Iran plane crash: Trudeau believes that missile downed jet

Media playback is unsupported on your device Evidence suggests an Iranian missile brought down a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed near Tehran, possibly in error, Western leaders say. The leaders of Canada and the UK called for a full and thorough investigation into the crash, which killed all 176 people on board. Iran has ruled out a missile strike by its air defences. The crash came just hours after Iran carried out missile strikes on two..

Iran plane crash: What we know about downed flight PS752

Media playback is unsupported on your device Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) flight PS752 crashed shortly after taking off from the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday, killing all 176 passengers and crew members on board. The reason for the crash involving a Boeing 737-800 - one of the international airline industry's most widely used aircraft models - is under investigation. Iranian authorities have blamed technical issues, but the ..

Iran plane crash: Vigil held for victims in Toronto

Mourners have gathered at the University of Toronto to remember those who died when Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 crashed in Iran on Wednesday. Canadian PM Justin Trudeau said 138 passengers had been en route to Canada via Kyiv. All 176 people on board were killed when the plane crashed shortly after take-off from Tehran. Video by Dan Lytwyn Let's block ads! (Why?)

US ‘targeting’ 52 Iranian sites if Tehran attacks

President Trump has warned the US is "targeting" 52 Iranian sites and will strike "very fast and very hard" if Tehran hits Americans or US assets. His comments followed the US assassination of Qasem Soleimani, a top Iranian general, in a drone strike. Iran has vowed to avenge his killing. Mr Trump wrote on Twitter that Iran "is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets" in response to the general's death. He said the US has id..

Qasem Soleimani: Blasts hit Baghdad area as Iraqis mourn Iranian general

Several blasts shook the Baghdad area hours after a huge funeral procession for a top Iranian general, killed by a US air strike there on Thursday. A projectile hit the Green Zone near the US embassy while several more were fired north of the Iraqi capital at Balad air base, which houses US forces. Nobody was hurt in the attacks, Iraqi security sources said. No group said it had carried out the bloodshed. Pro-Iranian militants have been blamed f..

Carlos Ghosn escaped with help of rogue employee – jet firm

A Turkish private jet firm says a rogue employee acted alone to help former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn escape from Japan using its aircraft. Mystery surrounded how Ghosn, who faces criminal charges in Japan, travelled to Lebanon via Turkey at the weekend. But the MNG jet firm now says one of its employees falsified records and arranged two flights for Mr Ghosn under different names. The firm said it had filed a criminal complaint over the matter...

Nissan’s ex-head Carlos Ghosn in surprise Lebanon arrival

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn has reportedly travelled to Lebanon after leaving Japan, media outlets say. One Lebanese official reportedly told AFP news agency that Mr Ghosn "reached Beirut, but it's unclear how he left Japan". Mr Ghosn was arrested over allegations of financial misconduct in 2018 and faces several charges. He was awaiting trial in Japan and under strict bail restrictions. He denies any wrongdoing. Whether Mr Ghosn has st..

Kataib Hezbollah: Iraq condemns US attacks on Iran-backed militia

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi has condemned the US air strikes which killed at least 25 members of an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia. Mr Mahdi said the US action on Sunday had violated Iraq's sovereignty. The prime minister appeared to suggest that Iraq would now have to review its relationship with the US. US forces targeted the Kataib Hezbollah militia in retaliation for attacks on bases in Iraq that are used by the US military. ..

Ayia Napa Briton found guilty over false rape claim

A 19-year-old British woman has been found guilty of lying about being gang-raped by Israeli youths in Ayia Napa, Cyprus. She had been arrested after withdrawing a claim that she was attacked by 12 young Israelis in a hotel on 17 July. The woman had said Cypriot police made her falsely confess to lying about the incident - but police denied this. She was found guilty on a charge of causing public mischief, at a court in Paralimni. The judge at t..

Iran internet ‘disrupted’ ahead of protests

Internet services have been disrupted in parts of Iran amid reports it is being cut off ahead of planned anti-government protests on Thursday. BBC Persian audiences reported outages, while internet monitoring service NetBlocks confirmed a drop in usage. Semi-official Iranian news agency Ilna quoted an unnamed official as saying the action had been officially ordered. It comes amid calls for demonstrations in memory of those killed in protests fue..

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