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Ahmed Aboulenein

WRAPUP 4-Cleric fears worse bloodshed in Iraq as U.S.-Iran conflict persists

10 Jan 2020

* Middle East still on edge despite pause in hostilities (adds Mahdi request to U.S)

WRAPUP 3-Cleric fears worse bloodshed in Iraq as U.S.-Iran conflict persists

10 Jan 2020

* Middle East still on edge despite pause in hostilties (adds Iranian cleric)

WRAPUP 2-Iraqi cleric condemns U.S. and Iran as fears of wider conflict persist

10 Jan 2020

* Middle East still on edge despite pause in hostilties (adds al-Sistani quotes)

WRAPUP 1-Iraqi cleric condemns U.S. and Iran as fears of wider conflict persist

10 Jan 2020

BAGHDAD/DUBAI, Jan 10 Iraq's most senior Shi'ite Muslim cleric on Friday condemned mutual U.S. and Iranian attacks on Iraqi territory and warned of deteriorating security in the country and the wider Middle East as a result of Washington's confrontation with Tehran.

U.S. House votes to rein in Trump's war powers as U.S.-Iran tensions stay high

10 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON/BAGHDAD The U.S. House of Representatives voted on Thursday to stop President Donald Trump from further military action against Iran as the Middle East remained tense after the U.S. killing of a top Iranian commander and Iran's retaliatory missile strikes. | Video

WRAPUP 7-U.S. House votes to rein in Trump's war powers as U.S.-Iran tensions stay high

10 Jan 2020

* Trump says Iran's Soleimani plotted to blow up U.S. embassies

WRAPUP 3-U.S., Iran draw back from brink but new threats show crisis not over

09 Jan 2020

DUBAI/BAGHDAD, Jan 9 Iran spurned the U.S. president's call for a new nuclear pact and its commanders threatened more attacks, after both sides backed off from intensified conflict following the U.S. killing of an Iranian general and Tehran's retaliatory missile strikes.

Hoffnung auf Entschärfung der Krise zwischen USA und Iran

09 Jan 2020

- von Babak Dehghanpisheh und Jeff Mason und Ahmed Aboulenein

U.S., Iran both appear to signal desire to avoid further conflict

09 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON/BAGHDAD/DUBAI President Donald Trump on Wednesday tempered days of angry rhetoric and suggested Iran was "standing down" after it fired missiles at U.S. forces in Iraq, as both sides looked to defuse a crisis over the U.S. killing of an Iranian general. | Video

Iraqi leader faces tricky balancing act as main allies confront one another

08 Jan 2020

BAGHDAD Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi on Wednesday urged Washington and Tehran to show restraint following Iranian missile attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq as he sought to deal with the two long-standing foes who are also Baghdad's main allies.

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