Tuesday, August 3, 2021
Iran Says It “Unintentionally” Shot Down Ukrainian Airlines Flight

Iran Says It “Unintentionally” Shot Down Ukrainian Airlines Flight

Rescue teams comb over the scene of a Ukrainian airliner that crashed shortly after takeoff near Imam Khomeini airport in the Iranian capital Tehran. Photo: Akbar Tavakoli (Getty Images)Iran’s military admitted to “unintentionally” shooting down a Ukrainian International Airlines passenger jet that crashed shortly after takeoff earlier this week, per a recent Associated Press report.The…
Japan will keep deployment to Middle East to secure shipping lane: government

Japan will keep deployment to Middle East to secure shipping lane: government

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Wednesday it will stick with plans to deploy Self-Defense Forces to the Middle East to ensure the safety of its ships, even amid heightened tensions after the United States’ killing of an Iranian military commander. Japan’s National Security Council will meet to discuss the region, while no decision has…
Turkey says Saudi ruling on Khashoggi murder far from serving justice

Turkey says Saudi ruling on Khashoggi murder far from serving justice

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey said on Monday that Saudi Arabia’s decision to sentence five people to death and three more to jail terms for the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi was far from serving justice, and repeated its call judicial cooperation with Saudi authorities. Earlier on Monday, Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Public Prosecutor delivered the sentences…
Trump says he had a good meeting on Middle East, military and trade

Trump says he had a good meeting on Middle East, military and trade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he had a very good meeting on the Middle East, the military and trade on Tuesday, shortly after he returned to his Florida club from his golf course. It was not clear what meeting Trump was referring to and he offered no details. “Very good meeting on…
Everything That Happened in Iran While You Were Sleeping

Everything That Happened in Iran While You Were Sleeping

This photo released by the Iraqi Prime Minister Press Office shows a burning vehicle at the Baghdad International Airport following an airstrike in Baghdad, Iraq, early on January 3, 2020.Photo: APThe U.S. assassinated a high-ranking Iranian official in a targeted airstrike at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq early Friday, local time. The strike killed Qassem…
‘I’m free’ – Celtics’ Kanter to play first game outside of US in more than a year

‘I’m free’ – Celtics’ Kanter to play first game outside of US in more...

Kanter did not travel to London for a game in January over fears for his safetyBoston Celtics' Turkish-born centre Enes Kanter will play against the Toronto Raptors in Canada on Christmas Day - his first match outside of the US for more than a year.Kanter, 27, has been a critic of Turkey president Recep Tayyip…
Philippines allows citizens to stay in Iran, Lebanon as Middle East tensions ease

Philippines allows citizens to stay in Iran, Lebanon as Middle East tensions ease

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will no longer require its citizens to leave Iran and Lebanon as worries of a broader conflict in the Middle East eased, but the mandatory evacuation order for workers in Iraq remains in force, officials said on Thursday. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, a retired general named by President Rodrigo Duterte…
Iran air disaster: A family lost

Iran air disaster: A family lost

University professors Pedram Mousavi and Mojgan Daneshmand, as well as their two daughters, were all passengers on flight PS752, which Iran's military said it had mistakenly downed.Over 2,000 people attended a public memorial in Edmonton, Alberta, to honour the family and others lost in the crash.
Libya’s Haftar, Serraj did not meet officially during Moscow talks: Interfax

Libya’s Haftar, Serraj did not meet officially during Moscow talks: Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Libya’s warring leaders did not meet officially during indirect peace talks held in Moscow on Monday, the Interfax news agency cited a member of the Russian delegation, which mediated the talks together with Turkey, as saying. Fayez al-Serraj, who heads Libya’s Tripoli-based internationally recognized government, signed a ceasefire agreement at the talks.…
France urges Iran to avoid exacerbating tensions in Middle East: President

France urges Iran to avoid exacerbating tensions in Middle East: President

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron waits for a guest on the steps of the Elysee palace in Paris, France, January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Christian HartmannPARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron urged Iran on Tuesday to avoid any actions that could worsen tensions in the Middle East after the killing of a top Iranian commander,…