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Despite Saad Al-Hariri’s decline in traditional strongholds, his party secures biggest bloc in Lebanese parliament
PM Sherif Ismail addressed businessmen on government efforts to face economic crisis at Akhbar Al Youm conference
Russian and Syrian government planes have targeted rebel-held areas of Aleppo in a bid for the rebel’s last supply line. Meanwhile, hundreds have fled “Islamic State”-held areas of northern Syria amidst mass abductions.
Arab Parliament speaker Ahmed Al-Garwan told local television that the parliament decided to support an end to “Iran’s activities” in some Arab countries
Lebanon is suffering from severe political unrest, and this is an issue to be solved internally, says Shoukry
The decision will increase polarisation and conflict in the Middle East, says analyst
The US imposed sanctions on three personnel and two companies affiliated with Hezbollah, says US official
Decision may increase sectarian tensions in Lebanon and factions within Lebanese government, says analyst
The Israel Defense Forces have confirmed the attack, saying an explosive device struck Israeli military vehicles. The Shiite militant group said the attack was in retaliation for the killing of a militant leader.
“”It is our right to respond to his assassination at the time and place and fashion we deem appropriate,” says Nasrallah
Many in Israel felt justice had finally been done when Hezbollah announced one of its top officials, Samir Kantar, was killed in an alleged Israeli airstrike on a Damascus suburb. Israel hasn’t confirmed involvement.
The operation was planned in Israel to target Qantar, says a Lebanese expert
Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has said that the nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1 will not deter Iranian support for the Shiite group. Nasrallah said the group will continue to view the US as the "Great Satan." Iran will continue to support the Shiite militant group Hezbollah even in the wake of a nuclear deal between the Islamic republic…
By Fadi Elhusseini In the past four years, Arabs have been living an endless Sisyphean ordeal, an unexpected nightmare after rising for what they called “the Arab Spring”. A very similar scenario was cloned in most of the Arab Spring countries. Alas, a hopeful revolution turned into belligerence, then into strife followed by a war, …
Nasrallah’s pompous speech rejecting the “rules of engagement” ignores the reality of Hezbollah’s difficult geo-strategic situation in Syria and the fear of a second front with Israel
The Wednesday trial of ousted former president Mohamed Morsi for escaping Wadi El-Natrun Prison in January 2011 was postponed to 5 February, state media reported. The defence repeated its request to the Cairo Criminal Court for the introduction of new defendants and questioned the possibility that “Israeli elements” committed these crimes to destabilise security. Morsi …
Qaradawi was stripped of Egyptian citizenship in the 1960s, charged alongside Morsi for prison break
Court awaits further reports relating to the case in which Brotherhood leaders are accused of collaborating with foreign organisations
The explosion happened at around midnight near an army checkpoint and a cafe where football fans were watching a World Cup match.
The air raids came after the 13-year-old son of an Israeli defence ministry contractor was killed on the Golan on Sunday morning.
Trial of Brotherhood leadership for espionage is postponed to next week
Shedding its guerrilla tactics to fight alongside an army
38 year-old Egyptian had been fighting in Syria alongside the Al-Nusra Front
Obama thanked Salam for hosting Syrian refugees, nearly one million of whom have fled to Lebanon.
The Syrian army said the air strikes killed one soldier and wounded seven, cautioning that the assault endangered “the security and stability of the region”.
A Lebanese security source had said earlier that “10 Israeli rockets hit an uninhabited border area and that there were no casualties.”
For now, neither side seems to have the means to win decisively a conflict that has cost more than 140,000 lives and displaced nearly half Syria’s population, many of them now refugees.
The Shi’a movement’s statement was the group’s first admission it had been targeted in the raid, although Lebanese sources had previously reported the attack.