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2020 in review: 10 landmark global events that shaped the year

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.

Amid US-Iran tensions, PM Modi tells Javed Zarif: India has strong interest in peace, stability in region

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.

Iran makes arrests over plane disaster as protests rage on: Top developments

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.

Donald Trump: Timing of threat from Qassen Soleimani 'doesn't really matter'

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.

A new compact to deal with domestic crisis can open up risks for the Khamenei regime

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.

India cannot afford to take sides in US-Iran tensions. But New Delhi must activate its regional diplomacy

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.

Esmail Qaani: His role in Quds Force, and task as Qassem Soleimani successor

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”.

US imposes fresh sanctions on Iran after missile strikes on its bases in Iraq

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.

Qassem Soleimani killing prompts Govt to tighten drone rules

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.

US officials: 'Highly likely' Iran downed Ukrainian jetliner with 176 onboard

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."


Iran strikes back at US with missile attack at bases in Iraq, protests erupt in Baghdad

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.

Thousands in Iran mourn slain general Qassem Soleimani

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.

Thousands gather to mourn Iran's General Qassem Soleimani who was killed in US airstrike

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