accidents in the East

Iran blames errors for shooting down passenger plane

Iranian investigators are blaming a misaligned missile battery and miscommunication between soldiers and their commanders for the Revolutionary Guard shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing 176 people. A report …

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Explosion heard in western Tehran

An explosion was heard in western Tehran on Friday, the official IRIB news agency reported, citing online reports. There have been multiple explosions around military, nuclear and industrial facilities in the past week. IRIB did …

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Probe finds no sabotage in Turkish factory blast

The blast in Turkey's Sakarya at a fireworks factory last Friday that killed six people was not the result of sabotage or an attack, authorities announced. Authorities have launched an investigation into the incident and …

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26 killed in new lightning strikes in India

Twenty-six people were killed after being struck by lightning across India's Bihar yesterday, officials said. They added that more than 100 people have died due to lightning strikes in the state in the last week, Hindustan …

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Gas explosion kills at least 19 in Tehran

An explosion at a health clinic in northern Tehran killed at least 19 people on Tuesday, according to reports from Iranian state TV. The blast also caused damages to neighboring buildings. Thick smoke could be seen billowing into the night sky, …

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Massive explosion reported east of Tehran

An explosion took place at an Iranian gas storage facility in an area which houses a sensitive military site near the capital Tehran, a defense ministry spokesman told state TV on Friday. The explosion took place in the “public …

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Almost 20 hurt in earthquake in Turkey

At least 18 people were injured in an earthquake that rocked Turkey’s eastern Bingol Province, Anadolu agency said, citing Vice President Fuat Oktay who visited the site. The agency said earlier citing the local authorities …

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Georgian citizen dies in Istanbul

According to the Georgian First Channel, a Georgian citizen died yesterday as a result of an explosion in the boiler room in istanbul. It is specified that a victim is a 45-year-old resident of Georgia, whose name is not disclosed. A …

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Fire breaks out at UAE residential tower (VIDEO)

Firefighters brought under control a fire that broke out at a residential tower in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday night, Sharjah’s government media office said. Seven people were treated for minor injuries …

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2 killed in training plane crash in northern Iran

Two people on board a training plane, which crashed in northern Iran on Wednesday, were killed, Xinhua reported citing Iran's Labor News Agency (ILNA). The two-man training plane belonged to the Iranian police and crashed near …

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Blast hits gas pipeline on Turkish-Iranian border

A fire broke out after a blast at a pipeline supplying natural gas from Iran to Turkey this morning. Authorities stated that the blast took place in a section of pipeline near Gürbulak border crossing between two countries, in …

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Boeing accident in Istanbul kills 3 and injures 179

A Pegasus Airlines plane flying into Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport skidded off the end of a wet runway and broke into three pieces after landing yesterday, killing three people and injuring 179, Turkish Health Minister Fahrettin …

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Bus overturns in Iran:nine dead

At least nine people were killed and eighteen sustained injuries after a passenger bus overturned on a highway near Isfahan, Iran today at 4:39 am. The bus was travelling from Tehran to Shiraz, Tasnim News Agency reported citing …

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