Here’s how US forces stack up to Iran’s forces in the Middle East

Here’s how US forces stack up to Iran’s forces in the Middle East

The U.S. already has overwhelming force in the Middle East to deal with any threat from Iran, as it has built up air, ground and naval assets steadily since last May, as well as recent preparations for a possible conflict. By contrast, Iran has relied on "asymmetric" rather than conventional warfare by its own forces…
16 stunning modern architectural wonders in the Middle East you’ve probably never heard of

16 stunning modern architectural wonders in the Middle East you’ve probably never heard of

The Middle east is home to many ancient architectural sites built by civilizations such as the Romans and the ancient Persians.However it is fast becoming home to some stunning modern buildings too. Here are 16 modern architectural wonders in the Middle East you've probably never heard of. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories.The Middle East is home…
EU’s Borrell invites Iran’s foreign affairs minister to Brussels

EU’s Borrell invites Iran’s foreign affairs minister to Brussels

FILE PHOTO: Josep Borrell, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the European Commission attends a European Union Foreign Ministers council in Brussels, Belgium, December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna GeronBRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell urged a de-escalation of tensions in the Middle East in a talk with…
Britain says war with Iran would strengthen militants

Britain says war with Iran would strengthen militants

FILE PHOTO: Britain's Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab is seen at Downing Street in London, Britain, January 6, 2020. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleLONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Tuesday called for calm after the United States killed Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and said a war with Iran would only benefit Islamist militants across the Middle East. “What we’re…
At U.N., U.S. justifies killing Iranian commander as self-defense

At U.N., U.S. justifies killing Iranian commander as self-defense

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States told the United Nations on Wednesday that the killing of Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani last week was self-defense and vowed to take additional action “as necessary” in the Middle East to protect U.S. personnel and interests. FILE PHOTO: New U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft speaks…
Timeline: U.S.-Iran relations from 1953 coup to 2020 commander killing

Timeline: U.S.-Iran relations from 1953 coup to 2020 commander killing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran promised harsh revenge after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad on Friday killed Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force and architect of its growing military influence in the Middle East. The U.S. said the strike was aimed at disrupting an “imminent attack” that would endanger Americans in the Middle…
US stocks slump, havens jump on Mideast flare-up – BNNBloomberg.ca

US stocks slump, havens jump on Mideast flare-up – BNNBloomberg.ca

U.S. stocks slumped as investors fretted that an escalation in Middle East tensions could dent global growth. Oil jumped along with assets seen as havens. The S&P 500 Index posted its biggest loss in a month after a U.S. airstrike killed a top Iranian commander and the Middle Eastern country vowed “severe retaliation.” A search for safety…
‘Kinakabahan ako’: Duterte says Iran ‘hell-bent’ on retaliation vs US – ABS-CBN News

‘Kinakabahan ako’: Duterte says Iran ‘hell-bent’ on retaliation vs US – ABS-CBN News

President Rodrigo Duterte. File Duterte asks Congress to discuss US-Iran tensions MANILA - A fearful President Rodrigo Duterte called Monday for supplementary funding and measures to secure the lives of Filipinos in the Middle East in light of escalating tensions between the United States and Iran. Duterte called on Congress and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez…
Oil Traders Lose Faith in Geopolitical Rallies – Wall Street Journal

Oil Traders Lose Faith in Geopolitical Rallies – Wall Street Journal

Escalating tensions in the Middle East are boosting oil prices, but some investors are skeptical the rally has legs after other recent geopolitical flare-ups in the market quickly eased. Crude futures shot up as much as 4.9% Friday after President Trump ordered a strike in Baghdad that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. A top…
Japan reiterates no change in plan to deploy Self-Defense Forces to Middle East

Japan reiterates no change in plan to deploy Self-Defense Forces to Middle East

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks at a news conference after the reshuffling of the Japanese cabinet at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Japan September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei KatoTOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is closely monitoring the situation in the Middle East but there is no change in its plan…