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Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, arrives for a meeting in Tehran, Iran, on Jan. 20, 2020.<br>Vahid Salemi/AP

Iranian foreign minister says Tehran still willing to negotiate with US

Iran is not ruling out negotiations with the United States even after an American drone strike that killed a top Iranian general, the country's foreign minister said in an interview released Saturday.

Pentagon: 34 troops diagnosed with brain injuries from Iran strikes; reporting requirements will be reviewed

The Pentagon said Friday that 34 U.S. service members suffered concussions from the Iranian missile attack Jan. 8 on al Asad Air Base in Iraq and it will review its injury reporting requirements amid the shifting narrative about casualties resulting from that strike.

Trump downplays severity of injuries to US troops in Iran missile attack

“I heard they had headaches and a couple of other things. I can report it is not very serious,” Donald Trump said at a news conference in Davos, Switzerland, arguing that potential traumatic brain injuries are less severe than amputations.

Islamic State’s ‘very own Jabba the Hutt’ captured in Mosul

The arrest of ISIS mufti Abu Abdul Bari, also known as Shifa al-Nima, was announced by the Iraqi government’s security media cell in a statement Thursday.

Joint Syria raid killed ISIS oil official who financed sleeper cells

The ISIS official known by the pseudonym Abu al-Ward al-Iraqi was killed along with another militant who officials have not yet identified during the raid in Deir al-Zour province on Jan. 14, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said.

Few US voters hopeful about Afghan peace talks, poll shows

Just under a third of U.S. voters believe peace negotiations with the Taliban will bring the war in Afghanistan to a satisfactory end, a poll released Thursday said.

Thousands gather for Baghdad rally to demand that US troops leave

Waving national flags and banners denouncing U.S. President Donald Trump, tens of thousands of Iraqis marched peacefully through Baghdad on Friday to demand the ouster of U.S. troops from their country in a protest organized by a populist Shiite cleric.

Bureaucracy to brutality: New evidence reveals ISIS hierarchy

Documents compiled by a U.S.-based Syrian rights group reveal how Islamic State militants used one of their most powerful bureaucratic bodies to regulate daily life and impose and execute penalties.

Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles arrive at Saudi Arabian base amid Iran tensions

The 494th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron’s jets arrived just hours after a U.S. drone strike in Baghdad killed a top Iranian general in early January.

'Million-man' protest to test strength of Iran's push to get US troops out of Iraq

The U.S. killing of an Iranian general and Iraqi militia commander has added new impetus to Iran's efforts to stoke anti-Americanism that Tehran hopes it can exploit to help get U.S. troops out of the country.

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