Ukraine demands punishment, compensation for airliner downed by Iran
President Volodymyr Zelensky demanded Saturday that Iran punish those responsible for the downing of a Ukrainian airliner, pay compensation and apologise.
Iran says it unintentionally shot down Ukrainian plane
Iran said on Saturday its armed forces "unintentionally" shot down a Ukrainian passenger jet that crashed after taking off from Tehran, killing all 176 people aboard. President Hassan Rouhani said a military investigation had found "missiles fired due to human error" brought down the Boeing 737 on Wednesday, calling it an "unforgivable mistake". The about-turn…
Ukraine says missile, technical malfunction among Iran crash leads
Investigators are pursuing several leads following the crash of a Ukrainian passenger plane in Iran, including a surface-to-air missile strike, an act of terror and engine failure, a Ukrainian security official said on Thursday.
Crashed Boeing was checked two days ago: Ukrainian airline
The Ukrainian airliner that crashed outside Tehran on Wednesday killing over 170 people was a Boeing 737 built-in 2016 and checked only two days before the accident, the company said.
Ukraine rivals to exchange prisoners in controversial swap
Ukrainian authorities and Russia-backed separatists in the war-torn east of the country prepared to swap dozens of prisoners on Sunday in a frontline operation that has stirred controversy.
GEF council approves Nigeria’s mini-grid, land restoration projects
Nigeria is one of the beneficiaries of the two new work programmes endorsed by the GEF council in a meeting at the weekend. The Council also took a number of decisions concerned with updating GEF policies and operations
Ukraine leader ridicules Russian TV for scrapping his comedy show
Ukraine's leader Volodymyr Zelensky has ridiculed a Russian TV channel for abruptly cancelling his popular comedy series after one evening, saying the show had its impact on "someone with a nuclear weapon."
Proud' Deschamps' France contract extended to 2022 World Cup
Didier Deschamps' contract as coach of world champions France has been extended through to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the French football federation announced on Tuesday.