Five rockets on Sunday hit near the US embassy in Iraq's capital Baghdad, news agency AFP reported citing security sources
Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has called the day the US bases in Iraq were struck by Iran a 'day of god'. Khamenei who led Friday Prayers for the first time since 2012 was referring to the day when Iran retaliated to the killing of Qasem Soleimani, one of Iran's most senior general.
The spokesperson for US military command in Baghdad, Col. Myles Caggins has reportedly confirmed that at least 11 American soldiers were airlifted to Kuwait and Germany after the attacks for treatment of 'various traumatic head injuries'.
External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif on Thursday held extensive talks on fast-evolving situation in the Gulf region in the wake of frayed ties between Iran and the US over killing of Commander Qasem Soleimani.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Wednesday called on all citizens who plan to fly to Iraq and Iran to postpone their travels due to high risk of violence and instability in the region.
Javed Zarif was alluding to the ongoing tensions between America and Iran following the Trump administration's targeted killing of Iranian Revolutionary Guard and Intelligence chief General Qasem Soleimani early this month.
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif met his Russian counterpart on Wednesday and discussed the evolving situation in the Gulf. The two leaders are here to attend India's flagship global conference on geopolitics, the Raisina Dialogue.
Iran's President Rouhani called for special court for plane crash. Rouhani said: "The judiciary should form a special court with a high-ranking judge and dozens of experts. This is not a usual and ordinary case. The entire world will be watching this court."
American troops were informed of an impending missile barrage hours before their air base in Iraq was struck by Iran, U.S. military officials said Monday, days after the attack that marked a major escalation between the longtime foes.
A media report that US President Donald Trump had authorised the killing of Iranian military leader Qasem Soleimani seven months ago could undermine his claims that the US action was precipitated by imminent threats to US embassies.
Tehran has summoned the British Ambassador over his alleged participation in the anti-government rally in the aftermath of the government admitting to the downing of Ukrainian civilian jetliner. Rob Macaire, the British envoy, was detained earlier on Sunday. A report on the Iranian Foreign Ministry's website said, "Today, Rob Macaire was summoned because of his unconventional behaviour of attending an illegal rally on Saturday."
Balad air base in Iraq came under rocket attack once again on Sunday, January 13. As per sources, 4 Iraqi soldiers were injured as the base hosting US soldiers came under attack late Sunday night. The nature of the attack is yet unknown with different sources claiming it was a mortar bomb/rocket attack.
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had held a telephonic conversation with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the lead-up to Soleimani’s killing
Tensions between the United States of America and Iran may be at an all-time high but that has not stopped Jasmin Moghbeli from becoming the first Iranian-American astronaut in NASA. Jasmin 'Jaws' Moghbeli earned her nickname as she served her time as a decorated attack helicopter pilot in Afghanistan where she flew over 150 missions.
A video has surfaced on the internet allegedly capturing the exact moment of the missile launch by the Iranian military that hit the Ukrainian civilian aircraft killing 176 on-board.
The same day Gen. Qassem Soleimani was killed in Iraq, American forces also carried out an unsuccessful strike targeting a senior Iranian military official in Yemen.
Confronted by persistent questions about his military action in the Middle East, President Donald Trump and his top officials offered a string of fresh explanations on Friday, with Trump now contending Iranian militants had planned major attacks on four U.S. embassies.
A total of eight senior Iranian functionaries, including top leaders, have been individually targeted in the new sanctions
In comments to The Associated Press, Plame questioned Trump’s justification for ordering the attack that killed Qassem Soleimani and said the lives of thousands of American troops are at risk
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said that Iran could have a nuclear bomb in 1-2 years if they violate the nuclear accord signed between Iran and the combined alliance of Russia, China, France, USA, UK, Germany and EU.