US Pulls Nonessential Staff From Iraq Amid Mideast Tensions

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 region over still...
Photo of "Uncle Sam" being held up by demonstrators during a rally in Iran

Iran President Warns of ‘War Situation’ as Sanctions Resume

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran greeted the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Monday with air defense drills and a statement from President Hassan Rouhani that the nation faces a "war situation," raising Mideast tensions as America's maximalist approach to the Islamic Re...