Iran's Khamenei stands by Guard after unrest over downed plane

World Jan 18, 2020

Iran's Khamenei stands by Guard after unrest over downed plane

Iran's supreme leader threw his support behind the elite Revolutionary Guard in a rare sermon on Friday after their belated admission that they had accidentally downed an airliner triggered days of street protests. In his first Friday sermon in eight years, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei also ...

Thousands march in Paris against Macron's pension reforms

World Jan 5, 2020

Thousands march in Paris against Macron's pension reforms

Thousands of people demonstrated on Saturday against French President Emmanuel Macron's proposed pension reforms that have sparked a monthlong transport strike. Some protesters donned the yellow vests that over the past year have become symbolic of opposition to Macron's attempts at reforms that he says ...

Ukraine and separatists to exchange prisoners

World Dec 29, 2019

Ukraine and separatists to exchange prisoners

Ukrainian authorities and pro-Russian separatists in the war-torn east of the country were expected to swap dozens of prisoners on Sunday in a front-line operation that stirred controversy in Kyiv. As part of the swap, Kyiv was expected to hand over to separatists several riot ...

Business Dec 29, 2019

Protesters shut down Iraq's Nassiriya oil field

Protesters broke into Iraq's southern Nassiriya oil field on Saturday and forced employees to cut off electricity from its control station, taking the field offline until further notice, a security source and two oil sources said. The oil field produces 90,000 barrels a day of ...

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 ...