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All 65 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash

All 65 passengers, crew feared dead in Iranian plane crash

All 65 passengers and crew were feared dead in a plane crash in central Iran on Sunday after the domestic flight came down in bad weather in a mountainous region. A spokesman for Iranian carrier Aseman Airlines had told state television everyone was killed, but the airline then issued a statement saying it could not […]

February 18, 2018 | By | Reply More
25 people still missing at site of deadly Iran building collapse

25 people still missing at site of deadly Iran building collapse

Rescue teams in the Iranian capital worked through the night and into the day Friday to try and reach firefighters and other victims believed to be under the rubble of a commercial building that collapsed in Tehran the previous day. Iranian officials have yet to offer definitive casualty figures for the disaster. Iran’s state-run Press […]

January 20, 2017 | By | Reply More
At least 32 killed in suicide bomb attack at Istanbul airport

At least 32 killed in suicide bomb attack at Istanbul airport

Jun 28, – The attackers began spraying bullets at airport guards at the terminal entrance and a shootout erupted before they blew themselves up one by one at around 10:00 pm (1900 GMT) Tuesday, Turkish authorities said. A triple suicide bombing and gun attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk airport killed at least 32 people and left […]

June 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
Kerry presses Iranas nuclear deadline looms

Kerry presses Iranas nuclear deadline looms

Mar 26, – “We very much believe that we can get this done by (March) 31,” said a senior State Department official travelling on Kerry’s plane to the Swiss lakeside city of Lausanne. US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart held down-to-the-wire talks in Switzerland Thursday, with US officials insisting the contours […]

March 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Iran will not be duped in nuclear deal-  Khamenei

Iran will not be duped in nuclear deal- Khamenei

Mar 12, – After the fallout from an open letter sent to Iran by Republican senators, Khamenei appeared before the Assembly of Experts, Iran’s highest clerical body, to praise Iran’s “trustworthy” team negotiating with the “deceitful” world powers. The Iranian negotiating team will not allow Tehran to be duped in any nuclear deal with world […]

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Syrian troops storm central village, killing 15

Syrian troops storm central village, killing 15

Sep 21, – Government troops backed by allied militiamen have stormed a predominantly Sunni village in central Syria killing at least 15 people, while opposition forces began an offensive near Aleppo to try to cut the army’s supply route to the northern city, activists said Saturday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the […]

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Rockets hit south Beirut after Hezbollah promises Assad victory

Rockets hit south Beirut after Hezbollah promises Assad victory

May 26, AP – It was the first attack to apparently target Hezbollah’s stronghold in the south of the Lebanese capital since the outbreak of the two-year conflict in neighboring Syria, which has sharply heightened Lebanon’s own sectarian tensions. Two rockets hit a Shi’ite Muslim district of southern Beirut on Sunday and wounded several people, […]

May 26, 2013 | By More
Attacks kill 95 in Iraq, hint of Syrian spillover

Attacks kill 95 in Iraq, hint of Syrian spillover

May 21, BAGHDAD AP — The latest spiral of violence — which has claimed more than 240 lives in the past week — carries the hallmarks of the two sides that brought nearly nonstop chaos to Iraq for years: Sunni insurgents, including al-Qaida’s branch in Iraq, and Shiite militias defending their newfound power after Saddam […]

May 21, 2013 | By More
Iranian cleric: Women can’t be presidential candidates

Iranian cleric: Women can’t be presidential candidates

May 16, TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Even before Thursday’s comments by Ayatollah Mohammad Yazdi, chances for a woman candidate in Iran’s presidential election were considered nearly impossible. Iran’s constitution uses a word denoting only a male president. A member of Iran’s constitutional watchdog says women cannot be presidential candidates, effectively killing the longshot bids by […]

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