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(...)

The coffin of Gen  Qassem Suleimani  is carried by truck through Tehran, Iran, on January 6th during his funeral procession. Photograph: Arash Khamooshi/The New York Times

A man who attacks a hornets’ nest in an enclosed space may boast that he carries a big stick, but he risks being stung to death. Iran’s supreme leade(...)

UK foreign secretary Dominic Raab: In a joint statement with Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s Emmanuel Macron, London has called for restraint. Photograph: Stefan Rousseau/PA

Britain has warned Donald Trump against targeting cultural sites in Iran as the crisis over the killing of Qassem Suleimani exposed a rift b(...)

Iraq’s caretaker prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi (wearing cap): Iraqis must  demonstrate or attack. Photograph: Murtaja Lateef

The US assassination in Iraq of Iran’s Quds Force commander Qassem Suleimani has ratcheted up tensions in a roiled region and torpedoed an effort to m(...)

 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(...)

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 (...)

Protesters shout slogans against the US during a demonstration in Peshawar, Pakistan. Photograph: Abdul Majeed/AFP via Getty Images

Iraqi militia leaders have put their fighters on high alert as the Middle East braced for the repercussions of the US’s assassination of Qassem Suleim(...)

 A protester hits a poster of US president Donald Trump with a shoe outsidethe US embassy in Baghdad on Wednesday. Photograph: Khalid al-Mousily/Reuters

For months, furious protests have battered Iraq, driven by frustration at a dysfunctional economy, corruption and the pervasive influence of a foreign(...)

Iraqis burn a US  flag during a demonstrationagainst  attacks by US planes on several bases belonging to the Hezbollah brigades near Al-Qaim. Photograph:  Haidar Hamdani/AFP via Getty Images

Iraqi prime minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Monday condemned US air strikes on Iranian-backed Iraqi militia bases, a move that could plunge Iraq further (...)

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