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November 8, 2017 10:20 PM Egypt's Sisi against idea of strikes on Iran, Hezbollah

Sharm el-Sheikh - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Wednesday he was against the idea of military strikes against Iran or the Tehran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah as there was enough turmoil already in the Middle East. He was asked what he thought of the prospect of such strikes in a question and answer session with journalists - two days after 549

November 7, 2017 7:55 AM Lebanon's Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for UAE trip

BEIRUT - Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who sparked a political crisis on Saturday by declaring his surprise resignation in Riyadh, has traveled to the UAE, Saudi-owned media said on Tuesday. His resignation has thrust Lebanon back onto the front line of the Middle East's most biting rivalry, pitting a mostly Sunni bloc led by Saudi Arabia 421

November 6, 2017 10:05 AM Saudi king receives ex-Lebanon PM Hariri in Riyadh

RIYADH - Saudi King Salman received former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri in Riyadh on Monday following his resignation, Saudi media reported. Hariri announced his resignation on Saturday from Riyadh, saying he believed there was an assassination plot against him and accusing Iran, Saudi Arabia's arch-rival, and its Lebanese ally Hezbollah of sowing 413

October 26, 2017 11:05 AM Syrian army captures Islamic State position, eyes final stronghold

BEIRUT - The Syrian army and its allies seized an oil pumping station in eastern Syria from Islamic State, paving the way for an advance towards the jihadists' last remaining Syrian stronghold, a Hezbollah-run news service reported on Thursday. The "T2" pumping station is "considered a launch pad for the army and its allies to advance towards the town of Albu Kamal 53

October 18, 2017 5:33 AM Discussing 'red lines': Israel hedges military options in Syria

In the wake of the alarming exchange between Israel and Syria earlier this week, Israel braces for a possible escalation. Israeli fighter jets on Monday destroyed a Syrian SA-5 anti-aircraft battery east of Damascus, after the missile defense system had fired at Israeli reconnaissance planes conducting routine flights in Lebanese airspace. It reportedly 48

October 14, 2017 8:42 AM Trump disavows Iran nuclear deal, but doesn’t scrap It

WASHINGTON (NYTIMES) - President Donald Trump announced on Friday (Oct 13) his decision to disavow the Iran nuclear agreement, threatening to leave the deal altogether if it was not amended to permanently block Teheran from building nuclear weapons or intercontinental missiles. But even as he delivered a fire-breathing indictment of the Iranian government’s 50

October 13, 2017 7:40 PM Trump launches new Iran strategy, leaves nuclear deal hanging

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump launched a tougher strategy to check Iran's "fanatical regime" on Friday (Oct 13) and warned that a landmark international nuclear deal could be terminated at any time. In a much-anticipated White House speech, Trump stopped short of withdrawing from the 2015 accord, but "decertified" his support for the agreement and left its fate in the hands 58

October 13, 2017 11:21 AM Trump plans to alter Iran nuclear deal, which is likely to anger Tehran — and trouble some U.S. allies

President Trump on Friday will propose amending the landmark international nuclear nonproliferation agreement with Iran to toughen restrictions on Tehran and impose new sanctions on the country’s powerful military. Despite his campaign vow to “rip up” the 2015 deal with Iran and six major powers, Trump will not void it but instead will attempt to renegotiate 45

October 13, 2017 5:05 AM Trump expected to make US move against Iran nuclear deal

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is likely to take a major step against the Iran nuclear deal in a speech on Friday, marking a more aggressive approach to Iranian activities in the Middle East that risks complicating U.S. relations with European allies. Trump is to lay out his plan in a 12:45 p.m. EDT (1645 GMT)speech at the White House, the product 46

October 8, 2017 4:10 PM Hezbollah leader says US actions aiding Islamic State in Syria

BEIRUT: Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday that the United States was serving the interests of Islamic State by preventing the Syrian army and its allies advancing in some areas of eastern Syria. American jets have this year targeted pro-government militias in eastern Syria that were advancing towards Washington's local allies 42