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.
Lebanon is deep in the throes of an economic crisis that has shaken confidence in the country's banks and worsened since the protests erupted on October 17.
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.
The clashes marked the second consecutive night of violence linked to Lebanon's political crisis, threatening to tip largely peaceful demonstrations directed at the country's ruling elite in a more bloody direction.
Two Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad members among the fatalities as rocket fire towards Israel resumes after brief overnight lull in what is the heaviest round of fighting in months.
While regional powers are playing the long game in Lebanon which is balanced on a knife-edge, Hezbollah digs its heels in when it should be accepting more responsibility for the country's crisis.
President Michel Aoun made the remarks as protesters in central Beirut continued to push for the resignation of the current government, accusing it of corruption, incompetence and sectarianism.
The former Israeli prime minister believes that a government without Benjamin Netanyahu will be less provocative and an ‘improvement’ for Palestinian-Israeli relations. He also thinks leaving the Iran nuclear deal was a mistake.
Tehran has long wielded a strong influence over the war-torn country and exploited it for its foreign policy gains.
Syrian regime's news agency SANA did not specify the origin of the drone, but reported it "came from the West."
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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