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Iran says misaligned radar caused downing of Ukrainian passenger jet

Iran says misaligned radar caused downing of Ukrainian passenger jet

Authorities previously said human error caused the January crash, which killed 176 people. The international community wants more information.

  • by Louisa Loveluck and Amanda Coletta

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Israel learning a lesson in hubris as COVID cases soar
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Coronavirus pandemic

Israel learning a lesson in hubris as COVID cases soar

Israel has become a cautionary tale and potential catastrophe.

  • by Zev Chafets
UN Security Council approves Syrian aid in contentious vote
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UN Security Council approves Syrian aid in contentious vote

Russia and China abstained from the resolution, which appeared to satisfy no council member and led to harsh recriminations among them.

  • by Karen DeYoung
Condemnation from abroad as Erdogan converts Hagia Sophia into mosque
Religion

Condemnation from abroad as Erdogan converts Hagia Sophia into mosque

Turkey's top administrative court ruled to annul a 1934 decree that turned the historic Hagia Sophia into a museum.

  • by Angeliki Koutantou
'Not necessary': US killing of Qassem Soleimani was unlawful, says UN expert
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'Not necessary': US killing of Qassem Soleimani was unlawful, says UN expert

The retaliatory missile attacks Iran launched against US bases in Iraq five days later were also "completely outside the scope of what is permissible" in international law.

  • by Nick Cumming-Bruce
Another explosion rocks Tehran
Middle East tensions

Another explosion rocks Tehran

There have been multiple incidents in the Iranian capital in recent weeks, as speculation grows over Israel's involvement.

  • by Babak Dehghanpisheh
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How weddings are bringing Israel's COVID-19 victory undone
Coronavirus pandemic

How weddings are bringing Israel's COVID-19 victory undone

The virus has returned, with cases increasing faster than ever, and gatherings where people "hug each other; they sing and they dance" are being blamed.

  • by Steve Hendrix
Israeli spy satellite lifts off as suspicions grow over Iran nuclear facility fire
Middle East tensions

Israeli spy satellite lifts off as suspicions grow over Iran nuclear facility fire

The Ofek 16 'increases our ability to act against Israel’s enemies', Netanyahu said.

  • by Campbell MacDiarmid and James Rothwell
Iraqi terrorism expert shot dead outside home
Islamic State

Iraqi terrorism expert shot dead outside home

Hisham al-Hashimi, who advised the US-led coalition in fighting terror, had recently received threats from Iran-backed militias in Iraq.

  • by Qassim Abdul-Zahra and Samya Kullab
'Political assassination': Israeli journalist critical of Netanyahu dismissed
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'Political assassination': Israeli journalist critical of Netanyahu dismissed

Channel 13 TV cut nearly 40 journalists' jobs at the weekend citing cost-cutting, but the inclusion of prominent journalist Barak Ravid among them has raised eyebrows.

Fire causes 'significant damage' to Iran's Natanz nuclear facility
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Fire causes 'significant damage' to Iran's Natanz nuclear facility

Officials first downplayed the fire as an incident affecting a shed, but now say it has hampered the country's nuclear enrichment capabilities.

  • by Parisa Hafezi