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Over half of Americans disapprove of how Trump is handling the situation with Iran as tensions near a breaking point

Fifty-six percent of American voters say they disapprove of how Trump has handled the situation with Iran, according to a poll conducted by Ipsos.
An eclipse in the Arabian Gulf.

A photographer captured the sun looking like devil horns off the coast of Qatar during an eclipse

Photographer Elias Chasiotis says the natural event off the coast of Qatar was "the most awesome sunrise in my life."
A woman walks past an anti U.S. mural at the former U.S. embassy in Tehran November 19, 2011.

Why the US and Iran have been adversaries for 4 decades

The US and Iran's decades as adversaries started with the Iranian revolution in 1979. But the seeds of those tensions were planted decades before.
Qassem Soleimani, left, and Soleimani with Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Here’s why neither George W. Bush nor Barack Obama killed Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani, who the US just took out in an airstrike

Former officials said that the potential for retaliation from Iran against US troops and allied forces is why neither Bush nor Obama killed Soleimani.

Trump says the US killed a top Iranian general to ‘stop a war’ as Tehran vows revenge

In the aftermath of the strike on Soleimani, Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said that "harsh retaliation" would be waiting for the US.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Donald Trump in Israel in May 2017.

World leaders largely condemn the deadly US drone strike on an Iranian general as a ‘dangerous escalation,’ while the UN says the move is ...

European leaders have long opposed Trump's escalation of tensions with Iran, beginning with his decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear agreement.

Trump: Iranian military leader Qassem Soleimani was ‘hated and feared within the country’ and ‘should have been taken out many years...

Iran is "not nearly as saddened as the leaders will let the outside world believe," Trump tweeted after Qassem Soleimani was killed by a US airstrike.

Trump and Iran are sparking fears of a war that would likely be devastating to both sides

A war with Iran would likely be disastrous and further destabilize a region that's been consumed by conflict for years.
U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a video teleconference with members of the U.S. military at Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach

Angry protesters swarming the US embassy in Baghdad caps off Trump’s disastrous year in the Middle East

Tensions with Iran, linked to Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal, fueled chaos throughout the region in 2019.

PM Mahathir denies talk of new Islamic bloc at Malaysian summit, which Saudi Arabia did not attend

"We are not discriminating or isolating anyone," Mahathir said.