Iraq

Three US-led coalition soldiers killed in rocket attack in Iraq

At least 10 wounded as barrage of Katyusha rockets hits Taji military base near Baghdad where US personnel are housed.

Three US-led coalition soldiers killed in rocket attack in Iraq

Soleimani assassination

US Congress votes to limit Trump's war powers against Iran

The resolution now goes to President Donald Trump, who has threatened to veto the measure.

US Congress votes to limit Trump's war powers against Iran

Soleimani assassination

Pompeo to face House panel on US killing of Iran's Soleimani

US secretary of state set to appear for first time before a US House committee probing Trump's justification for attack.

Pompeo to face House panel on US killing of Iran's Soleimani

Iran

All you need to know about Iran's parliamentary election

Iranians head to the polls on Friday amid concerns over political tensions and economic struggles.

All you need to know about Iran's parliamentary election

Soleimani assassination

Timeline of Trump's shifting justifications for Soleimani killing

The Trump administration makes several contradicting statements as it explains why the US killed Iran's Soleimani.

Timeline of Trump's shifting justifications for Soleimani killing

Opinion

Iraq and the US withdrawal conundrum

Disagreement in Baghdad over the presence of US troops threatens to destabilise the country.

Kamaran Palani

by Kamaran Palani

Kamaran Palani

Middle East

Rocket attack hits northern Iraq base hosting US troops

Rocket attack slams into Iraqi base in remote province of Kirkuk where US troops are stationed, report says.

Rocket attack hits northern Iraq base hosting US troops

Iran

'The only thing that can comfort me now is justice'

Families of victims of downed plane sue Iran's government in Canadian court, seeking $1.1bn in compensation.

Families of victims seek justice over plane shot down in Iran

AJ IMPACT

Iran, economy, 'values': What did Trump say in State of Union?

US president's address was full of rhetoric to appeal to his base, but he avoided impeachment on eve of Senate vote.

Iran, economy, 'values': What did Trump say in State of Union?

US-Iran escalation

Iran wants to mend ties with Saudi, UAE 'quickly': Top diplomat

Iran's envoy to Iraq says Tehran welcomes efforts to resolve issues with regional rivals, Iraqi news agency reports.

Iran wants to mend ties with Saudi, UAE 'quickly': Top diplomat

Middle East

Despair, defiance in Iran after US killing of Qassem Soleimani

Twists and turns in Iran's multiple crises heighten sense of despair in Tehran, but some continue to cling on to hope.

Despair, defiance in Iran after US killing of Qassem Soleimani

Opinion

Does Turkey stand to gain after Soleimani's assassination?

There are both dangers and opportunities for Turkey in the latest Iran-US escalation.

Taha Ozhan

by Taha Ozhan

Taha Ozhan

UpFront

US and Iran: Tensions keep rising after Soleimani's death

We debate US-Iran relations with a former Iranian diplomat and a retired US general.

UpFront

Are the US and Iran on the path to war?

We debate tensions between Washington and Tehran with a former Iranian diplomat and a retired US general.

US-Iran escalation

Pentagon seeks Iraqi permission to deploy missile defences

The US request for permission to put Patriot missile systems at Iraqi bases hosting US troops comes after Iran attacks.

Pentagon seeks Iraqi permission to deploy missile defences