The Syrian conflict is a war of many sides. Here's a rundown of the key players.
A car drives past a poster depicting Lebanon’s Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah in Houla village, southern Lebanon.
Closing the loophole: why the UK government must clip Hezbollah’s 'wings'.
The newly nominated secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, is a foreign policy hawk who opposes the Iran nuclear deal. Scrapping it could unleash a chain reaction of violence across the Middle East.
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Trump's pick to lead the State Department believes Iran is 'intent on destroying America.' But ending the Iran nuclear deal could unleash a violent chain reaction, a Mideast scholar says.
Lebanon is on shaky enough ground without a Saudi–Iranian proxy war to think about.
A kingdom under pressure is fomenting crisis elsewhere.
A rocket is launched from Israel’s Iron Dome, an anti-missile system, in order to intercept a rocket fired by Palestinian militants from the Gaza Strip in 2011.
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There is much debate over how to react to North Korean missile threats. What can we learn from Israel’s responses to actual rocket attacks?
The offensive to retake Mosul from Islamic State has damaged thousands of structures in the historic Old City.
The West needs to push for local action against Islamic State's reign of terror in the Middle East. States in the region must find solutions to the conflicts to bring peace and stability.
Assad meets French delegates in Damascus following the Paris atrocities.
The Paris atrocities came just as Assad's military position was improving. Can the dictator harness international fury at Islamic State to strengthen his position in Syria?
The aftermath in Beirut.
Lebanon has been coming apart at the seams for years – Islamic State is trying to make it disintegrate entirely.
Tempers fray in Beirut.
Lebanon's garbage protests are spiralling out of control. Where will it end?
Increased oil and gas revenues amid lifted sanctions are set to raise Iran’s economic fortunes, which ease Middle Eastern tensions.
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Opponents of the Iran nuclear deal say it raises the nuclear weapons threat in the region. But Middle East tensions are actually likely to ease as Iran grows richer without being shackled by sanctions.
We’ve secretly got your back.
The Shia militant group Hezbollah has suggested its fight against Islamic State has given it a common purpose with the West. In an interview with the BBC, Mohammed Fneish, a Lebanese Hezbollah minister…
Australian links to political violence in Lebanon run deeper than a single attack.
An Australian has been linked to the July 18, 2012 Bulgarian bus bombing, that killed five Israeli tourists, the driver of a bus and a man carrying a bomb. Several of those responsible for the attack are…