Israel strikes wound three civilians in Syria, says state media
Israeli airstrikes early on Saturday bombed a location close to the Syrian city of Homs, injuring three civilians, according to state media. A war monitor claimed a Hezbollah ammunition storage was hit
Israel carries out rare strikes in Lebanon: Could this escalate into conflict?
The Israeli military said it struck targets linked to the Palestinian militant group Hamas in southern Lebanon early Friday. This comes a day after over 30 rockets were fired from Lebanese territory into Israel. Will this further flame tensions between the two warring sides?
UN chief Antonio Guterres condemns Lebanon rockets fired into Israel, calls for 'restraint'
Israel's army said it had 'identified 34 rockets that were fired from Lebanese territory into Israeli territory' -- the largest escalation along the frontier since Israel and Hezbollah fought a 34-day war in 2006
US, UK sanction 6 Syria-linked amphetamine traffickers
Captagon is primarily produced in Syria and Lebanon, where packages containing millions of pills are smuggled into Gulf countries, Europe. The trade allegedly has strong ties to Assad, as well as key ally, the Iran-backed Hezbollah militant group in neighboring Lebanon
Nobody crossed Lebanon-Israel border in recent days, says UN peacekeeping force
The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon acts as a buffer between Lebanon and Israel, neighbours that remain technically at war and have no diplomatic relations. The force operates in the south near the border, a Hezbollah stronghold
Army says suspected Hezbollah-linked suicide bomber shot dead in Israel
The suspect was stopped in a car at one of the established border crossings in the north of Israel after an explosive device was detonated in the area, at the Meggido junction about 35 kilometres (22 miles) from Haifa
Hezbollah leader calls Iran-Saudi reconciliation 'good development'
Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah cautioned that the full implications of the step were not yet known but said Hezbollah was 'happy'
Five killed, 15 injured in Israeli airstrikes on Damascus, says Syrian state media
Five people have been killed, among them a soldier, and 15 civilians were wounded, along with “destruction of a number of residential buildings,” according to media reports
Lebanon central bank 'freezes' accounts of individuals sanctioned by US over links to Hezbollah
The central bank "took a decision to freeze all the accounts" of Hassan Moukalled as well as those of his sons Rayyan and Rani and two businesses that he owns, it said in a statement
Lebanon: Hezbollah, allies lose majority in parliament as independents make gains in polls
Final results for Sunday's elections showed no clear majority for any group. That indicates a fragmented and polarized parliament divided between pro and anti-Hezbollah lawmakers who will likely find it difficult to work together to form a new government and enact desperately needed reforms
Syria: Israeli airstrikes hit Latakia port; no casualty reported
There was no comment from the Israeli military, which has conducted hundreds of airstrikes inside government-controlled parts of Syria over the course of its 10 year civil war, but rarely acknowledges them
Beirut: Street violence that left seven dead, dozens hurt over port blast probe resurrects spectre of civil war
France, the US and United Nations have appealed for a de-escalation but also insisted on the need to allow the port explosion probe to continue unhindered
Beirut: At least six dead, dozens hurt after protests over last year's port blast probe turn violent
Hezbollah and Amal have blamed the Lebanese Forces, a Christian party staunchly opposed to them, and accused them of firing sniper shots with the aim to kill. The latter has denied the charges
From Shebaa Farms to Iran angle, Israel's more hate, little love for Hezbollah is unsurprising
The disputed Shebaa Farms area, Iran-backed Hezbollah doctrine to destroy Israel and Hezbollah's numerous attacks on Israel and Jewish targets globally have always kept things very fluid
Israel 'not a country, but a terrorist base against Palestine', says Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei
Iran's supreme leader Khamenei made the remarks during a speech on Al-Quds Day, an annual show of solidarity with the Palestinians, which is seen in Israel as an expression of hatred and anti-Semitism
Hariri verdict, a Russian-owned ship and Hezbollah-Israel animosity: Conspiracy theories abound over Beirut blast
In the Lebanese cesspool of corruption and mismanagement, the actual reason for the Beirut blast or the identity of men behind it may never be known
Iranian civilian aircraft involved in near-miss with suspected American warplanes over Syria
The Mahan airlines encounter, if confirmed to be with US warplanes, could amplify tensions between Iran and the United States, which is pursuing a hard-nosed campaign of sanctions and other actions against Iran.
Fact Check: Donald Trump's speech contained several inaccurate statements about conflict with Iran
President Donald Trump, responding during a White House address on Wednesday to the missile strikes by Iran, assailed the nuclear agreement reached by his predecessor and praised American military might. The 10-minute address contained numerous inaccuracies and claims that lacked evidence
Recep Tayyip Erdogan's recent activism on Kashmir is motivated by Turkey president's Caliphate dreams
Although Turkey has traditionally supported Pakistan in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) against India on the Kashmir issue, its recent activism in South Asian affairs emanates from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's larger ambitions of leading the Islamic world
Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri quits amid anti-government protests; move plunges Beirut into deeper turmoil
Lebanon's PM Saad Hariri resigned, bowing to one of the central demands of anti-government demonstrators shortly after baton-wielding Hezbollah supporters rampaged through the main protest camp in Beirut.