US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan walk at the US Embassy compound in Baghdad. Photo: Reuters

US orders non-emergency embassy staff to leave Baghdad and Arbil as tensions with Iran rise

  • Washington has accused Iran of planning ‘imminent’ attacks in the region, and bolstered the American military presence in the Gulf
Topic |   Iraq

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and his wife Susan walk at the US Embassy compound in Baghdad. Photo: Reuters
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A US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber aircraft takes off from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Photo: Reuters

War fears mount as US deploys bombers and carrier strike group to counter Iran ‘threat’

  • Trump administration accelerates deployment of an aircraft carrier strike group and other military resources to the Middle East
  • British general takes issue with Washington’s alarms over an imminent danger posed by Tehran to the US and its allies
Topic |   Iran

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A US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber aircraft takes off from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. Photo: Reuters
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