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      EU urges ‘de-escalation’ after Iran holds UK envoy
      Jan12

      EU urges ‘de-escalation’ after Iran holds UK envoy

      BRUSSELS:The EU’s diplomatic chief criticised Iran on Sunday for briefly detaining the British ambassador to Tehran, calling for “de-escalation”. Iranian authorities held ambassador Rob Macaire at a student protest to pay tribute to those killed when a Ukrainian airliner was shot down outside Tehran, killing 176 people including Britons....

      Britain’s Iran envoy denies attending demo before arrest
      Jan12

      Britain’s Iran envoy denies attending demo before arrest

      TEHRAN: Britain’s ambassador to Tehran denied Sunday that he took part in a demonstration that broke out at a memorial for the 176 people killed when a plane was shot down. Students held a gathering at Tehran’s Amir Kabir University on Saturday evening to honour those killed hours after Iran admitted the Ukrainian airliner was downed...

      Top Guards commander briefs Iran parliament
      Jan12

      Top Guards commander briefs Iran parliament

      TEHRAN: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards chief was briefing parliament Sunday over the killing of a top general by the US, Tehran’s retaliation and the subsequent downing of an airliner, ISNA news agency said. Major General Hossein Salami was addressing the members of the Majles in a closed session, the semi-official news agency reported....

      ‘Furious’ Trudeau demands ‘full clarity’ from Iran on plane shootdown
      Jan12

      ‘Furious’ Trudeau demands ‘full clarity’ from Iran on plane shootdown

      Prime Minister Trudeau insists that Canada be allowed to participate in investigations on the Ukrainian airliner. (Reuters pic)OTTAWA: A “furious” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau demanded Saturday that Iran provide Canada with “full clarity” on the shootdown near Tehran of a Ukrainian airliner that killed all 176 aboard, including dozens of...

      After calls from Kremlin, Ankar, Libya strongman Haftar agrees to ceasefire
      Jan12

      After calls from Kremlin, Ankar, Libya strongman Haftar agrees to ceasefire

      General Khalifa Haftar had initially vowed to continue fighting to capture Tripoli. (Reuters pic)BENGHAZI: Libyan strongman General Khalifa Haftar on Saturday announced a ceasefire in his months-long battle to control the capital Tripoli after calls for a truce from Russia and Turkey. The North African state has seen an escalation of the turmoil...

      Trump warns Iran against ‘another massacre of peaceful protesters’
      Jan12

      Trump warns Iran against ‘another massacre of peaceful protesters’

      President Trump says Tehran must allow human rights groups to ‘monitor and report facts’. (AP pic)WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump warned Iran against cracking down on protests that broke out after it admitted shooting down an airliner by mistake, killing all 176 people aboard. “The government of Iran must allow human rights groups to...

      Iran police disperse student air crash protesters
      Jan12

      Iran police disperse student air crash protesters

      Students chanted slogans and demanded the prosecution of those responsible for downing the Ukrainian plane. (AP pic)TEHRAN: Iranian police dispersed students chanting “radical” slogans during a Saturday gathering in Tehran to honour the 176 people killed when an airliner was mistakenly shot down, Fars news agency reported. AFP correspondents said...

      UK ambassador to Iran arrested at Tehran protests
      Jan12

      UK ambassador to Iran arrested at Tehran protests

      British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab says Rob Macaire’s detention ‘without grounds’ violates international law. (AFP pic)LONDON: Iranian authorities briefly detained Britain’s ambassador in Tehran on Saturday, according to Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, after he was reportedly arrested during protests against the regime. “The...

      Iran’s Rouhani promises punishment for those behind plane’s downing
      Jan12

      Iran’s Rouhani promises punishment for those behind plane’s downing

      President Hassan Rouhani ‘fully recognises’ the Ukrainian airliner’s tragedy and apologised on Iran’s behalf. (Reuters pic)KIEV: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has told his Ukrainian counterpart that those behind the downing of the Ukrainian airliner will be brought to justice, the Ukranian presidency said. Rouhani told...

      Iran missile operator who downed jet acted alone
      Jan11

      Iran missile operator who downed jet acted alone

      TEHRAN: The Iranian missile operator who shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet was acting alone when he opened fire because of a communications breakdown, a Revolutionary Guards commander said on Saturday. The operator had mistaken the Boeing 737 for a “cruise missile” and only had 10 seconds to decide whether to fire, said Brigadier General...