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Iranian leader calls missile attack a 'slap' at US bases

Jan. 8, 2020 12:16 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran struck back at the United States early Wednesday for killing its most powerful military commander, firing a barrage of ballistic missiles at two Iraqi military bases that house American troops in what the Iranian supreme leader said was a “slap” against the U.S....

The Latest: Japan calls for easing of Middle East tensions

Jan. 7, 2020 11:25 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The latest on U.S.-Iran tensions in the wake of the U.S. airstrike that killed Iran's top general (all times local): 7:40 a.m. Japan says it will urge governments to do their utmost to help ease tensions following an Iranian missile strike at bases in Iraq used by U.S. forces. The...

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference after a meeting of The North Atlantic Council at Ambassadorial level at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Jan. 6, 2020. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

Germany, NATO moving soldiers out of Iraq amid tensions

Jan. 7, 2020 11:44 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany moved 35 soldiers serving in Iraq to neighboring Jordan and Kuwait on Tuesday, while NATO said it was also shifting some of its troops out of the country amid tensions over the U.S. killing of a top Iranian general in an airstrike in Baghdad last week. The killing of Iranian...

FILE - In this May 29, 2016, file photo, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis listens to a question during an interview in Fallujah, Iraq. Al-Muhandis, a veteran Iraqi militant who was closely allied with Iran, was killed overnight Friday, Jan. 3, 2020 in a U.S. strike that also felled Iran's top general. Al-Muhandis was the deputy commander of the Popular Mobilization Forces, an umbrella group of mostly Shiite paramilitaries. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed, File)

Iraqi militant killed by US worked with Iran for decades

Jan. 3, 2020 1:12 AM EST

BAGHDAD (AP) — Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, a veteran Iraqi militant who was closely allied with Iran and rose to be a senior militia commander during the war against the Islamic State group, was killed overnight Friday in a U.S. strike that also felled Iran's top general. Al-Muhandis was the deputy commander...

Kuwait forms new Cabinet after row by ruling family members

Dec. 17, 2019 8:39 AM EST

KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait has formed a new government after the previous Cabinet was dissolved amid a dispute among powerful members of the country's ruling family, the Kuwait News Agency said Tuesday. The new Cabinet is led by Prime Minister Sabah al-Khalid Al Sabah, formerly the foreign minister in the...