Tensions mount over Iran's probe into Ukrainian jetliner it downed

World Feb 6, 2020

Tensions mount over Iran's probe into Ukrainian jetliner it downed

Tensions are mounting over Tehran's probe into the January downing of a passenger plane near the Iranian capital, as countries that lost citizens in the disaster criticise the Islamic republic's reticence to share key information. Iran's authorities are examining the incident in which its air ...

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 ...