Robert Levinson: US hostage has died in Iran, says family

Image copyright AFP Former FBI agent Robert Levinson, who disappeared in Iran 13 years ago, has died in custody there, according to statement from his family. “It is impossible to describe our pain,” the family said, adding that his death appeared to have occurred before…

Iran plane crash: Ukrainian jet was ‘unintentionally’ shot down

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionFootage appears to show missile strike on Ukrainian plane in Iran Iran has admitted “unintentionally” shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet, killing all 176 people on board. An investigation found that “missiles fired due to human error”,…

U.S. Believes Ukraine Plane Was Shot Down by Iran

The U.S. believes that a Ukrainian commercial aircraft that crashed shortly after takeoff from Tehran on Wednesday was downed by two surface-to-air missiles fired by Iran, a U.S. official said. “We have a high level of confidence that this was shot down by Iran,” the…

Ukrainian passenger plane crashes in Iran

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Ukraine International Airlines flight was reportedly en route to Kyiv (file pic) A Ukrainian Boeing-737 with 180 people onboard has crashed in Iran, according to local media. Iran’s Red Crescent said there is no chance of finding survivors….