• Al Jazeera

    Iran slams 'genocidal taunts' by US, increases uranium stockpiles

    A top Iranian official has called on the United States to address Tehran with respect, not with a threat of war, a day after US President Donald Trump issued an ominous warning to Tehran on Twitter. The war of words on Monday came as the semi-official Tasnim news agency announced Iran has , in line with an earlier decision to scale back some of its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal. "Iranians have stood tall for millennia while aggressors all gone. Economic terrorism and genocidal taunts won't 'end Iran'," Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iran's foreign minister, wrote on Twitter. "Never threaten an Iranian. Try respect - it works!" he added. The riposte followed a Twitter post by Trump, who told

  • CNN

    Cannes Film Festival 2019: The best celebrity red carpet fashion

    This month, Hollywood's brightest stars are descending upon the French Riviera for the annual Cannes Film Festival. Against the idyllic background of the sun-soaked Riviera, this is where some of the world's most high-profile directors premiere the films that they hope will excite critics and viewers alike -- and, if they're lucky, win awards.

  • english.alarabiya.net

    IRGC raids modelling agencies for 'promoting vulgarity'

    Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) force has raided three underground modelling agencies, accusing the companies and their aspiring models of flouting strict Islamic dress codes for women, Iranian news agencies reported on Saturday. General Mohsen Karimi, a Guards commander in the central city of Arak, said staff at the agencies had been arrested for “promoting vulgarity”, partly through sharing portfolio pictures of models on social media, the semi-official news agency Fars reported. Iranian authorities have repeatedly raided underground fashion events and targeted modelling agencies that post photographs online of models wearing Western-style clothes that do not adhere to Iran's Islamic hijab

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missiles heading toward Mecca, Jeddah

    Saudi Arabia's air forces on Monday intercepted two Houthi ballistic missiles over Taif, one heading for Mecca and the other for Jeddah, according to eyewitnesses. The Kingdom's air defense forces were able to destroy the ballistic missiles. Saudi authorities are expected to issue a formal statement later. In light of the attack, the Yemeni government said that it strongly condemns the Houthi attempt to target Mecca, adding that the attack on the holy site is “a full-fledged terrorist act”.

  • Emirates24|7

    Mohammed bin Rashid receives Abu Dhabi Crown Prince

    His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, received on Sunday, His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, at Zabeel Palace in Dubai. Their Highnesses exchanged congratulations and greetings on the occasion of the Holy Month of Ramadan. Also present were H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, H.H. Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region, H.H. Lt. General Sheikh

  • Arabian Business

    Rahul Gandhi: destiny's child or an 'empty suit'?

    Rahul Gandhi, vying to become the latest prime minister from India's most famous dynasty, has worked hard to shed his image as an entitled footloose princeling and political lightweight. But the great-grandson, grandson and son of three past premiers of the world's biggest democracy still faces a tough task beating Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the elections. No relation to independence hero Mahatma Gandhi, Rahul was born in 1970 when his grandmother Indira Gandhi - daughter of India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru - was premier. In 1984, Indira was shot dead by her Sikh bodyguards and she was succeeded by her son Rajiv Gandhi, Rahul's father. Rajiv was himself assassinated in 1991

  • Harry and Meghan mark anniversary with new wedding photos

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have released new photos from their wedding to mark their first anniversary. Harry and Meghan posted a compilation of 14 images, including some unseen pictures, on Instagram. The photo montage is accompanied by the song This Little Light Of Mine, which played as they left St George's Chapel, Windsor, on their wedding day. In the post, the couple thanked their followers for "all of the love and support from so many". They added: "Each of you made this day even more meaningful." The pictures include a number of black and white images taken by photographer Chris Allerton, including one in which Meghan is holding hands with her mother Doria Ragland. A picture of the