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US regulator fines Emirates $400,000 for flights over Iran

© Flightlevel80 Zürich, Switzerland - May 08, 2014: Airbus A380 of Emirates Airline departing Zurich airport

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Transportation Department fined Emirates airline $400,000 on Thursday for flights through Iranian airspace during a time of heightened political tension between the U.S. and Iran last year. Half of the fine will be waived if Emirates avoids similar violations for one year. The department said the flights carried the code of New York-based JetBlue Airways ...

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Iran executes man whose case drew international attention

© Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this June 25, 2018 file photo, a group of protesters chant slogans at the main gate of the Old Grand Bazaar, in Tehran, Iran. On Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, Iran broadcast the televised confession of a wrestler facing the death penalty after a tweet from President Donald Trump criticizing the case, a segment that resembled hundreds of other suspected coerced confessions aired over the last decade in the Islamic Republic. The case of 27-year-old Navid Afkari has drawn the attention of a social media campaign that portrays him and his brothers as victims targeted over participating in protests against Iran's Shiite theocracy in 2018. (Iranian Labor News Agency via AP, File)

Tehran, September 12 (AP) — Iran’s state TV is reporting that the country’s authorities has executed a wrestler for allegedly murdering a man after President Donald Trump asked for the 27-year-old condemned man's life to be spared. State TV quoted the chief justice of Fars province, Kazem Mousavi as saying on Saturday: “The retaliation sentence against Navid Afkari, the killer ...

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Iran president Rouhani says 25 million Iranians may have been infected with coronavirus

FILE PHOTO: An Iranian woman and her son wearing a protective face mask walks the street, following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tehran, Iran, June 28, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency) via REUTERS

Dubai, July 19 (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday that some 25 million Iranians may have been infected with coronavirus, as Iran reimposed restrictions in the capital and elsewhere. The figure, from a report Rouhani cited in a televised speech, was far higher than Saturday’s official figure for infections of 271,606, and corresponds to more than 30% of ...

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Iran confirms two more dead of new coronavirus

An Iranian woman wears protective mask to prevent contracting a coronavirus, as she walks at Grand Bazaar in Tehran, Iran February 20, 2020. WANA (West Asia News Agency)/Nazanin Tabatabaee via REUTERS

Dubai, Feb 25 (Reuters) - Two more Iranians infected with the new coronavirus have died in Iran, local media website Eghtesaonline reported on Tuesday, citing the head of the Medical Science University of Saveh, raising the death toll in the Islamic Republic to 14. “Tests showed they had the new coronavirus,” the official said, according to Eghtesaonline. Iran’s Health Ministry ...

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A history of planes brought down by missiles since 1973

History of planes brought down by missilies since 1973

US President Donald Trump on Thursday said he had "suspicions" about the cause of the Ukrainian Airlines Boeing 747 crash outside Tehran on Wednesday, indicating a missile mishap by Iran. Britain and Canada meanwhile said they had received information suggesting the doomed Flight PS752 with 176 passengers, many of them Iranians with dual nationalities, was hit by an Iranian missile. Iran has invited the ...

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