United States

US denies 14,000 more troops deployed to Middle East

Pentagon says Wall Street Journal report on 14,000 extra American forces to counter Iran 'is wrong'.

Pentagon denies US mulling 14,000 more troops for Middle East

Iran

Europeans warn Iran over nuclear-capable missile development

Tehran insists its missile programme is 'purely defensive' and compliant with UN Security Council resolutions.

Europeans warn Iran over nuclear-capable missile development

Iran

US warship in the Gulf seizes alleged Iranian missile parts

US sailors boarded the vessel and found advanced missile components allegedly bound for Iran-aligned Houthis in Yemen.

US warship in the Gulf seizes alleged Iranian missile parts

Middle East

Iran: Rouhani calls for release of 'innocent, unarmed' protesters

President Hassan Rouhani calls for 'clemency' for unarmed demonstrators during Iran's recent fuel price rise protests.

Iran: Rouhani calls for release of 'innocent, unarmed' protesters

Iran

'Rioters' shot and killed at protests, Iran admits for first time

State TV describes killings by security forces and again denies 'fabricated' death toll by 'hostile groups'.

'Rioters' shot and killed at protests, Iran admits for first time

Middle East

Iran elections: Candidates register for 2020 vote

In Iran, candidates began on Sunday to register for Iran's 2020 parliamentary election.

Iran

Amnesty says at least 208 killed in Iran protests

Rights group calls 'alarming' death toll 'evidence that Iran's security forces went on a horrific killing spree'.

Amnesty says at least 208 killed in Iran protests

AJ Impact

Comoros seeks $4.6bn in investment to climb out of poverty

The African island nation plans to use the money to boost tourism, agriculture projects, transportation and energy.

Comoros seeks $4.6bn in investment to climb out of poverty

Iraq

Why are Iraqi protesters targeting Iranian buildings?

Attacks on consulates in Iraqi cities reflect growing anger towards 'Iranian intervention', protesters and analysts say.

Why are Iraqi protesters targeting Iranian buildings?

Iraq

'Bloodbath': Dozens of protesters killed as army deploys south

Iraqi security forces have shot dead at least 44 people in the country's south in one of the bloodiest day of violence.

Inside Story

How much influence does Iran wield in Iraq?

Angry Iraqi protesters set fire to the Iranian consulate in the city of Najaf in a clear anti-Tehran escalation.

Middle East

Iran protests: What happened during internet shutdown?

As internet connections return to Iran, government blames fuel price protests on foreign meddling.

Iran protests: What happened during internet shutdown?

AJ Impact

US allows its banks to process dollar dealings with China's COSCO

The Trump administration assured US banks transactions can proceed with the shipping giant, but only temporarily.

US allows its banks to process dollar dealings with China's COSCO

Iran

Iran: Eight with CIA links arrested for inciting deadly protests

Supreme Leader Khamenei praises Iranian people for crushing 'very dangerous conspiracy' by foreign powers.

Iran: Eight with CIA links arrested for inciting deadly protests

AJ Impact

After internet blackout, Iranians take stock

With online access restored, businesses, students and crypto-enthusiasts process the implications of online cutoff.

After internet blackout, Iranians take stock