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Russia is expected to veto a resolution that will impose sanctions on regional ally Iran for supplying weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen

Protect Shia shrines from a horde of invading Sunni extremists - a new Hizballah video game puts players on the front line against the Islamic State group.

Evacuation of Israeli settlements 'could cause civil war': Friedman

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Evacuation of Israeli settlements 'could cause civil war': Friedman

The avidly pro-settlement US envoy to Jerusalem told a conference that settlers in the West Bank 'are not going anywhere' and a forced evacuation could provoke an Israeli civil war.

Iran to recover war losses 'by exploiting Syria's resources'

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Iran to recover war losses 'by exploiting Syria's resources'

Iran will recover the costs of its investments in the Syria war by exploiting the war-torn country's natural resources, Supreme Leader Ayatollah ...

Israeli, US officials meet to defuse Lebanon gas row

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Israeli, US officials meet to defuse Lebanon gas row

Last week Lebanon signed its first contract to drill for oil and gas in a pair of offshore zones, including one that its southern neighbour ...

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'Do not test Israel’s resolve,' Netanyahu warns Iran

Tensions between the two countries have been building in recent months, with Israel fearing that Iran is trying to establish a permanent presence in Syria.

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Iran's 'proxy armies' must stop: US

The US has warned that action must be taken to prevent Iran from continuing its "Hizballah-like" proxy armies to spread influence in ...

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Nasrallah says US cannot fairly mediate Lebanon-Israel gas dispute

Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah has accused the US of taking Israel's side in an ongoing dispute over offshore drilling rights.

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Tillerson blasts Hizballah, one day after softening his rhetoric

During his trip to Beirut, the US secretary of state said that Hizballah's foreign entanglements aren't in the interests of Lebanese people.

Gideon Levy on Hamas, BDS and the Israeli occupation

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Gideon Levy on Hamas, BDS and the Israeli occupation

There is no tool more powerful than BDS and there is a chance for peace between Israelis and Palestinians, veteran Israeli journalist Gideon ...

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UN envoy: Syria situation at 'most worrying' point

Staffan de Mistura called for immediate de-escalation of fighting in Syria, as the US and Iran exchanged accusations of blame for the escalating ...

Tillerson demands 'Iranian-backed militias withdraw from Syria'

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Tillerson demands 'Iranian-backed militias withdraw from Syria'

The US diplomat voiced his concern over Iran's military presence in Syria, citing the recent confrontation between Israel and Iran as an ...

Syria 'repels' Israeli spy plane: state media

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Syria 'repels' Israeli spy plane: state media

Syria on Wednesday repelled Israeli surveillance planes that breached its southern border, state media reported, days after an Israeli fighter ...

Tillerson: <em>Hizballah</em> is part of Lebanon's political process

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Tillerson: Hizballah is part of Lebanon's political process

Despite its designation as a 'terrorist group', Hizballah is part of Lebanon's political process, and the Trump administration must ...

The war in Syria is entering a new phase

Paul Iddon

The war in Syria is entering a new phase

Analysis: With the Islamic State group and domestic opposition largely crushed, foreign powers continue to jostle for power and influence in ...

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Assad almost stepped down from power, says Iran official

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reportedly planned to step down from power and abandon his Damascus palace but was dissuaded from quitting by an Iranian general.

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Israel warns over Iran's presence in Syria after airstrikes

Israel has reiterated its refusal to accept Iranian military domination in Syria after an Israeli war-plane was shot down.

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Iran rejects Israeli 'lies', says Syria acting in 'self-defence'

Israel's military warned Iran and Syria were 'playing with fire' but that it was not seeking an escalation after a confrontation that resulted ...

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Syrian regime allows cornered IS to escape to Idlib

Syrian regime troops have allowed a small enclave or Islamic State group fighters to escape to begin an offensive on rebels in Idlib province.

Turkey, Iran 'violating international law' in Syria: France

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Turkey, Iran 'violating international law' in Syria: France

France's foreign minister has said Iran and Turkey have "violated" international law in Syria and demanded that all Iranian-backed militia, ...

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Israeli warplanes strike Syrian military base outside Damascus

Israel has struck Syrian arms convoys nearly 100 times since the war broke out in 2012 with the latest attack outside Damascus.

Lebanese to sue Saudi minister, MBS protege Thamer Sabhan

Karim Traboulsi

Lebanese to sue Saudi minister, MBS protege Thamer Sabhan

In a move sure to escalate tensions between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia, a judge in Beirut has accepted a lawsuit against Saudi Minister for Gulf ...

Lebanon blasts Israel border wall as 'violation of sovereignty'

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Lebanon blasts Israel border wall as 'violation of sovereignty'

Lebanese and Israeli military met to address Israel's border wall and Lebanon's maritime energy exploration, two contentious issues at the root ...

'My documentary has evidence of Assad's crimes in Syria'

Nino Orto

'My documentary has evidence of Assad's crimes in Syria'

Film is important to document what is happening at a turbulent part of history, especially when providing evidence of war crimes, Firas Fayyad ...

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