Qassem Soleimani

US-Iran tensions

America's dangerous Iran obsession

(Jan 9): US President Donald Trump’s order to assassinate Iran’s General Qassem Suleimani while on an official mission to Iraq was widely hailed in Trump’s jingoistic Republican Party.

US-Iran tensions

Singapore stocks tank as Iran launches missile attacks on US bases in Iraq

SINGAPORE (Jan 8): The Singapore Exchange (SGX) saw a sea of red on Wednesday morning, as investors woke to news that Iran had fired a series of missiles at two US-Iraqi airbases.

US-Iran tensions

Iran retaliates against US in rocket attack on 2 Iraqi bases

(Jan 8): Iran fired a series of rockets at two US-Iraqi airbases early Wednesday morning Baghdad time, the Pentagon said, in the first Iranian response to the killing of General Qassem Soleimani by


Gold eases from 6-year high as markets watch for Tehran's next move

(Jan 7): Gold fell from the highest level in more than six years as some appetite for risk crept back into financial markets that had been rattled by the sharp escalation of tensions between the US


Top Iranian commander killed in US airstrike on Trump orders

(Jan 3): A US airstrike in Iraq ordered by President Donald Trump killed one of Iran’s most powerful generals in a provocation that risks escalating a growing conflict with the Islamic Republic.