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Iran Says Begins Paying Families Over Downed Ukraine Jet

Iran has begun paying compensation to families of those killed when it shot down a Ukrainian airliner two years ago, authorities said on Friday. “The transport ministry has made transfers to a certain number of (victims’) families,” the foreign ministry said in a statement marking the anniversary of the tragedy. Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 …

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Canada Court Awards Compensation For Families Over Jet Downed By Iran

A Canadian court has awarded more than $80 million in compensation to the families of six people who died when Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner almost two years ago, according to a decision made public Monday. Ukraine International Airlines flight PS752 was shot down shortly after take-off from Tehran on January 8, 2020, killing …

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Thousands Rally In Iraq To Mark 2020 Killing Of Iran General

Thousands of supporters of an Iraqi alliance of armed groups Saturday marked the upcoming second anniversary of a US drone strike that killed a revered Iranian commander and his Iraqi lieutenant. Chanting “Death to America”, the Hashed al-Shaabi loyalists filled a Baghdad square to honour Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, who headed the Quds Force, the …

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Saudi Arabia Collaborates With China In Building Ballistic Missiles: Report

KEY POINTS Saudi Arabia had previously purchased ballistic missiles from China, says report Satellite images showed a burn pit in a facility near Dawadmi The report said the Biden administration is said to be preparing to sanction organizations¬†for the transfers of ballistic missile tech between Saudi Arabia and China Saudi Arabia is collaborating with China …

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US Hits Iran With New Sanctions For Human Rights Abuses

The United States slapped fresh sanctions on a dozen Iranian officials and entities for “serious” human rights abuses Tuesday, days after nuclear talks with Tehran halted with no sign of progress. The sanctions announced by the Treasury and State Department targeted government officials and organizations involved in the repression of protesters and political activists, and …

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Iran Nuclear Talks Set For Pause Amid European ‘Concern’

Negotiations in Vienna aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal are to be suspended Friday, Iranian media said, as European diplomats expressed “disappointment and concern” at the latest proposals from Iran. The semi-official ISNA news agency said the talks would “most likely” resume on Monday but French President Emmanuel Macron warned there could be a …

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