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      Iranians suffer as they protest against their regime, face crippling sanctions
      Jan13

      Iranians suffer as they protest against their regime, face crippling sanctions

      After days of denial and obfuscation, Iran’s authorities admitted that an Iranian surface-to-airmissile brought down Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 last week. The mistaken strike – carried out in the shadow of a retaliatory Iranian missile barrage on U.S. positions in Iraq – led to the death of all 176 passengers...

      Trump tweets ‘world is watching’ amid Iranian protests over Ukrainian plane shooting
      Jan12

      Trump tweets ‘world is watching’ amid Iranian protests over Ukrainian plane shooting

      Tehran/London – Protests were reported late Saturday in several parts of the Iranian capital Tehran over the shooting down of the Ukrainian passenger plane by the Iranian military, according to Iranian media. Hundreds of people took part in Saturday night protest rallies outside Tehran, Amir Kabir and Sharif, according to news agencies IRNA...

      Rising tensions and condemnation after Iran admits shooting down Ukrainian plane
      Jan12

      Rising tensions and condemnation after Iran admits shooting down Ukrainian plane

      DUBAI – Iran’s admission that it shot down a Ukrainian airliner, killing all 176 aboard, has provoked international outrage and triggered growing protests against Iranian authorities in Tehran and other cities including one in which Britain’s ambassador was detained. In what President Hassan Rouhani called a “disastrous...

      Iran admits it mistakenly shot down Ukrainian plane killing 176
      Jan11

      Iran admits it mistakenly shot down Ukrainian plane killing 176

      DUBAI – Iran said on Saturday it had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard and voiced deep regret, after initially denying it brought down the aircraft in the tense aftermath of Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq. Wednesday’s crash heightened pressure on Iran after months of friction with the...

      Iran mistakenly shot down Ukrainian plane killing 176
      Jan11

      Iran mistakenly shot down Ukrainian plane killing 176

      DUBAI – Iran said on Saturday it had mistakenly shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard and voiced deep regret, after initially denying it brought down the aircraft in the tense aftermath of Iranian missile strikes on U.S. targets in Iraq. Wednesday’s crash heightened pressure on Iran after months of friction with the...

      House to send Trump impeachment articles to Senate next week
      Jan10

      House to send Trump impeachment articles to Senate next week

      Washington – Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the US House of Representatives, on Friday said the House will move next week to transfer articles of impeachment to the Senate for President Donald Trump’s trial. The top House Democrat said she told Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler to be prepared to bring a resolution to the floor...

      PICS: Ukraine plane crash may be a grim echo of US downing of Iran flight in 1988
      Jan10

      PICS: Ukraine plane crash may be a grim echo of US downing of Iran flight in 1988

      Dubai, United Arab Emirates – The Western allegation that Iran shot down a Ukrainian jetliner and killed 176 people offers a grim echo for the Islamic Republic, which found itself the victim of an accidental shootdown by American forces over 30 years ago. The July 3, 1988 downing of Iran Air flight 655 by the U.S. Navy remains one of the...

      ‘Highly likely’ Iran downed Ukraine airliner with missiles, says Canada’s PM
      Jan10

      ‘Highly likely’ Iran downed Ukraine airliner with missiles, says Canada’s PM

      Ottawa/Washington – A Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Iran, killing all 176 people aboard, was likely brought down by an Iranian missile, Canada’s prime minister, Justin Trudeau, said on Thursday, citing intelligence from Canadian and other sources. The destruction of the airliner, which carried 63 Canadians, “may well have...

      US believes Ukraine airliner accidentally brought down by Iran
      Jan09

      US believes Ukraine airliner accidentally brought down by Iran

      WASHINGTON – A Ukraine airliner that crashed in Iran, killing all 176 people aboard, was most likely brought down accidentally by Iranian air defenses, U.S. officials said on Thursday. One U.S. official said U.S. satellites had detected the launch of two missiles shortly before the plane crashed, followed by evidence of an explosion. Two...

      Pelosi: ‘I know exactly when’ to send impeachment to Senate’
      Jan09

      Pelosi: ‘I know exactly when’ to send impeachment to Senate’

      WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday she knows ‘’exactly when” she’ll be transmitting the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, brushing back Democratic comments that the time has come to start the Senate trial. Pelosi told reporters at the Capitol she had no concerns about the anxiety some...