Phil Stewart

Political pressure builds on Biden to strike Iran after US deaths
This is the move the US president has been reluctant to do out of fear of igniting a broader war
Missile attacks across Middle East raise Gaza escalation risks
The attacks in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Yemen throw into sharp focus the increasing risk of the war
Did the US just get lured into war with the Houthis?
The Houthis, who have controlled most of Yemen for nearly a decade, said five fighters had been killed in a total of 73 air strikes
US embassy in Baghdad struck with seven mortars as attacks escalate
US forces in Iraq and Syria were also targeted with rockets and drones at least five more times on Friday, an official said
US forces under fire in Middle East as America slides towards brink
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken flew to Iraq to push Iraqi Prime Minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani to crack down on the militias operating there and avert any escalation
How China's balloon sent the US on a hunt for flying objects
US military is adjusting its radar to find flying objects - including balloons - that are smaller, slower and differently shaped than the enemy aircraft and missiles