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Libya's rival parties exchange accusations of breaching truce

Libya's UN-backed government and the eastern-based army on Sunday accused each other of breaching the cease-fire in southern Tripoli.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/13 13:02:46

Israel completes tests of upgraded Iron Dome air defense system: ministry

Israel has "successfully" concluded a series of tests of an upgraded Iron Dome air defense system, the Israeli defense ministry said on Sunday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/13 8:17:39

Plane tragedy weighs on Iran

The unintentional downing of a Ukraine aircraft by Iran has put the Middle Eastern country under tremendous pressure not only domestically but also globally.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/12 22:53:40

Top Guards commander briefs Iran parliament: report

Iran's Revolutionary Guards chief briefed parliament on Sunday over the killing of a top general by the US, Tehran's retaliation and the subsequent downing of an airliner, ISNA news agency said.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/12 22:08:40

Pakistani FM leaves for Iran, Saudi Arabia amid Mideast tensions

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi embarked on a visit to Iran and Saudi Arabia on Sunday for talks with his counterparts on tensions in the Middle East.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/12 17:46:07

Children in war-torn Yemen suffer from malnutrition

For little Radiah Nasser, there has been no New Year celebration. The 11-year-old girl was lying unconscious on a bed in the malnutrition ward of the Al-Sabeen hospital, in the Yemeni capital of Sanaa.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/12 11:02:13

Ukrainian plane tragedy unacceptable, Iran urged to punish culprits

No reason is acceptable for the Ukrainian plane tragedy, which caused the loss of 176 lives; Iran must take responsibility and punish those accountable for downing the Ukrainian jetliner, experts said, after Iran admitted to accidentally shooting down the jetliner because of a terrible "human error" on Saturday.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/11 18:22:22

Canadian, Iranian leaders have phone talks on downed Ukrainian plane

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had phone talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday after Iran admitted its missile "unintentionally" downing the Ukrainian plane, killing all 176 people on board, including 57 Canadians.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/12 8:51:24

Iran welcomes int'l cooperation over Ukrainian plane crash: president

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that the country welcomes any international cooperation concerning Ukrainian plane crash, official IRNA news agency reported.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/12 7:45:40

Britain's Ambassador to Iran arrested in Tehran

Britain's Ambassador to Iran, Robert Macaire, was arrested during protests outside a university in the capital city Tehran.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/12 7:30:40

Passenger plane crash shall not be catalyst for next US-Iran conflict: US expert

Ukrainian passenger plane's tragic explosion shall not be a catalyst for the next conflict between the US and Iran, said Richard Weitz, an expert on US defense reforms and policies concerning the Middle East at the Israel-based geostrategic consultancy Wikistrat. Previously, he held key positions at the US Department of Defense.
Source: Global Times | 2020/1/11 19:15:10

Iran's IRGC accepts "responsibility" for Ukrainian plane crash

Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the aerospace commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), said Saturday that the IRGC accepts responsibility for the crash of Ukrainian plane over Iran's airspace.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/11 18:45:10

Iran confirms "human error" in Ukrainian plane crash

Iran's armed forces on Saturday confirmed that an "unintentional" missile launch by the country's military was the cause of the Ukrainian International Airlines passenger plane crash over Tehran airspace on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/11 17:03:34

Iran says it 'unintentionally' shot down Ukrainian passenger plane

Iran admitted that the country "unintentionally" shot down a Ukrainian airplane and said it was an accidental "human error," Iran state TV reported on Saturday.
Source: CGTN | 2020/1/11 11:58:09

Iran confirms no missile hits Ukrainian plane before crash

The chief of Iran's Aviation Organization on Friday rejected reports that a missile hit the Ukrainian passenger plane in Tehran's airspace on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/11 8:05:45

Iran denies firing at airliner

Iran's civil aviation chief denied Friday that a missile downed a Ukrainian airliner which crashed killing all 176 on board, dismissing claims of a catastrophic mistake by Tehran's air defenses.
Source: AFP | 2020/1/10 20:03:40

US to join probe of Ukrainian plane crash in Iran: agency

The US National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) said on Thursday that it will join Iran's probe into the fatal crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane near Tehran.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/10 13:48:14

Iran urges all parties involved to probe Ukrainian airliner crash

Iran on Friday urged all parties involved to contribute to a probe into the crash of a Ukrainian airliner which killed all 176 people on board on Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2020/1/10 10:58:08