accidents in the East

Gas pipeline explosion causes power outages in Syria

The entire territory of Syria has been left without power due to a gas pipe explosion that took place on Monday in the southern part of the country, Syrian Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Ghanem said. According to …

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Russian general killed in Syria explosion

An improvised roadside bomb exploded 15 km from the city of Deir ez-Zor when a Russian military convoy was returning to its base after a humanitarian mission on August 18, the ministry’s press office said. "Three Russian …

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Gas explosion rocks Baltimore neighborhood

One person was killed and seven people were injured in a gas explosion in a northwest Baltimore neighborhood Monday. The explosion happened around 9:54 a.m. in the area of Reisterstown Road and Brookhill Road near Labyrinth Road. Three …

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UK to provide £5 million of aid to Lebanon

Britain will provide a 5 million pound aid package to Beirut, including search and rescue help and expert medical support, Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said after speaking with the Lebanese prime minister. "We are going to …

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Death toll in Beirut explosion tops 100

More than 100 people were killed in the blast in Beirut, Sky News Arabia TV channel reported on Wednesday citing the Lebanese Red Cross. According to the report, more than 4,000 people were injured. A powerful blast …

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Four die as boat sinks off Aegean Sea

Bodies of at least four people have been recovered after a boat carrying nine people sank in the Aegean Sea off Turkey’s western Izmir province, a security source said A total of 9 people were on board, said a source, who …

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Iranian plane intercepted by Israeli fighter jets

A Mahan Air commercial flight bound for Beirut from Tehran was allegedly intercepted by two Israeli fighter planes in Syrian air space late Thursday, according to reports by Iranian media. The plane was flying close to Syria's …

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Seven killed in reconnaissance plane crash in Turkey

Seven security personnel were killed after a reconnaissance plane crashed in Turkey's eastern Van Province, the state-run Anadolu agency reported on Thursday, citing Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu. Soylu, who has arrived at …

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Fire breaks out at Iranian industrial complex

Iranian police are investigating after a fire broke out at an industrial complex in northeast Iran where gas condensate storage tanks are sited, one of which exploded, the Mehr news agency reported on Monday. Javad Jahandoust, the …

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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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