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World Mar 12Iran asks for billions in loans as virus death toll climbs
Iran asked the International Monetary Fund for a $5 billion loan to fight the coronavirus, the first time since the 1979 Islamic Revolution that it has sought such assistance, in a staggering admission of how fragile its economy has become…
World Mar 02Adviser to Iran’s supreme leader dies of novel coronavirus
The death of Expediency Council member Mohammad Mirmohammadi came as Iran announced the virus had killed 66 people among 1,501 confirmed cases in the country.
World Feb 21Iranians vote in parliament elections amid heightened tensions with U.S.
Iranians are voting for a new parliament, with turnout seen as a key measure of support for Iran's leadership at the time of a sanctions-linked economic downturn and diplomatic isolation. The disqualification of some 7,000 potential candidates, most of them…
World Jan 16Iran’s president says there’s ‘no limit’ to nuclear enrichment now
After the Jan. 3 airstrike that killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Iran said it would abandon all restrictions in the nuclear deal.
World Jan 15Iran warns European soldiers in the Mideast ‘could be in danger’
The warning comes after three European nations challenged Tehran over breaking the limits of its nuclear deal.
World Jan 14Iran says it’s made arrests over downing of plane that killed 176
Iran, which initially dismissed allegations that a missile had brought down the plane, acknowledged only on Saturday that its Revolutionary Guard had shot down the plane.
World Jan 11Under pressure, Iran admits it shot down jetliner by mistake
Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Saturday acknowledged that it accidentally shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 people aboard, after the government had repeatedly denied Western accusations and mounting evidence that it was responsible.
World Jan 10Pompeo blames Iran for downing Ukrainian plane
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo became the highest-level U.S. official to directly pin the blame on Iran, after Canadian, Australian and British leaders announced similar intelligence conclusions Thursday. “We do believe it is likely that that plane was shot down…
World Jan 10Iran denies plane was shot down, says West should share evidence
Western leaders said the plane appeared to have been unintentionally hit by a surface-to-air missile just hours after Iran launched around a dozen ballistic missiles at two U.S. bases in Iraq.
World Jan 08Ukrainian airplane crashes near Iran’s capital, killing 176
Iranian officials said they suspected a mechanical issue brought down the 3½-year-old Boeing 737-800 aircraft.