Iraq is planning painful cuts in social benefits relied on by millions of government workers. Saudi Arabia will likely have to delay mega-projects
Capitalising on low global oil prices, India will fill its underground strategic oil reserves with oil from Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Iraq as it shores up supplies to meet any supply or price disruption
India's top oil firm IOC has declared force majeure on crude purchases from four of its biggest suppliers - Saudi Arabia, Iraq, UAE and Kuwait - as refinery run rates have been cut down in view of plummeting fuel demand following a nationwide lockdown
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
Coronavirus outbreak: IndiGo cancels flights to Doha till 17 March after Qatar bans entry of Indian nationals
Qatar has temporarily banned entry of people coming from India and 13 other countries in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, which has infected thousands of people
Iran's deputy health minister Iraj Harirchi who downplayed coronavirus fears tests positive for illness himself; Tehran sees rise in new case
The head of an Iranian government task force on the coronavirus who had urged the public not to overreact about its spread has tested positive for the illness himself, authorities said on Tuesday.
Coronavirus outbreak: Iran lawmaker claims 50 dead in city of Qom; officials deny claim, say 12 deaths so far
Neighboring countries have reported infections from travelers from Iran in recent days, prompting several to shut their borders to Iranian citizens
Coronavirus outbreak: Iran reports 13 new cases; two more deaths in Qom takes toll across country to four
Concerns over spread of the virus prompted authorities in Iran to close all schools and Shiite seminaries in Qom
Senate moves to limit Donald Trump's authority to use military force against Iran; US president promptly vetoes resolution
The Senate approved a bipartisan measure Thursday aimed at limiting President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran, with eight Republicans joining Democrats in a post-impeachment bid to constrain the White House
US announces launch of International Religious Freedom Alliance; other participants include Australia, Brazil, UK, Israel, Ukraine, Netherlands, Greece
It is an Alliance of 'like-minded partners who treasure, and fight for, international religious freedom for every human being', US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in his address during the formal launch
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
The Donald Trump administration's explanations for the Qassem Soleimani strike continue to fluctuate
Since the 3 January drone strike that killed General Qassem Soleimani, Iran’s most important general, the Trump administration has offered shifting rationales for the attack. Here are some of the administration’s evolving justifications
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.
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'
Donald Trump refutes Iran's claim in televised address, says no American or Iraqi lives lost in missile attack
US President Donald Trump on Wednesday in a televised addressed said that no American lives had been lost in the Iranian missile attack on two American bases in Iraq
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.