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Thursday, February 27, 2020

US Iran tensions


How months of miscalculation led the US and Iran to the brink of war

February 14, 2020 8:30 am

The Trump administration escalated pressure on Iran to try to negotiate over its nuclear aims. Instead, Iran fought back with violent attacks. At critical points, each country misjudged the other.

Iran says Ukrainian jet with 176 aboard was downed by two short-range missiles

January 21, 2020 9:35 am

The retrieved flight data recorder and the cockpit voice recorder are “some of the most advanced equipment of their kind in the world” and Iran lacks the facilities to decode them

Three rockets fall inside Baghdad's Green Zone, no casualties

January 21, 2020 7:42 am

The three rockets were launched from Zafaraniyah district outside Baghdad, the sources said, adding that two rockets landed near the US embassy.

Iran to send black boxes of downed plane to Ukraine

January 18, 2020 10:33 pm

The plane disaster, in which all 176 aboard were killed, has added to international pressure on Iran as it grapples with a long running row with the United States over its nuclear programme that briefly erupted into open conflict this month.

Viral Video: 13-year-old gives moving speech for father who died in Iran plane crash

January 17, 2020 6:07 pm

At a memorial for his father and another victim of the airline crash, 13-year-old Ryan Pourjam spoke about his father.

PM Modi to Iran: India has strong interest in peace in Gulf region

January 16, 2020 12:38 am

The Prime Minister also thanked the Iranian leadership for the progress in Chabahar project, including designating it as a Special Economic Zone.

Watch: Two Iranian missiles hit Ukraine plane that killed 176 aboard

January 15, 2020 7:34 am

The plane, ablaze, continued flying for several minutes before crashing and killing all 176 people on board.

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.

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.