New government announced under PM Saad al-Hariri

Lebanon acquired a new 30-minister government led by Saad al-Hariri, bringing together the entire political spectrum except for the Christian Phalangist party that rejected the portfolio it was offered. The new cabinet, which was announced on state television on Sunday evening, will keep Gebran Bassil as foreign minister, Ali Hassan[…]

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Hezbollah announces truce covering three Syrian towns

Lebanon’s Shia movement Hezbollah, an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has said that a six-month truce has been agreed between the rebel-held town of Zabadani and two Shia towns in the northwest. Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah told the movement’s Al-Manar television on Friday that the deal was reached under[…]

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Assad defends Hezbollah presence in Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has defended the presence of fighters from the Lebanese Shia Hezbollah movement among the ranks of the Syrian army, saying his government had legitimately requested their help. In an interview aired on Tuesday night on the official Hezbollah channel, al-Manar, Assad said the presence of non-Syrian[…]

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Turmoil in Yemen escalates as Saudi bombs rebels

The turmoil in Yemen grew into a regional conflict Thursday, with Saudi Arabia and its allies bombing Shiite rebels allied with Iran, while Egyptian officials said a ground assault will follow the airstrikes. Iran denounced the Saudi-led air campaign, saying it “considers this action a dangerous step,” and oil prices jumped[…]

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Hezbollah commander killed in ‘Israeli raid’

The son of a slain Hezbollah military leader has been killled in an Israeli air attack in the Syrian province of Quneitra, according to the Lebanese Shia group. An Israeli helicopter fired missiles on Sunday at Jihad Mughniyeh’s car in Quneitra, near the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights, a Hezbollah statement said.[…]

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