Global Statistics

All countries
12,164,119
Confirmed
Updated on July 9, 2020 2:26 am
All countries
6,824,157
Recovered
Updated on July 9, 2020 2:26 am
All countries
552,023
Deaths
Updated on July 9, 2020 2:26 am

COVID-19 Global Statistics

All countries
12,164,119
Confirmed
Updated on July 9, 2020 2:26 am
All countries
6,824,157
Recovered
Updated on July 9, 2020 2:26 am
All countries
552,023
Deaths
Updated on July 9, 2020 2:26 am

First arrests in Iran reported after fatal Ukrainian plane crash

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776: The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America

The words of the Declaration of Independence reach across time to speak to the hearts of Americans even after 243 years.  Here's the...

COVID-19: Oyetola Orders Total Lockdown of Four LGAs in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Mr Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday ordered a total lock of four local government areas in the State...

Dozen Presumed Dead, 10 Missing as Heavy Rain Triggers Flooding in Japan

Heavy rain in southern Japan triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving more than a dozen people presumed dead, about 10 missing...

COVID-19: No Face Mask, No Service! Lagos State Government Warns Business Owners, To Charge Defaulters to Court

The Lagos State Government says it will start charging face mask defaulters to court from next week, as the period of grace...

Lagos Boat Mishap: 4 Dead, 4 Missing

The Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA), has confirmed four passengers killed and four others missing in a boat mishap on Friday night...

Several people have been arrested in Iran in connection with last week’s shooting down of a Ukraine International Airlines flight with 176 people on board.

“We conducted intensive investigations and several people were arrested in connection,’’ said Justice Ministry spokesperson, Gholam-Hussein Ismaili, according to the Isna news agency.

He did not say which divisions or organisations employed those arrested.

He added that the case is complicated and has many dimensions that must be investigated before a result can be reached.

Iranian President Hassan Rowhani also demanded a seamless investigation.

“This case is no normal case and has to go before a special court and investigated thoroughly by multiple experts,’’ he said, renewing his calls for a complete probe.

He said the investigation must be conducted transparently and, regardless of the findings, made public, with those responsible for the attack on the plane brought to justice.

“We have to make sure that this kind of tragedy never happens in our country again,’’ he said.

Rowhani also said he could not accept a version of events in which one person “who pushed a button’’ is solely responsible for the accident.

He said multiple agencies would have to share the blame which would be apportioned by the investigation.

He said the point is not simply justice for the dead in the plane, but to guarantee security in Iran in the future.

He said he deeply regretted the incident and had already spoken to the leaders of the countries affected by the attack, promising them a thorough investigation.

Hot Topics

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776: The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America

The words of the Declaration of Independence reach across time to speak to the hearts of Americans even after 243 years.  Here's the...

COVID-19: Oyetola Orders Total Lockdown of Four LGAs in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Mr Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday ordered a total lock of four local government areas in the State...

Dozen Presumed Dead, 10 Missing as Heavy Rain Triggers Flooding in Japan

Heavy rain in southern Japan triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving more than a dozen people presumed dead, about 10 missing...

Related Articles

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776: The Unanimous Declaration of the Thirteen United States of America

The words of the Declaration of Independence reach across time to speak to the hearts of Americans even after 243 years.  Here's the...

COVID-19: Oyetola Orders Total Lockdown of Four LGAs in Osun

The Governor of Osun State, Mr Gboyega Oyetola on Saturday ordered a total lock of four local government areas in the State...

Dozen Presumed Dead, 10 Missing as Heavy Rain Triggers Flooding in Japan

Heavy rain in southern Japan triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving more than a dozen people presumed dead, about 10 missing...