Heavily armed Hezbollah, a militant Shia group, has also been designated a terrorist organisation by the US government.
The US killing of Iranian general Qasem Soleimani serves as a reminder to the GCC that when push comes to shove, they are all in the same boat.
The assassination of the top Iranian general is simply the next stage in the creep of hybrid war, which sees Iran and the US battle for influence and each try to bend the other to its will.
US-Iranian absolutism could have been mitigated had the European Union and the United Nations shown some teeth over the last two years
Idlib today bears the brunt of the Assad regime's Soleimani-inspired scorched earth strategy which will blight Syria for a long time to come.
Iran has promised revenge for the killing of top military commander Qassem Soleimani. The Islamic Republic’s response will be carefully calculated, but could lead to spiralling violence.
Iraqis are celebrating the death of the man who they blame killing of more than 500 protesters. But as the country finds itself becoming a playground for another proxy fight, Iraqis fear what might come next: a new war.
Soleimani's death is a major blow to Iran's regional ambitions as the self-contained general was at the forefront of tilting the Middle East in Tehran's favour.
Pro-Iranian militias in Syria's Deir Ezzor province recently came under missile attacks from unknown launchpads and Tehran did not react to the escalation, indicating the hostility is likely to have wider consequences.
State TV without giving further details said one of the Israeli missiles was shot down near the Damascus suburb of Aqraba, while residents of the capital city said explosions could be heard near area.
The French President once saved Lebanon’s prime minister from the humiliation of his so-called Saudi captors. But can he now keep Lebanon from falling on its sword? A conference in Paris is a start.
Middle Eastern governments have valid reasons to fear foreign conspiracies but deflecting blame on foreign hands instead of addressing citizens' grievances only weakens their own position.
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