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
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.
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.
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.
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
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'
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
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
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
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
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'
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.
Vladimir Putin attributes shooting down of Russian plane off Syrian coast to 'chain of tragic events'
Vladimir Putin's comments appeared to somewhat defuse a possible crisis after Russia's Defence Ministry accused Israel of indirectly causing the incident.
AFP's correspondent in Damascus heard a loud blast late Saturday, followed by several smaller explosions.
James Mattis knows what conflict with Iran can cost US and the world; Donald Trump must pay heed to defence secretary
No one can second guess just what the US president has in mind but when it comes to war, the US military knows that such a war can be conventional only up to a point and asymmetric thereafter.
Syrian media reported on Tuesday that two Israeli missiles struck the weapons depot near Damascus International Airport. No casualties were reported.
No immediate explanation from either Facebook or Twitter on the decision to block the accounts.
Islamic State attack kills 45 pro-Assad regime fighters in east Syria, reclaims 4 villages in Euphrates Valley
Islamic State attacked eastern Syria and has killed 45 members pro-regime Shiite militia and has retaken four villages in Euphrates Valley.