Pentagon claims US launched airstrikes targeting Iran-backed Shia group in Iraq base; defence dept says 5 weapon storage facilities hit
The US launched airstrikes Thursday in Iraq, targeting the Iranian-backed Shia militia members believed responsible for the rocket attack that killed and wounded American and British troops at a base north of Baghdad, the Pentagon said
Iran fails to put satellite into orbit for third time since 2019; setback comes amid US’ worry over advancement in Tehran’s ballistic missile program
An Iranian rocket failed to put a satellite into orbit on Sunday, state television reported, the latest setback for a program the US claims helps Tehran advance its ballistic missile program
One killed after Iraqi security forces clash with anti-govt protesters; several rockets hit US embassy in Baghdad, 3 injured
Iraqi security forces shot at anti-government protesters in Baghdad on Sunday, killing at least one person, and unidentified men set fire to sit-in tents in a southern Iraqi city, police and medics said, as months-long civil unrest escalated.
Dozens of Iraqi protesters wounded in clashes with security forces as anti-government unrest resumes in Baghdad
Protesters say prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi has not fulfilled promises including naming a new government acceptable to Iraqis
Supreme leader of Iran Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Donald Trump is a 'clown' pretending to support the Iranian people
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says Trump will 'push a poisonous dagger' into the nation's back
US to resume operations against Islamic State militants in Iraq; will soon restart training Iraqi forces, says American military
One official said some joint operations between the US and Iraqi forces have already begun
Seven mortar bombs fell on Sunday inside Iraq’s Balad air base, which houses US forces, and four Iraqi soldiers were wounded in the attack, military sources said
Under pressure, Iran admits it shot down Ukraine jetliner 'by mistake' that killed all 176 onboard; admission alters narrative over tensions with US
In the face of mounting evidence, Iran on Saturday acknowledged that it shot down the Ukrainian jetliner by accident, killing all 176 people aboard. The admission by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard undermined the credibility of information provided by senior officials, who for three days had adamantly dismissed allegations of a missile strike as Western propaganda.
US tried but failed to take out another senior Iranian commander Abdul Reza Shahlai on same day as airstrike on General Qassem Soleimani, claims report
The US military tried, but failed, to take out another senior Iranian commander on the same day that an American airstrike killed the Revolutionary Guard's top general, US officials said Friday.
Donald Trump justifies his military action in West Asia, says Iranian militants planned major attacks on four US embassies
Confronted by persistent questions about his military action in West Asia, President Donald Trump and his top officials offered a string of fresh explanations Friday, with Trump now contending Iranian militants had planned major attacks on four US embassies
US announces new sanctions on Iran after missile strikes on American bases, targets senior officials and key industries
The Trump administration on Friday announced a new wave of sanctions on Iran following this week's missile strikes by the Islamic Republic on US bases in Iraq
Amid US-Iran tensions, UN chief Antonio Guterres says world cannot afford another war, asks all parties to exercise maximum restraint
UN chief Antonio Guterres four-point message to world leaders, 'Stop escalation, exercise maximum restraint, re-start dialogue, renew international cooperation'
Benjamin Netanyahu warns Iran of 'strongest blow' if it attacks Israel, says his country stands with US
'Whoever tries to attack us will be dealt the strongest blow,' Netanyahu said, accusing Iran of leading a campaign to 'strangle and destroy' Israel.
Iran claims 80 Americans killed in retaliatory fire on US bases in Iraq as Donald Trump says 'all is well'; world powers urge restraint
As Iran claims that 80 Americans were killed in its retaliatory fire on US military bases in Iraq and Donald Trump insists “all is well”, the stakes are raised in the conflict between the two amid concerns of a wider war in West Asia.
US-Iran Tensions Updates: 'Missile strike a slap to Americans,' says Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, blames US for causing division, destruction
US-Iran Tensions Updates: Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in an address to the nation said "we slapped them (Americans) on the face last night" with a missile strike “but military action is not enough.”
General Qassem Soleimani’s body arrives in Iran, day after he was killed in US drone strike; mourners flock Ahvaz streets to pay homage
Soleimani's death on Friday in Iraq further heightens tensions between Tehran and Washington after months of trading attacks and threats that put the wider Middle East on edge
US embassy in Baghdad, Balad air base targetted in two separate missile attacks; no casualties reported
The US Embassy in Baghdad and Iraq's Balad air base housing American troops came under attack in two separate missile strikes on Saturday, reports said
Thousands gather in Baghdad for Iranian general Qassem Soleimani’s funeral; Quds force chief was architect in war against IS
General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds force and mastermind of its regional security strategy, was killed in US airstrike early on Friday
‘A more dangerous world’: Global powers urge restraint as US assassination of Iran’s top general escalates tensions
After the US assassinated Iran top general on Friday, global powers warned that the world has become a more dangerous place and urged restraint although Britain and Germany also suggested that Iran shared blame for provoking the targeted killing that dramatically ratcheted up tensions in West Asia.
Iran vows ‘harsh retaliation’ against US airstrike that killed General Qassem Soleimani; China says ‘highly concerned’ about situation
Killing of General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran's elite Quds Force, marks a major escalation in the standoff between Washington and Iran