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On the Brink

20 June 2019

On Thursday morning the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRCG) shot down a US surveillance drone. The elite force said the Global Hawk aircraft was targeted by a surface-to-air missile in the southern province of Hormozgan; US officials confirmed the incident but said that the drone was a MQ-4C Triton which was brought down in international airspace. IRGC commander, General Hossein Salami, said the strike will send a “clear message” to Washington, adding that his country is “ready for war,” while US President Donald Trump said: "Iran made a very big mistake!"

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The Curious Case of Jamal Khashoggi

11 October 2018

On Tuesday 2 October the journalist and political commentator Jamal Khashoggi walked into the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. He hasn't been seen since. Initial reports suggested that he had been detained and possibly flown back to Saudi Arabia; however, that now seems like a ‘best case scenario’ following speculation that he was killed and dismembered inside the consulate.

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