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GCC 'ready to confront Iran over foreign policy'

Bahrain's foreign minister said that Gulf Arab states were prepared to confront Iran over its foreign policy and Tehran should drop its support for Middle East factions. Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmed Al Khalifa also played down any

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GCC terms Hezbollah a terrorist organisation

The six-member Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has designated Hezbollah a terrorist organisation, it said on Wednesday, ratcheting up pressure on the Iran-allied group that wields influence in Lebanon and plays a key role in the Syrian crisis.

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Saudi Arabia blacklists 4 firms over Hezbollah ties

Saudi Arabia said on Friday it had blacklisted four companies and three Lebanese men for having links to Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim militant group Hezbollah, a close ally of Riyadh's arch regional adversary Iran. "The ki

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Saudi bans two pro-Hezbollah, Iran channels

Saudi Culture and Information Minister Dr. Adel Al-Tarifi ordered the suspension of pro-Hezbollah and Iran TV channels Al-Mayadeen and Al-Manar which broadcast from Lebanon. The two channels regularly orchestrate defamatory media

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G7 leaders see window of opportunity for Syria deal

Group of Seven leaders believe a window of opportunity for a political deal in Syria may be opening up that would eventually see President Bashar al-Assad step down, giving way to a new coalition government, officials familiar with the discussio

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US lauds Saudi for sanctions on Hezbollah officials

The US on Wednesday commended Saudi Arabia for imposing sanctions on two senior officials of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group in Lebanon and designating them as terrorists. The US designated the two officials, Khalil Youssef Har

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Assad may need his friends more than ever

When Lebanon's Hezbollah first joined Syria's war on the side of President Bashar al-Assad, its role was a closely guarded secret. Today, as Hezbollah plants its flag in land won from rebels north of Damascus, its role could hardly be mo

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Hariri says ready to share power with Hezbollah

Former Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri says he is now ready to share power with his rivals Hezbollah if that's what it takes to help Lebanon finally form a government after nine months of political deadlock. Linking up

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Israel tests Arrow missile shield, sees Hezbollah threat

Israel said it has successfully tested its upgraded Arrow missile interceptor for the second time, pushing forward work on a US-backed defence against ballistic threats it sees from Lebanon's Hezbollah guerrillas as well as from Iran and Syr

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Blast kills three in southern Beirut

A powerful explosion in Shi'ite group Hezbollah's southern Beirut stronghold killed three people on Thursday and sent a column of smoke into the sky, a witness said. Television footage showed the twisted and blackened rema

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