January 01, 2021 9:45 pm
Here are ten moments that made global headlines in 2020. From the impact of coronavirus to Joe Biden getting elected as the US President, take a look at the events that stood out.
January 15, 2020 9:06 pm
"The Foreign Minister shared his perspectives on the recent developments in the region. The Prime Minister mentioned India's strong interest in peace, security, and stability in the region," a statement by the Prime Minister's Office said.
January 14, 2020 7:38 pm
Ukraine plane crash: 176 people were killed in a Boeing 737 crash on the outskirts of Tehran after “unintentionally” shot down the aircraft.
January 14, 2020 12:12 pm
Since confirming Soleimani was killed in a US airstrike in Baghdad, administration officials have said they acted because of an imminent risk of attacks on American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region.
January 14, 2020 10:30 am
The Iranian people, who had apparently rallied behind the flag after the US killing of Soleimani were now turning their rage against the government. The chant “Death to America” a week before were replaced by “Death to the Dictator” in a reference to Khamenei.
January 14, 2020 10:34 am
India cannot afford to take sides. Energy supplies and the safety and security of its vast diaspora in the Gulf are of utmost importance. India has a substantial Shia population too, with sympathy for Iran.
January 13, 2020 7:28 am
Like Soleimani, Qaani too is close to Khamenei. The news agency IRNA quoted Khamenei as describing Qaani as “one of the most prominent commanders in service to Iran”, and as saying that under Qaani’s command “Quds Force will remain unchanged”.
January 10, 2020 10:34 pm
Elaborating on the extent and nature of the fresh sanctions, Mnuchin said that President Trump will issue an an executive order imposing sanctions on anyone involved in the Iranian textile, construction, manufacturing or mining sectors.
January 10, 2020 6:55 am
Two senior government officials, who are aware of the deliberations to tighten the regulatory framework, said the move to “step back” on the drone policy has been prompted by fresh red flags raised by security agencies.
January 09, 2020 11:28 pm
"I have my suspicions," US President Donald Trump said. "It was flying in a pretty rough neighbourhood and somebody could have made a mistake."
January 08, 2020 4:00 pm
Iran struck back at the United States early Wednesday for killing a top Revolutionary Guard commander, firing a series of ballistic missiles at two military bases in Iraq that house American troops in a major escalation between the two longtime foes.
January 06, 2020 1:18 pm
The killing of Qassem Soleimani has escalated the crisis between Tehran and Washington after months of back-and-forth attacks and threats which have put the Middle East on edge.
January 05, 2020 8:57 am
Iran vowed “harsh retaliation” for a US drone strike near Baghdad’s airport that killed a top Iranian general who had been the architect of its interventions across the Middle East