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Iran plane crash: Search continues for missing Aseman Airlines jet

Search and rescue teams are continuing to search for an Iranian plane that crashed in bad weather on Sunday. Officials told state media that the wreckage had been found, but an aviation spokesman said he could not confirm this. The Aseman Airlines passenger plane came down in the Zagros mountains on Sunday, and all 66 people on board are feared ...

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CIA chief says China ‘as big a threat to US’ as Russia

Chinese efforts to exert covert influence over the West are just as concerning as Russian subversion, the director of the CIA has said. Mike Pompeo told the BBC that the Chinese “have a much bigger footprint” to do this than the Russians do. As examples he cited efforts to steal US commercial information and infiltration of schools and hospitals – ...

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Iran sanctions: Tehran vows retaliation over Trump move

Iran says the US has “crossed a red line” by imposing sanctions on the head of its judiciary, Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli-Larijani. The foreign ministry vowed to retaliate, but did not say what form any action might take. Iran also rejected any changes to its nuclear deal with world powers. US President Donald Trump, a critic of the 2015 accord, said ...

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Iran sanctions: Tehran vows retaliation over Trump move

Iran says the US has “crossed a red line” by imposing sanctions on the head of its judiciary, Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli-Larijani. The foreign ministry vowed to retaliate, but did not say what form any action might take. Iran also rejected any changes to its nuclear deal with world powers. US President Donald Trump, a critic of the 2015 accord, said ...

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Iran nuclear deal: UK challenges US to find better alternative

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has challenged the US to show there is a better alternative to the deal with Iran that limits its nuclear programme. Following talks in Brussels with his Iranian and European counterparts, he said the 2015 accord was a considerable accomplishment that was preventing Iran acquiring nuclear weapons. Mr Johnson stressed that Iran was fully in ...

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Iran protests: Two more dead as further unrest grips Iran

Two more people have been killed in anti-government protests in Iran that have entered a fifth day despite a call for calm from President Rouhani. A local MP said the pair were shot dead overnight in the town of Izeh, raising the toll from the protests to six. Demonstrations were also reported in a number of other cities on Sunday ...

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Iran protests: ‘Iron fist’ threatened if unrest continues

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have warned anti-government protesters they will face the nation’s “iron fist” if political unrest continues. Three days of demonstrations erupted over falling living standards. But a Revolutionary Guards commander said the protests had degenerated into people chanting political slogans and burning public property. They are the biggest show of dissent since huge pro-reform rallies in 2009. There ...

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Iranian protests: Gov’t supporters in show of strength

Thousands of pro-government demonstrators are attending rallies in Iran, after two days of anti-government protests. State TV showed crowds of black-clad supporters in the capital, Tehran. Dozens of people have been arrested during days of protests over corruption and living standards, which the vice president suggested were being organised by political opponents. The US administration warned Iran that “the world ...

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Hundreds protest against high prices in Iran

Hundreds took to the streets of Iran’s second largest city of Mashad on Thursday to protest over high prices, shouting slogans against the government. Videos posted on social media showed demonstrators in Mashad in northwest Iran, one of the holiest places in Shia Islam, chanting “death to (President Hassan) Rouhani” and “death to the dictator”. The semi-official ILNA news agency ...

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Bawumia cuts sod for cement factory under ‘1-District-1-Factory’

The Vice President, Dr. Mahamadu Bawumia, has cut sod for the establishment of a new cement factory in Ghana. The $30 million Ilam Cement factory will be located at Dawa Industrial City in Accra, and it is expected to be completed in two years. The factory also falls under the Akufo-Addo administration’s One-District-One-Factory programme. 90% of the factory is however ...

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