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Nov 23, 2017
Lebanon PM shelves resignation after return to Beirut, eases crisis in West Asia; US welcomes decisionLebanon’s Saad al-Hariri shelved his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun, easing a crisis that had deepened tensions in West Asia.
Nov 20, 2017
Israeli minister Yuval Steinitz reveals Jerusalem had covert contacts with Saudi Arabia over IranAn Israeli cabinet minister said that Israel has had covert contacts with Saudi Arabia amid common concerns over Iran, the first disclosure by a senior official from either country of long-rumoured secret dealings
Nov 16, 2017
Delhi air pollution: Dust storm in West Asia main trigger behind smog in NCR, reveals SAFARAs Delhi and its neighbours spar over stubble burning, a Centre-run monitoring agency has identified a West Asian dust storm as the chief trigger behind the recent smog episode
Nov 14, 2017
Experts believe Qatar-like blockade against Lebanon will be 'serious threat' to economyLebanese politicians and bankers believe Saudi Arabia intends to do to their country what it did to Qatar - corral Arab allies into enforcing an economic blockade unless its demands are met.
Nov 12, 2017
As Iran-Saudi Arabia 'Cold War' escalates, a look at what could happen nextFrom a Yemeni missile attack to the resignation of Lebanon's prime minister, the "Cold War" between the West Asia rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran has been heating up
Nov 11, 2017
Thousands of Palestinians gather in Gaza in one-of-its-kind memorial for Yasser ArafatTens of thousands of Palestinians gathered in Gaza on Saturday to commemorate the death of veteran leader Yasser Arafat in the first such memorial in the Hamas-run territory since 2007.
Nov 11, 2017
Hezbollah says Saudi Arabia declared war on Lebanon, accuses Riyadh of detaining Saad al-HaririHezbollah’s leader said on Friday that Saudi Arabia had declared war on Lebanon and his Iran-backed group, accusing Riyadh of detaining Saad al-Hariri and forcing him to resign as Lebanon's prime minister to destabilise the country.
Oct 31, 2017
Iranian ballistic missiles can only reach regional West Asian targets, says General Mohammad Ali JafariIran's supreme leader has restricted the range of ballistic missiles manufactured in the country to 2,000 kilometres, the head of the paramilitary Revolutionary Guard said.
Oct 18, 2017
Gulf diplomatic crisis undermines global efforts to fight Islamic State, says QatarThe fight against the Islamic State group has suffered in the Gulf crisis, which has seen Doha isolated from Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Qatar's foreign minister said Wednesday.
Oct 13, 2017
Fatah and Hamas 'reconciliation' deal may be a win-win for Palestine, even as Israel seethesThe deal has got its fair share of critics, who doubt the effectiveness of the deal, citing Hamas' penchant for violence and the repeated roadblocks in the final reconciliation.