Iranian petrochemical plant rocked by explosion, fire Jul 13, 2020 0 50 12345 Tehran A petrochemical complex in south-western Iran exploded and erupted into flames on Sunday, the country’s ISNA news agency reported.The blaze occurred at the Shahid Tondgooyan plant in the city of Mahshahr. The cause had yet to be determined, although authorities suspect an oil leak was to blame, the report said.Iranian media gave no information about possible victims or the extent of the damage.There have recently been several mysterious explosions and fires in Iran, often at sensitive sites. The locations included the Parchin military complex near Tehran, a medical clinic north of the capital, the Nantanz nuclear facility in central Iran, and most recently a factory in a Tehran suburb. (Dpa) Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES Pro-Haftar forces say will maintain Libya oil blockade Jul 13, 2020 0 385 Iran’s Khamenei urges fight against ‘tragic’ virus resurgence Jul 13, 2020 0 432 Palestinian Authority orders nightly, weekend coronavirus curfew Jul 13, 2020 0 388 Iran says misaligned radar led to Ukrainian jet downing AFP Tehran Iran said that the misalignment of an air defence unit’s radar system was the key “human error” that led to the accidental downing of a Ukrainian passenger plane in January. “A failure occurred due to a human .. Coronavirus claims over 20,000 lives across Mideast Paris The novel coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 20,000 people across the Middle East, half of them in Iran, according to an AFP tally at 1000 GMT Sunday based on official tolls. But despite having 907,736 .. Jordan king says virus ‘under control’ AFP Amman Jordan’s King Abdullah II said Sunday that his country had successfully brought the novel coronavirus “under control” and that it was time to focus on restarting the economy. “We have successfully dealt with .. Four civilians killed in Mali unrest: Hospital Bamako Four people, including two teenagers, were killed in violence that raged in the Malian capital Bamako on Saturday and through the night, a hospital official said. Clashes have erupted in Bamako as demonstrators .. Egypt cracks down on ‘life-threatening’ kite-flying DPA Cairo Egypt has launched a crackdown to arrest makers and flyers of kites after the pastime reportedly caused accidents among young people and kids. Flying kites has gained more popularity in densely populated urban ..