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In a new move of aligning foreign policy with the United States, Honduras has declared Hezbollah a terrorist organisation.

Britain's finance ministry previously only targeted the Shia organisation's military wing but has now listed the whole group, after the government designated it a terrorist organisation last March.

Syrian air defence intercepts Israeli attack on Homs base

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Syrian air defence intercepts Israeli attack on Homs base

The T4 or Tiyas Military Airbase has been struck by Israel on several occasions in recent years.

Turkey sanctions signal Trump's weakness as impeachment looms

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Turkey sanctions signal Trump's weakness as impeachment looms

Comment: Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria and sanction Turkey has exposed a weak US president with little diplomatic credibility, ...

The Iraq Report: Shia militias look into air defences

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The Iraq Report: Shia militias look into air defences

Powerful Iran-linked Shia militants have been repeatedly targeted in airstrikes conducted around the country.

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Israel, Hezbollah exchange fire after week of tensions

Israel and Hezbollah exchanged fire along the Lebanese border after a week of rising tensions, sparking fears of an escalation and prompting concern from world powers.

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France 'in multiple contacts' to avert Israel-Lebanon escalation

France is engaged in "multiple contacts" aimed at averting an escalation of hostilities on Lebanon's southern border between the Shia movement ...

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US slams 'destabilising role' of Iranian proxies

The United States voiced concern after Israel and Hezbollah exchanged fire along the Lebanese border, slamming the 'destabilizing role' of ...

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US sanctions Lebanese, Omani financiers over alleged Hezbollah links

The US treasury has targeted a Lebanese bank over alleged Hezbollah financing.

Israel 'using dummies to trick Hezbollah' at Lebanon border

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Israel 'using dummies to trick Hezbollah' at Lebanon border

A Lebanese journalist has published photos of what appears to be a dummy ‘driving’ an Israeli armoured vehicle on the border between Israel and ...

Paul R. Pillar

Israel uses its firepower, far and wide

Comment: Israel's heightened military aggressiveness has multiple bad consequences, in addition to being an affront to the sovereignty of ...

Lebanon says will defend itself after drone attack

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Lebanon says will defend itself after drone attack

Lebanon's Higher Defence Council, a government body in charge of defence policy, met to discuss Sunday's attack on southern Beirut.

Hezbollah planning 'calculated strike' against Israel after drone attack

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Hezbollah planning 'calculated strike' against Israel after drone attack

Sources close to the Iran-backed Hezbollah group said that a 'calculated strike' against Israel is being prepared in response to drone attacks ...

UN calls for restraint after Lebanon reports drone attack

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UN calls for restraint after Lebanon reports drone attack

Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said the UN was unable to confirm the reports about Sunday's incident, the latest in a series of attacks reported in ...

Israel ready to use 'all means necessary' against Iran

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Israel ready to use 'all means necessary' against Iran

Israel is ready to use "all means necessary" to defend itself against Iranian threats "on several fronts", Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu ...

Rami G. Khouri

The dangerous new landscape of Arab-Israeli warfare

Comment: Israel's string of attacks on foes in different countries highlights a disturbing trend towards warfare involving myriad groups armed with advancing technological capabilities, writes Rami Khouri.

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Israeli drone attack a 'declaration of war': Aoun

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has said that an Israeli drone attack on Beirut constitutes a 'declaration of war' by the Jewish state.

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Lebanon says Israeli aggression a 'threat to regional stability'

The early morning incident in south Beirut came hours after Israel said it had conducted airstrikes in neighbouring Syria.

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Two Israeli drones crash over Hizballah stronghold in Beirut

The early morning incident came hours after Israel launched airstrikes in neighbouring Syria, with one of the aircraft damaging Hizballah's ...

Israel bombs Syria to 'thwart Iranian killer drone attack'

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Israel bombs Syria to 'thwart Iranian killer drone attack'

Since the beginning of the war in 2011, Israel has conducted hundreds of strikes in Syria, most of them against what it says are Iranian and ...

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Syria responds to Israeli attack over capital Damascus

Syria's air defenses responded to 'hostile' targets over Damascus, shooting down incoming missiles before they reached their targets, while ...

US officials confirm Israel carrying out strikes in Iraq

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US officials confirm Israel carrying out strikes in Iraq

Intelligence officials have confirmed the recent string of unclaimed attacks against Shia militia bases in Iraq were carried out by Israel.

Netanyahu hints at Israeli role in Iraq blasts

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Netanyahu hints at Israeli role in Iraq blasts

Israel's prime minister hinted at a possible Israeli role in a series of blasts in Iraq.

Iraqi leaders meet following 'divisions' within Iran-linked militia coalition

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Iraqi leaders meet following 'divisions' within Iran-linked militia coalition

Iraqi leaders are meeting following a series of attacks on paramilitary bases, blamed on Israel.

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