Middle East

Ukrainian plane crashed in Iran
Ebrahim Noroozi/AP
AP News
January 09, 2020 - 12:17 pm
Two U.S. officials said Thursday it was “highly likely” that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner late Tuesday, killing all 176 people on board. Read more here.
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Two Qantas planes taxi on the runway at Sydney Airport in Sydney, Australia, in 2015.
Rick Rycroft/AP Photo, File
AP News
January 08, 2020 - 6:40 am
Commercial airlines on Wednesday rerouted flights crossing the Middle East to avoid possible danger amid escalating tensions between the United States and Iran. Read more here.
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Coffins of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and others who were killed in Iraq by a U.S. drone strike, are carried on a truck surrounded by mourners during a funeral procession, in the city of Kerman, Iran, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020.
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AP News
January 07, 2020 - 12:22 pm
A stampede broke out Tuesday at a funeral for a top Iranian general slain in a U.S. airstrike, and at least 56 people were killed and more than 200 were injured as thousands thronged the procession, Iranian news reports said. Read more here.
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Flag draped coffins of Gen. Qassem Soleimani and his comrades who were killed in Iraq in a U.S. drone strike, carried on a truck surrounded by mourners during their funeral in southwestern city of Ahvaz, Iran, Sunday.
Alireza Mohammadi/ISNA via AP
AP News
January 05, 2020 - 8:19 am
Tens of thousands of mourners accompanied a casket carrying the remains of the slain Gen. Qassem Soleimani through two major Iranian cities Sunday as part of a grand funeral procession for the commander killed by an American drone strike. President Donald Trump has threatened to bomb 52 sites in...
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Vehicles drive past a billboard showing a portrait of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday.
Vahid Salemi/AP Photo
AP News
January 04, 2020 - 4:19 pm
Thousands of militiamen and other supporters chanting "America is the Great Satan" marched in a funeral procession Saturday in Baghdad for Iran's top general after he was killed in a U.S. airstrike, as the region braced for the Islamic Republic to fulfill its vows of revenge. Read more here.
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Protesters gathered at City Hall to oppose a potential war in Iran.
Hadas Kuznits/KYW Newsradio
Hadas Kuznits
January 04, 2020 - 4:05 pm
Hundreds take to the streets of Center City to oppose war in the Middle East, saying a costly, deadly conflict in Iran would do more harm than good. Read more here.
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Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei later on Friday appointed Qassem Soleimani's deputy, Maj. Gen. Esmail Ghaani as the new commander of the Revolutionary Guard's Quds Force. Soleimani was killed in the U.S. airstrike in Iraq.
Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP
AP News
January 04, 2020 - 10:01 am
A new Iranian general has stepped out of the shadows to lead the country's expeditionary Quds Force, becoming responsible for Tehran's proxies across the Mideast as the Islamic Republic threatens the U.S. with "harsh revenge" for killing its previous head, Qassem Soleimani. Read more here.
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Donald Trump
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AP News
January 03, 2020 - 3:48 pm
President Donald Trump declared Friday that a “reign of terror is over" as he marked the death of an Iranian general killed in a U.S. strike and as the Pentagon scrambled to reinforce the American military presence in the Middle East in preparation for reprisals. Read more here.
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A woman mournsIranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
Vahid Salemi/AP
AP News
January 03, 2020 - 12:49 pm
The unprecedented killing of Iran's top general in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq has sent shockwaves across the Middle East, with Iran and its allies vowing revenge amid fears of an all-out war. Read more here.
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A burning vehicle is shown at Baghdad International Airport following an airstrike, in Baghdad, Iraq, early Friday, Jan. 3, 2020.
Iraqi Prime Minister Press Office via AP
Tim Jimenez
January 03, 2020 - 7:28 am
A U.S. airstrike at Baghdad International Airport has killed Iran's top general, Qasem Soleimani. Iran is now vowing revenge. Experts and officials are trying to make sense of the action. Read more here.
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