Iran denies 'cover-up' as anger mounts over downed airliner

World Jan 14, 2020

Iran denies 'cover-up' as anger mounts over downed airliner

Iran denied a "cover-up" Monday after taking days to reveal an airliner was accidentally shot down last week, a disaster that sparked demonstrations and calls for a fully transparent investigation. The Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737 was brought down by a missile shortly after taking ...

Defying police, Iranians protest over plane shoot-down

World / Social Issues Jan 13, 2020

Defying police, Iranians protest over plane shoot-down

Iranian demonstrators defied a heavy police presence Sunday night to protest their country's days of denials that it shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane carrying 176 people, the latest unrest to roil the capital amid soaring tensions with the United States. Videos posted online showed ...

Iran sends mixed signals as tensions with U.S. apparently ease

World Jan 10, 2020

Iran sends mixed signals as tensions with U.S. apparently ease

Iran sent mixed signals Thursday as tensions with the U.S. appeared to ease, with President Hassan Rouhani warning of a "very dangerous response" if the U.S. makes "another mistake" and a senior commander vowing "harsher revenge" for the killing of a top Iranian general. Both ...

Iran abandons nuclear deal limits after U.S. kills key general

World Jan 6, 2020

Iran abandons nuclear deal limits after U.S. kills key general

Iran said Sunday it would no longer abide by any of the limits of its unraveling 2015 nuclear deal with world powers after a U.S. airstrike killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, abandoning the accord's key provisions that block Tehran from having enough ...

Iran curbs internet before possible new protests, reports say

World Dec 26, 2019

Iran curbs internet before possible new protests, reports say

Iran's authorities have restricted mobile internet access in several provinces, an Iranian news agency reported on Wednesday, a day before new protests were expected to kick off following calls for demonstrations on social media. Social media posts, along with some relatives of people killed in ...

Do whatever it takes: How Khamenei ordered crackdown on Iranian unrest

World Dec 26, 2019

Do whatever it takes: How Khamenei ordered crackdown on Iranian unrest

After days of protests across Iran last month, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appeared impatient. Gathering his top security and government officials together, he issued an order: Do whatever it takes to stop them. That order, confirmed by three sources close to the supreme leader's ...

Iran's Hassan Rouhani calls on Japan to help save nuclear deal

National / Politics Dec 24, 2019

Iran's Hassan Rouhani calls on Japan to help save nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday called on Japan to help save the 2015 nuclear deal with practical economic support, welcoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's de-escalation initiatives. "The Islamic Republic of Iran welcomes any efforts and diplomatic initiatives of friendly countries, including Japan, for salvaging ...