A handout photo made available by the US naval forces shows Iranian vessels circling US military ships at close range in international waters in the Arabian Gulf. Photograph: Dawson Roth via EPA

Iranian navy vessels came within 10 metres of American warships in the Persian Gulf in what the US navy described as a series of “dangerous and haras(...)

Secretary of defence Mark Esper: ‘The United States will not tolerate attacks against our people, our interests or our allies.’ Photograph: New York Times

US president Donald Trump has authorised the US military to respond to Wednesday’s rocket attack by Iran-backed militia in Iraq that killed two Americ(...)

French president Emmanuel Macron reviews the troops before delivering a speech about a EU defence strategy, at the Ecole Militaire, in Paris on Friday.  Photograph: Francois Mori/Pool via REUTERS

France’s nuclear weapons strengthen the security of Europe, president Emmanuel Macron told officers in training at the École de Guerre on Friday. Fol(...)

Navid Mohammadzadeh receives the ‘Orizzonti’ Award for Best Actor for ‘Bedoune Tarikh, Bedoune Emza’ at the Venice Film Festival in September, 2017. Photogra[h: Alessandra Benedetti/Corbis via Getty Images

In the days after the Islamic republic admitted accidentally shooting down a Ukrainian passenger jet, killing 176 people, one of Iran’s best-known fil(...)

Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, leading Friday prayers in Tehran. Photograph: Iran Press/AFP via Getty Images

The Revolutionary Guards can take their fight beyond Iran’s borders, the supreme leader said on Friday, responding to the US killing of his country’s (...)

 Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei,  during a meeting in Tehran on Wednesday. Photograph:  Ho/Iranian supreme leader’s website/AFP via Getty Images

In his more than three decades in charge of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has battled to consolidate power at home and expand t(...)

Manchester United manager  Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during their win over  Norwich City at Old Trafford last Saturday. Photograph: Catherine Ivill/Getty Images

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has revealed that fears over safety in the Middle East mean Manchester United have changed their plans to spend the winter break (...)

Rescue teams at the scene of a Ukrainian aircraft that crashed after being hit by an Iranian missile shortly after take-off near Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran. Photograph: Getty Images

Iran said on Saturday its military had shot down a Ukrainian plane killing all 176 aboard in a “disastrous mistake”, saying air defences were fired in(...)

 Iranian mourners gather for the burial of  Qasem Soleimani in his hometown Kerman.   The assassination of the 62-year-old general heightened international concern about a new war in the  Middle East. Photograph: Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty

The killing of Qassem Suleimani at the beginning of the month was seen by many as a possible prelude to a fresh war in the Middle East, with expectati(...)

Sheikh Qais Al-Khazali (left), the Iraqi secretary general of  AAH, which was originally part of the so-called Mahdi Army led by cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (right). Photograph: Haidar Hamdani/ AFP via Getty Images

It was barely noticed internationally, but less than 24 hours after the United States’s assassination of Iranian military commander Qassem Suleimani, (...)

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