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Israel Charges Palestinians Allegedly Recruited by Hezbollah

JERUSALEM, Jan 20 – Israel has charged five Palestinians who it says were being recruited and funded by powerful Lebanese faction Hezbollah to monitor Israel’s military activity and carry out a suicide attack, police said on Wednesday. Suicide bombings were frequently mounted by Palestinian militants against Israel during a 2000-2005 uprising but are now rare.

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Kuwait Court Sentences Two to Death for Spying for Iran, Hezbollah

KUWAIT, Jan 12 – A Kuwaiti court sentenced two men accused of spying for Iran and Hezbollah to death on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said. The case also included the possession of weapons. One of the men given the death penalty was an Iranian convicted in absentia, and the other was a Kuwaiti who was

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Iran Reacts With Fury after Saudis Execute Shiite Cleric

By Sam Wilkin and Angus McDowall DUBAI/RIYADH, Jan 3 – Iranian protesters stormed the Saudi Embassy in Tehran early on Sunday morning as Shiite Muslim Iran reacted with fury to Saudi Arabia’s execution of a prominent Shiite cleric. Demonstrators who had massed at the embassy gates to protest at Nimr Al Nimr’s execution broke into

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Shiites Worldwide Slam Execution of Saudi Cleric

By Sam Wilkin DUBAI, Jan 2 – Saudi Arabia’s execution of a leading cleric from the Shiite Muslim minority drew protests from around the world against the ruling Al Saud family and threatened to further intensify a wave of sectarian conflict in the Middle East. Lebanon’s Supreme Islamic Shiite Council called Saturday’s execution of cleric

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Buses Carrying Fighters, Civilians Leave Syria for Turkish, Lebanese Borders

BEIRUT, Dec 28 (Reuters) – Buses carrying several hundred fighters and civilians left two besieged areas on Monday for Turkish and Lebanese border crossings under a U.N.-backed deal by warring parties, aid workers and sources familiar with the deal said. At least 130, mostly wounded, rebel fighters left the border town of Zabadani for the

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Saudi Arabia Imposes Sanctions on At Least 12 Hezbollah Figures

DUBAI, Nov 26 – Saudi Arabia imposed sanctions on at least 12 senior Hezbollah figures accused of responsibility for carrying out operations for the group, which it had designated a terrorist organization in March of last year, state media reported on Thursday. “These names were designated today and sanctions imposed on them under the terrorism

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Suspect in Beirut Bombings Dead in Syria Operation

BEIRUT, Nov 26 (Reuters) – An operation in Syria launched by the Syrian army and Lebanon’s Hezbollah militia killed a person involved in the logistics of a twin suicide bomb attack in southern Beirut earlier this month, the Hezbollah-run al-Manar television channel said on Thursday. The operation killed the person “responsible for transporting the two

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Hezbollah’s New Ally In Syria

Russian involvement in Syria welcomed by Hezbollah BY Nour Samaha “The Russians have made it clear to the Israelis there are certain areas [the Israelis] cannot operate in, especially around Latakia.” Twirling his cigarette between his fingers, Ali (not his real name) took a long drag before smiling and said: “We were comfortable before they even

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Lebanon Twin Suicide Bombings Kills 44; PM Holds Emergency Meeting

By John Davison BEIRUT, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Lebanese Prime Minister Tammam Salam held an emergency meeting with his security cabinet and military chiefs on Friday as the nation mourned 44 people killed in a double suicide bombing claimed by Daesh militants. The blasts late on Thursday hit a residential and commercial area in a

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Is Syria preparing for elections?

Reuters/Staff 10/25/2015 MOSCOW/BEIRUT – Shortly after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad visited Kremlin last week, he is ready to call for parliamentary and presidential elections if necessary, according to Russian lawmakers. Moscow said Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov discussed Syria with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry twice at the weekend, and spoke to his Iranian and

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