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Iran Satellite Launch Fails, Dampening Space Ambitions

Iran said it “successfully” launched a satellite Sunday but failed to put it into orbit, in a blow to its space programme that the US alleges is a cover for missile development. The attempted launch of the Zafar — “Victory” in Farsi — comes days before the 41st anniversary of the Islamic Revolution and crucial parliamentary... Continue Reading →

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New Footage Shows Two Iranian Missiles Fired, One Hitting Ukraine Plane

New video footage has emerged showing two Iranian missiles tearing through the night sky and hitting a Ukrainian passenger plane, sending the aircraft down in flames and killing all 176 passengers and crew on board. The projectiles were fired 30 seconds apart and explain why the plane’s transponder was not working as it hurtled to... Continue Reading →

Senate Likely To Begin Trump’s Impeachment Trial Next Tuesday

The Senate impeachment trial of US President Donald Trump is likely to begin in seven days with key players sworn in later this week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.  McConnell said he expected the House of Representatives to deliver the articles of impeachment against Trump to the upper chamber on Wednesday. “We believe that... Continue Reading →

Trump revives bad memories in new storm over intelligence

President Donald Trump's reputation for bending truth for political ends and conflicting administration rationales for taking out Iran's top general are stirring a new debate over intelligence with troubling echoes in recent history. Administration officials are tying themselves in knots to avoid contradicting Trump's statement that Qasem Soleimani was planning attacks on four US embassies... Continue Reading →

Trump Pulls Back From War With Iran

President Donald Trump pulled back from the brink of war with Iran on Wednesday, saying that Tehran appeared to be “standing down” after firing missiles — without causing casualties — at US troops based in Iraq. In a televised address to the nation from the White House, Trump emphasized there were “no Americans harmed” in... Continue Reading →

US House To Vote Against Trump’s War With Iran

The Democratic-led US House of Representatives will vote Thursday to prevent President Donald Trump from war with Iran after he ordered the killing of a top general, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. Pelosi said that the Democrats will move forward as their concerns were not addressed in a closed-door briefing Wednesday involving Secretary of State Mike... Continue Reading →

Trump Says ‘All Is Well’ After Iranian Missiles Target US Troops

President Donald Trump on Tuesday said that initial casualty assessments indicated “all is well” after Iranian missiles targeted two bases housing US troops in Iraq. He tweeted that “assessment of casualties & damages taking place now. So far, so good!” Yahoo News reports. Trump did not go on evening television to address the nation —... Continue Reading →

Missiles Attack: Iraq Military Says No Iraqi Casualties, Silent On US Troops

A total of 22 missiles struck two bases housing US troops in Iraq but there were no Iraqi casualties, the military in Baghdad said Wednesday after the overnight attack. The statement made no mention of Iran, which claimed that it had fired ballistic missiles at the Ain al-Asad airbase in retaliation for the US killing... Continue Reading →

Putin Heads To Turkey After Surprise Visit To Syria Amid US-Iran Tensions

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will host Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Wednesday to inaugurate a new gas pipeline, with tensions in Libya and Syria also on the agenda. Putin arrived late on Tuesday after paying a surprise visit to Syria – his first to Damascus since the war began – at a moment of... Continue Reading →

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