For 2 days, military didn’t admit to president Hassan Rouhani that the Ukrainian Boeing 737 has been shot down

The New York Times pieced together a chronology of the three days following the shot down of the Boeing 737. TUESDAY The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps deployed mobile antiaircraft defense units around a sensitive military area near Tehran’s Imam Khomeini Airport. WEDNESDAY The central air defense command issued an alert that American warplanes had taken…

BREAKING British Airways suspends all flights to mainland China with immediate effect due to #coronoavirus

  British Airways has suspended all direct flights to and from mainland China as concerns grow over the coronavirus outbreak. The airline, which operates daily flights to Shanghai and Beijing from Heathrow, has also suspended bookings on its website until March following advice from the Foreign Office warning against “all but essential travel”. “We apologise…