For Syrians in Idlib, killing of Soleimani a ‘victory’ | AFP

In parts of the Middle East, Qasem Soleimani is revered as a hero. But in opposition-held Syria, the slain Iranian commander was seen as the man to kill and many see his death as “victory”.

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Pompeo doubles down on intelligence on Soleimani

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo doubles down on the reliability and clarity of the intelligence the U.S. had on Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani and imminent plans of an attack. (Jan. 10)

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Soleimani plotted ‘large-scale attack’ on US embassies, other facilities: Pompeo | AFP

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the US had “specific information” that General Qasem Soleimani “was plotting a broad, large scale attack” against American embassies and other facilities. SOUNDBITE

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Pakistani Shiite Muslim women hold candlelight vigil for slain Iranian commander Soleimani | AFP

Pakistani Shiite Muslim women hold a candlelight vigil in Islamabad for top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani after his assassination at the age of 62 in a US drone strike in Baghdad. The powerful Iranian commander was hailed as a “living martyr” in the Islamic republic for his military and strategic exploits that included halting the Islamic State group as it rampaged across Iraq and Syria.

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Trump: ‘Saved a lot of lives’ in Soleimani attack

President Donald Trump defended his decision to target and kill top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, insisting his decision saved American lives. Trump also backed down from his threats to target Iranian cultural sites if Iran retaliates. (Jan. 7)

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Iranians throng streets for Soleimani burial | AFP

Mourners throng Qasem Soleimani’s hometown after the top Iranian military commander was killed in a US drone strike. A hugely popular figure in Iran, Soleimani was killed on Friday in a US drone strike outside Baghdad international airport.

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Pompeo defends Soleimani attack: ‘We got it right’

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo staunchly defended the targeted killing last week of Iran’s top general saying, “We got it right.” He also insisted the U.S. will be “consistent with the international rule of law” and not target cultural sites. (Jan. 7)

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Pompeo says decision to kill Soleimani was “entirely legal” | AFP

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says President Trump’s decision to kill top Iranian military commander Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike was “entirely legal, appropriate” and “a decision that fit perfectly” within the country’s strategy towards Iran. SOUNDBITE

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Senate awaits Trump answers about Soleimani killing

Congress, which has the sole power to declare war wants answers from President Donald Trump on the strike that killed Iranian official, Gen. Qassem Soleimani. (Jan. 6)

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Israelis react to Iranian top commander Soleimani’s death | AFP

Israelis in Tel Aviv react to the death of Iranian top commander Qasem Soleimani who was killed last week in a US drone strike that inflamed tensions across the Middle East, as NATO prepares to discuss the spiralling crisis.

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Iran mourns, supreme leader weeps for Soleimani

Iran’s supreme leader wept while praying over the casket of a top general killed in a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei offered the prayers on Monday in Tehran for Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani. (Jan. 6)

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