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Lebanon: Hezbollah, allies lose majority in parliament as independents make gains in polls
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Protestors in Lebanon take to streets for 10th day, demand remove of 'systematically corrupt' political class; Hezbollah supporters defy call to stem unrest
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Protestors in Lebanon take to streets for 10th day, demand remove of 'systematically corrupt' political class; Hezbollah supporters defy call to stem unrest

Demonstrators in Lebanon blocked roads and trickled into streets across the country for a tenth consecutive day Saturday.

Benjamin Netanyahu cancels day-long visit to India on 9 September, cites 'scheduling issues'
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Benjamin Netanyahu cancels day-long visit to India on 9 September, cites 'scheduling issues'

This is the second time this year that the Israeli leader has cancelled a planned visit to India, doing so earlier before the April elections.

Israel prepared for 'any scenario', says PM Benjamin Netanyahu, after cross-border clash with Lebanon’s Hezbollah
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Israel prepared for 'any scenario', says PM Benjamin Netanyahu, after cross-border clash with Lebanon’s Hezbollah

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel was prepared for any scenario after a cross-border clash with Lebanon’s Hezbollah but neither side seemed eager for another conflict

Israel, Hezbollah engage in brief, intense fighting; situation volatile even as UN says 'calm has returned in the area'
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Israel, Hezbollah engage in brief, intense fighting; situation volatile even as UN says 'calm has returned in the area'

Hezbollah militants on Sunday fired a barrage of anti-tank missiles into Israel, prompting a reprisal of heavy Israeli artillery fire in a rare burst of fighting between the bitter enemies

US-Iran military dispute easy to initiate, but difficult to control; conflict will push West Asia into chaos, create global energy crisis
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US-Iran military dispute easy to initiate, but difficult to control; conflict will push West Asia into chaos, create global energy crisis

The only thing predictable in a possible US-Iran military confrontation is the effect it would have on the rest of the world as the conflict could send national economies into a tizzy

Syria US pullout: Turkey sends troops to border; foreign ministry delegation to head to Washington for talks on 8 January
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Syria US pullout: Turkey sends troops to border; foreign ministry delegation to head to Washington for talks on 8 January

US President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw 2,000 US troops from northern Syria has dismayed many of Washington's allies, and critics say Turkey will look to benefit in its fight against US-backed Kurdish forces inside Syria.

US withdrawal from Syria could revive Islamic State, bring more West Asian players in an already complex war
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US withdrawal from Syria could revive Islamic State, bring more West Asian players in an already complex war

The US presence in Syria ensures a professional performance by the Free Syrian Army and its coordination with the Kurdish SDF. Both have the common aim of preventing Islamic State's resurgence as also giving way to a Syrian government victory

Donald Trump signs new Hezbollah sanctions bill, says all US sanctions on Iran to take full effect on 5 Nov
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Donald Trump signs new Hezbollah sanctions bill, says all US sanctions on Iran to take full effect on 5 Nov

Trump said these sanctions will be followed up with even more sanctions to address the full range of Iran's "malign conduct". "

Benjamin Netanyahu urges countries to recognise Golan Heights annexation, says Israeli presence in region will check Iran's 'expansion plans'
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Benjamin Netanyahu urges countries to recognise Golan Heights annexation, says Israeli presence in region will check Iran's 'expansion plans'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has urged the international community to recognise the Israeli annexation of the Golan Heights, a Syrian territory seized by Israel 51 years ago.