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Iraqis hold placards and flags as they gather to mark the one year anniversary of the killing of Qassem Soleimani.(REUTERS)

Iraqis chanting anti-US slogans mark year since Soleimani killing

By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Baghdad
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 10:10 PM IST
The gathering coincided with increasing tensions between Iran and the United States in the last days of President Donald Trump’s administration, and many in the crowd demanded revenge.
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Iranian officials and military commanders have repeatedly vowed to seek revenge for the strike for as long as US forces are scattered across the Middle East.(Reuters File Photo)
Iranian officials and military commanders have repeatedly vowed to seek revenge for the strike for as long as US forces are scattered across the Middle East.(Reuters File Photo)

Iran warns US it will act decisively against any aggression

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 02, 2021 08:09 PM IST
President-elect Joe Biden has said he wants to save that accord and end the standoff with Iran, but Trump has continued to level threats at Tehran.
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Esmail Ghaani, head of Iran’s elite Quds force, speaks during a ceremony to mark the one year anniversary of the killing of Qassem Soleimani.(VIA REUTERS)
Esmail Ghaani, head of Iran’s elite Quds force, speaks during a ceremony to mark the one year anniversary of the killing of Qassem Soleimani.(VIA REUTERS)

Iran commander vows ‘resistance’ a year after Soleimani killing

By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Dubai
UPDATED ON JAN 01, 2021 03:43 PM IST
Esmail Ghaani, who succeeded Qassem Soleimani as head the elite Quds force, said on Friday that Iran was still ready to respond.
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US President Donald Trump arrived at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida after dark on December 23.(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump arrived at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida after dark on December 23.(REUTERS)

No reason given for Trump cutting short his Florida vacation amid tensions with Iran

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Florida
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 10:24 PM IST
There is concern in Washington that Iran could order further military retaliation for the killing of top Iranian military commander General Qassem Soleimani.
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Iran’s cabinet has created a compensation fund to pay the families of the 176 victims of the Ukrainian passenger plane.(AP)
Iran’s cabinet has created a compensation fund to pay the families of the 176 victims of the Ukrainian passenger plane.(AP)

Iran allocates payment to families of Ukraine crash victims

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Dubai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 08:38 PM IST
The announcement comes as the families of victims prepare to mark the anniversary of the January 8 crash and diplomats from nations that lost citizens push Iran for more cooperation on the investigation and compensation issues.
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a cabinet meeting in Tehran on December 16.(AP)
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks in a cabinet meeting in Tehran on December 16.(AP)

Biden arrival won’t guarantee better relations, say Iranian leaders

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Tehran
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 06:53 PM IST
The remarks come as Iran approaches the first anniversary of the US drone strike that killed Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, an attack that nearly plunged Washington and Tehran into an open war after months of tensions.
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FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, people gather for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the Ukraine plane crash at the gate of Amri Kabir University in Tehran, Iran.(AP)
FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2020, file photo, people gather for a candlelight vigil to remember the victims of the Ukraine plane crash at the gate of Amri Kabir University in Tehran, Iran.(AP)

Iran blames bad communication, alignment for jet shootdown

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Tehran
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2020 07:19 PM IST
The shootdown happened the same night Iran launched a ballistic missile attack targeting U.S. soldiers in Iraq, its response to the American drone strike that killed Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad on Jan. 3.
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Donald Trump administration had earlier cited ‘imminent threat’ to the US for killing Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.(AFP Photo)
Donald Trump administration had earlier cited ‘imminent threat’ to the US for killing Iranian general Qassem Soleimani.(AFP Photo)

Trump government accused of citing false ‘imminent threat’ for killing Iranian general

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Washington
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2020 10:27 PM IST
The Trump administration’s justification for the killing came under close scrutiny since the claim of “imminent” threat to American forces and assets--including four embassies-- was not backed with evidence.
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File photo of a display featuring missiles and a portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran, Iran. State television on Feb 9, 2020, said the elite Revolutionary Guards Corps, in charge of the country’s missile programme, had unveiled a short-range missile.(Reuters File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
File photo of a display featuring missiles and a portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran, Iran. State television on Feb 9, 2020, said the elite Revolutionary Guards Corps, in charge of the country’s missile programme, had unveiled a short-range missile.(Reuters File / Photo used for representational purpose only)

Amid tension with US, Iran plans satellite launch and unveils new missile

By Reuters | Dubai
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2020 09:05 PM IST
Iran’s state television said the Raad-500, or thunder in Farsi, was half the weight of a similar missile, but its range was about 200 km (120 miles) more and it could be powered by a new generation of engines designed to put satellites into orbit.
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A Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives committee said on Tuesday it had reached an agreement with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to testify at a public hearing on Iran and Iraq policy(AP)
A Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives committee said on Tuesday it had reached an agreement with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to testify at a public hearing on Iran and Iraq policy(AP)

US House committee says Mike Pompeo agrees to testify on Iran, Iraq policy

By Reuters | Washington
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2020 06:34 AM IST
Members of Congress - including some of Trump’s fellow Republicans - have been pushing Trump’s administration for more information about the killing by a drone strike in Iraq this month of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani.
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File photo Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office.(AP File)
File photo Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , released by an official website of the Iranian supreme leader's office.(AP File)

Iran’s supreme leader calls Trump ‘clown’, says not willing to negotiate with US

By Associated Press | Tehran
UPDATED ON JAN 17, 2020 03:15 PM IST
Ayotollah Ali Khamenei said America had “cowardly” killed the most effective commander in the fight against the Islamic State group when it killed Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad.
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Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau attends a memorial service at the University of Alberta for the victims of a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed in Iran, in Edmonton, Alberta.(Reuters)
Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau attends a memorial service at the University of Alberta for the victims of a Ukrainian passenger plane that crashed in Iran, in Edmonton, Alberta.(Reuters)

Trudeau blames Ukrainian plane accident on US-Iran tension tension, says in war, innocents bear the brunt

By Associated Press | Toronto
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 10:28 AM IST
However, Trudeau has been careful to avoid blaming U.S. President Donald Trump for the deaths of the passengers after Trump ordered the killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad.
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo(AP Photo)
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo(AP Photo)

Mike Pompeo says Soleimani killing part of new strategy to deter US foes

By Reuters | Wahington
UPDATED ON JAN 14, 2020 08:32 AM IST
In his speech at Stanford University’s Hoover Institute, Pompeo made no mention of the threat of imminent attacks planned by Qassem Soleimani.
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Iran had initially said it would not allow Boeing to take part in the probe, going against prevailing international norms on crash investigations.(REUTERS Photo)
Iran had initially said it would not allow Boeing to take part in the probe, going against prevailing international norms on crash investigations.(REUTERS Photo)

Iran denies missile hit plane, calls on West to share data

By Associated Press | Tehran, Iran
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 02:55 PM IST
US, Canadian and British officials said it is “highly likely” that Iran shot down the Boeing 737 that crashed near Tehran. US officials said the jetliner might have been mistakenly identified as a threat.
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Qassem Soleimani’s death is being probed by Falih al-Fayadh, who serves as Iraq’s National Security and strongly believes it was a network of spies in Baghdad airport who helped pinpoint Soleimani’s location coordinates for the US military.(AP)
Qassem Soleimani’s death is being probed by Falih al-Fayadh, who serves as Iraq’s National Security and strongly believes it was a network of spies in Baghdad airport who helped pinpoint Soleimani’s location coordinates for the US military.(AP)

Informants in Iraq, Syria helped US kill Iranian General Qassem Soleimani: Report

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 06:52 AM IST
The suspects include two security staffers at the Baghdad airport and two Cham Wings employees - “a spy at the Damascus airport and another one working on board the airplane,” the source said.
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Mutual vulnerabilities, the ability to project victory domestically, the restraining role of internal actors and luck can help states exercise restraint(AP)
Mutual vulnerabilities, the ability to project victory domestically, the restraining role of internal actors and luck can help states exercise restraint(AP)

Analysis| What the 2019 and 2020 skirmishes tell us about de-escalating conflicts

By Kunal Singh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2020 08:17 PM IST
The Indo-Pak conflict after Balakot and the recent US-Iran clash show what ingredients help defuse tensions
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Iran hit two Iraqi bases, at al-Assad and Irbil, that also housed American forces with 15 missiles in an attack that was intended to avenge the killing of General Soleimani in an American drone strike last Friday.(AP)
Iran hit two Iraqi bases, at al-Assad and Irbil, that also housed American forces with 15 missiles in an attack that was intended to avenge the killing of General Soleimani in an American drone strike last Friday.(AP)

US-Iran: Peace and challenges

By Yashwant Raj | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2020 03:14 PM IST
Iran hit two Iraqi bases, at al-Assad and Irbil, that also housed American forces with 15 missiles in an attack that was intended to avenge the killing of General Soleimani in an American drone strike last Friday.
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US President Donald Trump speaks about the situation with Iran in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, DC, January 8, 2020.(AFP Photo)
US President Donald Trump speaks about the situation with Iran in the Grand Foyer of the White House in Washington, DC, January 8, 2020.(AFP Photo)

Trump to slap new sanctions on Iran, offers new deal as war clouds recede

By HT Correspondent | HIndustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 11:33 PM IST
Iran’s missile attack on US bases in Iraq was retaliation after the U.S. killed its top general in a drone strike last week, in a move that was seen as destabilizing the Middle East.
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US President Donald Trump(REUTERS)
US President Donald Trump(REUTERS)

Iran standing down, Donald Trump says in his address to nation

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 02:12 AM IST
Trump was addressing the nation after Iran launched ballistic missiles at Iraqi bases housing US troops. Iran’s attack was the most audacious on America since the seizure of the US Embassy in Tehran in 1979.
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US President Donald Trump is going to address the nation amid showdown with Iran after the killing of General Qassem Soleimani.(AP Photo)
US President Donald Trump is going to address the nation amid showdown with Iran after the killing of General Qassem Soleimani.(AP Photo)

US President Donald Trump to address nation amid showdown with Iran

By Associated Press | Washington
UPDATED ON AUG 22, 2020 01:49 AM IST
The White House said Trump plans to address the nation at 9:30 pm (IST) on Wednesday.
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Prices gave up most of their early gains as oil production facilities remain unaffected by attacks(AP File Photo)
Prices gave up most of their early gains as oil production facilities remain unaffected by attacks(AP File Photo)

Oil prices fall as alarm over Iran rocket strike fades

By Reuters | Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 07:08 PM IST
Prices gave up most of their early gains as oil production facilities remain unaffected by attacks.
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Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang(AP Photo)
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang(AP Photo)

Iran’s missile strikes to avenge Soleimani killing top online trends in China

By Sutirtho Patranobis | Hindustan Times, Beijing
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 09:21 PM IST
Earlier in the day, news agencies quoted the Iranian state television as saying that Tehran had fired a barrage of missiles at US targets in Iraq, a “hard” response to Friday’s killing of Qassem Soleimani.
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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was handed the note at a democratic leadership meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S.(REUTERS)
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was handed the note at a democratic leadership meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S.(REUTERS)

Speaker Nancy Pelosi handed note about Iran attack, told Democrats to ‘pray’

By Glen Carey | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 03:03 PM IST
15 missiles were fired, 10 of which hit the Ayn al-Asad base and another facility in Erbil. Iranian Foreign Minister said that the government concluded proportionate measures in self-defense after Soleimani strike
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File photo of the riot police in Najaf, Iraq.(Reuters Photo)
File photo of the riot police in Najaf, Iraq.(Reuters Photo)

‘Avoid non-essential travel to Iraq’, India tells its nationals after Iran attack on US bases

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 10:31 AM IST
In a pre-dawn attack on Wednesday, the US department of defence aid that Iran launched more than a dozen ballistic missiles against its military and coalition forces at two bases in Iraq.
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What is said to be missiles are seen in the night sky, after Iran fired missiles on at least two Iraqi air bases hosting US-led coalition forces.(Reuters Photo)
What is said to be missiles are seen in the night sky, after Iran fired missiles on at least two Iraqi air bases hosting US-led coalition forces.(Reuters Photo)

Iran fires dozen missiles at 2 US military bases in Iraq. Then a warning

By Yashwant Raj | Hindustan Times, Washington
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 03:40 AM IST
The US bases in Iraq, Pentagon said, had been “on high alert due to indications that the Iranian regime planned to attack our forces and interests in the region”.
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President Donald Trump(AP file photo)
President Donald Trump(AP file photo)

Pressure mounts on Donald Trump to detail what prompted strike on Iran general

By Associated Press | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 05:18 AM IST
Trump said Tuesday that his decision saved American lives and that members of Congress will get a briefing on the reasons for the U.S. attack.
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US President Donald Trump with PM Narendra Modi.(Reuters file photo)
US President Donald Trump with PM Narendra Modi.(Reuters file photo)

PM Modi, Trump discuss regional security, partnership in 2020

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2020 03:01 AM IST
A statement issued by the external affairs ministry made no mention of security issues, and said Modi expressed his desire to continue working with Trump to enhance cooperation in all areas of mutual interest.
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India’s measured response masks concerns if tensions flare up in West Asia(AP)
India’s measured response masks concerns if tensions flare up in West Asia(AP)

US-Iran: New Delhi must weigh its options carefully

By Sumitha Narayanan Kutty
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2020 08:15 PM IST
India-Iran ties have strengths. But don’t underestimate the differences — on energy, connectivity, regional security
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Mourners attend funeral ceremony for Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and his comrades, who were killed in Iraq in a US drone attack on January 3(AP)
Mourners attend funeral ceremony for Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and his comrades, who were killed in Iraq in a US drone attack on January 3(AP)

US reaper drone left Soleimani with little chance

By Tony Capaccio | Bloomberg
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 05:22 PM IST
The Reaper had Soleimani in its sights for about 10 minutes before firing on two cars carrying the Iranian commander, other senior leaders and aides.
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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a news conference at the Untied Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.(REUTERS)
Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif attends a news conference at the Untied Nations in Geneva, Switzerland.(REUTERS)

US denies visa to Iran’s Foreign Minister ahead of UN Meeting

By Reuters | Washington
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2020 03:43 PM IST
Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was denied visa by the United States ahead of the UN Security Council Meeting. This follows as tensions escalate between the US and Iran.
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