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US orders American civilians out of Iraq as tensions with Iran escalate

HOW MANY TROOPS?: One thing seems clear this morning. The Pentagon has drawn up contingency plans to deploy thousands more U.S. troops to the Persian Gulf regio...

US orders American civilians out of Iraq as tensions with Iran escalate

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Iraq walks Iran-US tightrope as tensions escalate The United States claims militia with ties to Iran are planning attacks against its personnel in Iraq. Whether true or not, tensions between Iran and the US are putting Iraq in a tough position....
07:52, 05/16/2019

As tensions escalate with Iran, Pompeo briefs Iraq on the threat to US forces POMPEO’S SURPRISE SIDE TRIP: With tensions rising between the United States and Iran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo abruptly canceled a stop in Germany to meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel and instead made a quick in-and-out visit to Iraq....
13:39, 05/08/2019

U.S. Embassy in Iraq Orders Staff to Leave as Iran Tensions Rise The U.S. ordered all its nonemergency staff to leave Iraq immediately, amid heightened tensions with Iran over recent attacks against oil tankers and facilities in the Persian Gulf region....
13:13, 05/15/2019

U.S. Orders Partial Evacuation of Embassy in Iraq Amid Tensions With Iran (BAGHDAD) — The U.S. on Wednesday ordered all nonessential government staff to leave Iraq, and Germany and the Netherlands both suspended their military assistance programs in the country in the latest sign of tensions sweeping the Persian Gulf...
21:13, 05/15/2019

U.S. Embassy orders staff to leave Iraq amid Iran tensions U.S. military put its forces in Iraq on high alert and the State Dept. orders all non-essential staff to leave the country right away.        ...
12:00, 05/15/2019

US orders non-essential embassy staff to leave Iraq amid Iran tensions Order comes as Iran’s supreme leader issues warning over country’s nuclear capabilitiesThe US embassy in Baghdad has ordered all non-essential and non-emergency staff to leave Iraq immediately as tensions grow between Washington and Iran.Last week, W...
13:00, 05/15/2019

State Department orders nonemergency staff to leave Iraq amid escalating tensions with Iran U.S. military put its forces in Iraq on high alert and the State Dept. orders all nonemergency staff to leave the country right away.        ...
23:00, 05/15/2019

State Department orders non-essential staff to leave Iraq amid escalating tensions with Iran U.S. military put its forces in Iraq on high alert and the State Dept. orders all non-essential staff to leave the country right away.        ...
14:00, 05/15/2019

Tensions escalate in Venezuela, civilians killed and injured: top UN officials lament excessive use of force by authorities As tensions escalated on Saturday at various points along Venezuela’s borders with Colombia and Brazil, as well as within the country itself, resulting in the death and injury of various civilians, the United Nations chief, António Guterres, and the ...
19:39, 04/28/2019

Iran levels new threats against US as tensions escalate Iran’s foreign minister warned Washington on Monday that “whoever starts a war with us will not be the one who finishes it” — the latest salvo came as the war of words between Team Trump and Tehran continues to escalate. Mohammad Javad Zarif said tha...
19:13, 06/10/2019

Iran renews threats against US as tensions escalate Iran has renewed its threats against the United States on Saturday, saying that it will not permit its borders to be violated. “Iran will firmly confront any aggression or threat by America,” said Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Abbas ...
19:13, 06/22/2019

Trump says he hopes for no war as US-Iran tensions escalate President Donald Trump says he hopes the U.S. is not on a path to war with Iran amid fears that his two most hawkish advisers could be angling for such a conflict with the Islamic Republic....
15:13, 05/17/2019

UK will not escort all its ships near Iran, does not want to escalate tensions -source Britain does not intend to escort every British-flagged merchant vessel through the Strait of Hormuz, a security source said on Thursday, after a Royal Navy warship had to stop three Iranian vessels from blocking the passage of a BP-operated tanker....
23:13, 07/11/2019

US-Iran tensions escalate after tanker attacks — Five experts on what to watch The U.S. blamed Iran for the attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. However, Iran denied the responsibility. Five experts discuss what could happen to the oil market and the U.S.-Iran relationship if more conflicts arise....
22:26, 06/14/2019

Wall St. dips after strong rally as U.S.-Iran tensions escalate U.S. stocks slipped on Friday as rising tensions between the United States and Iran slammed the brakes on this week's run that lifted the S&P 500 to a record high....
17:13, 06/21/2019

US resident imprisoned in Iran says his release served to de-escalate tensions Nizar Zakka denied reports his release was part of a wider deal after arriving in his native Lebanon A Lebanese man who had been imprisoned in Iran for years on charges of espionage said Tuesday that he was subjected to “kidnapping, arbitrary detenti...
23:52, 06/11/2019

House Speaker Pelosi calls on U.S. to de-escalate tensions with Iran U.S. House of Representatives' Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called for the United States to de-escalate tensions with Iran, after top lawmakers attended a White House briefing on the downing of an American drone by Tehran....
07:00, 06/21/2019

US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf as Iran tensions escalate DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — U.S. diplomats warned Saturday that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran. The warning relayed by U.S...
10:52, 05/18/2019

Iraq PM orders Iran-allied militias to be reined in Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi sought on Monday to curb the powers of influential Iranian-backed Shi'ite Muslim militias, a politically risky move apparently aimed at placating the United States....
23:00, 07/01/2019

Once again, Iraq caught up in tensions between US and Iran As tensions between the U.S. and Iran escalate, there are concerns Iraq could once again get caught in the power play, just as it is on the path to recovery...
07:26, 05/18/2019

The Latest: Bahrain orders its citizens to leave Iraq, Iran DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 2:40 p.m. Bahrain is ordering all of its citizens to immediate...
23:26, 05/18/2019

Once again, Iraq caught up in escalating US-Iran tensions When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you're not going to stand with us, stand aside....
22:39, 05/17/2019

EU supports Iraq-proposed conference on US-Iran tensions The European Union’s foreign policy chief says the EU is fully supportive of an Iraqi proposal to hold a regional conference to deal with rising tensions between the United States and Iran...
17:39, 07/13/2019

Iraq offers to mediate between US, Iran amid ongoing tensions Iraq offered to mediate in the crisis between its two key allies, the United States and Iran, amid escalating Middle East tensions and as Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers steadily unravels....
07:13, 05/27/2019

Pompeo makes unannounced trip to Iraq amid tensions with Iran Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made an unannounced, dead-of-night jaunt to Iraq on Tuesday, showing support for the country’s government in the face as escalating tensions between the US and Iran. Pompeo came and went in Baghdad in just four ho...
05:00, 05/08/2019

Pompeo makes surprise visit to Iraq amid rising tensions with Iran The secretary of state’s trip came on the eve of the first anniversary of President Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear agreement with Iran. Washington and Tehran have been exchanging increasingly belligerent rhetoric as the day approaches....
06:26, 05/08/2019

Exclusive: Exxon's $53 billion Iraq deal hit by contract snags, Iran tensions - sources Just weeks ago, U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a $53 billion project to boost Iraq's oil output at its southern fields, a milestone in the company's ambitions to expand in the country....
10:00, 06/21/2019

Amid Iran Tensions, US Orders Partial Evacuation Of Embassy In Baghdad The US State Department on Wednesday ordered all non-emergency staff to leave its embassy in Baghdad and consulate in Arbil, as tensions mount between the United States and Iraq's neighbor Iran....
12:52, 05/15/2019

Secretary of State Pompeo Makes Surprise Trip to Iraq Amid Increasing Tensions With Iran BAGHDAD — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has made an unannounced trip to Iraq as Washington warns Iran against any action against American interests in the Middle East. Pompeo was in Baghdad briefly Tuesday night before flying out. Pompeo ...
01:00, 05/08/2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo makes unannounced trip to Iraq amid rising tensions with Iran U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made a lightning visit to Baghdad on Tuesday to show U.S. support for the Iraqi government as Washington steps up warnings to Iran against any action against American interests in the Middle East....
00:52, 05/08/2019

Rep. Duncan Hunter Admits He Probably Killed 'Hundreds of Civilians' in Iraq California Rep. Duncan Hunter, previously best known for investigations into his misuse of funds while in office and vaping on the floor of Congress, went on a Barstool Sports podcast last week and inexplicably admitted to killing hundreds of innocen...
04:13, 06/03/2019

Rep. Duncan Hunter says his unit ‘killed probably hundreds of civilians’ in Iraq The California Republican’s remarks in a podcast interview are his latest eyebrow-raising comments since being charged in 2018 with spending campaign funds on personal expenses....
01:39, 06/04/2019

Rep. Duncan Hunter: Iraq unit 'killed probably hundreds of civilians' California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter said that as an artillery officer, his unit "killed probably hundreds of civilians" during his 2004 tour in Fallujah, Iraq....
19:39, 06/03/2019

Inherent Resolve: 1,300 civilians accidentally killed in Syria, Iraq since 2014 U.S.-led fighting in Iraq and Syria have inadvertently killed more than 1,300 civilians over the last five years, U.S. military officials said Friday....
19:00, 05/31/2019

Dow plunges 500 points as US-China trade tensions escalate The Dow plunged more than 500 points on Tuesday as investors grew jittery over President Trump’s threats to slap new tariffs on Chinese goods. Beijing said on Tuesday that Chinese Vice Premier Liu He will visit the United States this week for t...
20:52, 05/07/2019

Chinese markets fall more than 3% as US-China trade tensions escalate U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet Sunday afternoon that the current 10% levies on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods will rise to 25% on Friday....
04:00, 05/06/2019

Colombian Army’s Kill Orders Put Civilians at Risk, Officers Say Senior officers told The Times that soldiers are under intense pressure to defeat rebel groups and that a pattern of suspicious killings and cover-ups has begun to emerge this year....
17:13, 05/18/2019

ICE hard-liner to replace outgoing CBP commissioner as immigration tensions escalate John Sanders, acting commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection agency, is leaving and will be replaced by ICE head Mark Morgan.        ...
00:52, 06/26/2019

US Treasury yields continue to slide as Middle East tensions escalate U.S. government debt prices continued to rise Friday morning as investors flock to perceived safe havens amid fears of a military standoff between the U.S. and Iran....
11:52, 06/14/2019

US warships sail near disputed islands claimed by China, as tensions escalate: report Two U.S. warships on Monday sailed near islands claimed by China in the disputed South China, a move that comes at a time of tense relations between the two nations....
16:13, 05/06/2019

Acting Customs and Border Protection commissioner to leave as immigration tensions escalate John Sanders, acting commissioner of the Customs and Border Protection agency, will be leaving his post amid reports of troubled facility.        ...
19:52, 06/25/2019

US orders non-essential embassy staff to leave Iraq The U.S. Embassy in Iraq says the State Department has ordered all non-essential, non-emergency government staff to leave the country right away amid escalating tensions with Iran. The alert, published on the embassy’s website on Wednesday, com...
10:52, 05/15/2019

U.S. orders non-emergency workers to leave Iraq embassy The U.S. State Department has ordered all non-emergency personnel from its embassy in Iraq as a result of rising tensions in the region, officials said Wednesday....
14:39, 05/15/2019

The Latest: UK official to visit Iran hoping to de-escalate DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on tensions between the U.S. and Iran and in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 5 p.m. A British Foreign Office official will visit Iran and call for “urgent de-escalation in the region and raise U...
15:13, 06/22/2019

GE poised for significant power orders in Iraq after U.S. push -sources General Electric Co potentially stands to win a large share of multibillion-dollar contracts to rebuild Iraq's electricity system, reflecting a change in how Iraq intends to award the work after the United States lobbied for GE, according to sources ...
19:39, 06/14/2019

Iraq warns of war if regional tensions not managed well Iraq's president told an emergency Arab summit in Saudi Arabia on Thursday that regional and international tensions with Iran could spark a war if not managed well and voiced hope that Iran's security would not be targeted....
01:52, 05/31/2019

German FM in Iraq to address regional tensions BAGHDAD (AP) — German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is in Iraq as part of a wider trip to the Middle East seeking to de-escalate tensions between Iran and the United States. In a statement Saturday, Maas’s office said European nations must engage...
11:52, 06/08/2019

Trump threatens Iran in tweet as tension between two countries escalate U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Iran in a tweet on Sunday, raising concerns about a potential U.S.-Iran conflict at a time when tensions between Washington and Tehran have risen....
05:39, 05/20/2019

State Department orders non-emergency personnel to leave Iraq posts NBC News- The State Department has ordered “non-emergency U.S. government employees” in Iraq to leave its embassy in Baghdad and its consulate in Erbil amid tensions with neighboring Iran. The State Department has ordered personnel home f...
15:26, 05/15/2019

Iran drone strike: Escalating Iran crisis looks a lot like the path US took to Iraq war The U.S. went to war in Iraq in 2003 based on flawed intelligence supported by hawkish policy makers. Is it doomed to repeat the error with Iran?        ...
17:00, 06/20/2019

US issues security alert on Iraq amid regional tensions BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. Embassy in Iraq has issued a security alert, warning U.S. citizens of “heightened tensions” in Iraq and advising against travel there. The advisory warning was posted on Twitter on Sunday night. It comes at a time ...
09:39, 05/13/2019

Kuwait ruler to visit Iraq amid Gulf tensions: KUNA Kuwait's ruling emir will visit Iraq on Wednesday, state news agency KUNA reported, saying the trip comes amid escalating regional tensions after attacks on tankers near the Strait of Hormuz....
13:26, 06/18/2019

Gov. Bevin Orders Flags To Half-Staff Monday In Honor Of Kentucky Soldier Killed In Iraq FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18)– Gov. Matt Bevin has ordered all U.S. and Kentucky flags at all state office buildings be lowered to half-staff on Monday, May 6, in honor of a Kentucky soldier who died in Iraq while supporting Operation Inherent Resolve. Acc...
22:39, 05/02/2019

German foreign minister arrives in Iraq, seeks to address regional tensions German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas arrived in Iraq on Saturday as part of a wider trip to the Middle East seeking to de-escalate tensions between Iran and the United States....
17:39, 06/08/2019

Donald Trump: Iran strikes called off over concern for civilians' safety President Donald Trump said Friday he'd ordered attacks against three targets in Iran late Thursday, but called them off in the final minutes over concerns that 150 civilians would be killed....
23:00, 06/21/2019

U.S., Iran tensions unyielding, Europeans reject Iran 'ultimatums' over nuclear deal European countries said on Thursday they wanted to preserve Iran's nuclear deal and rejected "ultimatums" from Tehran, after Iran relaxed restrictions on its nuclear program and threatened moves that might breach the 2015 international pact....
05:00, 05/10/2019

Iran's top general tells Iraqi militias to prep for 'proxy war' amid US-Iran tensions A top Iranian general has told Iran-backed militias in Iraq to “prepare for proxy war” in the wake of heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S., which accused the militias of moving missiles toward American forces....
13:13, 05/17/2019

Secretary of State Pompeo makes unannounced stop in Iraq amid increased tensions in region Pompeo met with Iraq's defense and intelligence chiefs, as well as the country's foreign minister and several other officials.        ...
01:00, 05/08/2019

U.S. Officials Raise Alarm of Iranian Threat Targeting American Troops in Iraq The White House and Pentagon made the decision after seeing intelligence that showed new activity on the part of Iranian forces since Friday, officials said....
20:13, 05/06/2019

Iran shoots down US drone: What we know about the tensions between the US and Iran The rising tensions between the United States and Iran continued on Thursday morning, when a U.S. surveillance drone was shot down by Iran.        ...
17:39, 06/20/2019

American Airlines Orders 50 Airbus Jets, in Blow to Boeing American Airlines agreed to buy 50 long-range, single-aisle jets from Airbus—a big order for a new plane that leaves rival Boeing behind in a new race to dominate a potentially promising market for midsize aircraft....
22:13, 06/19/2019

Once again Iraq caught up in U.S.-Iran tension When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sat down with Iraqi officials in Baghdad last week as tensions mounted between America and Iran, he delivered a nuanced message: If you’re not going to stand with us, stand aside....
17:13, 05/18/2019

The Latest: Iraq to try help end crisis between US and Iran The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 11:15 a.m....
12:52, 05/26/2019

A conflict with Iran would not be like the Iraq War. It would be worse. The dispute between a U.S. administration led by a tough-talking Republican president and an embattled but antagonistic Middle Eastern power has reminded many observers of the run-up to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003....
05:39, 05/15/2019

Road to war in Iran looks a lot like the path that took the U.S. against Iraq in the past The U.S. went to war in Iraq in 2003 based on flawed intelligence supported by hawkish policy makers. Is it doomed to repeat the error with Iran?        ...
12:00, 05/30/2019

Escalating Iran crisis looks a lot like the path US took to Iraq war The U.S. went to war in Iraq in 2003 based on flawed intelligence supported by hawkish policy makers. Is it doomed to repeat the error with Iran?        ...
21:26, 05/30/2019

Iraq offers to mediate in crisis between the US and Iran BAGHDAD — Iraq offered Sunday to mediate in the crisis between its two key allies, the United States and Iran, amid escalating Middle East tensions and as Tehran’s nuclear deal with world powers steadily unravels. Iraqi foreign minister, Mohamm...
16:13, 05/26/2019

Hulu orders horror anthology based on Nathan Ballingrud’s North American Lake Monsters Hulu wants to be your go-to for horror anthologies. Following Blumhouse’s Into The Dark and the Stephen King-adjacent Castle Rock comes a new series based on Nathan Ballingrud’s Shirley Jackson Award-winning North American Lake Monsters, a 2013 colle...
21:52, 05/24/2019

| Iraq warns of 'danger of war' as Iran's top diplomat visits Iraqi leaders have warned of the risks of war during a visit by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, whose country is locked in a tense standoff with the United States....
23:39, 05/27/2019

The Latest: Clerics warn Iraq could be pulled into Iran war DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 12:40 p.m. Two influential Shiite figures in Iraq are warning ...
11:26, 05/20/2019

Iran honors 150 soldiers who died during 1980s war with Iraq Thousands gathered in the streets of Tehran Thursday to honor unidentified Iranian soldiers who died during the decade-long war with Iraq during the 1980s....
22:00, 06/27/2019

Iraq gets new extension for Iran energy sanctions waiver Two Iraqi officials say the United States has given Iraq a new 90-day extension for an Iran sanctions waiver allowing Baghdad to import electricity and natural gas from Tehran....
14:52, 06/15/2019

Impact of trade tensions with China being felt in American schools and universities Tightening of visa restrictions had led to denials and delays for Chinese students who want to study in the U.S., and those who want to stay here after graduation....
21:13, 06/13/2019

UPDATE 1-Tensions with China help U.S. see importance of North American trade -Mexican official Tense U.S.-China relations are helping the United States understand the importance of a North American trade bloc, a senior Mexican diplomat said on Friday, after negotiating a deal that ended steel tariffs in the region....
04:13, 05/18/2019

Tension between Iran, U.S. has implications for Canadian troops in Iraq: analysts The escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf between Iran and the United States have implications for the future safety of Canadian troops in Iraq, analysts suggested Monday....
03:13, 07/09/2019

No Iran threat in Syria or Iraq, top British officer says, contradicting US Deputy commander of anti-Isis coalition rebuts White House justification for sending troopsThe top British general in the US-led coalition against Isis has said there is no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq or Syria, directly contra...
20:39, 05/14/2019

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard warns war with Iran would make Iraq War 'look like a cakewalk' Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D, HI, said she looks forward to a briefing next week that will provide more clarity on the rising tensions between the United States and Iran, and warned that a war with the country would dwarf the challenges we faced during our ...
19:52, 05/17/2019

Bahrain asks its citizens to leave Iran, Iraq 'immediately' U.S.-allied Bahrain warned its citizens on Saturday against travel to Iraq and Iran and asked those already there to return "immediately" for their safety, state news agency BNA said....
18:13, 05/18/2019

As U.S.-Iran tension simmers, rocket fired near Iraq's U.S. Embassy A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and diplomatic missions, on Sunday night, falling near the U.S. Embassy but causing no casualties, the Iraqi military said....
14:26, 05/20/2019

As US-Iran Tension Simmers, Rocket Fired Near Iraq's US Embassy A rocket was fired into the Iraqi capital Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses government buildings and diplomatic missions, on Sunday night, falling near the US Embassy but causing no......
19:00, 05/20/2019

Iraqi Shiite figures warn US-Iran war could 'burn' Iraq Leading Iraqi Shiite figures warned Monday against attempts to pull their country into a war between the U.S. and Iran, saying it would turn Iraq into a battlefield yet again, just as it is on the path to recovery....
20:00, 05/20/2019

Pro-Iran Militias Denounce Rocket Strike Near U.S. Embassy in Iraq The pro-Iran groups are seeking to distance themselves from an attack that threatens to inflame tensions amid efforts to de-escalate a crisis between Washington and Tehran....
22:00, 05/20/2019

Protesters in Iran, Iraq burn Israel, US flags on ‘Quds Day’ Iranians have begun rallies across the country to mark Quds, or Jerusalem Day, which will see demonstrations across the Mideast as the Trump administration tries to offer an Israeli-Palestinian peace plan...
15:13, 05/31/2019

The Latest: US blames Iran for tanker bombings, Iraq attack WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the United States and Iran tensions (all times local): 1:25 p.m. A senior Pentagon officer says the U.S. blames Iran and its proxies for the recent tanker bombings near United Arab Emirates and a rocket attack in Iraq....
06:13, 05/25/2019

The Latest: Iraq says Iran security in Arab states’ interest Iraq’s President Barham Salih told Arab leaders gathered in Saudi Arabia that the security and stability of Iran is in the interest of Muslim and Arab states...
03:00, 05/31/2019

White House Reviews Military Plans Against Iran, in Echoes of Iraq War The plans call for up to 120,000 American troops but not a land invasion of Iran. They were updated at the request of John R. Bolton, the national security adviser....
02:39, 05/14/2019

U.S. Blames Iran For Recent Tanker Bombings Near the U.A.E. and Iraq Rocket Attack (WASHINGTON) — A senior Pentagon officer says the U.S. blames Iran and its proxies for the recent tanker bombings near United Arab Emirates and a rocket attack in Iraq. Vice Admiral Michael Gilday says the U.S. has a high degree of confidence t...
23:39, 05/24/2019

U.S. pulls staff from Iraq, says Iran gave 'blessing' for tanker attacks Helicopters ferried U.S. staff from the American embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday out of apparent concern about perceived threats from Iran, which U.S. sources believe encouraged Sunday's attacks on four oil tankers in the Gulf....
03:39, 05/16/2019

‘Close to inconceivable': Trump’s Iran rhetoric sparks warning of Iraq war redux Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle warned President Donald Trump on Wednesday to avoid plunging the United States into another Iraq-like war in the Middle East, demanding more information about vague warnings that Iran might be planning attacks on ...
20:26, 05/15/2019

Saudi oil facilities attacked, U.S. sees threat in Iraq from Iran-backed forces Saudi Arabia said armed drones struck two of its oil pumping stations on Tuesday, two days after the sabotage of oil tankers near the United Arab Emirates, and the U.S. military said it was braced for "possibly imminent threats to U.S. forces in Iraq...
11:26, 05/15/2019

No increased threat from Iran-backed militia in Iraq, Syria-British general There has been no increase in the threat from Iran-backed militia against U.S.-led coalition forces battling remnants of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, a senior British officer in the coalition told a Pentagon news briefing on Tuesday....
18:26, 05/14/2019

Rand Paul wants Congress involved in Iran decision, says war would be 'a bigger mistake' than Iraq Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, said a war with Iran would be an even bigger mistake than the war with Iraq, and pushed for Congress to get involved in the process of approval. ...
01:52, 06/19/2019

UPDATE 2-Iraq has contingency plans in case Iran gas imports halted - minister Iraq has contingency plans for any stoppage of Iranian gas imports for its power grid but hopes no such disruption will take place, Oil Minister Thamer Ghadhban said on Thursday....
16:13, 05/16/2019

On Surprise Iraq Visit, Mike Pompeo Speaks Of "Imminent" Iran Threat Iraq has promised to guarantee the safety of US interests from Iran, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday as he paid a surprise trip to Baghdad where he accused Tehran of planning "imminent"......
02:39, 05/08/2019

UPDATE 1-Iraq close to signing $53 bln deal with Exxon, PetroChina; denies Iran link Iraq is close to signing a $53 billion, 30-year energy agreement with Exxon Mobil and PetroChina, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday, denying any link between the mega-project and U.S. permission for Iraq to do business with Iran....
16:39, 05/07/2019

Iraq close to signing $53 billion deal with Exxon, PetroChina; denies Iran link Iraq is close to signing a $53 billion, 30-year energy agreement with Exxon Mobil and PetroChina, Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday, denying any link between the mega-project and U.S. permission for Iraq to do business with Iran....
16:39, 05/07/2019

Saudi Arabia says firm Arab stand needed to deter Iran — but Iraq objects Saudi Arabia's King Salman told an emergency Arab summit on Thursday that decisive action was needed to stop Iranian "escalations" in the region following attacks on Gulf oil assets....
05:39, 05/31/2019

Saudi Arabia says firm Arab stand needed to deter Iran, Iraq demurs Saudi Arabia's king told an emergency Arab summit on Thursday that decisive action was needed to stop Iranian "escalations" in the region following attacks on Gulf oil assets, as American officials said a U.S. military deployment had deterred Tehran....
03:39, 05/31/2019

US-Iran tensions escalating, here's what you need to know Oil prices are on the rise after OPEC indicated it's likely to continue production cuts. CNBC's Hadley Gamble sits down with Kelly Evans to discuss on 'The Exchange'....
22:52, 05/20/2019

Oil Rises Again on U.S.-Iran Tensions Oil prices increased for a third straight day as rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran fueled worries of a disruption to Middle East oil supplies and shipments....
01:26, 05/17/2019

Iraqi PM says he wants to end tensions between Iran and US State-run Iraqi media is quoting Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi as saying that Baghdad will send delegations to the U.S. and Iran to help end tensions between the two countries...
16:13, 05/21/2019

Oil prices up on U.S.-Iran tensions Oil prices rose on Monday, extending vast gains last week prompted by tensions between Iran and the United States, as Washington was set to announce new sanctions on Tehran....
11:52, 06/24/2019

Iraqi PM orders Iran-backed militias into army command Baghdad has ordered militias to join the army and their leaders to choose between paramilitary or political activity. The move comes amid concern that Iraq could become a battleground as US-Iran tensions spike....
14:52, 07/02/2019

China backs Iran during U.S. tensions China offered strong support to Iran on Friday, with its top diplomat telling Iran's foreign minister that China opposes unilateral sanctions and supports Tehran's efforts to safeguard its interests....
18:52, 05/17/2019

Oil falls as Iran tensions seen easing Oil prices turned lower on Tuesday, falling by about $1 a barrel as U.S. President Donald Trump said progress has been made with Iran, signaling tensions could ease in the Mideast....
21:00, 07/16/2019

Iran: We don't want war or escalation of tensions Iran's U.N. ambassador is calling the current situation "very dangerous" and says the United States should de-escalate tensions by stopping "its military adventurism" in the region. (June 24)        ...
07:26, 06/25/2019

Donald Trump Orders Attack On Iran, Then Calls Off Operation: Officials US President Donald Trump ordered an attack on Iran on Thursday in retaliation for the downing of a surveillance drone in the Strait of Hormuz, officials said, but he called the operation off just......
07:39, 06/21/2019

Oil tankers targeted amid Iran-US tensions Two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz were damaged in suspected attacks on Thursday, an assault that left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both vessels and the US Navy rushed to assist. (June 13)      ...
15:52, 06/13/2019

The Latest: French FM says US can ease tensions with Iran French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says the U.S. can help encourage dialogue with Iran to ease growing tensions even though it withdrew from the 2015 nuclear accord with Iran...
19:13, 07/09/2019

Futures Now: Oil jumps on rising tensions with Iran "Futures Now" Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, and Jeff Kilburg, KKM Financial, discuss where they see crude oil prices headed amid geopolitical tensions with CNBC's Rahel Solomon....
00:26, 05/15/2019

Pompeo on tensions with Iran: 'The threat is real' Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, in an interview Thursday with “Fox & Friends,” addressed mounting tensions between the United States and Iran -- saying the threat from the regime is "real" and "credible." ...
15:39, 05/23/2019

Bolton Signals Caution Over U.S. Tensions With Iran The White House isn’t planning a military offensive response to a U.S. assessment that Iran was behind recent attacks on tankers off the U.A.E., national security adviser John Bolton said, mirroring a conciliatory tone taken by President Trump....
10:39, 05/29/2019

Nuclear changes, more troops heighten US-Iran tensions The Trump administration found itself in the awkward position Monday of demanding that Iran comply with a nuclear accord that the president has derided as the worst deal in history....
07:13, 06/18/2019

Oil prices steady as US-Iran tensions weigh Oil prices were steady on Tuesday, supported by worries over conflict between Iran and the United States but pressured by concerns about a potential decline in demand for crude....
06:13, 06/25/2019

Saudi Arabia, Iran Appear to Ease Tensions Saudi Arabia and Iran toned down their threatening rhetoric in an attempt to avoid military conflict, after the Trump administration moved to de-escalate two weeks of crisis....
19:26, 05/19/2019

US aircraft carrier seen as barometer of tensions with Iran Ordered by the White House to the Persian Gulf, the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier has become a 100,000-ton barometer of the tensions between Iran and the U.S....
17:13, 05/20/2019

Iran war 'not going to happen' despite rising tensions, says Romney Revolutionary Guards chief: Iran was not pursuing war eitherOpinion: Trump supporters don’t want war with IranMitt Romney has joined the commander of the Revolutionary Guards in dismissing the threat of war between the US and Iran, despite increasin...
17:00, 05/19/2019

Tensions run high after Iran shoots down US drone The US has confirmed that Iran's Revolutionary Guards shot down a maritime surveillance drone, but denied that it had been flying over Iranian airspace. US military officials called the incident an "unprovoked attack."...
21:26, 06/20/2019

Iran-US tensions are reaching new heights – and neither is likely to blink Long-term standoff threatens to turn into crisis after alleged sabotage of two Saudi tankers A festering four-year war, crippling sanctions, threats to maritime oil trade and a US naval battlegroup steaming for the Persian Gulf. Such developments wer...
01:00, 05/14/2019

US-Iran tensions put world 'on brink of serious catastrophe' The president of Iraq has warned that the world is “on the brink of serious catastrophe” as tensions between Iran and the US escalate in the Gulf....
20:52, 06/26/2019

Congress reacts to escalating tensions with Iran Some Congressional members say President Donald Trump was right not to attack Iran. After Iran downed a U.S. drone, Trump ordered a retaliatory strike that he said he shelved 10 minutes before Iran was to be hit. (June 21)     &#...
02:26, 06/22/2019

Diplomats Swap Messages to Help Defuse U.S.-Iran Tensions European and Arab officials are carrying messages between Washington and Tehran, Western diplomats say, in bid to head off outright conflict in the Persian Gulf....
01:26, 05/25/2019

Oil mixed on crude demand fears and U.S.-Iran tensions Oil prices were mixed on Monday as market concerns about the possibility of a conflict between the United States and Iran eased, while worries about declining crude demand resurfaced....
23:26, 06/24/2019

Pompeo visits Germany as tensions rise between US, Iran Mike Pompeo is making his first visit to Germany as secretary of state at the start of a four-nation European trip as tensions rise between the U.S. and Iran....
12:52, 05/31/2019

Chances of US-Iran tensions escalating are 'very, very high,' says expert Tensions between the U.S. and Iran will likely escalate in the near future, says a former energy advisor to the prime minister of Iran in the late 1970s....
06:13, 06/25/2019

Oil up on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions, but trade war worries cap gains Oil prices rose on Tuesday on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions and amid expectations that producer club OPEC will continue to withhold supply this year....
12:13, 05/21/2019

Iran Slams U.S. Sanctions as ‘Unacceptable’ as Tensions Mount (DUBAI, United Arab Emirates) — Iran’s foreign minister on Thursday slammed mounting U.S. sanctions imposed on Tehran by the Trump administration as “unacceptable,” even as he insisted that his country is committed to an inter...
10:52, 05/16/2019

CANADA STOCKS-TSX drops as U.S.-Iran tensions weigh Canada's main stock index fell on Friday, mirroring losses in global equities as tensions between the United States and Iran kept investors on the sidelines....
17:13, 06/21/2019

US carrier and bombers deploy as tensions with Iran heat up The US is deploying the USS Abraham Lincoln Carrier Strike Group and a bomber task force to the US Central Command region in response to "troubling" warnings from Iran, the White House announced Sunday....
22:13, 05/06/2019

Iran Tensions Could Prompt Cyber Attacks, U.S. Fears Iran may attempt to retaliate against the U.S. with disruptive cyberattacks, according to current and former U.S. officials, as multiple security firms have seen signs hacking attempts in the past week....
22:52, 06/21/2019

European stocks hit by Iran tensions; M&A lifts tech European shares dipped early on Tuesday, as investors shied away from riskier assets in the face of a new round of U.S. sanctions against Iran and doubts over whether Washington and Beijing will make any progress on trade at a G20 summit this week....
12:00, 06/25/2019

Pompeo, Swiss FM in talks likely dominated by Iran tensions BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is holding talks with his Swiss counterpart that are expected to focus on Iran. Amid rising tensions between Washington and Tehran that have sparked fears of conflict, Pompeo was meet...
15:39, 06/02/2019

Oil prices in balance between demand worries, U.S.-Iran tensions Oil prices hung in the balance on Tuesday as concerns over declining crude demand were offset by risks to supply linked to new U.S. sanctions on Iran....
12:00, 06/25/2019

Oil gains after Iran tensions, stocks at seven-week highs Oil prices built on recent gains on Friday on fears any U.S. military attack on Iran would disrupt flows from the Middle East, while a gauge of global stock markets hovered near seven-week highs following a run spurred by optimism over monetary polic...
20:39, 06/21/2019

Trump, Senate leaders react to US-Iran tensions As President Donald Trump declares that "Iran made a very big mistake" in shooting down a U.S. drone, Republican and Democratic leaders publicly address the escalating tensions with Iran on the Senate floor Thursday morning. (June 20)   &#...
18:39, 06/20/2019

Oil prices steady, U.S.-Iran tensions remain in focus Oil prices were steady on Tuesday, supported by worries over conflict between Iran and the United States but pressured by concerns about a potential decline in demand for crude....
03:39, 06/25/2019

Oil prices inch up on Iran tensions and OPEC cuts Oil prices climbed on Friday, supported by tensions over Iran and a decision by OPEC and its allies to extend an output supply cut deal until next year, but mixed economic data limited the rally....
20:52, 07/05/2019

US-Iran move closer to a flashpoint as tensions spike The Trump administration found itself in the awkward position Monday of demanding that Iran comply with a nuclear accord that the president has derided as the worst deal in history....
02:39, 06/18/2019

US squadron of F-15E fighters arrive in UAE amid Iran tensions A squadron of American F-15E Strike Eagles arrived in United Arab Emirates on Thursday as part of reinforcements against the Iranian threat as announced last month by the Pentagon....
17:39, 06/18/2019

UAE official says tensions with Iran can be addressed 'only' politically: Twitter Tensions in the Gulf can only be addressed politically and priority should be de-escalation and dialogue, a senior United Arab Emirates official said on Sunday....
13:39, 06/23/2019

The Latest: Oman says it’s working to ease US-Iran tensions ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Oman’s Foreign Ministry says it’s working to “ease ...
10:00, 05/24/2019

US national security adviser in UAE amid tensions with Iran ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, a longtime hawk on Iran, is visiting the United Arab Emirates amid heightened tensions across the Persian Gulf. John Bolton tweeted he had arrived in the...
07:00, 05/29/2019

Iran’s foreign minister in Pakistan amid tensions with US ISLAMABAD (AP) — Iran’s foreign minister is in Pakistan on a critically timed visit amid a crisis between Tehran and Washington and ahead of next week’s emergency Arab League meeting called by Saudi Arabia as regional tensions escalate. M...
09:13, 05/24/2019

| Mecca to host three summits focused on Iran tensions The holy city of Mecca is preparing to welcome Arab and Muslim leaders for three summits, as Saudi Arabia seeks to rally support against arch-rival Iran over attacks on oil installations....
19:00, 05/30/2019

Iran has no plans to leave OPEC despite tensions: oil minister Iran has no plans to leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries despite being treated like an enemy by some fellow members, Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh said in an interview published on Saturday....
17:00, 06/08/2019

Saudi oil tankers among those attacked off UAE amid Iran tensions Saudi Arabia said on Monday that two of its oil tankers were among those attacked off the coast of the United Arab Emirates and described it as an attempt to undermine the security of crude supplies amid tensions between the United States and Iran....
01:13, 05/14/2019

Iran-U.S. tensions take the edge off world stocks rally World stocks fell on Friday, as worries about a threatened U.S. military strike against Iran and a global trade conflict took the edge off a central bank-induced rally from earlier in the week....
12:13, 06/21/2019

Japan PM Shinzo Abe in Tehran to defuse US-Iran tensions Shinzo Abe is the first Japanese prime minister to visit Iran in over four decades. The trip comes amid escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf, as the US tries to cut off Iran from its main oil customers....
21:52, 06/12/2019

Dow futures higher amid growing tensions between Iran and the US U.S. stock index futures were slightly higher Monday morning, as traders monitor geopolitical tensions, in particular between the United States and Iran....
11:00, 06/24/2019

Worried by Iran tensions, U.S. lawmakers seek end to law of 'endless war' Rising tensions between the United States and Iran prompted some Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Wednesday to call for the repeal of a law that presidents have used for two decades to justify U.S. military action around the world....
20:13, 05/22/2019

Iran-US tensions flare in the Persian Gulf: What's at stake The US has blamed Iran for attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf — a claim Iran denies. The dispute has raised concerns of a new conflict in the region. DW examines the key actors involved and their interests....
22:00, 06/15/2019

‘Call me,’ Trump tells Iran as tensions flare WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has a message for Iran’s leaders as tensions flare over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program: “Call me.” Trump’s nuclear talks with North Korea may be stalled, but that isn̵...
02:00, 05/10/2019

Futures lower on Iran tensions, trade worries U.S. stock futures were pulled lower by Iran tensions and trade worries on Tuesday, with investors focusing on Federal Reserve officials for more clarity on interest rates....
14:13, 06/25/2019

China's Xi says Iran tensions worrying, calls for restraint A rise in tensions in the Middle East owing to U.S. pressure on Iran is worrying and all parties need to exercise restraint, Chinese President Xi Jinping told Russian media ahead of a visit to the country....
04:13, 06/05/2019

U.S. Plans New Iran Sanctions as Europe Tries to Defuse Tensions President Trump and his aides have indicated they are prepared to wait for the economic vise on Tehran to tighten further, but didn’t elaborate on what additional sanctions would look like....
02:39, 06/24/2019

Iran's foreign minister in Pakistan amid tensions with US Iran's foreign minister is in Pakistan on a critically timed visit amid a crisis between Tehran and Washington and ahead of next week's emergency Arab League meeting called by Saudi Arabia as regional tensions escalate....
09:00, 05/24/2019

Oil Edges Higher on OPEC Cuts, Iran Tensions Oil prices rose slightly on continued U.S.-Iran tensions and as major crude producers including Saudi Arabia signaled they may maintain production cuts until the end of this year....
16:52, 05/20/2019

Intelligence Suggests U.S., Iran Misread Each Other, Stoking Tensions Intelligence collected by the U.S. government shows Iran’s leaders believe the U.S. planned to attack them, prompting preparation by Tehran for possible counterstrikes, according to one interpretation of the information, people familiar with the matt...
01:52, 05/17/2019

US Embassy in Iraq says the State Department has ordered all non-emergency government staff to leave Iraq right away BAGHDAD (AP) — US Embassy in Iraq says the State Department has ordered all non-emergency government staff to leave Iraq right away....
11:39, 05/15/2019

Iraq’s Militias, Accused of Threatening U.S., Pose a Quandary for Iraq The militias were critical in pushing the Islamic State out of Iraq, but most have refused to disarm. They range from helpful groups to criminal organizations, and some have ties to Iran....
03:13, 05/08/2019

Oil steadies as U.S. supply concerns ease but Iran tensions loom Oil prices steadied on Tuesday as a resumption of production in the Gulf of Mexico after Hurricane Barry and a boom in U.S. supply from shale oil countered tensions in the Middle East....
14:13, 07/16/2019

Oil rises on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions; trade war concerns weigh Oil prices edged up on Tuesday on escalating tensions between the United States and Iran and on signs that producer club OPEC will continue withholding supply this year....
05:39, 05/21/2019

The Latest: Qatar trying to defuse tensions amid Iran crisis The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in the Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 9:40 a.m....
09:13, 05/16/2019

As Tensions Rise Over Nuclear Deal, Mike Pompeo Says "Not Done" With Iran US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo on Monday said that the Donald Trump administration is "not done" with Iran and will continue its pressure campaign against Tehran in a bid to force it to abandon......
07:00, 07/09/2019

CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens lower as U.S.-Iran tensions mount Canada's main stock index edged lower at open on Friday, mirroring losses in global equities as tensions between the United States and Iran kept investors on the sidelines....
17:13, 06/21/2019

Mark Esper Takes Over At Pentagon As Tensions With Iran Flare Trump's new pick for Pentagon chief Mark Esper takes over as acting defense secretary on Monday -- and will quickly find himself in the hot seat on everything from tensions with Iran to Washington's......
00:13, 06/23/2019

US-Iran tensions rise ahead of anniversary of deal pullout DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — White House’s sudden announcement that a U.S. aircraft carrier would be deployed in the Persian Gulf to counter Iran comes just days ahead of the anniversary of President Donald Trump’s decision to withd...
09:00, 05/07/2019

Allies fear US-Iran tensions could spark accidental conflict International worries that the Trump administration is sliding toward war with Iran flared into the open amid skepticism about its claims that the Islamic Republic poses a growing threat to the U.S. and its allies in the Persian Gulf and beyond ....
14:13, 05/15/2019

Iran renews nuclear pact ultimatum amid tensions with U.S. Iran will continue scaling back compliance with a nuclear deal unless other signatories to the pact show "positive signals", the Iranian president said on Saturday as tensions with the United States escalated over tanker attacks in the Gulf region....
13:13, 06/15/2019

US to deploy 1,500 troops to Middle East amid tensions with Iran White House downplays prospect of conflictTrump administration approves $7bn arms sale to Saudi ArabiaThe US will send hundreds of additional troops and a dozen fighter jets to the Middle East in the coming weeks to counter what the Pentagon has said...
07:52, 05/25/2019

Pakistan PM warns against war in region amid Iran tensions with U.S., Saudi Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned against the risk of conflict in the region, following a visit to Islamabad by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as tensions between Washington and Tehran escalated....
11:13, 05/25/2019

Oil bounces up on Iran concern after touching one-month low on trade tensions Oil futures edged higher in volatile trade on Monday as rising tensions between the United States and Iran buoyed prices after they touched a one-month low following U.S. President Donald Trump's threat that he may raise tariffs on Chinese goods....
23:52, 05/06/2019

Sanders rips Trump over escalating tensions with Iran, says war would be 'disaster' Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Monday took aim at President Trump over the rising tensions between the United States and Iran, warning on Memorial Day that a military confrontation between the two countries would be more disastrous than the Iraq war....
01:26, 05/28/2019

Iran tensions could drive Brent crude above $80 this summer, strategist says Tensions in key international waterways could drive up oil prices this year, according to RBC Capital Markets head of global commodity strategy Helima Croft....
16:00, 05/09/2019

Amid Tensions, Iran's Crude Buyers Jump Ship One month after the Trump administration said it would tighten its ban on Iran’s oil sales, the country’s direct crude buyers have all but vanished, traders and executives in the Islamic Republic say....
16:13, 05/27/2019

Oil price keeps rising as Iran tensions build - business live Rolling coverage of the latest economic and financial news, as crude oil prices hit their highest levels since the end of MayLatest: Oil prices rise after drone shootingEarlier:HBOS fraud: £45m fine over bank’s failingsChipmaker IQE says Huawei ban i...
13:26, 06/21/2019

Oil at six-week high on Gulf of Mexico storm, Iran tensions Oil prices hit a six-week high on Thursday as oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico were evacuated ahead of a storm, while an incident with a British tanker in the Middle East highlighted tensions in the region....
13:00, 07/11/2019

Tensions over Iran show cracks in a time-tested alliance Gone, at least for now, are the halcyon days when strong military and political ties between Britain and the United States meant that Washington could assume it had a staunch partner for standing up to a foreign foe....
21:00, 05/15/2019

Iran Renews Nuclear Pact Ultimatum Amid Tensions With US Iran will continue scaling back compliance with a nuclear deal unless other signatories to the pact show "positive signals", the Iranian president said on Saturday as tensions with the United States......
17:13, 06/15/2019

Pompeo skips visit to Greenland amid new tensions with Iran LONDON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has cancelled a visit to Greenland to return to Washington amid an escalation of tensions with Iran. Pompeo had been due to wrap up a trip to Europe on Thursday with a stop in Greenland aimed at promo...
09:00, 05/09/2019

Pakistan PM Warns Against Risk Of War In Region Amid Iran Tensions Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan warned against the risk of conflict in the region, following a visit to Islamabad by Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif as tensions between Washington and Tehran......
20:00, 05/25/2019

Iran quadruples uranium-enrichment production amid US tensions Iran quadrupled its uranium-enrichment production capacity amid tensions with the US over Tehran’s nuke program, officials said Monday, just after President Trump and Iran’s foreign minister traded threats and taunts on Twitter. Iranian o...
00:26, 05/21/2019

France sends top diplomat to Iran for talks to reduce tensions French President Emmanuel Macron's top diplomatic adviser traveled to Iran on Wednesday to hold talks with local officials as part of European efforts to reduce tensions in the Gulf region, a presidency official said....
22:00, 06/19/2019

Japan's Shinzo Abe In Tehran Mission To Ease Iran-US Tensions Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected in Tehran on Wednesday for a rare diplomatic mission, hoping to ease tensions between the Islamic republic and Tokyo's key ally Washington....
11:39, 06/12/2019

Iran ratchets up tensions with higher enrichment, draws warnings Iran announced on Sunday it will shortly boost its uranium enrichment above a cap set by a landmark 2015 nuclear deal, a major breach likely to draw a tougher reaction from President Donald Trump, who has pressured Tehran to renegotiate the pact....
18:39, 07/07/2019

Pompeo Visits Germany Amid Rising Tensions Between the U.S. and Iran (BERLIN) — Mike Pompeo is making his first visit to Germany as secretary of state at the start of a four-nation European trip as tensions rise between the U.S. and Iran. Pompeo was set to meet Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Chancellor Angela M...
10:13, 05/31/2019

Saudi Arabia oil facilities attacked, U.S.-Iran tensions flare Saudi Arabia said armed drones struck two oil pumping stations in the kingdom on Tuesday in what it called a "cowardly" act of terrorism two days after four Saudi oil tankers were sabotaged off the coast of the United Arab Emirates....
21:13, 05/14/2019

US sending troops to Mideast amid Gulf tensions over Iran The U.S. is sending 1,000 more troops to the Middle East as tensions in the Persian Gulf mounted Tuesday over Iran's announcement it will not comply with the international agreement that keeps it from making nuclear weapons....
15:52, 06/18/2019

McConnell would prefer confirmed defense secretary given Iran tensions U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday it would be better to have a Senate-confirmed defense secretary than someone serving in just an acting capacity given tensions between the United States and Iran....
04:26, 06/19/2019

U.S. cautions airlines flying over Middle East after tensions with Iran The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is advising commercial airlines flying over the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman to use caution in the wake of elevated tensions between the United States and Iran. ...
04:52, 05/19/2019

U.S. issues warning on airspace near Gulf as Iran tensions simmer The Federal Aviation Administration has issued an advisory to U.S. commercial airliners flying over the waters of the Gulf and the Gulf of Oman to exercise caution as tensions between Washington and Tehran continue to simmer....
11:00, 05/18/2019

Iran Downs U.S. Military Drone Amid Rising Tensions Iran said it shot down a U.S. military drone, the latest in a series of skirmishes across the Middle East that have stoked fears of a wider military conflict....
13:39, 06/20/2019

How U.S. Allies in the Middle East are Responding to Rising Tensions with Iran U.S. allies in the Middle East have held back from a full-throated endorsement of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s claim that it is “unmistakable” Iran perpetrated a June 13 attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman. Despite a ...
18:26, 06/18/2019

Iran President Rejects Talks With US Amid Heightening Tensions Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rejected talks with the United States on Tuesday, after President Donald Trump said Iran would call and ask for negotiations "if and when they are ever ready"....
20:13, 05/21/2019

Brent oil rises on Iran tensions and OPEC, U.S. crude slips Brent oil prices edged up on Friday, supported by tensions over Iran and a decision by OPEC and its allies to extend an output supply cut deal until next year, while U.S. benchmark crude prices fell on weak economic indicators....
19:26, 07/05/2019

Iran says it won't wage war, Russia tells U.S. to stop stoking tensions President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday Iran would not wage war against any nation, while Russia told the United States it should drop what it called provocative plans to deploy more troops to the Middle East....
15:00, 06/18/2019

Seoul sees US, NKorea diplomacy as contrast to Iran tensions US, North Korea are trying to narrow their differences for new summit talks, South Korea’s unification minister says, contrasting the US and North Korea diplomatic efforts to the rising tensions over Iran’s nuclear deal...
06:52, 06/27/2019

The Latest: Japanese leader seeks to cool US-Iran tensions The Latest: The leader of Japan is visiting Iran to warn that an “accidental conflict” could be sparked amid heightened tensions between Iran and the U.S....
03:52, 06/13/2019

US Deploys F-22 Stealth Fighters To Qatar Amid Iran Tensions The US has deployed F-22 stealth fighters to Qatar for the first time, its military said Friday, adding to a buildup of US forces in the Gulf amid tensions with Iran....
10:26, 06/29/2019

British minister to visit Iran on Sunday for talks on tensions Britain's Middle East minister Andrew Murrison will visit Iran on Sunday for "frank and constructive" talks, the Foreign Office said, amid escalating tension between Tehran and Washington after the downing of an unmanned U.S. drone....
13:52, 06/22/2019

Trump says he will discuss Iran tensions at Camp David: 'We want to be proportionate' Trump's comments come after he called off strikes against the Islamic Republic this week over concerns that a military response would kill scores of people....
20:00, 06/22/2019

US briefing: China trade war, Iran tensions and Philippine election Monday’s top story: markets dip as investors brace for China’s retaliation to US tariffs. Plus, a farewell to Veep, the funniest, sweariest show on TVGood morning, I’m Tim Walker with today’s essential stories. Continue reading......
13:13, 05/13/2019

Oil prices rise on Iran tensions, OPEC output cuts Oil futures rose on Friday as tensions over Iran and an extension to output cuts by OPEC and its allies boosted prices, but mixed economic data limited the rally....
12:26, 07/06/2019

German mediator heads to Iran amid escalating tensions with U.S. A senior German diplomat headed Thursday to Tehran to press Iran to continue to respect the landmark nuclear deal, despite the unilateral withdrawal of the U.S. and increasing pressure from Washington....
15:52, 05/23/2019

Oil flat as U.S.-Iran tensions support prices, trade war weighs Oil futures held steady on Tuesday, supported by U.S.-Iran tensions and expectations of ongoing OPEC supply cuts but under pressure from concerns about a drawn-out trade war between Washington and Beijing....
18:00, 05/21/2019

Iran Revolutionary Guard Shoots Down US Drone Amid Tensions TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said, while disputing the circ...
13:26, 06/20/2019

Trump meets with Swiss leader amid Iran tensions President Donald Trump welcomed Swiss president Ueli Maurer to the White House Thursday, amid rising tensions with Iran. Asked by reporters if the U.S. is going to war with Tehran, Trump responded, "I hope not." (May 16)     ...
19:39, 05/16/2019

FAA Bans Flights Near Persian Gulf as President Trump Orders Military Strike Against Iran Then Calls It Off The Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order overnight barring U.S.-based airlines from flying over some airspace controlled by Iran. The FAA order came just as news broke that President Donald Trump had ordered a military strike aga...
15:00, 06/21/2019

The Latest: Iraq says foreign forces may not fight in Iraq BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister says foreign troops and local militia operating inside his country are forbidden from confronting each other and must operate under the supervision and control of the Iraqi armed forces. Adel Abdul-MahdiR...
21:39, 06/18/2019

The U.S. Sending 1,500 More Troops to Middle East Amid Iran Tensions, Official Says (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. will bolster its military presence in the Middle East with an additional 1,500 troops, President Donald Trump said Friday amid heightened tensions with Iran. Trump said the troops would have a “mostly protective...
23:26, 05/24/2019

Emmanuel Macron To Discuss Iran Tensions With Donald Trump At G20 Summit French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said he would discuss the current flare-up of tensions between Iran and the United States with President Donald Trump at this week's G20 summit in Japan,......
05:00, 06/25/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks subdued, oil rises on U.S.-Iran tensions Asian shares were off to a cautious start on Monday as investors pinned their hopes on any signs of a thaw in Sino-U.S. trade negotiations while oil prices firmed on worries over heightened tensions between the United States and Iran....
05:00, 06/24/2019

Iran to partially withdraw from nuclear deal as tensions with U.S. rise: reports Iran on Wednesday is expected to announce it is partially withdrawing from the nuclear deal it struck with world powers, a year to the day that President Donald Trump pulled the U.S. from the accord....
23:00, 05/07/2019

Iran Lawmakers Chant "Death To America" In Parliament As Tensions Rise Iranian lawmakers chanted "Death to America" during a parliament session on Sunday after a speaker accused the United States of being the "real world terrorist", amid escalating tension with......
09:26, 06/23/2019

U.S. Sending 1,500 More Troops to Middle East Amid Iran Tensions, Official Says (WASHINGTON) — The U.S. will bolster its military presence in the Middle East with an additional 1,500 troops, President Donald Trump said Friday amid heightened tensions with Iran. Trump said the troops would have a “mostly protective...
03:13, 05/25/2019

Trump warns Iran, says country will 'suffer greatly' if it does 'anything' amid tensions President Trump on Monday warned Iran that it will “suffer greatly” if the country does “anything” amid reported threats against the United States from Tehran....
22:39, 05/13/2019

US to send 1,500 troops to Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran President Trump announced Friday that about 1,500 additional US troops will be deployed to the Middle East — mostly in a protective role — amid escalating tensions with Iran. “We’re going to be sending a relatively small number of troops,...
23:00, 05/24/2019

Gold soars to six-year high as trade, Iran tensions mount Trade anxiety and escalating tensions between the United States and Iran sent gold soaring to a six-year high on Tuesday, and saw traders dive back into safe-harbour government bonds and the yen and Swiss franc at the expense of the dollar....
17:13, 06/25/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-Iran-U.S. tensions take the edge off world stocks rally World stocks fell on Friday, as worries about a threatened U.S. military strike against Iran and a global trade conflict took the edge off a central bank-induced rally from earlier in the week....
13:00, 06/21/2019

Oil climbs on Iran tensions, stocks edge back from seven-week highs Oil prices added to recent gains on Friday on fears any U.S. military attack on Iran would disrupt flows of crude from the Middle East, while a gauge of global stock markets edged back from seven-week highs following a run-up spurred by optimism over...
00:13, 06/22/2019

3 Oil Tankers ‘Sabotaged,’ Gulf Officials Say, Amid Heightened Tensions With Iran (FUJAIRAH, United Arab Emirates) — Two Saudi oil tankers and a Norwegian-flagged vessel were damaged in what Gulf officials described Monday as a “sabotage” attack off the coast of the United Arab Emirates. While details of the inci...
20:26, 05/13/2019

Oil hits six-week high on Gulf of Mexico storm, Iran tensions Oil prices hit a six-week high on Thursday as oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico were evacuated ahead of a storm, while an incident with a British tanker in the Middle East highlighted tensions in the region....
17:39, 07/11/2019

Iran threatens to surpass uranium limits as tensions with the U.S. continue to grow The announcement was the first time Tehran explicitly said it was on track to violate the 2015 nuclear accord. The Pentagon said Monday it was sending an additional 1,000 troops to the Middle East....
03:52, 06/18/2019

PRECIOUS-Gold steadies as trade tensions, Iran worries in focus Gold steadied on Monday after four days of falls, as a Sino-U.S. trade dispute aggravated by a Huawei ban and U.S. President Donald Trump's latest threat to Tehran fuelled interest in the safe-haven metal....
04:52, 05/20/2019

Exclusive: U.S. commander says he could send carrier into Strait of Hormuz despite Iran tensions The commander overseeing U.S. naval forces in the Middle East told Reuters on Thursday that American intelligence showing a threat from Iran will not prevent him from sending an aircraft carrier through the vital Strait of Hormuz, if needed....
05:00, 05/10/2019

Trade war and Iran tensions creating a 'very unstable' oil market, Russia minister says Current geopolitical tensions are making it harder and harder for oil-producing nations to make decisions that will help stabilize crude prices, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak told CNBC Sunday....
02:26, 05/20/2019

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Has Shot Down a U.S. Drone Amid Rising Tensions (TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shot down a U.S. drone on Thursday amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Washington over its collapsing nuclear deal with world powers, American and Iranian officials said, while disputing...
12:52, 06/20/2019

US Could Send More Troops To Mideast Amid Iran Tensions: Pentagon Chief The United States said Thursday it was considering deploying more troops to the Middle East as it looks for ways to enhance the protection of its forces in the turbulent region amid simmering tensions......
05:00, 05/24/2019

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street dips at open on U.S.-Iran tensions U.S. stocks opened modestly lower on Friday, as rising tensions between the United States and Iran kept investors on edge, taking the shine off a rally in the prior session that pushed the S&P 500 to a record high....
17:13, 06/21/2019

Donald Trump says he would send ‘120,000 troops to fight Iran’ as tensions grow DONALD Trump has said he would send soldiers to the Middle East amid reports the US is preparing to deploy 120,000 troops and fears of conflict with Iran....
22:00, 05/14/2019

Mike Pompeo cancels trip to Moscow amid tensions with Iran U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday canceled his trip to Moscow -- but not to Sochi -- opting instead to stop in Brussels amid rising tensions with Iran....
22:52, 05/13/2019

Trump Says Will Impose Fresh Sanctions On Iran Amid Heightened Tensions U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday he would impose fresh sanctions on Iran but that he wanted to make a deal to bolster its flagging economy, an apparent move to defuse tensions following......
20:00, 06/23/2019

US warns airliners flying in Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions U.S. warns commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf face risk of being ‘misidentified’ amid heightened tensions between the US and Iran...
07:26, 05/18/2019

Petraeus warns Iran to 'be very careful' as tensions rise with Trump administration Former CIA Director David Petraeus warned Iran that it going to have to be “very careful” as tensions between the Middle Eastern nation and the United States continue to ratchet up....
16:39, 05/19/2019

As tensions with U.S. rise, Iran threatens to curtail cooperation in the nuclear deal Those threats, Trump administration and defense officials said, led to the announcement by the White House late Sunday that a U.S. aircraft carrier and bombers were being deployed to the Persian Gulf region....
17:52, 05/07/2019

Trump sends 1,500 troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions U.S. officials say the Trump administration has notified Congress it plans to send 1,500 troops to the Middle East amid heightened tensions with Iran....
21:39, 05/24/2019

China Appeals For "Calm, Restraint" Amid Growing US-Iran Tensions China on Tuesday urged "calm and restraint" as tensions between the US and Iran escalate following US President Donald Trump's new sanctions on Iran....
18:00, 06/25/2019

CNBC's full interview with Sec. Rick Perry on rising tensions with Iran Energy Secretary Rick Perry joins CNBC's "Power Lunch" team to talk about oil markets amid brewing turmoil in the Middle East after tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman....
22:26, 06/14/2019

US warns airliners flying over Persian Gulf amid Iran tensions The US aviation regulator has warned that "military activities" and "political tensions" could put flights at risk. Washington has increased its military presence in the Gulf amid a worsening spat with Iran....
15:13, 05/18/2019

Stocks in Asia set to trade lower; US-Iran tensions continue to linger Stocks in Asia Pacific were set to trade lower on Monday morning, while tensions between the U.S. and Iran continued to linger after the latter shot down an American surveillance drone....
01:52, 06/24/2019

U.S. to send 1,500 troops to Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran Officials said members of Congress were notified following a White House meeting Thursday to discuss Pentagon proposals to bolster the U.S. force presence in the Middle East....
19:13, 05/24/2019

US video ‘shows Iran removing unexploded mine from tanker’ as WW3 tensions mount A US official has claimed it has a video showing Iran’s military removing an unexploded mine from the side of a Japanese tanker, as tensions reach breaking point between Washington and Tehran....
05:26, 06/14/2019

Trade stress, Iran tensions hits stocks, dollar frets on Fed doves European shares were spooked by Iran tensions and trade jitters on Tuesday, while the risk of more dovish talk from the Federal Reserve inflated gold to six-year highs and stoked demand for safe-harbor currencies like the yen and Swiss franc....
12:00, 06/25/2019

Air Force fighter planes sent to Persian Gulf amid heightened tensions with Iran The military deployed nearly a dozen Air Force fighter jets to the Persian Gulf state of Qatar amid escalating tensions with Iran and threats against American forces in the region. ...
03:13, 06/29/2019

Patriot system, transport ship sent to Middle East among rising tensions with Iran The Defense Department is moving the USS Arlington amphibious transport dock ship and a Patriot surface-to-air missile battery to the Middle East for additional military strength amid rising tensions with Iran....
18:52, 05/11/2019

Former CIA official: 'Absolutely necessary to talk about' taking preventative action amid Iran tensions Former CIA Middle East Department Chief Daniel Hoffman reacted to a New York Times report that President Trump reviewed a military plan that would send as many as 120,000 troops to the Middle East in the case an attack by Iran on American forces....
03:00, 05/15/2019

Two more B-52s, Marine expeditionary unit head to Middle East as tensions rise with Iran The Pentagon dispatched two more B-52s and a Marine expeditionary unit to the Middle East, on top of forces already there, in response to "credible threats" that Iran plans to attack American forces and interests there....
19:00, 05/10/2019

Pompeo meets Indian leaders amid trade tensions, Iran crisis The U.S. secretary of state and his Indian counterpart have downplayed growing disagreements over trade and tariffs, arguing that the two countries can work through their issues...
14:52, 06/26/2019

Pompeo: Trump admin willing to talk to Iran 'with no preconditions' as tensions hit boiling point Just weeks after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a renewed "pressure campaign" targeting Iran's energy sector, America's top diplomat said Sunday the Trump administration is willing to talk with Iran "with no preconditions"...
02:39, 06/03/2019

U.S. oil hits highest in over a month amid Gulf of Mexico storm, Iran tensions U.S. oil futures hit their highest in over a month on Thursday as a potential hurricane threatened crude output in the Gulf of Mexico and as an incident involving a British tanker in the Middle East highlighted ongoing tensions there....
03:26, 07/11/2019

Trump not 'worthy' of response, Iran's supreme leader says as Japan's Abe tries to ease tensions Iran's supreme leader said Thursday that President Trump was not “worthy” of a reply as Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s effort to ease tensions between the U.S. and Iran ended in a dud amid this week's attacks on oil tankers....
11:26, 06/14/2019

Pompeo meets Indian leader amid trade tensions, Iran crisis Pompeo arrived in New Delhi late Tuesday after visiting Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Afghanistan on a trip aimed at building a global coalition to counter Iran....
16:52, 06/26/2019

U.S. military wants to send thousands more troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions The proposal comes as the military seeks to address what officials have described as a spike in threats against American forces, detected by U.S. intelligence streams, from Iran and its proxy groups....
10:39, 05/24/2019

Germany, Netherlands stop training Iraqi soldiers as tensions rise between US-Iran Germany and the Netherlands have halted all training missions in Iraq as tensions continue to rise between the US and Iran, which supports proxy militias there. The countries announced the move Wednesday just hours after the US ordered all non-essent...
00:52, 05/16/2019

Iran says it has shot down US drone as missile strike in Saudi Arabia raises tensions US military denies it had aircraft in Iranian airspace amid strained relations with Tehran after last week’s oil tanker attacks US President Donald Trump has been briefed on the details of a missile strike in Saudi Arabia that appeared to come from Y...
07:52, 06/20/2019

China, Iran foreign ministers meet amid Middle East tensions BEIJING (AP) — The foreign ministers of China and Iran have met in Beijing amid heightened Middle East tensions and efforts by Tehran to keep its world markets open. Wang Yi, whose country has been a major customer for Iranian oil, held talks with Mo...
13:13, 05/17/2019

FAA bars U.S. airlines from flying over Persian Gulf amid escalating tensions with Iran The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration issued an emergency order prohibiting U.S.-registered aircraft operators from flying over the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman due to increased tensions with Iran....
08:00, 06/21/2019

ExxonMobil Employees Begin Evacuating an Iraqi Oil Field Amid U.S.-Iran Tensions (BAGHDAD) — Employees of energy giant ExxonMobil have begun evacuating from an oil field in the southern Iraqi province of Basra but work at the field is still ongoing, Iraqi officials said Saturday. The evacuation comes amid rising tensions be...
18:13, 05/18/2019

U.S. sending 1,000 troops to Middle East amid tensions with Iran over tanker attack The Pentagon on Monday announced it is sending 1,000 additional troops to the Middle East after attacks on oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman last week, which U.S. officials blamed on Iran....
10:39, 06/18/2019

Trump says he stopped airstrike on Iran in latest escalation of tensions – video report Donald Trump has said the US air force was 'cocked and loaded' to attack three Iranian targets, but he withdrew the order with 10 minutes to spare after being told the airstrikes might kill as many as 150 people. The strikes were planned in retaliati...
02:52, 06/22/2019

John Bolton warns Iran of ‘unrelenting force’ amid tensions in Gaza John Bolton warned on Sunday that the Trump administration would send a “clear and unmistakable message” to Iran as a carrier strike group was traveling to the region amid tensions in Gaza. President Trump’s National Security Adviso...
06:26, 05/06/2019

France, Germany to increase efforts to reduce Iran tensions, avert war: ministers France and Germany will increase their efforts to reduce tensions over Iran, but time was running out and the risk of war could not be ruled out, their foreign ministers said on Wednesday....
14:52, 06/19/2019

Ocasio-Cortez urges White House to ‘put down its saber’ amid Iran tensions Amid bellicose rhetoric mounting between the US and Iran, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez urged Team Trump to “put down its saber.” “This administration needs to put down its saber and pick up a phone. Diplomacy is what grants us peace and stability &#...
15:13, 06/21/2019

Indian Airlines To Avoid Iran Airspace Amid Tensions: Aviation Watchdog Amid rising geopolitical tensions between the US and Iran, India's aviation regulator DGCA Saturday said Indian airlines have decided to avoid the "affected part of the Iranian airspace" and reroute......
16:00, 06/22/2019

UK raises threat level for personnel in Iraq over Iran 'threat' Britain has raised the threat level for UK forces and diplomats in Iraq because of what sources say is a heightened security risk from Iran, Sky News can reveal....
14:13, 05/16/2019

As Shanahan heads to Asia, Iran tensions threaten Pentagon's 'great power' focus As acting U.S. Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan heads to Asia on Tuesday to deliver a major policy speech on the region, increasing tensions with Iran threaten to upend the Pentagon's strategy to focus on "great power competition" and countering Ru...
12:13, 05/28/2019

Oil to trade in current range or higher this summer as US-Iran tensions simmer — CNBC survey Oil experts surveyed by CNBC don't expect talks between the U.S. and Iran for at least 6 months, and more than a third see no military confrontation....
15:26, 06/28/2019

U.S. warns commercial airliners flying in the Persian Gulf amid heightened tensions with Iran U.S. diplomats warned Saturday that commercial airliners flying over the wider Persian Gulf faced a risk of being “misidentified” amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran....
17:13, 05/18/2019

Trump mulls proposal to beef up US troops in Middle East, as tensions with Iran flare The Pentagon on Thursday presented proposals to the White House at a meeting on sending military reinforcements to the Middle East to beef up defenses against Iran, Fox News has learned....
00:39, 05/24/2019

U.S. prods Iran for talks to ease Gulf tensions; Tehran dismisses sanctions threat U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he was not seeking war with Tehran after a senior Iranian military commander warned any conflict in the Gulf region could spread uncontrollably and threaten the lives of U.S. troops....
23:13, 06/23/2019

Trump approves massive arms deals to Saudi Arabia and UAE amid Iran tensions The Trump administration on Friday invoked a rarely used provision in federal law to bypass congressional review of arms sales to Saudi Arabia, citing threats the kingdom faces from Iran....
23:00, 05/24/2019

Pentagon to increase military deployments in Middle East amid rising tensions with Iran Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said additional deployments might be required to protect U.S. interests in the Middle East, amid 'credible' threat from Iran.        ...
22:52, 05/24/2019

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas in Middle East bid to ease US-Iran tensions The top German diplomat will travel to Iran seeking ways to salvage the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. Heiko Maas's four-day Middle East trip comes amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran....
14:13, 06/08/2019

Iran backed down in Gulf due to US 'deterrence', says American general Head of central command says he remains concerned about ‘very real’ threat and Tehran’s potential for aggressionIran has chosen to “step back and recalculate” after making preparations for an apparent attack against US forces in the Gulf region, but ...
07:39, 06/07/2019

Trump threatens 'obliteration' if Iran attacks 'anything American' Donald Trump has warned Iran that an attack on "anything American" will be met with "great and overwhelming force", with parts of the country facing "obliteration"....
20:26, 06/25/2019

GLOBAL MARKETS-Trade stress, Iran tensions hits stocks, dollar frets on Fed doves European shares were spooked by Iran tensions and trade jitters on Tuesday, while the risk of more dovish talk from the Federal Reserve inflated gold to six-year highs and stoked demand for safe-harbour currencies like the yen and Swiss franc....
12:00, 06/25/2019

Wall Street hits record high, as Iran tensions send oil price up - business live Bank of England warns that Brexit risks are rising, but investors are cheered by prospect of US interest rate cuts.Wall Street surges as Fed flags rate cutBank of England blames Brexit and trade wars for weak growthOil price rises as Iran shoots down...
21:00, 06/20/2019

US secretary of state seeks global coalition in the Middle East against Iran amid rising tensions Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday he wants to build a global coalition against Iran during urgent consultations in the Middle East, following a week of crisis that saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike on Iran....
09:52, 06/24/2019

Trump confirms plans to send 1,500 troops to Middle East amid Iran tensions – live Trump administration notifies Congress of proposalACLU and Planned Parenthood file lawsuit in AlabamaSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 9.24pm BST The Democratic National Committee (DNC) and NBC News TV network have adopted a rule ...
22:39, 05/24/2019

Japanese prime minister and Trump ally Shinzo Abe visits Tehran to help ease US-Iran tensions Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe landed in Iran on Wednesday in a bid to ease tensions between Washington and Tehran, just hours after Iran-backed rebels in Yemen fired a missile at Saudi airport....
16:26, 06/12/2019

People Aren't Buying the American War Machine's Pitch for War With Iran If national security advisor John Bolton is Ahab, war with Iran has long been his Moby Dick. Now, Bolton’s dream of a new, disastrous conflict feels closer than ever to becoming reality....
21:00, 05/15/2019

Report: Iran gives death penalty for American woman’s murder TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s state-owned newspaper says the country’s Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for an Iranian man accused of murdering an American woman during a robbery. The Saturday report by the “Iran” dail...
08:13, 05/18/2019

US official: Iran shot down American drone over international airspace An American official acknowledged early Thursday that Iran shot down a US drone, saying it was hit by a surface-to-air missile while flying in international airspace near the Strait of Hormuz. The US official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity,...
09:39, 06/20/2019

Shinzo Abe arrives in Tehran to ease US-Iran tensions, first Japanese premier to visit since 1979 Islamic Revolution TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Shinzo Abe arrives in Tehran to ease US-Iran tensions, first Japanese premier to visit since 1979 Islamic Revolution....
14:26, 06/12/2019

Donald Trump to Iran: Attacks on 'anything American' will draw 'overwhelming' force Hours after his administration was roundly condemned by the Iranian government Tuesday, President Donald Trump delivered another verbal assault that included direct threats against Tehran amid heightened tensions...
00:13, 06/26/2019

Iran Drone Video Of American Carrier Appears "Years Old": US Navy Footage of an American aircraft carrier in the Gulf which Iran claimed it shot with a drone in the Gulf appears to be "several years old", the US Navy has said....
12:13, 04/29/2019

Iran youth will witness demise of Israel, 'American civilization': Khamenei Iran's youth will witness the demise of Israel and American civilization, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday in comments published on his official website....
07:13, 05/23/2019

Half of American adults expect war with Iran 'within next few years': Reuters/Ipsos poll Half of all Americans believe that the United States will go to war with Iran "within the next few years," according to a Reuters/Ipsos public opinion poll released on Tuesday amid increased tensions between the two countries....
00:13, 05/22/2019

UK maritime safety group warns of unspecified incident in Gulf of Oman, urges ‘extreme caution’ amid US-Iran tensions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — UK maritime safety group warns of unspecified incident in Gulf of Oman, urges ‘extreme caution’ amid US-Iran tensions....
09:52, 06/13/2019

Lindsey Graham warns of ‘overwhelming military response’ if Iran attacks American interests Sen. Lindsey Graham said Monday that the US should attack Iran if the Islamic Republic followed through on threats against Americans or America’ s interests. “The fault lies with the Iranians, not the United States or any other nation. If the Iranian...
20:26, 05/20/2019

Iran’s naval chief Adm. Hossein Khanzadi warns US, says Tehran capable of shooting down other American spy drones TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s naval chief Adm. Hossein Khanzadi warns US, says Tehran capable of shooting down other American spy drones....
11:13, 06/24/2019

Iran shoots down US drone in 'unprovoked attack,' heightening tensions U.S.-Iranian tensions heightened Thursday when a U.S. Global Hawk spy drone was shot down by Iran's Revolutionary Guard.        ...
17:00, 06/20/2019

US Navy assists 2 tankers after 'reported attack' in Gulf of Oman amid tensions with Iran Two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz were reportedly attacked on Thursday, which left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both.        ...
15:00, 06/13/2019

Oil tanker crews abandon ship after 'reported attack' in Gulf of Oman amid tensions with Iran Two oil tankers near the Strait of Hormuz were reportedly attacked on Thursday, which left one ablaze and adrift as sailors were evacuated from both.        ...
20:00, 06/13/2019

US aviation agency says US-registered aircraft barred from parts of Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman amid Iran tensions DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — US aviation agency says US-registered aircraft barred from parts of Persian Gulf, Gulf of Oman amid Iran tensions....
06:13, 06/21/2019

GOP lawmaker on Iran threat: Directive was to 'kill and kidnap American soldiers' An Iranian military leader told proxy militias: 'We are getting ready to have a proxy war and target Americans,' a top GOP lawmaker said Friday.        ...
22:13, 05/17/2019

Here’s how the House’s standoff with William Barr could escalate Attorney General William Barr has until Monday morning to follow House Democrats’ orders to reveal the redacted parts of the Mueller Report — or else. But what “or else” entails remains an open question. As Barr continues to balk at the subpoena issu...
06:13, 05/05/2019

Trump and Xi Jinping agree to de-escalate trade war President Trump and China’s President Xi Jinping agreed to resume negotiations and de-escalate their trade war following a meeting at the G-20 summit in Japan on Saturday. The leaders met for 80 minutes on Saturday. Afterward, Xi announced that Trum...
09:13, 06/29/2019

Attacks on Ebola clinics escalate as outbreak intensifies Attacks by armed militiamen and locals -- who maintain that the virus is a scheme brought in from the outside -- on Ebola clinics have only escalated as the spread of the disease intensifies....
21:52, 05/09/2019

S&P 500 futures fall as U.S.-China trade fears escalate Prospects for a drawn out trade war between the United States and China sent S&P 500 futures sharply lower as trading resumed on Sunday, after Washington demanded concrete changes to Chinese law and Beijing said it would not swallow any "bitter fruit...
02:13, 05/13/2019

Trump moves to escalate investigation of intel agencies WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is directing the U.S. intelligence community to “quickly and fully cooperate” with Attorney General William Barr’s investigation of the origins of the multi-year probe into whether Trump̵...
04:26, 05/24/2019

Russia says situation in Korean Peninsula could escalate in 2020: RIA The situation in the Korean Peninsula could escalate next year if the United States fails to convince Pyongyang it is serious about improving ties, a senior member of Russia's Security Council said on Wednesday....
15:00, 06/19/2019

Clashes break out as Hong Kong protesters escalate fight Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government's handling of an extradition bill. Clashes broke out as protesters hurled umbrellas and plastic bottles at police....
04:52, 07/15/2019

Westpac tracking vulnerable customers to escalate service level As part of its complaints handling overhaul, the bank is making use of data such as a customer's postcode and if they're in receipt of Centrelink assistance to find customers that need more 'care'....
09:26, 05/09/2019

Hong Kong extradition protesters escalate fight in suburbs Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government's handling of an extradition bill that has revived fears of China tightening its grip over the former British colony and eroding its freedoms....
19:00, 07/14/2019

The Economy Is Doing Well. That May Lead Trump to Escalate His Trade Fight With China Few presidents have bragged as much about the stock market as Donald Trump. From the early days of his Administration, Trump has sought to boost Wall Street and take credit for any gains in the Dow. Now, as the President considers what would be his m...
19:52, 05/09/2019

Bayer's Legal Woes Escalate With Probe Into Monsanto File Bayer is seeking to limit the damage after French prosecutors said they had opened an investigation into potentially illegal practices by Monsanto before it was acquired by the German chemicals and drugs giant....
22:52, 05/13/2019

Protests escalate as Hong Kong marks handover to China Combative protesters tried to break into the Hong Kong legislature as a crowd of thousands were marching in that direction on the 22nd anniversary of the former British colony’s return to China...
10:13, 07/01/2019

The Economy Is Doing Well. That May Lead Trump to Escalate His Trade Fight With China Even More Few presidents have bragged as much about the stock market as Donald Trump. From the early days of his Administration, Trump has sought to boost Wall Street and take credit for any gains in the Dow. Now, as the President considers what would be his m...
13:00, 05/10/2019

Clashes break out as Hong Kong protesters escalate fight in suburbs Tens of thousands rallied in a large Hong Kong suburb on Sunday, driven by abiding anger at the government's handling of an extradition bill that has revived fears of China tightening its grip over the former British colony and eroding its freedoms....
04:52, 07/15/2019

Traders are expecting a rate cut as soon as next month as Trump’s trade wars escalate Drew Angerer/Getty Images As President Donald Trump escalates trade tensions on multiple fronts, the market is increasingly expecting that the Federal Reserve's next policy move will be a rate cut. Economists say the burden of existing and threaten...
21:52, 06/03/2019

Trump's threat to escalate trade war with China pushes Dow lower for a second day The Dow Jones industrial average extended its losses into a second day on Tuesday after President Donald Trump’s threat to escalate a trade war moved closer to reality.        ...
20:26, 05/07/2019

Protests escalate as Hong Kong marks anniversary of handover to China Combative protesters and marchers oppose a government attempt to change extradition laws to allow suspects to be sent to China to face trial.        ...
14:26, 07/01/2019

Trump signs order to make American-made goods more American During the annual White House “Made in America” showcase, President Trump said Monday his administration will require American products to use more American components if they are to be used by the government....
23:13, 07/15/2019

Donald Trump threatens 'overwhelming force' against Iran if it attacks 'anything American' Donald Trump said he would use "overwhelming force" against Iran if it attacks the U.S. again, a threat that comes days after he called off strikes.        ...
19:26, 06/25/2019

4 military phrases that civilians should start using Spc. Mary Calkin/US Army National Guard The military and civilian worlds are vastly different. But civilian life does present some challenges that could be easily dealt with by using some of the military's rhetorical flourishes, writes Carl Forsling...
00:52, 06/08/2019

US-led forces killed 1,300 civilians in IS airstrikes The US-led alliance has admitted to unintentionally killing more than 1,300 civilians in bombing raids against the "Islamic State" in Iraq and Syria. Monitoring groups say the real death toll is much higher....
22:00, 05/31/2019

Fears Hong Kong protests could turn violent amid calls to 'escalate action' Protesters have given authorities until Thursday afternoon to answer demands to retract extradition billHong Kong is bracing for fresh rallies on Friday, which many fear could turn violent, as protesters gave city authorities until Thursday to meet t...
11:00, 06/19/2019

Chief whip to address 1922 Committee as calls for May's resignation escalate – live news Tory ministers and backbenchers conspicuously absent as Theresa May makes statement about her proposed Brexit billTheresa May’s Brexit statement - Summary 5.32pm BST These are from ITV’s Robert Peston.I am told, in completely unambiguous terms by sou...
18:39, 05/22/2019

American Car Companies Still Aren't Making the Most American Cars Most of the American-made cars sold in the U.S. are Japanese, Tesla is doing great why do you ask, that massive Philly refinery that went supernova may shut down, and much more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, June 26, 2019....
16:52, 06/26/2019

At least 7 civilians killed by errant shell in Egypt Officials in Egypt say at least seven civilians were killed when a shell mistakenly hit a home in Abuel-Lehteni village in the coastal city of el-Arish...
02:13, 06/27/2019

D-Day for civilians told anew with virtual reality Archeologists using laser scanning are mapping caves where French civilians sheltered on D-Day and in the battle of Normandy. The data is then turned into 3-D models allowing viewers to see for themselves the network of caves used on D-Day. (May 29) ...
08:26, 05/29/2019

UN says civilians targeted in airstrikes on Yemen's capital The U.N. refugee agency says it is "deeply saddened" by the targeting of civilians in recent airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition, which left at least six dead including four children, in Yemen's capital....
19:13, 05/17/2019

UN says civilians targeted in airstrikes on Yemen’s capital CAIRO (AP) — The U.N. refugee agency says it is “deeply saddened” by the targeting of civilians in recent airstrikes by the Saudi-led coalition, which left at least six dead including four children, in Yemen’s capital. The agency is...
18:26, 05/17/2019

Amnesty International says civilians attacked in Libya A rights group is accusing combatants in Libya of committing "unlawful" attacks against civilians in the capital Tripoli that could amount to war crimes....
17:13, 05/16/2019

CIA's Solution to Killing Too Many Civilians: Knife Bomb The CIA and the U.S. military have been using a new type of missile during some drone strikes in recent years, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. What makes this new missile unique? It doesn’t explode and instead deploys sharp blades, ...
22:00, 05/09/2019

Insurgent shelling kills 6 civilians in northwest Syria Insurgents fired rockets into a government-held Christian town in northwestern Syria on Sunday, killing six people, including five children who were playing near a monastery and wounding several others, state media and a local priest said....
15:13, 05/12/2019

| Nine civilians killed in Somalia revenge attack: police Nine civilians were executed by a local militia in war-torn Somalia after the killing of a policeman by the Islamist militant group Al-Shabaab, police said Saturday....
19:13, 06/15/2019

Syria says insurgent shelling kills 6 civilians in northwest DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media is reporting that insurgents have shelled a government-held town in the country’s northwest, killing five children and a woman. State TV said the shelling on Sunday had caused widespread material damage...
13:26, 05/12/2019

More than 100 civilians killed by violence outbreak in South Sudan The world’s newest nation, South Sudan, has once again descended into a wave of fresh fighting that is said to have claimed the lives of more than 100 civilians, according to the United Nations. The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) said...
22:13, 07/03/2019

Syria says Israeli airstrike kills 4 civilians, wounds 21 DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian state media says Israeli warplanes have attacked an area near the capital, Damascus, killing four civilians and wounding 21. State news agency SANA said the Israeli warplanes fired missiles early Monday from Lebanese air...
07:26, 07/01/2019

Nearly 100,000 civilians have been killed in ongoing Yemen war, report finds Almost 100,000 civilians have been killed since 2015 as the Yemen war rages on, according to new data unveiled by the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data Project (ACLED)....
00:26, 06/20/2019

Civilians in Syria's Idlib caught between front lines Despite a ceasefire, Russian and Syrian forces are continuing to carry out daily airstrikes on Idlib province in northwestern Syria. The main targets are often civilian facilities....
02:13, 06/18/2019

Afghan forces kill 6 civilians in eastern Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say at least six civilians, including a woman and two children, have been mistakenly killed in an Afghan security forces raid against Taliban fighters in eastern Nangarhar province. Attahullah Khogyani, the ...
16:13, 05/25/2019

Pakistan hotel attack kills 5 civilians, 4 insurgents Pakistani regional police chief increases death toll from attack on a luxury hotel to five people, which he said did not include four gunmen killed by security forces...
13:13, 05/12/2019

Pakistan says Indian fire kills 2 civilians in Kashmir ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan’s military says Indian troops fired across a cease-fire line in the disputed Kashmir region, killing a woman and a 12-year-old boy. In a statement, it says another woman was wounded in the attack Sunday. The military s...
18:26, 05/05/2019

Airstrikes, roadblocks trap civilians in Libya’s Tripoli Libyan forces loyal to a former military commander have intensified their airstrikes on Tripoli, where heavy fighting and blocked roads have left civilians trapped in their homes...
14:26, 04/29/2019

Roadside bomb kills 6 civilians in southern Afghanistan KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says six people were killed when a civilian vehicle struck a roadside bomb in southern Kandahar province. Provincial councilman Yousof Younosi says all the victims were from a single family — two children,...
10:00, 06/12/2019

Armed group kills 34 civilians in Central African Republic An armed militia killed 34 civilians in an attack on Tuesday in Central African Republic, a government spokesman said, issuing a deadline for the group's leader to give up the perpetrators to the authorities....
22:26, 05/22/2019

Group accuses Yemen rebels of storing weapons near civilians A prominent international rights group says Yemen's Houthi rebels had stored explosives in a warehouse in a residential area in the capital that caught fire last month, killing at least 15 children and wounding more than 100 people....
11:39, 05/09/2019

Saudi Warplanes, Most Made in America, Still Bomb Civilians in Yemen U.S. efforts to reduce civilian casualties have failed to stop allied warplanes with the Saudi coalition from bombing homes and killing families in Yemen....
02:39, 05/23/2019

| 13 Nigeria civilians killed in air raid targeting jihadists - sources At least 13 civilians were killed in an air raid as the military repulsed a jihadist assault in northeast Borno state, residents and a security source said....
21:39, 07/08/2019

Rocket strike on Syria refugee camp kills 10 civilians: U.N. At least 10 civilians were killed and 30 wounded in Syria by a rocket strike on the Neirab camp for Palestinian refugees close to the city of Aleppo on Tuesday night, the United Nations said in a statement on Thursday....
18:39, 05/16/2019

The Latest: Israel says Gaza civilians slain by Hamas rocket JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on Israeli-Palestinian violence in Gaza (all times local): 9:50 a.m. The Israeli military says an errant Palestinian rocket that misfired — not an Israeli airstrike — caused the death of a pregnant Palestinian mother and h...
10:13, 05/05/2019

Syria violence kills dozens of troops and civilians in north Syrian opposition activists say government airstrikes and intense shelling on rebel-held areas in northwest Syria have claimed the lives of dozens of people....
17:52, 06/15/2019

Somali civilians, Kenyan police officers killed in blasts A series of explosions have claimed the lives of Kenyan police officers and Somali civilians. The attacks, claimed by al-Shabab jihadists, came after a rival militia executed a group of civilians....
22:00, 06/15/2019

At least 544 civilians killed in Russian-led assault in Syria, rights groups say Syrian Network for Human Rights says two-month offensive has left 130 children deadAt least 544 civilians have been killed and over 2,000 people injured since a Russian-led assault on the last rebel bastion in north-western Syria began two months ago...
09:00, 07/07/2019

More than dozen civilians killed by airstrikes in Syria's Idlib over two days Idlib, one of the last Syrian rebels' strongholds, has been targeted by Syria government war planes in the heaviest strikes since the latest offensive began April 30, including at least a dozen civilian deaths the past two days....
00:00, 05/28/2019

More than a dozen civilians killed by airstrikes in Syria's Idlib over two days Idlib, one of the last Syrian rebel strongholds, has been targeted by Syria government war planes in the heaviest strikes since the latest offensive began April 30, causing at least a dozen civilian deaths the past t...
04:13, 05/28/2019

2 children among 6 civilians mistakenly killed by security forces in Afghanistan An Afghan security forces raid against Taliban fighters in eastern Nangarhar province mistakenly killed at least six civilians, including a woman and two children, provincial officials said Saturday....
20:13, 05/25/2019

Militants kill at least 25 Nigerian soldiers, some civilians in ambush: sources Islamist insurgents killed at least 25 soldiers and a number of civilians in an ambush in northeast Nigeria on Saturday morning, two security sources said, the second deadly attack on the army this week....
23:26, 05/25/2019

Afghan security forces kill six civilians during insurgent raid The deaths come as UN reveals pro-government forces killed more civilians than insurgents in first three months of 2019Afghan security forces have killed at least six civilians, including a woman and two children, in a night raid on insurgents, gover...
20:26, 05/25/2019

Amnesty International: U.S.-backed alliance killed 1,600 Syria civilians in former IS stronghold Amnesty International and a British nonprofit said in a new study Thursday the U.S.-backed military coalition in Syria killed more than 1,600 civilians in the onetime terror stronghold of Raqqa during fighting in 2017....
19:39, 04/28/2019

| Jihadist rocket fire kills 12 civilians in Syria: state media Rocket fire has killed 12 civilians in a regime-held village in northwestern Syria, state news agency SANA has said blaming former al-Qaeda affiliate Hayat Tahrir al-Sham for the attack....
15:52, 06/17/2019

Syrian state media: Israeli missile strike kills four civilians Israeli warplanes fired missiles targeting Syrian military positions in Homs and the Damascus outskirts in an attack that killed at least four civilians and wounded another 21, Syrian state media said....
02:13, 07/01/2019

Ethnic attacks in Mali killed 18 civilians this week: peacekeeping mission At least 18 civilians were killed in two related attacks this week in central Mali, the United Nations MINUSMA peacekeeping mission said on Saturday, as the death toll from fighting between local hunters and herders continues to climb....
16:13, 05/04/2019

'Pragmatically ruthless': Russia's improbable claim it has killed no civilians in Syria Despite carrying out tens of thousands of airstrikes in Syria, the Russian government will not acknowledge a single civilian casualty, a claim which human rights groups reject as Moscow's forces assault the country's last rebel bastion....
05:52, 05/31/2019

Civilians ‘must never be a target,’ says UN in Afghanistan, amid troubling number of casualties during Ramadan The United Nations has urged all parties to the “ongoing intense conflict” across Afghanistan to meet their obligations to protect civilians from harm, denouncing a spate of attacks by militants which killed more than 100 civilians in Kabul alone dur...
15:26, 06/10/2019

Oradour-sur-Glane marks worst Nazi massacre of civilians in France On a June afternoon, 75 years ago, the inhabitants of the village near Limoges, France were rounded up, shot and killed by Nazi soldiers. The village has been left untouched to bear witness to the crimes....
11:52, 06/10/2019

U.S. says military killed 120 civilians abroad in 2018, lower than watchdog estimates United States military actions killed about 120 civilians and injured 65 others in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia last year, the Pentagon said in a report on Thursday, though the figures were far lower than those reported by watchdog groups....
14:52, 05/02/2019

Islamist insurgents kill at least 20 civilians in northeast Nigerian village: sources Islamist insurgents killed at least 20 civilians in a northeast Nigerian village, a government-allied vigilante, a government and a security source said on Wednesday....
17:26, 06/26/2019

'Idlib is a bargaining chip': civilians brace as Assad air assault escalates Renewed regime attacks have killed hundreds in the Syrian opposition’s last strongholdInstead of looking forward to the pre-dawn Ramadan meal of suhoor, Dr Firas al-Jundi was cradling his scared children and surveying the damage done to his home by S...
11:13, 05/23/2019

| 23 civilians killed in central Mali villages: mayor, security source At least 23 civilians have been killed in attacks on villages in troubled central Mali by armed men, a local mayor and a Malian security source said on Monday....
04:00, 07/02/2019

Russian-led assault in Syria leaves over 500 civilians dead: rights groups, rescuers At least 544 civilians have been killed and over 2,000 people injured since a Russian-led assault on the last rebel bastion in northwestern Syria began two months ago, rights groups and rescuers said on Saturday....
04:52, 07/07/2019

Sudan: top UN official demands cessation of violence and rape against civilians by security forces Following recent reports of attacks and rape by security forces and paramilitaries against the pro-democracy protesters in Sudan who have been holding a sit-in outside army headquarters in the capital, Khartoum, the United Nations Special Representat...
00:13, 06/14/2019

Grievous violations continue against Myanmar civilians, Human Rights Council hears Marginalized communities in Myanmar still face “grievous human rights violations” at the hands of security forces, a UN-appointed independent expert said this week, while repeating her call for an international and independent probe into the 2017 exo...
19:00, 07/03/2019

5 civilians, 4 insurgents killed in attack on luxury hotel in southwest Pakistan: official A Pakistani regional police chief increased Sunday the death toll from an attack on a luxury hotel to five people, which he said did not include four gunmen killed by security forces....
15:13, 05/12/2019

Civilians ‘continue to pay highest price’ in Ukraine conflict, with peace prospects losing ‘momentum’ “Civilians continue to pay the highest price” arising from Ukraine’s on-going conflict with separatist rebels in the east, the UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council on Tuesday, a conflict which is still claiming lives....
02:39, 04/29/2019

Escalation in Syria fighting cause for ‘great concern’ says UN chief, dozens more civilians dead or injured UN chief António Guterres has said that he’s following “with great concern” intensifying clashes in north-western Syria that have claimed yet more civilian lives and displaced thousands in recent days....
18:26, 05/07/2019

Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher acquitted of killing ISIS teen, shooting Iraqi civilians A Navy SEAL accused of several war crimes, including stabbing a wounded prisoner to death in Iraq in 2017 — was found not guilty of murder on Tuesday....
02:26, 07/03/2019

Syria: ‘Deplorable’ violence in Idlib against civilians, humanitarian workers must ‘stop immediately’, says senior UN envoy  Acts of violence against civilians, humanitarian workers and civilian infrastructure in Idlib are “deplorable”, the United Nations Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis said on Friday, condemning them “in the strongest terms”.    ...
18:00, 06/21/2019

Thursday’s Daily Brief: Safeguarding civilians, strengthening Ebola response in DR Congo, marking Fistula Day, updates on CAR and Syria  Thursday’s main stories include: Better safeguards to protect civilians in conflict; UN ramps up coordination to beat Ebola in DR Congo; Obstetric fistula continues to afflict women; UN mission condemns attack in Central African Republic ...
00:26, 05/24/2019

Myanmar military target civilians in deadly helicopter attack, UN rights office issues war crimes warning Intensifying clashes between the Myanmar military and armed separatists that reportedly involved a deadly helicopter bombing raid on civilians earlier this week in Rakhine state, have been condemned by the UN human rights office, OHCHR....
18:39, 04/28/2019

Trump says products will need to be made from 75% American goods to be labeled ‘American-made’ The order will gradually boost the percentage of U.S. components for qualifying American-made products from 50 percent to 75 percent. The threshold would increase to 95 percent for iron and steel products....
02:13, 07/16/2019

What it's like to vacation in Iraq Photographer Christian Lindgren travels to Iraq for an unconventional vacation. Find out what he did on holiday in a destination synonymous with conflict....
18:26, 04/30/2019

Oman says it will reopen its embassy in Iraq DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Oman says it will reopen its embassy in Iraq, decades after it closed its diplomatic post. Oman’s Foreign Ministry made the announcement on Twitter on Sunday night. The sultanate, on the eastern edge of the Ar...
05:39, 05/13/2019

US pulls some government employees from Iraq Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency government employees from Iraq on Wednesday, after repeated U.S. expressions of concern about threats from Iranian-backed forces....
14:39, 05/15/2019

Iraq's southern oil exports at 3.5 mln bpd so far in May, official says Iraq's oil exports from its southern ports have reached 3.5 million barrels a day (bpd) crude oil as of Saturday, South Oil Company chief Ihsan Abdul Jabbar told Reuters....
06:26, 05/19/2019

U.S. pulls some government employees from Iraq Washington ordered the departure of non-emergency government employees from Iraq on Wednesday, after repeated U.S. expressions of concern about threats from Iranian-backed forces....
11:26, 05/15/2019

In Iraq Museum, ‘Things There That Are Nowhere Else in the World’ The Iraq Museum has a majestic, world-class collection of ancient art dating back 5,000 years, but it struggles to connect with an audience of younger Iraqis....
09:39, 06/09/2019

Will IS fighters face an international court in Iraq? Calls for an international tribunal to prosecute "Islamic State" fighters are growing louder ahead of an EU meeting. European states, including Germany, refuse to bring some of their citizens-turned-militants home....
01:52, 06/07/2019

Iraq sentences two more French citizens to death The verdicts take the number of French citizens who have been found guilty of joining Islamic State to 11. Legal experts have said the rulings leave an "indelible stain" on the presidency of Emmanuel Macron....
22:39, 06/03/2019

IS claims responsibility for Iraq blast that killed 8 BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a Baghdad market the previous day that killed 8 people. The extremist group released a statement early on Friday saying the bomber detonated his explosives ves...
11:39, 05/10/2019

Iraq sentences last 2 French IS members to death An Iraqi judicial official says a Baghdad court has sentenced to death two more French nationals convicted of being members of the Islamic State group...
14:00, 06/03/2019

Iraq sentences two more Frenchmen to death for IS membership An Iraqi court sentenced two Frenchmen to death on Monday for membership of Islamic State, a prosecutor told Reuters, bringing the total number of French citizens on death row in Iraq to 11....
16:13, 06/03/2019

Rains like no other: Iraq is tested in era of climate change After years of meager rains and scorching summers, the wettest winter in a generation has revived Iraq's famous rivers and filled its lakes, bringing welcome relief to a country facing severe water challenges in the era of climate change....
09:13, 05/02/2019

U.N.'s Bachelet says 55,000 linked to IS in Syria, Iraq should be tried or freed U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Monday that 55,000 captured Islamic State fighters, including foreigners, and their families detained in Syria and Iraq should face fair prosecution or be freed....
12:13, 06/24/2019

The Latest: Iraqi FM says Iraq wants to avoid conflict Iraq’s foreign minister says his country should stay away from conflict, adding that efforts should be exerted to avoid “tensions and escalation” in the Middle East...
19:26, 05/17/2019

Iraq says it deserves more global support in rebuilding BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s prime minister says his country’s sacrifices fighting the Islamic State group mean it deserves greater support in its reconstruction efforts from the international community. Adel Abdul-Mahdi made his comments Saturd...
14:52, 06/29/2019

U.S. Says Saudi Pipeline Attacks Originated From Iraq U.S. officials have concluded that drone attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry in May were launched from Iraq, not Yemen, raising concerns that Iran’s allies in the region are trying to open a new front in the conflict between Tehran and Washington....
21:00, 06/28/2019

U.S. warns on possible 'imminent threats' to U.S. forces in Iraq The U.S. military said on Tuesday that there were possible imminent threats to U.S. troops in Iraq, who were now at a high level of alert, and underscored concerns about Iranian-backed forces in the region....
23:26, 05/14/2019

UK F-35 fighters fly missions from Cyprus over Syria, Iraq Britain’s defense secretary says the country’s most advanced military aircraft, the Lightning F-35B, has flown its first missions over Syria and Iraq as part of the ongoing operations against remnants of the Islamic State group...
10:26, 06/25/2019

Iraq planning $53B megaproject with ExxonMobil, PetroChina The prime minister of Iraq says he has instructed his country’s Oil Ministry to finalize an agreement with global energy giants ExxonMobil and PetroChina to lead a $53 billion megaproject to boost oil production...
21:26, 05/07/2019

Iraq pursuing $53B megaproject with ExxonMobil, PetroChina BAGHDAD (AP) — The prime minister of Iraq says he has instructed his country’s Oil Ministry to finalize an agreement with global energy giants ExxonMobil and PetroChina to lead a $53 billion megaproject to boost oil production. Speaking at a pr...
15:52, 05/07/2019

Iraq sentences 3 French citizens to death Kevin Gonot, Leonard Lopez and Salim Machou have one month to apply for the ruling to be overturned. The trio are accused of joining the "Islamic State" terrorist organization....
00:00, 05/27/2019

Iraq: Yazidis to accept survivors of IS rape, not children The spiritual council for Iraq's Yazidi community says it will not embrace the children of women raped by Islamic State group men, just days after it said it would accept "all survivors" of the extremist group's attempted annihilation of the minority...
18:52, 04/28/2019

The Latest: 40 evacuated after attack on Iraq Exxon site An Iraqi intelligence officer says 40 workers for the energy giant Exxon Mobil Corp. have been evacuated from an oil-drilling site in southern Iraq after they came under rocket fire...
16:00, 06/19/2019

| New Zealand calls time on non-combat mission in Iraq New Zealand will begin scaling back its non-combat mission in Iraq and bring home the last of its troops by mid-2020, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has said....
15:39, 06/10/2019

The Latest: US non-essential embassy staff to leave Iraq DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 12: 15 p.m. The U.S. Embassy in Iraq says the State Department has...
11:39, 05/15/2019

Iraq hands over 188 Turkish children of suspected IS members Iraq has handed over 188 Turkish children of suspected Islamic State members to Turkey in the presence of government officials from both countries and UNICEF, a judiciary spokesman said on Wednesday....
12:13, 05/29/2019

Gunmen kill five members of a family near Iraq's Mosul Gunmen shot dead five members of a family in an attack on their house near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul late on Wednesday, police officials and hospital sources said....
15:52, 05/09/2019

Pope Francis intends to visit Iraq in 2020 In a Vatican audience, the pope reiterated his desire to visit Baghdad, despite security concerns. He also called out Western hypocrisy for claiming to promote peace while selling weapons abroad....
18:13, 06/10/2019

Exclusive: Islamic State suspects sent by U.S. from Syria to Iraq U.S. forces have quietly sent at least 30 suspected foreign Islamic State fighters captured in Syria last year and in late 2017 to stand trial in Iraq, interviews with the men, Iraqi sources and court documents show....
12:13, 05/29/2019

Iraq Sentences Seven ISIS Fighters From France to Death Iraq handed death sentences this week to seven French citizens who joined Islamic State, in trials that have drawn criticism from rights groups and spotlighted the challenges of dealing with captured foreign fighters....
19:13, 05/30/2019

The Latest: US military confirms rocket near embassy in Iraq The U.S. military command that oversees the Mideast has confirmed an explosion outside the U.S. Embassy compound in Baghdad and says there are no U.S. or coalition casualties...
01:00, 05/20/2019

Rocket attack at major oil base in Iraq – two injured A ROCKET exploded on the site of major oil companies, including US giant ExxonMobil, near Iraq's city of Basra this morning, wounding two Iraqi workers....
10:26, 06/19/2019

New Zealand plans to withdraw all Iraq troops by next June New Zealand’s prime minister says her country will withdraw all of its troops from Iraq, where a contingent of 95 noncombat personnel have been training security forces...
09:00, 06/10/2019

Turkey says it has 'neutralized' 43 Kurdish militants in northern Iraq Turkey's Defense Ministry said on Saturday a total of 43 members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) had been "neutralized" so far as part of an operation Ankara launched in northern Iraq 13 days ago....
15:00, 06/08/2019

Funeral For Soldier Killed In Iraq Scheduled For Today MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18)– The funeral for a soldier who died while serving in Iraq will be held Monday in Madison County. It follows a day of mourning, as family and friends gathered for the visitation for Specialist Ryan Dennis Orin Riley ...
14:13, 05/06/2019

Sanders slams Biden, says he was ‘wrong big time’ on Iraq War In some of his most forceful criticism to date against 2020 Democratic rival Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders said he has some “pretty significant” policy differences with the former vice president as he assailed his stances on trade, Wall Street regul...
19:39, 07/16/2019

Iraq will 'cooperate' with Siemens on power grid plan Iraq's government said on Monday it would "cooperate" with German engineering group Siemens in a potential deal to develop the country's power grid, but gave no further details....
20:39, 04/29/2019

US War Pilot, Shot Down In Iraq 15 Years Ago, Returns As Senator Tammy Duckworth, the helicopter pilot who lost her legs when she was shot down over Iraq 15 years ago, returned to the country for the first time this week as a US senator, her office said Friday....
22:00, 04/28/2019

Iraq Kurdish region gets new president, opposition boycotts IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq’s self-governing Kurdish region has elected a new president in a parliamentary vote boycotted by a key opposition party. Former prime minister Nechirvan Barzani will follow his uncle Masoud Barzani in office. The elder B...
16:13, 05/28/2019

France approves of trials in Iraq for French IS fighters France's foreign affairs ministry says the Iraqi court that sentenced three French citizens to death for being members of the Islamic State group has jurisdiction to rule in the case....
12:00, 05/27/2019

French ISIS Supporters on Death Row in Iraq Ask for Mercy France is facing criticism from rights advocates that 11 of its citizens and one resident will hang in Iraq for supporting ISIS. Will it try to save them?...
05:26, 06/04/2019

Canadian man gets 26 years for aiding in murder of US troops in Iraq A Canadian man who aided in the 2009 murder of five American soldiers in Iraq was sentenced to 26 years in jail by a Brooklyn federal judge Tuesday — despite objections from the victims’ families. Several of the slain soldiers’ grief-stricken relativ...
03:52, 06/19/2019

GenDyn tapped for 120mm tank ammunition for Iraq General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems has been awarded a $92.4 million contract to produce 120mm ammunition cartridges for Iraq's M1A1 Abrams tanks....
20:39, 05/16/2019

Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes near Iraq's Sulaimaniya: USGS A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck near the Iraqi Kurdish city of Sulaimaniya on Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported. Local medics said no injuries were reported and officials said there was no significant material damage....
14:00, 05/11/2019

At least five dead in blasts in Iraq's Kirkuk: medical sources At least five people were killed and 18 injured in a series of explosions in the Iraqi oil city of Kirkuk, medical sources in the city's general hospital told Reuters on Thursday....
23:13, 05/30/2019

Iraq awards gas recovery contract to China’s CPECC BAGHDAD (AP) — A Chinese energy company has been awarded a contract to recover natural gas from Iraq’s Halfaya oil field to fuel power stations in the country’s underserved Maysan province. The China Petroleum Engineering and Construction...
14:52, 05/08/2019