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Malaysia Airlines will avoid ‘conflict airspace’ of Iran

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia Airlines will avoid the conflict airspace of Iran, following the recent military tensions in the region. In a statement issued to Bernama today, Malaysia Airlines said that it does not fly over the airspace of Iraq on

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Ukrainian Boeing 737 with at least 170 aboard crashes in Iran

A Ukrainian airliner with at least 170 people on board crashed today due to technical problems soon after taking off from Tehran’s Imam Khomeini airport, Iran’s official news agency IRNA reported. Rescue teams have been sent to an area near

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Elizabeth Warren calls on Trump to ‘de-escalate’ with Iran

Democratic White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren rallied a raucous crowd of thousands in New York City yesterday alongside former rival Julian Castro, whose endorsement a day earlier could boost her candidacy at a critical moment in the campaign. Castro, a

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US FAA: “Closely monitoring” aviation safety in the Middle East after a missile attack

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said it was closely monitoring events in the Middle East and coordinating with US airlines and foreign authorities about aviation safety after Iran launched a missile attack on US-led forces in Iraq. Tehran fired

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Iran starts ‘second round’ of attacks on US bases in Iraq

CAIRO: Iran has started its “second round” of attacks against bases holding US troops in Iraq, the Tehran-based Tasnim news agency said today. The second round of attacks started an hour after the first phase took place earlier this morning,

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Iran avenges Soleimani, fires missiles at Iraqi air base housing US forces

BAGHDAD/WASHINGTON: Iran launched a missile attack on US-led forces in Iraq in the early hours today, hours after the funeral of an Iranian commander whose killing in a US drone strike has raised fears of a wider war in the

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Body of Qassem Soleimani arrives for burial in southeast Iran

The body of the senior Iranian military commander killed in a US drone strike in Iraq last week has arrived in his home town of Kerman in southeast Iran for burial, the official IRNA news agency said today. State TV

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Huge crowds in Iran for commander’s funeral

Tens of thousands of Iranians thronged the streets of Tehran today for the funeral of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani who was killed in a US air strike last week and his daughter said his death would bring a “dark

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Iraq wants foreign troops out after air strike, US urges leaders to reconsider

BAGHDAD: Iraq’s Parliament yesterday called for US and other foreign troops to leave amid a growing backlash against the US killing of a top Iranian military commander that has heightened fears of a wider Middle East conflict. In a war

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Trump vows to hit 52 Iranian targets if Iran retaliates after drone strike

US President Donald Trump yesterday threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites “very hard” if Iran attacks Americans or US assets after a drone strike that killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and an Iraqi militia leader, as tens of thousands

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