A surge in Israeli-Syrian cross-border incidents has turned into the “biggest” confrontation between the two countries in decades and confronted Russia with a new dilemma: how to preserve its ties with both sides. The tit-for-tat attacks, which started on Saturday and continued until the following day, have been accompanied by[…]
The Trump administration on Friday imposed sanctions on six people and seven financial entities that it said are linked to Lebanon’s Hezbollah. “The administration is determined to expose and disrupt Hezbollah’s networks, including those across the Middle East and West Africa, used to fund their illicit operations,” Treasury Secretary Steven[…]
The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah has said his group and its allies in the region would renew their focus on the Palestinian cause after what he called their victories elsewhere in the region. Hassan Nasrallah called on Hezbollah’s allies on Monday to put in place a united strategy “in the[…]
Saad Hariri on Tuesday withdrew his resignation as Lebanese prime minister, a month after the shock move drew accusations that Saudi Arabia was holding him hostage and sparked a political crisis. “The council of ministers thanks the prime minister for rescinding his resignation,” Hariri said, reading from a cabinet statement[…]
Hamas on Monday rejected a resolution by Arab League foreign ministers designating Lebanon’s Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. “Hamas strongly rejects the designation of the Lebanese resistance movement Hezbollah as terrorist,” it said in a statement. “We were shocked to see that the joint Arab statement was free from referring[…]
The Media Review Network (MRN) has written an open letter to the Saudi government through its embassy in Pretoria, expressing its indignation at the current purge in Saudi Arabia at the man behind it, Crown Prince Muhammed bin Salman. The ambitious 32 year old prince, widely known as MBS, has[…]
By Iqbal Jassat What’s going on in Saudi Arabia? This appears to be the dominant question raised in many circles. A question, coupled with many more, seeking answers to try to make sense of the drama unfolding in the House of Saud. While some insiders refer to it as an[…]
A protest scheduled in central Beirut under the slogan “Bring Saad back” was cancelled on Saturday, following a circular issued by the interior ministry. The demonstration would have been the first collective show of support for Saad Hariri, who is allegedly being detained in Saudi Arabia following his surprise resignation[…]
Israeli air strikes have hit an arms depot operated by the Lebanese Hezbollah group near Damascus airport, Syrian opposition sources told Al Jazeera. Witnesses said a total of five strikes occurred near the Damascus airport road, about 25km from the capital, early on Thursday. Al Jazeera’s Hashem Ahelbarra, reporting from[…]
Evacuations from the last rebel-held enclave of Aleppo have resumed despite heavy snowfall after being stalled for a day, according to aid officials and pro-government media reports. Obstacles hindering evacuations from eastern Aleppo and from two villages besieged by opposition fighters outside the city had been overcome on Wednesday, clearing[…]
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