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 ...

Ukraine wants to search Iran plane crash site for missile debris

World Jan 10, 2020

Ukraine wants to search Iran plane crash site for missile debris

Ukraine outlined four potential scenarios on Thursday to explain the deadly crash of one of its airliners in Iran, including a missile strike and terrorism, as Iranian investigators said the plane was on fire before it fell to the ground. Kiev said its investigators wanted ...

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker ends hunger strike in Iran

World Jun 29, 2019

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker ends hunger strike in Iran

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has ended a hunger strike in Tehran designed to push for her release, her husband told the BBC on Saturday. Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, began the hunger strike roughly two weeks ago. She was arrested ...

Iran stages pro-government rallies, derides Trump's 'blunder' at U.N.

World Jan 7, 2018

Iran stages pro-government rallies, derides Trump's 'blunder' at U.N.

Thousands of government supporters staged rallies in Iran for a fourth day on Saturday in a backlash against widespread anti-government protests that the clerical establishment has blamed on the country's enemies. Saturday's show of support took place a day after Iran's foreign minister said a ...

Tehran vows 'firm response' unless Obama stops Iran sanctions renewal

World Dec 4, 2016

Tehran vows 'firm response' unless Obama stops Iran sanctions renewal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday demanded that U.S. President Barack Obama block an extension of sanctions passed by Congress, saying Tehran will otherwise "firmly respond." In a speech to parliament, Rouhani denounced legislation passed by Congress to extend the Iran Sanctions Act (ISA) for ...