• Politics
    Al Jazeera

    Iran says suspect behind Natanz plant attack identified

    Iran has said it identified a suspect in connection with a recent explosion and power outage at its main Natanz nuclear plant, as talks got under way in Austria’s capital to try to save the country’s nuclear deal with world powers. State television said the 43-year-old man named Reza Karimi had fled Iran before last Sunday’s blast that it has blamed on archrival Israel. It showed what it said was a photograph of the suspected perpetrator on a red card that had “Interpol Wanted” written on it.

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Deputy commander of Iran's Quds Force Mohammad Hejazi dies

    Brigadier General Mohammad Hejazi, the deputy commander of Iran’s Quds Force, has died, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced in a statement on Sunday. Hejazi died due to a “heart condition,” the IRGC statement said, without elaborating further. Hejazi was appointed as the deputy commander of the Quds Force – the overseas arm of the IRGC – in January 2020 following the US killing of Iran’s top commander Qassem Soleimani.

  • Entertainment
    CNN

    Non-socially distanced music festival to be trialed

    British music promoter Festival Republic will host an outdoor gig at Sefton Park in Liverpool, England, on May 2 with 5,000 people without social distancing or requirements to wear face-coverings. However, ticket holders will be required to take a "rapid lateral flow test" at a local testing center before entry to trial the role these facilities could play in the return of large-scale events. According to the statement, researchers on site will "examine the movements and behaviour of the crowd."

  • Entertainment
    Al Jazeera

    British royal family mourns as Prince Philip laid to rest

    Prince Philip has been laid to rest in a funeral ceremony that honoured his lifetime of service to the United Kingdom, the crown and his wife of 73 years, Queen Elizabeth II. The widowed British monarch, setting an example amid the coronavirus pandemic, sat alone at the ceremony on Saturday, dressed in black and with her head bowed in prayer.

  • Politics
    Al Arabiya English

    Iran state TV identifies man it says was behind Natanz nuclear site explosion

    Iran’s state television on Saturday identified a man it said was behind a recent explosion at its main Natanz nuclear plant. Reza Karimi, the perpetrator of this sabotage... has been identified,” state TV said.

  • Entertainment
    Al Arabiya English

    Prince Philip's body lowered into Royal Vault as funeral nears its close

    Prince Philip’s coffin has been lowered into the Royal Vault as his funeral service nears its close. The late prince began his final journey on Saturday, his coffin borne on a specially modified Land Rover hearse, followed on foot by a procession of senior royals including Prince Charles and Princes William and Harry. Queen Elizabeth followed the procession in the State Bentley as the coffin, carried on the bespoke Defender TD 130 in military green, made its way to Philip’s funeral service at St...

  • Lifestyle
    Al Jazeera

    Hugs, tears as Australia and New Zealand 'travel bubble' starts

    Emotions were high on Monday as excited passengers set off on the first flights between Australia and New Zealand as part of a a quarantine-free COVID-19 “travel bubble”, allowing families long separated by the pandemic to reunite. I’ll) yell, scream cry, hug, kiss, (feel) happy – all of these emotions at once,” Denise O’Donoghue, 63, told the AFP news agency at Sydney airport as she prepared to board her flight.