions on the Islamic Republic last month. As Rouhani spoke, Iran began displaying its naval power in the Gulf during annual parades in the capital Tehran and the port of Bandar Abbas on the Gulf marking the start of the country’s 1980-88 war with Iraq. Iran has suggested in recent weeks that

  • BBC News

    'Snapchat queen' boyfriend killer jailed

    A woman who filmed her boyfriend dying in a pool of blood and put the video on social media has been jailed for 14 years. Fatima Khan, 21, dubbed a "Snapchat queen", plotted with a love rival to kill Khalid Safi, 18, who she had been seeing for two years. Mr Safi was repeatedly stabbed in the chest by Raza Khan in North Acton, London, in December 2016, jurors heard. Khan was convicted of manslaughter after a trial at the Old Bailey. Mr Khan remains on the run, the Met Police said on Friday. Khan, described by her own defence barrister as "Ilford's Snapchat queen", filmed Mr Safi as he lay dying in the street and posted it on the picture-sharing app alongside an offensive message. Judge Michael

  • CNN

    Can K-Pop stars have personal lives? Their labels aren't so sure

    (CNN)If Taylor Swift was a South Korean artist, she would be in deep trouble. At the height of her fame, the American singer's dating life was a key element of her music, with the smash success of hits like "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" driven in part by the real-life relationship drama that helped inspired them. Unlike their western counterparts, for whom making their romantic lives public can be a key part of promotional activities (including allegedly staged relationships), K-Pop stars are often forbidden from disclosing personal details, with some even having a "no dating" clause in their contracts. When it was revealed artists Hyuna and E-Dawn were a couple last month, there was an angry backlash from some apparently heartbroken fans, and the pair were subsequently suspended by their record label, Cube Entertainment, under whom they had been performing together as part of the outfit Triple H.

  • Al Jazeera

    Iran's Revolutionary Guards targeted in Ahvaz military parade

    Four gunmen dressed in fatigues opened fire at a military parade in southwestern Iran, killing at least 29 people including women and children.   The brazen attack on Saturday in the city of Ahvaz came as the country marked the anniversary of the start of its 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq, and prompted President Hassan Rouhani to warn of a "crushing response". Those killed included members of the elite Revolutionary Guards and women and children who had come to watch the parade, the Iranian state-run IRNA news agency said. More than 50 people were wounded. Three of the attackers died at the scene while a fourth was arrested and later succumbed to his wounds, armed forces spokesman

  • Emirates24|7

    Snake-nado caused by Hurricane Florence

    Hurricane Florence has reportedly caused a "snake-nado" with scenes straight out of a horror film. South Carolina residents have been warned about the possibility of getting bitten by venomous serpents misplaced by the hurricane. Thad Bowman - who works at Myrtle Beach animal park Alligator Adventure - said people should be on the guard, and urged anyone who is bitten to immediately go to hospital. Gerald O'Malley - from the Grand Strand Hospital - explained earlier this year that bites from a venomous snake can be fatal. He added: "They inject venom, which causes tissue destruction, platelet loss, causes bleeding, it can cause death."

  • english.alarabiya.net

    260 rare photographs of Saudi Arabia’s founding King can be found in this place

    A number of photographers were able to document the journey of Saudi Arabia’s founding King Abdulaziz Al Saud with their cameras. Some of the most prominent to have documented the history of the king were Mohamed Sadiq, Douma, Bonfis, Zanjaki, Mirza, Sherley, Rochester, Virilio, Wert and others. The King Abdulaziz Library has wide range of images, which constitute the large visual area that documents - for researchers and those concerned with Saudi history - pictures and scenes of Saudi life, showing the different stages of constructions and establishment of the kingdom. It also photographs the positions of the King through his interviews and meetings with a large number of historical figures from presidents, kings, ministers, ambassadors and international personalities concerned with the issues of the Arab world and the events of the Middle East.

  • CNN

    25 killed in attack on Iranian military parade

    (CNN)At least 25 people were killed and 60 others injured in an attack on a military parade in Iran's southwestern city of Ahvaz on Saturday, Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency reported, citing Deputy Governor-General of Khouzestan province Hossein Hosseinzadeh. "Terrorists began shooting from a long distance while inside the park, at the armed forces as well as civilians watching the parade," Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarch, a spokesman for the Iranian armed forces told MEHR, another Iranian news agency.