Gulf Times - Qassem-Soleimani
US, Iran back off from escalating tensions

US, Iran back off from escalating tensions

President Donald Trump said Wednesday the United States did not necessarily have to use its military power against Iran

Iran believed to have deliberately missed US forces in Iraq strikes

Iran believed to have deliberately missed US forces in Iraq strikes

Iran is believed to have deliberately avoided US military casualties during retaliatory missile strikes on bases housing American troops in Iraq

Trump says no US troops hurt in Iran strikes, Tehran "standing down"

Trump says no US troops hurt in Iran strikes, Tehran "standing down"

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday Iranian missile strikes on bases in Iraq had not harmed any US troops stationed there and damage was minimal

At least 50 killed in stampede at Iranian general's funeral

At least 50 killed in stampede at Iranian general's funeral

At least 50 people were killed in a stampede as mourners packed streets for the funeral of a slain Iranian military commander in his hometown on Tuesday, forcing his burial to be postponed, state media reported.

UN, Nato call for restraint as situation remains tense

UN, Nato call for restraint as situation remains tense

Nato called on Tehran to "refrain from further violence and provocations" after Iran threatened retaliation to the US assassination of one of its top military commanders

Iran condemns 'Trump's hostile remarks'

Iran condemns 'Trump's hostile remarks'

Iran condemned Donald Trump on Sunday as a "terrorist in a suit" after the US president threatened to hit 52 Iranian sites hard if Tehran attacks Americans or US assets

Tens of thousands march in Baghdad to mourn Soleimani, others killed in US air strike

Tens of thousands march in Baghdad to mourn Soleimani, others killed in US air strike

Tens of thousands of people marched in Baghdad on Saturday to mourn Iran's military chief Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, killed in a US air strike

Putin, Macron stress Soleimani's death could escalate regional situation

Putin, Macron stress Soleimani's death could escalate regional situation

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron expressed during a telephone conversation their concern over a possible regional escalation

Iraq president calls for restraint

Iraq president calls for restraint

Iraqi President Barham Saleh warned of the security effects and repercussions of the killing of Commander of Iran's Quds Force Qassem Soleimani

Iran vows revenge as top general killed in US strike

Iran vows revenge as top general killed in US strike

Iraqi President Barham Saleh warned of the security effects and repercussions of the killing of Commander of Iran's Quds Force Qassem Soleimani

Iran's president declares end of Islamic State

Iran's president declares end of Islamic State

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of Islamic State on Tuesday while a senior military commander thanked the "thousands of martyrs" killed in operations organised by Iran to defeat the militant group in Syria and Iraq.