Iran Denies Shooting Down Ukrainian Passenger JetIranian officials on Thursday denied claims that they mistakenly shot down a Ukranian passenger jet. The plane crashed Wednesday soon after takeoff from Tehran's airport, killing everyone on board.
Activists To Protest Against Escalation Of War With Iran As Part of National MovementGrassroots activists gathered Thursday at the West LA Federal Building to protest a possible escalation of war with Iran.
House Approves War Powers Resolution To Restrict Trump On IranThe House of Representatives delivered a sharp rebuke to President Trump over his use of U.S. military power in the Middle East, approving a resolution to restrict his authority to strike Iran without congressional approval.
Trump: New Sanctions On Iran But US 'Ready To Embrace Peace'President Trump backed away from all-out conflict with Iran on Wednesday, brushing off a missile attack against U.S. troops in Iraq while declining to escalate a confrontation that appeared to be on the brink of spiraling out of control. There were no American or Iraqi troops injured in the attacks on the Al Asad and Erbil bases.
Ukrainian Plane Carrying At Least 170 People Crashes Near Tehran, Iranian State TV SaysThe plane had taken off from Imam Khomeini International Airport, the report said. The crash is suspected to have been caused by mechanical issues, it added.
Iran Strikes Iraqi Military Bases Housing US TroopsIran has launched "more than a dozen" ballistic missiles against at least two military bases housing U.S. forces in Iraq.
After Trump Threats, Getty President Calls For Protection Of Iran's Cultural SitesGetty President Jim Cuno called for the protection of cultural sites in Iran, in response to threatening tweets from President Donald Trump.
Defense Chief Says US Has No Plans To Withdraw From Iraq As Mourning Period EndsIn a briefing with reporters at the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Mark Esper responded to reports that the U.S. command in Iraq had informed its Iraqi counterparts of plans to withdraw from the country as the mourning period for slain General Qassem Soleimani ends.
'We're All American Citizens': Pacific Palisades Man Says His Iranian American Family Was Questioned For Hours After Returning To USThe questioning could be fallout from the killing of Quassem Soleimani, though a Customs and Border Patrol spokesperson denied Iranians were delayed due to their national origin.
Los Angeles Residents Protest War At Pershing SquareThe drone strike ordered by President Trump that killed Quassem Soleimani and others this week prompted protests this weekend.
College Students Panic Over FAFSA's Fine Print About Registering For The DraftAfter a U.S. airstrike killed Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's Quds military force, in Baghdad on Thursday, Iran vowed "crushing revenge" against all responsible. Now, with #NoWarinIran, #TrumpsWar and #WorldWarIII trending on Twitter, users are looking into the draft — and how the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) could play into their potential future military service.