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President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Washington, as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Gen. Mark Milley, listens. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Trump warns Iran against attacking US troops in Iraq

Apr. 1, 2020 7:03 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Wednesday that Tehran should expect a bold U.S. response if Iran or Iranian-backed groups attack American forces or assets in Iraq. U.S.-Iran tensions soared following the Jan. 3 Washington-directed strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani outside...

FILE - In this May 24, 2017 file photo, Gen. Esmail Ghaani speaks in a meeting at the shrine of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini just outside Tehran, Iran. Iraqi officials said Ghaani arrived in Baghdad this week to try and unify Iraq's fractured political leaders as stiff opposition by one major bloc thwarts the chances the country's latest prime minister-designate can form a government. Ghaani, head of Iran's expeditionary Quds Force, arrived in Iraq on his first public visit to the country since succeeding slain Iranian general Qassim Soleimani. (Hossein Zohrevand/Tasnim News Agency via AP, File)

Iran general visits Baghdad, tries to forge political unity

Apr. 1, 2020 1:50 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A top Iranian general arrived in Baghdad this week to try and unify Iraq's fractured political leaders, Iraqi officials said Wednesday, as stiff opposition by one major bloc thwarts chances the country's latest prime minister-designate can form a government. Meanwhile, revenues from oil...

People in protective clothing walk past rows of beds at a temporary 2,000-bed hospital for COVID-19 coronavirus patients set up by the Iranian army at the international exhibition center in northern Tehran, Iran, on Thursday, March 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Iran's army sets up hospital in capital as virus toll climbs

Mar. 27, 2020 7:07 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran announced another 144 deaths from the coronavirus on Friday and said thousands more were in critical condition as the military completed work on a 2,000-bed field hospital in an exhibition center in the capital. Iran has reported nearly 2,400 deaths among more than 32,000 cases....

Gunmen kill 2 Pakistani troops, wound 4 near Iran border

Mar. 26, 2020 11:25 AM EDT

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen gunmen opened fire on Pakistani security forces patrolling a remote border region near Iran on Thursday, killing two troops, a provincial minister said. Four other troops were also wounded in the attack in the town of Turbat in impoverished Baluchistan province, said...

Navy vet freed from Iranian prison ill, seeks transfer to US

Mar. 25, 2020 11:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Navy veteran released from an Iranian prison last week on a medical furlough says he is sick with symptoms of the coronavirus and is requesting a humanitarian evacuation to the United States for medical treatment. Michael White was hospitalized Wednesday in a ward for coronavirus...

An Emirati Boeing CH-47 Chinook takes off during an exercise at an Emirati military base home to a Military Operations in Urban Terrain facility in al-Hamra, United Arab Emirates, Monday, March 23, 2020. The U.S. military held the major exercise Monday with Emirati troops in the UAE's far western desert at a facility designed to look like a Mideast city amid ongoing tensions with Iran. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

US, UAE troops hold major exercise amid virus, Iran tensions

Mar. 23, 2020 9:48 AM EDT

AL-HAMRA MILITARY BASE, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Marines and Emirati forces held a major military exercise Monday that saw forces seize a sprawling model Mideast city, a drill conducted amid tensions with Iran and despite the new coronavirus pandemic. Troops raced over the dunes of the Al-Hamra...

State Department: Navy vet Michael White released from Iran prison on medical furlough amid coronavirus concerns

Mar. 19, 2020 11:06 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department: Navy vet Michael White released from Iran prison on medical furlough amid coronavirus concerns.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., left, and ranking member Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, talk during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing in Washington, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, as Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Congress acts to limit Trump on military action in Iran

Mar. 11, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying a veto threat, Congress has approved a bipartisan measure to limit President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran. The House gave final legislative approval to the measure Wednesday, 227-186, sending it to Trump. The president has promised to veto...

Congress approves measure to limit President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran

Mar. 11, 2020 5:47 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approves measure to limit President Donald Trump's authority to launch military operations against Iran.
CORRECTS FIRST NAME TO ESHAQ: FILE - In this April 15, 2017 file photo, Iranian Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri waves to media while registering his candidacy for the May 19, 2017, presidential elections, at the Interior Ministry, in Tehran, Iran. Jahangiri and two other Cabinet members have contracted the new coronavirus, semiofficial Fars News Agency reported Wednesday, March 11, 2020. The vast majority of people recover from the new virus. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

News agency: Iran VP, 2 Cabinet members have new virus

Mar. 11, 2020 1:53 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's senior vice president and two other Cabinet members have contracted the new coronavirus, a semiofficial news agency reported Wednesday as the death toll in the Islamic Republic from the outbreak rose by 62 to 354. The report by the Fars news agency, believed to be close to...