• Al Jazeera

    Iran's Rouhani: US sanctions on Khamenei 'idiotic and outrageous'

    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has dismissed new sanctions the United States imposed on Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei as "outrageous and idiotic" In a speech broadcast live on Iranian state television on Tuesday, Rouhani said sanctions against Khamenei would fail because he had no assets abroad. Describing the latest round of measures as "outrageous", "idiotic", and a sign of US desperation, Rouhani said: "The White House actions mean it is mentally retarded."  He added that Tehran's "strategic patience" should not be mistaken for fear. Trump targeted Khamenei and other top Iranian officials with sanctions on Monday, in a bid to increase pressure on Iran after it downed an unmanned US drone last

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Arab Coalition: Saudi Special Forces capture emir of ISIS in Yemen

    The Arab Coalition said that Saudi Special Forces have captured Abu Osama al-Muhajir, the emir of ISIS in Yemen. A statement on the Saudi Press Agency said al- Muhajir, as well as other members of the extremist group, were captured on June 3. Weapons, ammunition, and telecommunication devices were also seized during the operation.  Col. Turki al-Maliki, the official spokesman of the Arab Coalition, said the joint operation took place on June 3 at 9:20 am local time.

  • Emirates24|7

    Spotted: Jacqueline Fernandez, Sonakshi Sinha, Karisma Kapoor...

    Jacqueline Fernandez poses for a picture as she attends the press conference for Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, in Mumbai. (AFP) Sonakshi Sinha presents a creation from the latest collection of 'Retro Remix', in Mumbai. (AFP) Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan Photo: Instagram Arjun Rampal and girlfriend Gabriella Malaika Arora Kareena Kapoor Khan Photo: Instagram Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas Photo: Instagram Kangana Ranaut Athiya Shetty Pooja Hegde Sussanne Khan and Pragya Kapoor Iulia Vantur Salman Khan spotted with Iulia Vantur after a long time. Farhan Akhtar Parineeti Chopra Tiger Shroff and Disha Patani Shahid kapoor with wife Mira Rajput Sunny Leone's husband Daniel Weber

  • Arab News

    Iranian fishermen find parts of downed US drone: ambassador

    GENEVA: Iranian fishermen have found parts of the US drone shot down by the Islamic Republic last week, Iran's ambassador to Britain, Hamid Baeidinejad, said on Tuesday. He posted his message on Twitter along with a picture of a man standing next to a fishing boat and what appeared to be a piece of metal marked with a US air force logo. Iran has said the drone was shot down in its territorial waters while US officials have said the drone was in international waters.

  • Arab News

    Iran abandoning more nuclear deal commitments, France calls move 'serious mistake'

    TEHRAN: Iran will "resolutely" abandon more commitments under a 2015 nuclear deal with world powers on July 7, Fars News Agency reported on Tuesday quoting a "note" from a top security official. Tehran had announced on May 8 that it was suspending two of its 2015 pledges and gave Europe, China and Russia a two-month ultimatum to help Iran circumvent US sanctions and sell its oil or it would abandon two more commitments. In response, France said that Iran would be making a "serious mistake" in violating the nuclear deal, which the US pulled out of last year. Iran also said on Tuesday that a US decision to impose sanctions on the country's supreme leader and other top officials permanently closed

  • CNN

    Brussels Airlines 'flight to nowhere': How much does it cost for a plane not to land?

    (CNN) - On June 22, a Brussels Airlines flight from Brussels to Washington, DC, turned around mid-air and went back to its starting point, meaning that passengers spent a total of nine hours in the air to essentially go nowhere. Originally, the flight was supposed to depart at 10:15 a.m. local time from Brussels. But due to a last-minute change of aircraft, it left two hours late. That wasn't all. The change in aircraft meant that the plane didn't have the proper authorization paperwork for landing in the United States. Rather than risk a fine upon arrival at Washington-Dulles, someone made the decision to reverse course, and the plane made a U-turn somewhere around Ireland. The plane landed

  • Egypt Independent

    Yemeni rebel attack on Saudi airport kills one, wounds 21: coalition

    A Yemeni rebel attack on a civilian airport in southern Saudi Arabia killed a Syrian national and wounded 21 other civilians Sunday, a Riyadh-led coalition said, in a new escalation following a series of strikes on the site. The attack on Abha airport, which the coalition said left a McDonalds outlet at the site littered with shattered glass and damaged 18 vehicles, comes amid spiralling regional tensions with Iran. The escalation of attacks by Iran-aligned Huthi rebels on Saudi cities threatens a hard-won UN-sponsored ceasefire deal for the Red Sea port city of Hodeida, war-ravaged Yemen's main conduit for humanitarian aid. “A terrorist attack by the Iran-backed Huthi militia on Abha airport…