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The leader of the Lebanese Shia group met with a delegation from the Houthi rebels to discuss developments in Yemen.

Trump's ultra-hawk national security adviser John Bolton arrived in Israel for talks with Prime Minister Netanyahu amid heightened tensions in the area.

Saudi ambassador releases videos showing 'link' between <em>Hizballah</em>, Houthis

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Saudi ambassador releases videos showing 'link' between Hizballah, Houthis

Prince Khalid Bin Salman has released videos which he claims provides evidence that the Lebanese group Hizballah is linked to the Yemen Houthi one.

US creates 'Iran Action Group' to pressure Tehran

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US creates 'Iran Action Group' to pressure Tehran

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced a new high-level team to focus US and international efforts to increase diplomatic and economic ...

Israel fires teargas at Lebanese troops on border

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Israel fires teargas at Lebanese troops on border

Lebanese troops were injured when Israel fired tear gas on the border.

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Syrian military engages 'enemy target' in Hizballah area

Syrian state TV reported that anti-aircraft missiles engaged with an 'enemy target' near the Lebanese border, while not specifying who was responsible.

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Israel says Assad's army growing beyond pre-civil war size

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman's comments suggest that Assad's army has recovered from a critical manpower shortage earlier in the ...

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Mossad killed Syrian chemical weapons chief: NYT

Aziz Esber was assassinated by Israeli spies who believed the chemical weapons director was developing specialised missiles for Iran, according ...

Robert Springborg

Washington's Lebanese dilemma

Comment: Washington could decide to pull the rug out from under Lebanon's economy, leaving Hizballah with an empty shell, writes Robert ...

Idlib further complicates Turkish-Russian relationship

Theodore Karasik and Giorgio Cafiero

Idlib further complicates Turkish-Russian relationship

Comment: If Assad attempts an assault on the western province, a major geopolitical showdown as well as devastation on the ground will follow, ...

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Israel strike kills 'IS militants' near fence in Golan

Israel carried out the strike late on Wednesday after the militants crossed a ceasefire line and came within a few hundred metres of the fence ...

Iran-backed forces 'withdraw from Golan to avoid irritating' Israel

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Iran-backed forces 'withdraw from Golan to avoid irritating' Israel

Israel has escalated its attacks against targets inside Syria suspected of being linked to Iran, insisting that it won’t allow Iran to establish ...

IS jihadists cornered in pocket of south Syria: monitor

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IS jihadists cornered in pocket of south Syria: monitor

IS used the release of 30 Druze women and children it kidnapped last week as a bargaining chip to get themselves out of a pocket of Syria's ...

IS collapse following Syrian regime offensive in Yarmouk Valley

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IS collapse following Syrian regime offensive in Yarmouk Valley

Syrian regime army units and militias are carving up the last IS territories in the Yarmouk Valley after a lightening campaign in southern Syria.

Who's who in Syria?

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Who's who in Syria?

In-depth: The chaotic situation in Syria has seen the creation of many militias and the militarisation of many political parties. We have ...

Sam Hamad

Iraq has become a kleptocrat's dream

Comment: The gulf between what a significant number of Iraqis want, and what political elites and foreign powers are willing to give them, has never been wider, writes Sam Hamad.

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Iran sacks central bank chief, as rial's slide continues

The outgoing central bank chief Valiollah Seif is widely viewed as mishandling a currency crisis that has seen the rial's value plunge by more ...

Ömer Özkizilcik

'The Syrian revolution is not dead'

Analysis: Many consider the armed opposition defeated and the Syrian uprising dead. But Syria's rebels are keeping faith in their revolution, ...

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Agency seeks extras to enact anti-Qatar protest

An extras agency put up an ad to hire actors for an anti-Qatar protest as the Qatari leader visits London.

Bot army attempts to hijack Qatar emir's UK visit

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Bot army attempts to hijack Qatar emir's UK visit

Saudi Arabia appeared to have mobilised its army of Twitter bots on Monday, during a visit by the Qatar emir to the UK. But things didn't quite ...

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UAE upset by critical Lebanese media, blames Qatar

Upset by embarrassing revelations about its policies in a pro-Hizballah newspaper, the UAE has issued an official warning to Lebanon, ...

How long will foreign troops stay in Syria?

Paul Iddon

How long will foreign troops stay in Syria?

Analysis: The US, Russia, Turkey and Iran all have different motives for staying - and for leaving, writes Paul Iddon.

The Iraq Report: Basra's fury spreads to Baghdad

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The Iraq Report: Basra's fury spreads to Baghdad

Our weekly round-up of events in Iraq this week includes a look into the causes of the most recent unrest, while Iraqi officials get sent to ...

Evacuation buses enter pro-regime Syria villages after deal: SANA

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Evacuation buses enter pro-regime Syria villages after deal: SANA

Around 6,000 people will leave the majority Shia villages of Fuaa and Kafraya

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