‘Disastrous mistake’: Iran admits it shot down Ukrainian plane

Iran has announced that its military unintentionally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, killing all the 176 on board. The statement on Saturday morning blames "human error" for the incident, adding that the military mistook Flight 752 for a "hostile target". Press TV also quoted Iran's General Staff of the Armed Forces as saying that the plane had flown close to a "sensitive military site". The military said it was at its “highest level of readiness" amid the heightened tensions with the United States. "In such a condition, because of human error and in a unintentional way, the flight was hit,”

By |January 11th, 2020|Categories: International|Tags: , |0 Comments

Iraq President Condemns Iran Missile Strikes

Iraq’s President Barham Saleh on Wednesday condemned Iran’s missile strikes on Iraqi bases where the US and other foreign troops are based, saying he feared “dangerous developments” in the region. “We denounce the Iranian missile bombing that hit military installations on Iraqi territory and renew our rejection of the repeated violation of state sovereignty and the transformation of Iraq into a battlefield for warring sides,” his office said in a statement. Iran launched the missiles early Wednesday in response to the killing of senior Revolution Guards commander Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike in Iraq last week.

By |January 8th, 2020|Categories: International|Tags: |0 Comments

Iran retaliated, fires missiles at Iraqi military bases hosting US military

Iran fired missiles Wednesday at Iraqi bases used by the US military, officials in Washington and Tehran said, in the first act of the Islamic republic’s promised revenge for the US killing of a top Iranian general. The Pentagon said it was still “working on initial battle damage assessments” after “Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against US military and coalition forces in Iraq.” “It is clear that these missiles were launched from Iran and targeted at least two Iraqi military bases hosting US military and coalition personnel at Al-Assad and Irbil,” the Pentagon said. There were no

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Oil rises above $70 amid US, Iran face-off

Oil prices surpassed $70 per barrel on Monday for the first time in more than three months as the United States warned of increased threats to energy facilities in the Middle East after the assassination of an Iranian general, Qassem Soleimani, last week. The international oil benchmark, Brent crude, jumped 1.5 per cent to as high as $70.74 per barrel, its highest price since September, before easing to $69.17 per barrel as of 5.10pm Nigerian time. The 2020 budget, which was signed by the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) in December, was based on oil production of 2.18 million

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Soleimani Killing: Shiites Protest In Abuja, Burn US Flag

Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shi’ites on Monday led a procession and protest in Banex, Wuse Area of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja. The Shi’ite members were protesting over the killing of top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani following an airstrike by the United States of America. They also demanded the release of their leader, Sheikh Ibraheem El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zeenat who are currently in detention. The angry protesters marched the streets of Abuja chanting hate songs and slogans like “Death To America.” They also burnt a flag of the United States of

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