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Iran views US reticence to continue operating in Iraq not only as a sign of weakness but as an opportunity to further cement its hold and power over Iraqi affairs.

Iraq is using Baathist-era laws to indict critics, prompting anger that penal codes imposed by a dictatorial regime are being used to crush dissent.

US-Iraqi strategic dialogue begins amid pro-Iran militia threats

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US-Iraqi strategic dialogue begins amid pro-Iran militia threats

Pro-Iran Iraqi militias issued a statement threatening to resume attacks on US troops.

Iran threatens US Army base, top general: reports

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Iran threatens US Army base, top general: reports

Two senior US intelligence officials have told the Associated Press that Iran has made threats against an army base in Washington DC.

Iran reports attack on cargo vessel in Mediterranean Sea

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Iran reports attack on cargo vessel in Mediterranean Sea

It was claimed that an explosive device damaged the hull of the Shahr-e Kord, a commercial Europe-bound vessel, in what state TV reported as a ...

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Indian report says Iran behind bomb near Israeli embassy

An Indian intelligence report claims a militant cell supported by Iran's Revolutionary Guards' Corps was behind the explosion.

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Pompeo questions Biden’s Syria airstrike despite Republican backing

US fighter jets dropped seven precision bombs in Syria, hitting seven targets including a crossing used by Iran-backed groups to move weapons ...

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Iraq Rocket strikes on US 'message from Iran’

Rockets fired by groups loyal to Iran are being viewed as a message to the US and an attempt to get leverage.

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The Iraq Report: PKK, Iran-backed militias threaten Turkey

Turkey is facing a dual threat from Kurdish militants and Iran-backed militias amid its military operation in northern Iraq.

US trying to 'seize illegal Iranian oil' aboard tanker

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US trying to 'seize illegal Iranian oil' aboard tanker

The attempt to seize Iranian oil stands in stark contrast to the Biden administrations broader overtures to Tehran.

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Iran Guards deny losses in Israel Syria strikes

An Iranian official denied Thursday that recent Israeli strikes on eastern Syria led to any deaths.

Pompeo to accuse Iran of Al-Qaeda links

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Pompeo to accuse Iran of Al-Qaeda links

Pompeo has fired a long list of warnings to Iran, as he sees out his final days as Secretary of State.

Israel steps up attacks on Iranian targets in Syria

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Israel steps up attacks on Iranian targets in Syria

Israel has launched three rounds of strikes in Syria over the past ten days.

US flies two B-52 bombers to Middle East

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US flies two B-52 bombers to Middle East

Concerned that an attack could occur on the anniversary of Soleimani’s death, the US sends two B-52 bombers to the Arabian peninsula in a show ...

Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani killing

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Iraq issues arrest warrant for Trump over Soleimani killing

A judge in Baghdad's investigative court has issued an arrest warrant for Trump over the killing of Soleimani, which took place in Baghdad.

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Soleimani video game set for release as Iran mourns

First-person shooter game 'General in the Shadows' is set at the 2014 siege of Amerli in Iraq.

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Iran general hints Soleimani could be avenged 'inside America

Authorities in the United States said a threat has been made by unknown perpetrators to avenge the killing of Iranian Commander Qasem Soleimani.

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A year after Soleimani's killing, tensions simmer in Iraq

In-depth: Iran has promised to avenge Soleimani's killing, but the proliferation of more independent armed militias in Iraq could be an even ...

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Baghdad procession marks anniversary of Iran general's death

Mourners marched on the road towards Baghdad airport, with the scene of the bombing that killed Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis ...

British-Iranian crooner pays tribute to Soleimani with English-language ballad

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British-Iranian crooner pays tribute to Soleimani with English-language ballad

The "world has become a total mess" since the killing of Qasem Soleimani last year, singer Hassan Tavakoli opines in the song.

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Iran chooses Lebanon, Syria as Soleimani legal representatives

Lebanon, Syria and Iraq are among the countries chosen to represent Iran through international legal channels.

Iranian prosecutor says UK firm assisted in Soleimani assassination

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Iranian prosecutor says UK firm assisted in Soleimani assassination

A top Tehran prosecutor says more than 2,000 'international documents' could support legal action against the London-based security firm

Iran commander vows revenge as Soleimani killing anniversary looms

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Iran commander vows revenge as Soleimani killing anniversary looms

Retaliation could even come from 'inside your own house', Quds Force chief Esmail Ghaani warned the US.

Rouhani says Trump will be 'ousted from life'

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Rouhani says Trump will be 'ousted from life'

Iran is marking the first anniversary of the assassination of its top military commander, General Qasem Soleimani.

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