Iraqi security forces have raided a base belonging to a powerful Iran-backed armed group in southern Baghdad and detained at least 14 militia members, sources have told Al Jazeera. The raid late on Thursday was the most brazen action by Iraqi forces against a major Iran-backed group in years and[…]
An Iranian legislator on Tuesday offered a US$3m reward to “anyone who kills” US President Donald Trump to avenge the assassination of top general Qassem Soleimani. American disarmament ambassador Robert Wood dismissed the reward as “ridiculous”, telling reporters in Geneva it showed the “terrorist underpinnings” of Iran’s establishment. Ahmad Hamzeh, a[…]
Iraqi protesters vowed to continue their escalation until demands for an independent prime minister and snap elections are met, as deadly violence surged in Baghdad and several key southern cities. Two protesters were killed in the capital’s Tayaran Square in the early hours of Monday after security forces fired live[…]
Protesters closed large roads in cities across Iraq on Sunday night, escalating their campaign for political change, as the clock ticked down the final hours to their deadline for the government to meet their demands for reform. In Najaf, demonstrators burned pictures of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and tore down posters of Abu Mahdi[…]
Top Democrat Nancy Pelosi is so unconvinced by President Donald Trump’s reasons for killing Iranian general Qassem Soleimani that she announced on Wednesday the House of Representatives will vote on a War Powers resolution aimed at limiting the president’s power to strike Iran. After a briefing by the Trump administration on its[…]
Calls for revenge grow louder as hundreds of thousands of people gather in Iranian capital to pay respects to Soleimani. Funeral processions to honour Qassem Soleimani, a top Iranian military commander who was assassinated last week in an air raid by the United States in Baghdad, are underway in Iran. Soleimani, the head[…]
General Qassem Soleimani, the head of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC’s) Quds Force, and architect of its regional security apparatus, has been killed following a US air raid at Baghdad’s international airport on Friday. The White House and the Pentagon confirmed the killing of Soleimani in Iraq, saying[…]
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