Sunday, January 26, 2020

Iran makes arrests over downing of plane as protests rage on

DUBAI - Iran said on Tuesday it had arrested people accused of a role in shooting down a Ukrainian airliner and had also detained 30 people involved in protests that have swept the nation for four days since the military belatedly admitted its error. (Toronto Sun)

The world is a better place without Qassem Soleimani

Trump made it clear that he would not tolerate attacks on Americans and after the Iranian assault on the U.S. embassy in Baghdad, which trashed the reception centre and required the Marines to tear-gas the mob, the Iranian ruler Ayatollah Khamenei gloated on Jan. 2 that there was “Not a damn thing (Trump) can do about it.” There was and he did, and Trump warned that if there were any retaliation that injured Americans the response would be “immediate and disproportionate.” (National Post)

Ukrainian airliner was ‘unintentionally’ shot down by Iran

Iran has admitted "unintentionally" shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet, killing all 176 people on board. An investigation found that "missiles fired due to human error", President Hassan Rouhani said. He described the crash as an "unforgivable mistake." (BBC)
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  • Tehran crash: Plane downed by Iranian missile officials believe

    The Ukrainian passenger jet that crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran on Wednesday was accidentally shot down by an Iranian anti-aircraft missile, western security officials believe. (The Guardian)

    Iran fires multiple missiles at U.S. positions in Iraq in retaliation for Soleimani killing

    WASHINGTON - Iran launched attacks on U.S. military bases in Iraq on Tuesday evening in apparent retaliation for the killing of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, which was ordered by President Trump. (Yahoo News)
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  • U.S. airstrike in Baghdad kills leader of Iran’s Quds force, militia commander

    BAGHDAD - Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, was killed early on Friday in a U.S. air strike on his convoy at Baghdad airport, the Pentagon said. (National Post)

    Iraqi supporters of Iran-backed militia attack U.S. embassy in Baghdad

    Dozens of angry Iraqi Shia supporters of an Iran-backed militia broke into the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad on Tuesday after smashing a main door and setting fire to a reception area, prompting tear gas and sounds of gunfire. (CBC)

    Hanukkah attack: 5 wounded in machete attack at Rabbi’s home

    MONSEY, N.Y. - An intruder with a large knife burst into the home of a Hasidic rabbi in a New York suburb on Saturday, stabbing and wounding five people just as they were gathering to light candles for Hanukkah, officials and a witness said. (New York Times)

    Suspects sought after woman seriously injured in violent home invasion in Vaughan

    York Regional Police are looking for two suspects after a woman was seriously injured in a violent home invasion in Vaughan. Police were called to a residence on Glenbury Drive in the area of Centre Street and New Minister Drive on Dec. 11 just before 1:30 p.m. (CBC)

    FDNY dad confronts daughter’s alleged attacker in court: ‘I want justice’

    The FDNY firefighter whose daughter was chased into the street by a deranged man — and then hit by a car — confronted the girl’s alleged attacker in court Monday, yelling “I want justice!” at him. (New York Post)

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