Tensions are high after the Israeli killing of Hezbollah members in Syria and reports of an attempted assault on Israeli positions near the Lebanese border.
Iran has a longterm ideological and military aim that doesn't require the Syrian regime to reform, or redeem itself.
New claims surrounding the death of a prominent Hezbollah commander shed light on the shifting ground realities in Syria and the region.
The downing of the Ukrainian airliner, a harsh crackdown on protests and a drastic vetting system could mean Iranians stay home in large numbers on election day.
US-Iranian absolutism could have been mitigated had the European Union and the United Nations shown some teeth over the last two years
Once a force above Lebanon’s day-to-day politics, Hezbollah finds itself bogged down defending a political system that many in Lebanon view as not fit for purpose.
Iran's leadership needs to be held to account for its brutal response to protests in Iran, and in those countries where it exercises influence through proxies.
Security forces still struggling to open some roads as protesters continue their civil disobedience campaign in support of nationwide anti-government demonstrations.
Hezbollah chief warned that a power vacuum could tip the country into civil war, suggesting that adversaries, including the US and Israel, were seeking to exploit an unprecedented wave of demonstrations to provoke conflict.
Samir Geagea, who heads the right-wing Lebanese Forces party, said late Saturday he no longer believes the current national unity government headed by Premier Saad Hariri can steer the country out of a deepening economic crisis.
Lebanese armed group says its fighters "confronted with the appropriate weapons an Israeli drone" heading towards the village of Ramyeh overnight. However, Israel says its drone "fell" in Lebanese territory.
Israel's military actions targeting Lebanon could be cannon fodder for the Trump administration to use in its anti-Iran campaign.
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