Photo of an Indian Shiite Muslim girl points at a portrait of Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani

Iran Sends Mixed Signals as Tensions With US Ease

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran sent mixed signals Thursday as tensions with the U.S. appeared to ease, with President Hassan Rouhani warning of a “very dangerous response” if the U.S. makes “another mistake” and a senior commander vowing “harsher revenge" for the killing...
Photo of mourners escorting the flag-draped coffin of Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, deputy commander of Iran-backed militias

Iraq’s Outgoing Prime Minister Says US Troops Must Leave

BAGHDAD — Iraq's outgoing prime minister said Tuesday that the United States has no alternative and must pull its troops out of the country, or else face an impending crisis, as the remains of a senior Iraqi militia commander killed in a U.S. drone strike was ...

US Kills Iran’s Most Powerful General in Baghdad Air Strike

BAGDHAD, IRAQ — The United States killed Iran's top general and the architect of Tehran’s proxy wars in the Middle East in an airstrike at Baghdad's international airport Friday, an attack that threatens to dramatically ratchet up tensions in the region. Th...
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Iran-Backed Iraqi Militia Vows Revenge to US Airstrikes

BAGHDAD — An Iranian-backed militia said Monday that the death toll from U.S. military strikes in Iraq and Syria against its fighters has risen to 25, vowing to exact revenge for the "aggression of evil American ravens." "Our battle with America and its mer...