Ukraine’s foreign minister Vadym Prystaiko: “We not only demand that Iran admits its guilt but immediately hands over the black boxes to us, and also resolves the question of compensation to victims of the dead and, ultimately, even for the plane that they destroyed.” Photograph: Martin Divisek

Five countries whose citizens were among 176 people killed when Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner last month have urged it to release the plane’s fl(...)

Black box: Canadian foreign minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said he wrote to his Iranian counterpart  on Sunday to urge the boxes be sent quickly to Ukraine or France. Photograph:  EPA

Iran said on Sunday it was trying to analyse the black boxes of a Ukrainian airliner that its military shot down this month, denying a report that a (...)

 Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,  during a meeting in Tehran on Wednesday. Photograph:  Ho/Iranian supreme leader’s website/AFP via Getty Images

In his more than three decades in charge of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has battled to consolidate power at home and expand t(...)

Students protest at Tehran University on Tuesday over the shooting down last week of a Ukrainian passenger jet. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

Iran said on Tuesday it had arrested people accused of a role in shooting down a Ukrainian airliner and had also detained 30 people involved in (...)

Demonstrators on Saturday hold candles while gathering during a vigil for the victims of the Ukraine International Airlines flight that was unintentionally shot down by Iran, in Tehran. Iran admitted it unintentionally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner that it mistook for a cruise missile, a dramatic reversal after days of denials that triggered international condemnation and protests in the streets of Tehran. Photograph: Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg

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Rescue workers search the scene where a Ukrainian jet crashed in Shahedshahr, southwest of the Iranian capital Tehran on Wednesday. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

Kiev has said it is still unclear whether Iran shot down a Ukrainian airliner this week, killing all 176 people onboard, as more top western officials(...)

Rescue workers search the wreckage of the Boeing 737-800 aircraft  operated by Ukraine International Airlines, which crashed shortly after take-off in Iran on Wednesday. Photograph: Ali Mohammadi/Bloomberg

A pair of university lecturers and two students were among the 63 Canadian victims of a plane disaster in Iran in Wednesday, according to a Iranian ne(...)

People stand near the wreckage after a Ukrainian plane carrying 176 passengers crashed near Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran on Wednesday. Photograph: Vadati Rohhollah/AFP/Getty Images

Kiev is sending security and aviation officials to Iran to help investigate why a Boeing 737 belonging to Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) crashed(...)

Ukraine International Airlines airplanes at Kiev’s Boryspil airport: a planned deal collapsed when the  airport rejected it as economically unviable. Photograph: Getty Images

At this torrid time for Ryanair, it may surprise hundreds of thousands of inconvenienced ticket holders to know that one of Europe’s biggest countrie(...)