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Informants in Iraq, Syria helped US kill Iran’s Soleimani- sources

Iranian General Qassem Soleimani arrived at the Damascus airport in a vehicle with dark-tinted glass. Four soldiers from Iran’s Revolutionary Guards rode with him. They parked near a staircase leading to a Cham Wings Airbus A320, destined for Baghdad.  Neither

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US-Iran: Trump pulls back from more military action, promises new sanctions

US President Donald Trump has stepped back from new military action against Iran after its missile strikes on Iraqi bases housing US troops caused no casualties but he told Iran he would tighten already crippling US sanctions. Trump and Iranian

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Iran investigation: Ukrainian jet was on fire before the crash

A Ukrainian airliner was on fire immediately before it crashed southwest of Tehran, killing all 176 on board, according to an initial report by Iranian investigators. The Ukrainian International Airlines Boeing 737-800, flying to Kiev and carrying mostly Iranians and

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Boeing jet crashes in Iran with no survivors, security sources see technical cause

A Ukrainian airliner fell to earth in a fireball shortly after take-off from Tehran yesterday, killing all 176 people on board in a crash that sparked an international scramble to establish the cause. The Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800, en

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Bridal party, academics among Canadian victims of plane crash in Iran

A newlywed couple that had traveled to Iran to get married were among the 63 Canadians killed when their Ukrainian Airlines flight crashed early yesterday, according to friends and community leaders in the western Canadian city of Edmonton that was

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Saudi Aramco hits new low on US-Iran tensions

Shares of Saudi Aramco opened at 34 riyals (US$9.06) today, their lowest level since the oil giant began trading on December 11, after Iran launched missiles on US targets in Iraq. At 0740 GMT, Aramco had recovered to 34.15 shares,

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EU urges ceasefire in the Middle East and resumption of dialogue

The European Commission called today for an immediate end to the use of weapons in the Middle East conflict between Iran and the United States, urging efforts to restart dialogue. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told a news

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Iran’s Supreme Leader: ‘How’s the slap in the face, US?’

Iran’s supreme leader said a “slap in the face” was delivered to the US, when the Islamic Republic fired missiles at US troop bases in Iraq today. “Last night, a slap in the face was delivered,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said

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Magnitude 4.5 quake hits near Iran nuclear power plant: USGS

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake rattled an area less than 50 kilometres (30 miles) from Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant near the country’s Gulf coast today, a US monitor said. The quake, which had a depth of 10 kilometres, struck 17

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Ukrainian airliner crashes after take-off in Iran, killing all 176 aboard

A Ukrainian airliner crashed soon after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport today, killing all 176 people aboard, Iran’s state television and Ukraine’s leaders said. The Boeing 737 belonging to Ukraine International Airlines crashed near the airport and burst

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