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Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani said Tehran is ready to extend support to Palestinian forces in the Gaza Strip, days after a controversial US move.

In a semi-annual report it provided to Congress on Monday, the White House aknowledged the presence of hundreds of troops in Yemen, Jordan and Lebanon.

Israel's 'destruction will come sooner thanks to Donald Trump'

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Israel's 'destruction will come sooner thanks to Donald Trump'

Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital will "hasten the destruction" of the Jewish state, Iran's defence minister has said.

Lieberman: Palestinian-Israeli lawmakers 'war criminals' because they criticise occupation

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Lieberman: Palestinian-Israeli lawmakers 'war criminals' because they criticise occupation

Israel's defence minister, Avigdor Lieberman slammed Palestinian-Israeli lawmakers as "war criminals" on Monday, for daring to suggest illegal ...

<em>Hizballah</em>: 'Israel will be destroyed after Trump's Jerusalem move'

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Hizballah: 'Israel will be destroyed after Trump's Jerusalem move'

The leader of Lebanon’s powerful militant and political group Hizballah, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, proclaimed on Monday that his ...

Karim Traboulsi

Clashes near US embassy in Lebanon over Jerusalem move

Protests denouncing Trump's Jerusalem announcement near the US embassy complex in Lebanon turned violent on Sunday as police fired tear gas and clashed with activists trying to reach the compound.

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Lebanon slams Iraq militia visit to Israel ceasefire line

A visit by an Iraqi Shia militia leader to Lebanon's ceasefire line with Israel was criticised by Lebanon's prime minister on Saturday, who said ...

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World leaders meet with Lebanon's Hariri to discuss crisis

World leaders, including the US secretary of state, are due to meet with Hariri to discuss ways to stabilise Lebanon after the prime minister ...

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Pro-Hizballah newspaper declares 'Death to America' in Trump backlash

Lebanon's pro-Hizballah newspaper Al-Akhbar delcared 'Death to America' on its front page on Thursday as world anger mounted against ...

Iraq militia threatens US forces after Trump Jerusalem move

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Iraq militia threatens US forces after Trump Jerusalem move

Trump's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital makes US troops in Iraq a target, a militia has said, while Abadi's government has ...

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Iran denies US accusation of 'destabilising the region'

Tehran slammed comments by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who said Iran is carrying out “destabilising actions” by supporting groups across ...

Lebanese PM Hariri revokes resignation after consensus deal

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Lebanese PM Hariri revokes resignation after consensus deal

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has formally rescinded his resignation following a consensus deal reached with rival political parties.

Syria 'shoots down three Israeli missiles' near Damascus

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Syria 'shoots down three Israeli missiles' near Damascus

Syria's state news agency says Syrian air defence has shot down on Tuesday three Israeli missiles that were targeting a military post near the ...

How Saleh's Yemen gamble cost him his life

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How Saleh's Yemen gamble cost him his life

Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh made one too many gambles during his decades in Yemeni politics, which has ultimately cost the veteran ...

Yemen 'offers amnesty to Saleh forces for abandoning Houthis'

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Yemen 'offers amnesty to Saleh forces for abandoning Houthis'

Yemen's internationally-recognised government said Monday it would grant amnesty to anyone who cuts ties with Houthi rebels, after key rebel ...

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanon denies allegations that banking sector launders Hizballah funds

Lebanon has denied Saudi allegations that its prestigious banking system is being used to smuggle and launder funds for powerful political and militant group Hizballah.

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Syria 'intercepts Israeli missiles' outside Damascus

Syrian state media has said army units have intercepted Israeli missiles outside the capital Damascus, although some damage has been caused by ...

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Saudis and Iran trade insults at 'positive agenda' conference

A conference on creating "a positive agenda" became the latest battlefield for Saudi Arabia and its regional-rival Iran after the two accused ...

Mona Alami

Lebanon's political class must capitalise on Hariri's popularity

Comment: Rather than exacerbate sectarian rifts, the drama surrounding Lebanese PM Hariri's resignation has actually served to boost national ...

Hariri signals he may withdraw resignation 'next week'

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Hariri signals he may withdraw resignation 'next week'

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri signalled on Wednesday night that he may withdraw his resignation next week, saying matters were ...

Sam Fouad

Jared of Arabia at the heart of Saudi sheikh-down

Comment: Amid Saudi Arabia's dramatic reshuffle, the involvement of Donald Trump's ambitious son-in-law has not gone unnoticed, writes Sam ...

Will the thousands of foreign troops in Syria leave?

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Will the thousands of foreign troops in Syria leave?

Syria's brutal war may be slowly winding down, but the country is awash in weapons and thousands of foreign forces – some of whom may never ...

Saudi-Israeli intelligence-sharing brings closer relations fraught with challenges

Emile Nakhleh

Saudi-Israeli intelligence-sharing brings closer relations fraught with challenges

Comment: Although still nascent, the emerging Saudi-Israeli 'alliance' is one of convenience and shared interests, writes Emile Nakhleh.

Lebanese government to survive 'if <em>Hizballah</em> commits to neutrality'

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Lebanese government to survive 'if Hizballah commits to neutrality'

The Lebanese government appears likely to survive after Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri signalled he would withdraw his resignation if powerful ...

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