UK and world

Iran braces for protests over downed plane

January 12, 2020

Iran’s security forces have deployed in large numbers across the capital, expecting more protests after its Revolutionary Guard admitted to accidentally shooting down a passenger plane at a time of soaring tensions with the United States.

UK and world

Key events leading up to US-Iran confrontation

January 8, 2020

Iran’s missile attack on two American bases in Iraq in response to the US strike that killed its top general is the culmination of nearly two years of steadily rising tensions since President Donald Trump withdrew from Iran’s 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.