Day: January 3, 2020

BJP govt turned Kashmir into prison, graveyard: Tarigami

Kolkata, Jan 3: Senior CPI(M) leader Mohammad Yusuf Tarigami on Friday accused the BJP government at the Centre of turning Kashmir into a virtual prison by locking up leaders of different political parties after the abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution and by suppressing dissent. Speaking at the […]

What we know about ex-Nissan boss Ghosn’s escape to Beirut

TOKYO — Former Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn fled Japan while awaiting trial on financial misconduct charges. He escaped to Beirut, where he grew up and is considered a national hero by many. Here’s a look at the unfolding case of the fallen auto industry superstar: WHERE […]

Cycle of revenge: What’s next after killing of Iran general?

JERUSALEM — 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. But while they have vast arsenals and are within striking distance of U.S. troops deployed in Syria, […]

Iran’s popular Gen. Soleimani became an icon by targeting US

TEHRAN, Iran — For Iranians whose icons since the Islamic Revolution have been stern-faced clergy, Gen. Qassem Soleimani was a popular figure of national resilience in the face of four decades of U.S. pressure. For the U.S. and Israel, he was a shadowy figure in command of Iran’s […]

‘A more dangerous world’: Iran killing triggers global alarm

PARIS — Global powers warned Friday that the world became a more dangerous place after the U.S. assassinated Iran’s top general, urging restraint on all sides. Britain and Germany also suggested that Iran shared some blame for provoking the targeted killing that dramatically ratcheted up tensions in the Mideast. China, Russia and […]

Iran vows ‘harsh’ response to US killing of top general

BAGHDAD — Iran vowed “harsh retaliation” for a U.S. airstrike near Baghdad’s airport that killed a top Iranian general who had been the architect of its interventions across the Middle East, as tensions soared in the wake of the targeted killing. The killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s […]

Hashed military force says ‘US strike’ killed top Iran, Iraq commanders in Baghdad

A US strike killed top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani and the deputy head of Iraq’s Hashed al-Shaabi military force at Baghdad’s airport early Friday, the Hashed announced. “The deputy head of the Hashed, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, and head of the Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, were killed in a […]

Oil surges after US killing of top Iranian general fuels war fears

World oil prices soared on Friday after the US killed a top Iranian general, fanning fresh fears of a conflict in the crude-rich Middle East, with Tehran warning of retaliation. The head of Iran’s Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, was hit in an attack on Baghdad’s international airport early […]

Iran vows revenge after US kills top general in Baghdad strike

A furious Iran threatened to avenge a US strike that killed a top Iranian commander at Baghdad’s international airport Friday, raising fears of a wider regional conflict between the arch-foes. The Pentagon said US President Donald Trump had ordered Qasem Soleimani’s “killing” after a pro-Iran mob this week […]

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