Aviation

'World is watching': Countries mourning crash victims warn Iran

Officials of five countries meet in UK to demand compensation for victims' families from Tehran and a 'thorough' probe.

'World is watching': Countries mourning crash victims warn Iran

US-Iran escalation

Qatar FM visits Iraq, seeks to ease regional tension

Qatar's top diplomat urges all sides to respect Iraq's sovereignty following attacks by US and Iran in Iraq.

Qatar FM visits Iraq, seeks to ease regional tension

Opinion

Soleimani's killing strengthens Putin's hand in Syria and Iraq

In the latest US-Iran escalation, Russia sees new opportunities to expand its influence in the Middle East.

Anton Mardasov

by Anton Mardasov

Anton Mardasov

Iraq

Sadr calls for 'million-man march' against US presence in Iraq

Shia cleric and political leader calls on Iraqis to unite for 'peaceful march' against presence of US troops.

Sadr calls for 'million-man march' against US presence in Iraq

Iran

Iran announces first arrests in downing of Ukrainian airliner

Iran's president calls for a special court to investigate crash and for all those responsible to be 'punished'.

Iran announces first arrests in downing of Ukrainian airliner

NATO

Is NATO about to become 'more involved' in the Middle East?

As tensions with Iran soar, Trump calls on NATO to deploy troops and take on a greater role in the Middle East.

Is NATO about to become 'more involved' in the Middle East?

Opinion

Iraq and its revolution after Soleimani's assassination

The January 3 killing of the Iranian general will not start a war but it will have a detrimental effect on Iraq.

Haider Saeed

by Haider Saeed

Haider Saeed

Iran

'Funeral for public trust': New crisis in Iran after plane crash

The sense of solidarity Soleimani's assassination created in Iran gives way to fury after downing of Ukrainian jetliner.

'Funeral for public trust': New crisis in Iran after plane crash

United States

US Attorney General Barr: Soleimani killing was 'legitimate'

Comments come as critics question Trump's claim that Iran's Soleimani was planning an 'imminent attack' against the US.

US Attorney General Barr: Soleimani killing was 'legitimate'

Canada

Iran signals Canada will play active role in downed flight probe

Officials say Iran has indicated Canadian investigators will be more involved than required by int'l law.

Iran signals Canada will play active role in downed flight probe

Soleimani assassination

Trump: 'Doesn't really matter' if Soleimani posed imminent threat

Criticism mounts over lack of intelligence provided to justify the killing of Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.

Trump: 'Doesn't really matter' if Soleimani posed imminent threat

Soleimani assassination

Trump approved Soleimani killing with conditions in June: report

NBC report comes as US defence secretary contradicts Trump's claim that Iran was planning attacks on four embassies.

Trump approved Soleimani killing with conditions in June: report

Iran

'Clerics get lost!': Iran protests rage on for a third day

Crowds in Iran call on leadership to quit after Tehran admitted it mistakenly shot down plane with 176 people on board.

'Clerics get lost!': Iran protests rage on for a third day

Iran

UK summons Iranian ambassador: All the latest updates

Protests in Iran after authorities admit the military accidentally downed Kyiv-bound plane, killing 176 people.

Iran admits downing Ukrainian airliner: All the latest updates

Opinion

Will Iran and the US clash in Lebanon and Syria?

Local circumstances limit the extent to which Iran and its proxies can retaliate against the US in Lebanon and Syria.

Joe Macaron

by Joe Macaron

Joe Macaron