IS tries to stage comeback amid rising US-Iran tensions

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group's self-styled “caliphate” across parts of Iraq and Syria seemed largely defeated last year, with the loss of its territory, the killing of its founder in a U.S. r...

Iraqis worry US-Iran tensions are eclipsing their protests

BAGHDAD (AP) — Young Iraqis who drove mass protests demanding sweeping political reforms are worried that the conflict between the U.S. and Iran, which is playing out in part on Iraqi soil, is killing...

McConnell on US-Iran strategy: 'Let's not screw it up'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he opposes a Senate resolution asserting that President Donald Trump must seek approval from Congress before engaging in further military ...

Iran acknowledges accidentally downing Ukrainian jetliner

Iran announced Saturday (Jan. 11) that its military "unintentionally" shot down the Ukrainian jetliner that crashed earlier this week, killing all 176 aboard, after the government had repeat...

Pope warns of risks from US-Iran tensions in policy speech

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis warned Thursday that increasing tensions between the U.S. and Iran are setting the stage for a broader conflict in the Mideast while jeopardizing efforts to rebuild Ir...

Taiwan president bolsters security due to US-Iran tensions

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Given the U.S.-Iran confrontation, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) held a National Security Bureau (NSB) meeting on Thursday morning (Jan. 9) to discuss potential resp...

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___ Commercial airlines reroute flights amid US-Iran tensions NEW DELHI (AP) — Commercial airlines are rerouting flights throughout the Middle East to avoid potenti...

Key events leading up to US-Iran confrontation

Iran's missile attack on two American bases in Iraq in response the the U.S. strike that killed its top general is the culmination of nearly two years of steadily rising tensions since President Donal...

Taiwan airlines avoid Iran airspace

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Due to rising U.S.-Iran tensions following the death of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani, Taiwan flight carriers have modified their routes to avoid entering the airspace o...

Global stocks sink, gold jumps as US-Iran tensions escalate

NEW YORK (AP) — Global stock markets are falling Monday while oil and gold prices are rising as tensions escalate between the U.S. and Iran. Markets have been roiled since Friday after the U.S. killed...

US: Iran may have killed more than 1,000 in recent protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior State Department official says Iranian forces may have killed more than 1,000 people in response to recent protests that have swept the country. Special r...

France says top issue is de-escalation _ not US-Iran talks

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — France's top diplomat says the most pressing issue following attacks on key Saudi Arabian oil installations is not a meeting between the leaders of the United States and Iran but...

Iraq's stability on the line as US, Iran tensions soar

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq is coming under pressure as the U.S. and Israel increase efforts to contain Iran and its influence in the region. Pro-Iranian militias across Lebanon, Syria and I...

US, Iran trade barbs at meeting of UN nuclear watchdog

BERLIN (AP) — The United States and Iran traded barbs over Tehran's nuclear activities as the International Atomic Energy Agency's general conference got underway in Vienna. Reading ...

Turkey offers to mediate between US, Iran

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is willing to mediate between the United States and Iran to ease tensions over Iran's nuclear program. In comment...