Iran admits Iranian missile downed Ukrainian jetliner

Jan 11, 2020 | 8:45am

OTTAWA — Iran’s president has finally acknowledged what Canada, Britain and the United States have strongly suspected for days — that it was indeed an Iranian missile that downed a Ukrainian jetliner on Wednesday, killing all 176 people on board. “The Islamic Republic of Iran deeply regrets this disastrous mistake,” Hassan Rouhani said late Friday in a […]

Back plane crash allegations with data, Iranian official tells Canada and U.S.

Jan 10, 2020 | 7:20am

Iran is calling on Canada and the United States to release information backing their allegations that a Ukrainian jetliner that crashed outside Tehran was brought down by an Iranian missile, killing all 176 people on board. Ali Abedzadeh, the head of the Iran’s national aviation department, denied those allegations Friday in a news conference in Tehran. […]

Intelligence says Iranian missile downed airliner, perhaps by mistake: Trudeau

Jan 9, 2020 | 2:41pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says intelligence from multiple sources indicates that an Iranian missile downed the Ukraine International Airlines flight that crashed near Tehran on Wednesday. He says the strike might have been unintentional. Trudeau was providing an update amid multiple reports earlier Thursday that pointed the finger at Iran for the downing of a the plane, killing all on […]

U.S. officials: ‘Highly likely’ Iran downed Ukrainian jetliner

Jan 9, 2020 | 11:48am

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. The crash came just a few hours after Iran launched a ballistic missile attack against Iraqi military bases housing U.S. troops amid a confrontation with Washington over the U.S. […]

138 passengers aboard plane that crashed in Iran were connecting to Canada: Trudeau

Jan 8, 2020 | 4:12pm

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he knows Canadians want answers from an investigation into a plane that crashed outside Tehran, killing everyone  on board — including 138 people who were en route to Canada. The Ukraine International Airlines Boeing 737-800, bound for Kyiv, crashed shortly after taking off from the Iranian capital, killing all 176 people […]

U.S. President Donald Trump responds to Iranian attacks with economic sanctions

Jan 8, 2020 | 11:47am

U.S. President Donald Trump says no American soldiers were killed or injured as a result of the Iranian missile attack on U.S. airbases in Iraq. Trump says more strict sanctions will be imposed on the country, and he also urged countries to step away from the Iran deal that could see funds provided for nuclear […]

Iran fires missiles at military bases hosting U.S., coalition forces in Iraq, Pentagon says

Jan 7, 2020 | 9:24pm

    Iran fired multiple missiles into Iraq on Tuesday evening, targeting U.S. military sites in what appeared to be retaliation for the recent American drone strike that killed one of its top generals. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps swiftly took credit, and one Iranian politician tweeted his nation’s flag — an apparent swipe at […]

Canada relocating some troops from Iraq to Kuwait due to safety concerns: Vance

Jan 7, 2020 | 12:31pm

The Canadian military is temporarily relocating some soldiers from Iraq to Kuwait due to security concerns, chief of the defence staff Gen. Jonathan Vance said Tuesday. The move, which Vance announced in an open letter to the families of Canadian soldiers in Iraq that was posted to Twitter, follows the lead of Germany and several other allies who […]

Canadian-led NATO mission in Iraq in limbo as alliance stands pat on suspension

Jan 6, 2020 | 12:20pm

OTTAWA — A Canadian-led training mission in Iraq is in limbo after the head of the NATO military alliance indicated Monday there are no plans to shut it down permanently. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg instead defended the training mission, which includes 250 Canadian soldiers and is being commanded by a Canadian general, as essential […]

Gas forecast for summer 2020 looks fairly stable

Jan 6, 2020 | 7:00am

As winter continues, many people are starting to think ahead to summer plans and potential costs. Canadians for Affordable Energy believes in terms of gas prices, there shouldn’t be too much driving them up. Spokesperson Dan McTeague says prices will rise, like every year, because of a few normal factors. “We shift over from winter […]