• Al Jazeera

    Trump says US warship 'destroyed' Iranian drone in Gulf

    The United States says a US Navy ship has "destroyed" an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz after it threatened the vessel, a claim Iran promptly denied.  In remarks at the White House on Thursday, US President Donald Trump said the drone had flown to within 1,000 metres of the USS Boxer and had ignored "multiple calls to stand down".  "This is the latest of many provocative and hostile actions by Iran against vessels operating in international waters. The US reserves the right to defend our personnel, facilities and interests," Trump said. "The drone was immediately destroyed," he added. Abbas Araghchi, Iranian deputy foreign minister, dismissed the claim in a Twitter post on Friday.  "We

  • CNN

    Video of airline passenger using screen with bare feet goes viral

    So kudos to this unidentified man, who has managed to repulse millions of people by using his bare feet to operate his inflight entertainment screen while sitting in a bulkhead seat. A video of the questionable act has racked up more than 9 million views on Twitter and attracted 5,000-plus comments since it was posted this week by a friend of the passenger who reportedly shot the footage. Responding to concerns over the man's ability to use his hands, with some Twitter users pointing out that he could be disabled, the poster wrote that her friend confirmed she "saw him walk on and off the plane, carrying his own bag. He just likes to watch TV with his bare feet." Bare feet are a common source

  • Arab News

    US Navy searching for missing sailor in Arabian Sea

    DUBAI: The US navy and other ships are conducting search and rescue operations for a missing US sailor in the Arabian Sea, the Bahrain-based US Fifth Fleet said. "The Sailor has been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown (DUSTWUN) after a reported man overboard incident onboard Abraham Lincoln while operating in the Arabian Sea, July 17," a Fifth Fleet statement said, without giving the sailor's name. A Spanish and a Pakistani navy ship are assisting two US navy ships in the search operation. Tensions in the Gulf region are currently high, with fears that foes the United States and Iran could stumble into war. The United States has blamed Iran for a series of attacks since mid-May on shipping

  • Emirates24|7

    KUWTK: Jordyn Woods OK without Kylie Jenner

    Jordyn Woods would be "OK" if her ex best friend Kylie Jenner didn't want to reconcile with her. The former best friends fell out when Jordyn confessed to kissing Kylie's sister Khloe Kardashian's boyfriend Tristan Thompson but neither Jordyn or Kylie are looking to rush into getting their friendship back on track. Photo: Bang A source told the New York Post's Page Six column: "This vacation makes it kind of clear that [Kylie and Jordyn] are moving on and doing what they have to do to move on with their lives. It is what it is. The writing's on the wall. Jordyn would love to be back on the same page with Kylie and love to have their friendship back, but she kind of has the attitude, 'I'm a grown

  • Arab News

    US demands Iran free seized ship, vows to protect Gulf oil lifeline

    DUBAI: The US on Thursday demanded Iran immediately release a vessel it seized in the Gulf and a US military commander in the region said the US would work “aggressively” to ensure free passage of vessels through the vital waterway. Responding to an announcement by Iran's Revolutionary Guards that they had seized a foreign tanker smuggling fuel, the US State Department insisted Iran had to free the ship and its crew and stop harassing vessels in and around the Strait of Hormuz. The US blames Iran for a series of attacks on shipping since mid-May in the world's most important oil artery, accusations Tehran rejects but that have raised fears the long-time foes could stumble into war. “The United

  • Emirates24|7

    Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan unveil foundation name

    Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, have named their new foundation Sussex Royal, with its full title being Sussex Royal The Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. The royal couple - who married last year and have two-month-old son Archie together - have officially unveiled the name for their new charitable foundation, which will be called Sussex Royal The Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, and referred to as just Sussex Royal for short. Emily Andrews, royal correspondent for The Sun newspaper confirmed the news in a tweet sent on Wednesday, which also revealed Harry and Meghan would make up half of the board of directors, alongside PR manager Sara Latham, and the foundation's

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Saudi Arabia calls on Qatar to cooperate on enabling nationals to perform Hajj

    The Saudi Ministry of Hajj and Umra has called on Qatari officials to cooperate on enabling Qatari pilgrims to perform the Islamic ritual of Hajj, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported on Wednesday. The statement also said that a new website has been launched for Qatari applications, after Doha's authorities blocked the previous one. The ministry also called on Qatari authorities not to block the website.