Destruction at Karbala airport, one of the areas targeted by US military air strikes on Thursday night. Photograph: Mohammed Sawaf/AFP via Getty Images

Iraq condemned overnight US air strikes on Friday, saying they killed six people and warning of dangerous consequences for what it called a violation(...)

 Thousands of Iraqis demonstrate in the heart of Baghdad on Friday  to demand the ousting of US troops from the country. Photograph:  Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images

Tens of thousands of men, women and children poured into Baghdad on Friday for a “million man” march demanding the expulsion of the 5,000 US troops fr(...)

American soldiers at the Ain al-Asad base in Iraq’s western Anbar province on January 13th. Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev/The New York Times

The US military resumed joint operations with Iraq on Wednesday, military officials said, ending a 10-day pause that began after a US air strike kille(...)

 Iran’s foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif looks on during a meeting with Russia’s foreign minister Sergei Lavrov, in Moscow in December. File photograph: Evgenia Novozhenina/Reuters

Iran’s ballistic missile strikes on two Iraqi bases hosting US and Nato troops are intended to convey messages to adversaries, Iraq, and allies and to(...)

Coffins of General Qassem Suleimani and others who were killed in Iraq by a US drone strike carried on a truck surrounded by mourners during a funeral procession at the Enqelab-e-Eslami (Islamic Revolution) square in Tehran. Photograph: Ebrahim Noroozi/AP

Iran’s supreme leader wept in grief with hundreds of thousands of mourners thronging Tehran’s streets on Monday for the funeral of military commander (...)

 Iraq’s caretaker prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi (L) attends a parliamentary session regarding the ouster of US troops, in Baghdad. Photograph: Iraqi prime minister’s press office/AFP via Getty Images

Iran moved farther away from its commitments under the Iran nuclear deal, while US president Donald Trump warned he could punish Iran in a “disproport(...)

United Nations Interim Forces in Lebanon (Unifil) armoured vehicles patrol the area around the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Kila on the border with Israel on January 3rd, 2020. Photograph: Ali Dia/AFP/Getty

Hundreds of Irish troops serving on a United Nations mission in south Lebanon were bracing this weekend for potential exchanges of fire between Hizbul(...)

US president Donald Trump warned the US is targeting 52 sites in Iran and will hit them ‘very fast and very hard’. Photograph: Jim Watson/AFP via Getty

US president Donald Trump has warned Iran that the US could strike 52 Iranian sites if provoked, in a significant escalation of rhetoric following the(...)

A coffin is seen inside a car during the funeral of the Iranian Major-General  Qassem Suleimani. Photograph:  Khalid al-Mousily/Reuters

With shouts of “Death to America”, tens of thousands of people marched in Iraq on Saturday to mourn Iranian military commander Qassem Suleimani and an(...)

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei meeting family of    Qassem Suleimani in Tehran. The general  was killed in a targeted US strike as he left Baghdad International Airport  on Friday morning. Photograph: office of the Iranian supreme leader via AP

Tehran on Friday night vowed to avenge the killing of its most senior military commander by US forces, prompting fears that the US and Iran could be (...)

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