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US, Israel defend killing of top Iran general

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has called Soleimani's assassination lawful as well as necessary to protect American lives. But many members of Congress, especially Democrats, are asking why the president didn't consult them. They say carrying out the air strike without their authorization is illegal. Donald Trump's decision could have lasting effects not only on his foreign policy but also on his presidency, the 2020 presidential race and his upcoming impeachment trial in the Senate. Courtney Kealy reports from Washington.

Qasem Soleimani’s body returned to Iran

Qasem Soleimani’s body returned to Iran

Iran's top military chief Qasem Soleimani killed in US strike

Iran's top military chief Qasem Soleimani killed in US strike

Mourners attend the funeral of Qasem Soleimani

Mourners attend the funeral of Qasem Soleimani

US politicians react differently to Qasem Soleimani’s death

US politicians react differently to Qasem Soleimani’s death

Russia’s Attack on Ukraine Weighs Heavily on Central Asian Countries

Russia’s Attack on Ukraine Weighs Heavily on Central Asian Countries

Türkiye Says It Opposes NATO Membership for Finland and Sweden

Türkiye Says It Opposes NATO Membership for Finland and Sweden

US Left $7 Billion Worth of Military Equipment in Afghanistan

US Left $7 Billion Worth of Military Equipment in Afghanistan

Michelin Adds Istanbul to Its Culinary Guide As Turkish Restaurant’s Eye Global Expansion

Michelin Adds Istanbul to Its Culinary Guide As Turkish Restaurant’s Eye Global Expansion

Türkiye-EU Look to Co-operate on Green Energy

Türkiye-EU Look to Co-operate on Green Energy

UN Raises Political Costs For Vetoing Security Council Resolutions

UN Raises Political Costs For Vetoing Security Council Resolutions

Türkiye Expects Tourism Boom in Its Southeast

Türkiye Expects Tourism Boom in Its Southeast

Russia Threatens to End Its Co-operation on the International Space Station

Russia Threatens to End Its Co-operation on the International Space Station

Türkiye’s Aging Population Steadily Increases

Türkiye’s Aging Population Steadily Increases

EU Makes Swift Changes to Its Refugee Policy Amid the Conflict in Ukraine

EU Makes Swift Changes to Its Refugee Policy Amid the Conflict in Ukraine

Turkish President Erdogan Visits Saudi Arabia to Normalise Relations

Turkish President Erdogan Visits Saudi Arabia to Normalise Relations

Türkiye Lifts Nearly All Remaining COVID-19 Restrictions as Cases Fall

Türkiye Lifts Nearly All Remaining COVID-19 Restrictions as Cases Fall

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