• 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.

  • 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.

  • Sport
    Al Jazeera

    What is the Super League, Europe's breakaway football league?

    Real Madrid President Florentino Perez would be the founding chairman of the new league, which said it “intended to commence as soon as practicable” as a 20-team competition playing in mid-week matches like the current Champions League and Europa League. On Monday, JP Morgan said it was financing the league. Which clubs have joined?

  • 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."

  • Politics
    Al Jazeera

    Will Russia attack Ukraine?

    Moscow is massing its troops along the border with its neighbour amid heightened tension.

  • 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...

  • 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.