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Further protests called for in wake of airliner shoot down

Iranian social media posts urged citizens to take to the streets for a fifth day after public anger following a belated admission by authorities...

Soleimani killing part of new US strategy

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Qassem Soleimani was killed as part of a broader strategy of deterring challenges by US foes applying...

Arrests in connection with Iran aircraft shooting down

Iran arrested an undisclosed number of suspects accused of involvement in shooting down a Ukrainian airliner, as anti-government demonstrations triggered by the disaster entered...

Iran, Iraq flights cancelled or re-routed

Major airlines cancelled Iran and Iraq flights and re-routed others away from both countries’ airspace following an Iranian missile strike. Germany’s Lufthansa, Dubai-based Emirates...

Iranian missiles target US forces in Iraq; Trump’s response “All is...

Iran launched missiles at US-led forces in Iraq early on Wednesday, retaliating for the US drone strike on an Iranian commander whose killing last...

Iran foils cyber-attack

Iran foiled a major cyber-attack on its infrastructure launched by a foreign government, the Iranian telecoms minister said, two months after reports of a...

Iranian violence on protesters denounced

Iranian security forces shot at protesters from helicopters and a rooftop and aimed at peoples’ heads using “severe violence” to quell anti-government unrest, UN...

Iraq protest death toll rises

Iraq’s top Shi’ite Muslim cleric said a new prime minister must be chosen without foreign interference in an apparent nod to Iranian influence, as...

Iran acknowledges security forces killed protesters

Iranian authorities confirmed for the first time this week security forces shot dead demonstrators during what rights groups said was the deadliest anti-government unrest...

Iranian banks and government buildings torched

More than 730 banks and 140 government sites were torched in recent unrest in Iran, Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said in remarks published...

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