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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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2 Americans Imprisoned in Iran, Lebanon Released

WASHINGTON — An American jailed for months in Lebanon was released from custody Thursday, while a Navy veteran was granted medical furlough from an Iran prison as the country struggles to curb the spread of cor...

Israel Strikes Iranian Targets in Syria After Rocket Attack

JERUSALEM — Israel said it struck dozens of Iranian targets in Syria on Wednesday in a “wide-scale” operation in response to rocket fire on the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights the day before. A Britain-based war monitoring group said the strikes killed at ...
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US Terror Label for Iran Revolutionary Guard Takes Effect

WASHINGTON — The U.S. terrorism label for Iran's Revolutionary Guard formally took effect on Monday, amid a battle between the Trump administration and some in Congress over waivers on oil and nuclear sanctions that are due to expire or be extended early next ...

Zakaria: Trump’s Saudi Ties Threaten Stability

Fareed Zakaria, in an opinion piece published in the Washington Post, cautioned President Trump against aligning too closely with Saudi Arabia and its unpredictable leader, Prince Mohammed bin Salman. Zakaria cites Salman’s internal decisions – a purge of p...