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Trump's security aide sees higher chances for dialogue with Iran after Soleimani killing

Washington/Sputnik: US National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien believes that Tehran is more inclined to dialogue with the United States after US operation to assassinate Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani than before.

UK foreign office advises against all travel to Iran amid escalation of tensions

Moscow/Sputnik:  The UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advised on Friday to the country’s citizens to refrain from any kind of trips to Iran amid the escalated tensions in the Middle East.

US House passes resolution to rein in Trump's war power against Iran

Washington/UNI: US House of Representatives approved a resolution aiming at restraining President Donald Trump's power to take military actions against Iran without congressional approval.

US believes Iran may have 'mistakenly shot down Ukranian plane': Reports

Washington/IBNS: United States officials on Thursday said they believe that Iran may have mistakenly shot down the Ukrainian International Airlines Boeing 737-800 with 176 people on board, media reports said.

Japan's plans to send patrol ship to Gulf of Oman unaffected by Iran-US conflict: Gov't

Tokyo/Sputnik/UNI: The confrontation between the United States and Iran does not affect Tokyo's plans to send a warship to patrol the Gulf of Oman, Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Wednesday.

Iraq: Iran fires ballistic missiles at 2 bases used by US troops

Baghdad/Washington/Tehran/IBNS: The US Department of Defence on Wednesday said more than a dozen ballistic missiles, which were fired by Iran, hit at least two airbases housing US troops in Iraq.

Iran Parliament names Pentagon terrorist organisation

Tehran/UNI: Iran's Parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a bill designating the US Department of Defence and all affiliated entities as terrorist organisations and all those involved in assassinating General Qasem Soleimani as terrorists.

Russian Defence Min, Iran official discuss situation after Soleimani murder: Ministry

Moscow/Sputnik/IBNS: Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu held a phone conversation with the chief of staff for the Iranian armed forces, Mohammad Bagheri, to discuss steps for preventing escalation in Syria and the Middle East after the killing of Iranian top military commander Qasem Soleimani, the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday.

US denies reports alleging Iranian-Americans detained at border

Washington/Xinhua/UNI: The US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on Sunday denied reports that its agents were detaining Iranian-Americans at the nation's border.

Netanyahu hails US for killing Iranian commander

Jerusalam/Xinhua/UNI: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised on Sunday the United States for killing Qassem Soleimani, commander of the Quds Force of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps.

Anti-war protesters rally in NYC following US airstrike in Iraq

New York/Xinhua: Hundreds of anti-war protesters rallied Saturday in Times Square of New York City (NYC), in the wake of a US airstrike near Baghdad International Airport, which killed an Iranian commander and resulted in Iran vowing to retaliate.

One killed in small plane crash in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles/UNI: A single-engine small plane crashed in the Santa Clarita area in Los Angeles County on Saturday, killing one person, local authorities said.

US lawmakers from Bay Area slam Trump's order to kill top Iranian commander

San Francisco/Xinhua/UNI: Some U.S. lawmakers from San Francisco Bay Areas on Friday criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's order to kill top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, fearing a new war in the Middle East.

US airstrike kills 3 Al-Shabaab terrorists in Somalia - AFRICOM

Washington/Sputnik/UNI: US forces in conjunction with their Somali counterparts conducted an airstrike against al-Shabaab militants reportedly killing 3 terrorists in the process, Africa Command said in a press release.

US strike on Soleimani was legally authorized - National Security Adviser

Washington/Sputnik/UNI: The US strike that killed top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in Iraq was done in accordance with constitutional authority, White House National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said during a conference call.