• 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

    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

  • 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

  • Emirates24|7

    Jennifer Lopez: Alex Rodriguez is my hero

    Jennifer Lopez says her fiancé Alex Rodriguez is her "hero" and the "MVP" after he helped her Madison Square Garden concert was plunged into darkness and had to be cancelled after a power cut in the city. The 'On The Floor' hitmaker is so grateful to have her fiancé by her side, especially when her Madison Square Garden concert was plunged into chaos and had to be cancelled after a power cut in the city. Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, she said: "He was my hero that night, he was the MVP, as they say. I think because of what he's done and performing on such a big stage with the Yankees all over the United States, he understands my life in a way that nobody else really has, and we come from

  • english.alarabiya.net

    Iranian TV releases footage it says shows seized foreign tanker 'Riah'

    Iranian state TV aired footage of a vessel called “Riah” that it said was seized by Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards for smuggling fuel. Iran played down the seizure of the ship, which it said was a small vessel that was smuggling oil. The Panamanian-flagged oil tanker MT Riah disappeared off trackers in Iranian territorial waters days ago. “We do this (inspecting ships) every day. These are people who smuggle our oil,” Iran's Press TV quoted Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying, adding: “It was a small ship used to smuggle 1 million litres - not 1 million barrels - of crude oil.” Last Update: Friday, 19 July 2019 KSA 00:00 - GMT 21:00

  • Emirates24|7

    Trump says he has no regrets about tweets

    President Donald Trump says he has no regrets about his tweets that four Democratic freshmen should “go back” to their home countries - though all are citizens and three were born in the United States. Trump claims the political fallout has benefited him, saying, “I'm winning a lot.” Trump insists he's “not relishing the fight,” but says he is enjoying it because he has to get the message out to the American people. He is pleased that only four Republican House members voted to condemn his comments about the Democratic lawmakers. Trump made the remarks Wednesday as he departed the White House for a campaign rally in North Carolina. US House votes to condemn Trump's 'racist comments' The US House

  • Emirates24|7

    Sheikh Khalifa issues law amending provisions in Abu Dhabi Pensions Law

    President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, in his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, has issues a law amending provisions in Law No. 02 of 2000 on Civil Retirement Pensions and Benefits in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The amendments enable insured persons subject to the provisions of the law (Emiratis) to merge/add their previous service benefits obtained in private sectors outside of the Abu Dhabi Emirate, as well as allowing insured persons who have been naturalised to include their previous benefits obtained prior to their naturalisation.