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February 18, 2018 8:53 AM Dozens dead after plane crashes in southern Iran

An Iranian commercial plane has crashed in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran – killing all 66 people on board, state media reported. An Aseman Airlines ATR-72, a twin-engine turboprop used for short-distance regional flying, went down near its destination of the southern Iranian city of Yasuj, some 780 kilometres (485 miles) south of the Iranian 10

February 10, 2018 9:24 AM Israel says Iran, Syria 'playing with fire' but does not want escalation

Israel's military said Saturday Iran and Syria were "playing with fire" but that it was not seeking an escalation after a confrontation resulted in large-scale Israeli air strikes inside Syria. Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus made the comments after Saturday's confrontation, the most serious between arch foes Israel and Iran since the start 10

February 10, 2018 9:08 AM The Latest: Lebanon protests Israel's use of its airspace

Lebanon is protesting Israel's use of its airspace to target Syria, saying it will complain to the U.N. Security Council. In a statement Saturday, Lebanon's Foreign Ministry also said it supports Syria's "legitimate" right to respond to Israel's "aggression." The statement said such "aggressive policy" threatens stability in the region. Israel said an Iranian 14

February 10, 2018 8:58 AM Israel launches `large-scale attack´ on Syria after drone incident

The Israeli military has shot down an Iranian drone that infiltrated the country before launching “large-scale attack” on at least a dozen Iranian targets in Syria. Israel called the drone incident a “severe and irregular violation of Israeli sovereignty”. The military said its planes faced massive anti-aircraft fire from Syria that forced two pilots 8

February 10, 2018 8:37 AM 'They are LIARS' Middle East tensions erupt as Israeli fighter jet attacked by Iran

AN Israeli fighter jet has crashed after being attacked from the Syrian air defences during attacks against “Iranian targets” as Iran labels the Israelis "liars". The deputy head of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards Corps declined to comment on reports that Israel had intercepted an Iranian drone launched from Syria on Saturday, the semi-official Tasnim 24

February 10, 2018 6:14 AM Israel jet crashes after 'Iranian targets' attacked in Syria

An Israeli F16 fighter jet crashed in Israel Saturday as the air force was carrying out attacks against "Iranian targets" in Syria after intercepting a drone, a spokesman said. "IDF (Israel Defence Force) has targeted the Iranian control systems in Syria that sent the UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) into Israeli airspace. Massive Syrian anti-air fire, one F16 crashed 5

January 29, 2018 9:08 AM Netanyahu says Iran wants Lebanon to be 'giant missile site'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Iran of wanting "to turn Lebanon into one giant missile site" and warned of the consequences as he left Monday for talks in Moscow. Netanyahu has held a series of discussions with President Vladimir Putin in recent months on Iran's influence in war-torn Syria and in Lebanon. The premier has sought to persuade 4

January 28, 2018 10:45 AM Jeremy Corbyn Says Andrew Marr 'Spends Too Much Time Reading Daily Mail'

The Labour leader was being quizzed on his views on Iran. Corbyn - who was criticised for remaining silent at the height of the protests late last year - claimed that on previous delegations to the country, he spent “the whole of that time...discussing two issues - the nuclear deal and human rights”. “The issue of human rights abuse in Iran, of executions 24

January 21, 2018 10:58 PM Concerns raised for Manus detainee

Asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island have expressed grave concerns for an Iranian man who they fear is becoming delusional. Detainees say the 28-year-old has twice harmed himself in recent days and, while he has been treated in hospital for his physical injuries, there is no mental health support available on the island. "We are extremely concerned 12

January 12, 2018 11:50 AM Stricken Iranian oil tanker continues to explode

Ten foot waves, strong winds and toxic fumes from the burning oil have been hindering efforts to extinguish the fire. The Iranian tanker, Sanchi, has been ablaze since it collided with Hong-Kong registered freight ship CF Crystal on Saturday night, 185 miles off China's coast near Shanghai. Sanchi was carrying almost one million barrels of highly flammable 12