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From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump says ‘reign of terror’ is over after Iranian general killed Reinforcements

Donald Trump says ‘reign of terror’ is over after Iranian general killed

The air strike ordered by President Donald Trump in Iraq’s capital Baghdad killed General Qassem Soleimani.

From TheJournal.ie Donald Trump says Iranian general 'should have been taken out many years ago' Qasem Soleimani

Donald Trump says Iranian general 'should have been taken out many years ago'

The US President has also claimed that Iranian leaders aren’t as saddened as they will “let the outside world believe”.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why Qasem Soleimani's death is a turning point between the US and Iran Baghdad

Explainer: Why Qasem Soleimani's death is a turning point between the US and Iran

The killing of Iran’s top general could draw forceful Iranian retaliation against American interests in the Middle East.

From TheJournal.ie Iran warns of 'severe revenge' after top general killed in US airstrike Qasem Soleimani

Iran warns of 'severe revenge' after top general killed in US airstrike

The Pentagon described the operation as a “decisive defensive action”.

From TheJournal.ie 'We've woken up to a more dangerous world': The world reacts to the US killing of a top Iran general Qasem Soleimani

'We've woken up to a more dangerous world': The world reacts to the US killing of a top Iran general

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden said we could be on the brink of a “major conflict across the Middle East”.

From TheJournal.ie Trump deploys hundreds of US soldiers to Middle East after embassy attack in Iraq Troops

Trump deploys hundreds of US soldiers to Middle East after embassy attack in Iraq

Thousands of soldiers may be deployed in the coming days.

From TheJournal.ie Protesters storm US embassy in Baghdad chanting 'Death to America' Iraq

Protesters storm US embassy in Baghdad chanting 'Death to America'

US security forces inside the compound fired tear gas in an attempt to disperse the crowds.

From TheJournal.ie Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly air strikes kill at least 25 fighters Tensions

Iraq warns US ties at stake after deadly air strikes kill at least 25 fighters

The attack saw US planes hit several bases belonging to the Hezbollah Brigades.

From TheJournal.ie Johnson should stop 'getting distracted' in case of British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Iran, husband says Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Johnson should stop 'getting distracted' in case of British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Iran, husband says

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been imprisoned in Tehran since 2016, after being accused of spying.

From TheJournal.ie Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza attack Gaza

Israel kills top Palestinian Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza attack

Israel was attacked with rockets following the strike on the Palestinian militants.

From TheJournal.ie Daughter of British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Iran has returned to the UK Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

Daughter of British-Iranian woman imprisoned in Iran has returned to the UK

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was sentenced to five years in prison in Iran for spying.

From TheJournal.ie Thousands of Iranian women enjoy football match as Tehran lifts decades-old ban Azadi Stadium

Thousands of Iranian women enjoy football match as Tehran lifts decades-old ban

The move came amid pressure from Fifa, which had threatened to ban the country if female supporters were not permitted to games.

From TheJournal.ie Saudi crown prince says war with Iran would mean 'total collapse of the global economy' 60 Minutes

Saudi crown prince says war with Iran would mean 'total collapse of the global economy'

Prince Mohammed bin Salman also denied ordering the murder of Jamal Khashoggi in an interview with 60 Minutes.

From TheJournal.ie Trump threatens to intensify sanctions on Iran as Europeans seek UN breakthrough Sanctions

Trump threatens to intensify sanctions on Iran as Europeans seek UN breakthrough

Trump was speaking at the UN General Assembly this afternoon.

From TheJournal.ie UK, France and Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks European Leaders

UK, France and Germany blame Iran for Saudi oil attacks

In a joint statement, the countries called on Tehran to choose dialogue over further “provocation”.

From TheJournal.ie Iranian president warns foreign forces to stay out of the Gulf Energy Security

Iranian president warns foreign forces to stay out of the Gulf

It comes as the United States sends more troops to the region in a defensive capacity.

From TheJournal.ie Trump announces Iran sanctions as US sends more troops to Gulf Saudi Arabia

Trump announces Iran sanctions as US sends more troops to Gulf

The US President said the sanctions were the toughest ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike.

From TheJournal.ie Trump to be given several military options on Iran amid fears of 'all-out war' Oil

Trump to be given several military options on Iran amid fears of 'all-out war'

The US President will be presented with a list of potential airstrike targets, among other possible responses.

From TheJournal.ie Iran seizes suspected fuel smuggling boat as tensions ratchet higher in the Gulf Strait Of Hormuz

Iran seizes suspected fuel smuggling boat as tensions ratchet higher in the Gulf

A naval patrol of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps intercepted the vessel.

From TheJournal.ie Oil prices soar and Trump says US 'locked and loaded' after attack on Saudi facilities Tensions

Oil prices soar and Trump says US 'locked and loaded' after attack on Saudi facilities

Iran has denied allegations it is behind the attack.

From The42 Iranian fan dies after setting herself on fire outside court over ban on women attending matches RIP

Iranian fan dies after setting herself on fire outside court over ban on women attending matches

Sahar Khodayari, dubbed ‘blue girl’, was due to stand trial for entering a stadium to watch her favourite team, Esteghlal FC.

From TheJournal.ie Trump sacks John Bolton as national security adviser Fired

Trump sacks John Bolton as national security adviser

Trump announced the news on Twitter.

From TheJournal.ie Trump releases photo of Iran rocket site and says US 'not involved' in failed launch Iran

Trump releases photo of Iran rocket site and says US 'not involved' in failed launch

The incident comes after months of tensions between Iran and Washington.

From TheJournal.ie Iran's foreign minister makes surprise G7 summit visit Javad Zarif

Iran's foreign minister makes surprise G7 summit visit

Flight-tracking websites showed a plane travelling from Tehran to Biarritz.

From TheJournal.ie Gibraltar rejects US demand to seize Iranian oil tanker Diplomatic Dispute

Gibraltar rejects US demand to seize Iranian oil tanker

The vessel is due to set sail later today.

From TheJournal.ie Gibraltar orders that Iranian tanker be released, in a blow to the US Grace 1

Gibraltar orders that Iranian tanker be released, in a blow to the US

Washington DC can make another bid for the supertanker’s detention as long as the vessel has not left Gibraltar’s waters.

From TheJournal.ie Iran seizes another foreign tanker it alleges was 'smuggling' fuel Iran

Iran seizes another foreign tanker it alleges was 'smuggling' fuel

Last month, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized the Stena Impero vessel.

From TheJournal.ie Britain wants protection force for shipping in Gulf after Iran seizes oil tanker Oil Tanker

Britain wants protection force for shipping in Gulf after Iran seizes oil tanker

Iranian authorities seized a British-flagged oil tanker on Friday in a dramatic escalation of tensions in the region.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Why did Iran seize a British oil tanker and the 23 crew members on board? Crisis

Explainer: Why did Iran seize a British oil tanker and the 23 crew members on board?

In video footage released by an Iranian news agency, masked soldiers are seen travelling down a rope and into the tanker.

From TheJournal.ie Iran says it's arrested 17 'CIA spies' and sentenced some to death Iran-US Tensions

Iran says it's arrested 17 'CIA spies' and sentenced some to death

An Iranian official said that all of the suspects were Iranians who had acted independently of each other.

From TheJournal.ie Theresa May to hold emergency meeting as UK plots next step after Iran tanker seizure Rising Tensions

Theresa May to hold emergency meeting as UK plots next step after Iran tanker seizure

Iran has remained defiant in the face of UK’s claims of “illegal and destabilising behaviour”.

From TheJournal.ie 'Alter your course immediately': Recording emerges of standoff before Iran captures UK oil tanker Stena Impero

'Alter your course immediately': Recording emerges of standoff before Iran captures UK oil tanker

The Stena Impero was seized in international waters on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie Iran ignores calls to release British oil tanker despite being warned of 'serious consequences' Persian Gulf

Iran ignores calls to release British oil tanker despite being warned of 'serious consequences'

The seizure has been labelled a “dangerous further aggravation of an already tense situation”.

From TheJournal.ie US warship shoots down Iranian drone near Persian Gulf Strait Of Homuz

US warship shoots down Iranian drone near Persian Gulf

It comes a number of weeks after Iranian forces shot down a US drone.

From TheJournal.ie 'The time has come to act': European powers urge dialogue in Iran nuclear crisis Nuclear Talks

'The time has come to act': European powers urge dialogue in Iran nuclear crisis

Tensions are continuing to intensify between Iran and the US.

From TheJournal.ie Iranian boats attempted to 'impede the passage' of British oil tanker in Gulf, UK govt says Tensions

Iranian boats attempted to 'impede the passage' of British oil tanker in Gulf, UK govt says

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has denied the allegations.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Sunday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Sunday

The Iran nuclear deal, ethnic restaurants, and an assault on the Luas. Here’s what’s in the headlines today.

From TheJournal.ie Macron in last-ditch attempt to save Iran nuclear deal Nuclear Threat

Macron in last-ditch attempt to save Iran nuclear deal

Tensions between Iran and members of the UN security council were heightened after the US pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal in 2018.

From TheJournal.ie Iran threatens British ships as Gibraltar tanker dispute deepens The Med

Iran threatens British ships as Gibraltar tanker dispute deepens

Iran has said it may detain a British ship if the Grace 1 super-tanker is not released.

From TheJournal.ie 'This moment broke a little piece of my heart': Singer Joss Stone says she was deported from Iran World Tour

'This moment broke a little piece of my heart': Singer Joss Stone says she was deported from Iran

Stone says Iran was the last country of her world tour.