Iran marks 45th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution as tensions grip the wider Middle East

Iran marked Sunday the 45th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution amid tensions gripping the wider Middle East over Israel's continued war on Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Thousands of Iranians marched through major streets and squares decorated with flags, balloons and banners with revolutionary and religious slogans.

US Conducts Strike, Kills Hezbollah Commander in Iraq

The United States has confirmed conducting a targeted strike on Iraqi soil, resulting in the death of a senior commander from the Shiite group "Kataib Hezbollah." The strike, carried out in response to attacks on US military personnel in the region, occurred at 21:30 local time, according to a statement released by the US Armed Forces Central Command (CENTCOM) on social media.

Kurdish Fighters Killed In An Attack On The Largest US Base In Syria

The attack on the largest US military base in Syria has resulted in the deaths of at least six Kurdish fighters. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a key ally of the United States in the fight against jihadism, issued a statement attributing the attack to "mercenaries of the regime" of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Iran says 'will not hesitate' to respond to US attack on its territory

Iran said Monday it "will not hesitate" to respond in the event of U.S. attacks on its territory after the White House declined to say whether strikes on Iran were ruled out.

White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said Sunday the U.S. will press on with its retaliation against Iran-backed groups in Iraq and Syria.