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Fury, tears as crowds mourn Iran commander killed by U.S.

Jan 05, 2020 - 12:02 PM

Iranian Ambassador to the UN Majid Takht calls the assassination of powerful general Qasem Soleimani as an 'act of war' by the United States

MOURNING. Mourners carry the coffins of slain Iraqi paramilitary chief Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani and 8 others towards the Imam Ali Shrine in the shrine city of Najaf in central Iraq during a funeral procession on January 4, 2020. Photo by Haidar Hamdani/AFP

Trump says US targeting 52 sites in Iran, as tension mounts

Jan 05, 2020 - 8:27 AM

'The USA wants no more threats,' US President Donald Trump tells Iran after he ordered the assassination of powerful Iranian general Qasem Soleimani

WARNING. President Donald Trump warns Iran the US "wants no more threats" after he ordered the assassination of powerful Iranian general Qasem Soleimani. File hoto by Jim Watson/AFP

Iran top general to be laid to rest on January 7 in hometown

Jan 04, 2020 - 4:03 PM

The general, who died aged 62, was one of Iran's most popular public figures

KILLED. A file handout picture released by the office of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on October 1, 2019, shows Qasem Soleimani, Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General and commander of the Quds Force. Handout photo from Khamenei.Ir/AFP

US military confirms 14 new civilian deaths in Iraq, Syria

Jul 29, 2016 - 9:34 AM

The announcement from the US Central Command Centcom – which oversees US military operations in the Middle East followed an internal investigation into 6 US airstrikes between July 28 2015 and April 29 2016

US AIRSTRIKE. US Air Force C-5 Galaxy Outsize Cargo Transport Aircraft landing at Incirlik air base in Adana, Turkey, on August 10, 2015, which is part of the air campaign against ISIS in Syria. Photo by Serdar Yildiz/EPA

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US warplanes bomb ISIS near Kobane to aid Kurds in Syria

Oct 29, 2014 - 10:55 PM

US fighter jets and bombers carried out 8 air raids near Kobane targeting 6 vehicles a building and several ISIS fighting positions over the past 24 hours

A file photo taken from Turkey shows smoke rises after an airstrike by an alleged alliance war plane on Islamic State targets in the west of Kobane, Syria, where Kurdish fighters YPG are trying to defend the city, near Suruc district, Sanliurfa, Turkey 08 October 2014. Sedat Suna/EPA

US action in Syria without consent would be 'attack': Minister

Sep 11, 2014 - 9:37 PM

The Syrian minister s comments followed a speech in which US President Barack Obama pledged a relentless war against ISIS including air strikes in Syria and support for Syrian rebels

Major airlines avoid Iraqi skies after US airstrikes

Aug 09, 2014 - 8:38 AM

Flights to and from the Gulf and beyond which typically would have taken airways through Iraq now favor parallel routes via Iran instead according to real time flight tracking websites

13 foreigners among 21 killed in Kabul restaurant attack

Jan 18, 2014 - 5:21 PM

The Taverna has been a regular dining spot for foreign diplomats aid workers and Afghan officials and businessmen for several years

A FAVORITE. Afghan Police shift an injured victim from the scene of a suicide bombing that targeted a restaurant which is popular among foreigners, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan 17 2014. Photo by S. Sabawoon/EPA