• Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Watch: Zarif asleep during Rouhani speech at new parliament opening session

    Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif appeared to be sleeping as President Hassan Rouhani was delivering a speech in the opening session of Iran’s new parliament on Wednesday, according to a video shared by an Iranian state television. Last Update: 18:13 KSA 21:13 - GMT 18:13

  • News
    Al Jazeera

    Romina Ashrafi: 'Honour killing' sparks outcry in Iran

    Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has requested his cabinet to speed up harsher laws in so-called "honour killings" amid a social media outcry over the murder of a 14-year-old girl by her father. Rouhani pushed on Wednesday for speedy adoption of relevant bills, some of which have apparently shuttled for years among various decision-making bodies in Iran. More: How can we stop honour killings?

  • Entertainment
    CNN

    Iconic celebrity portraits to be auctioned for Covid relief

    US photographer Mark Seliger is to auction off portraits of famous names such as Brad Pitt and Amy Schumer to raise money for the fight against coronavirus. Seliger is known for his portraits of celebrities, politicians and musicians for Rolling Stone and Vanity Fair magazines, and soon these pictures will be made available in aid of fundraising and advocacy campaign RADArt4Aid, according to a press release.

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    Al Arabiya English

    Passengers of downed Ukrainian plane in 'state of panic' before attack: Official

    Passengers on the downed Ukrainian flight over Iran were in a state of “panic” before the plane was hit by missiles from the Iranian military in January, according to a Ukrainian forensics head. Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) shot down the Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 on January 8, killing all 176 onboard. Iran admitted to downing the plane after days of denying responsibility and insisting the plane crashed due to a “technical failure.”

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    China-India border situation 'stable and controllable now': China FM spox

    Last Update: 12:02 KSA 15:02 - GMT 12:02

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Coronavirus: UAE confirms two more deaths, detection of 883 new cases

    Last Update: 22:58 KSA 01:58 - GMT 22:58

  • News
    Al Arabiya English

    Iranian girl, 13, beheaded by father in reported honor killing

    A 13-year-old Iranian girl was beheaded in her sleep by her father on Thursday in a so-called “honor killing,” local media reported. Last Update: 16:46 KSA 19:46 - GMT 16:46