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Huge Explosions Rock Beirut With Widespread Damage, Injuries

BEIRUT — Massive explosions rocked downtown Beirut on Tuesday, flattening much of the port, damaging buildings and blowing out windows and doors as a giant mushroom cloud rose above the capital. Witnesses saw many people injured by flying glass and debris. ...
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Hezbollah Leader: Israeli Drones Over Lebanon Will Be Downed

BEIRUT — The leader of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah said Sunday that his group will confront and shoot down any Israeli drones that enter Lebanese airspace from now on, raising the potential for conflict amid heightened regional tensions. Hassan Nasralla...

How Assad and Hezbollah Beat the West in Syria

Syrian President Bashar Assad’s downfall seemed all but guaranteed at many points during the eight years since the Arab Spring began to topple Middle Eastern dictators, Haaretz reported. "As the war progress...
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Iran Must Release U.S. Citizens If It Wants Nuclear Treaty

WASHINGTON — The United States issued a steep list of demands Monday to be included in a nuclear treaty with Iran to replace the deal scuttled by President Donald Trump and threatened "the strongest sanctions in history" if Iran doesn't change course. "This...

Only Russia Can Stop Middle East Meltdown Involving Israel

The 7-year-old Syrian civil war is entering a phase that could put Israel on a collision course with the Iranian-Syrian-Hezbollah axis and a Middle East meltdown, according to the Crisis Group, a think tank/advocacy organization. The think tan...