Israeli airstrikes on Syrian targets overnight have triggered the most visible skirmish between the two neighbours since Syria’s civil war began in 2011, according to media reports.
Israeli warplanes were on a mission to destroy a
Ministers and members of parliament belonging to Lebanon's Hezbollah could be sanctioned under a new US law targeting the group's finances, a US Treasury official said on Friday.
The US Hezbollah International Financing Pr
Hezbollah said on Saturday its top military commander, whose death it announced on Friday, was killed in Syria by Sunni Islamist artillery fire and not by an Israeli air strike as one member of the Lebanese Shi'ite movement had said.
A rebel onslaught on the town of Khan Touman near Aleppo last week delivered one of the biggest battlefield setbacks yet to the coalition of foreign Shi'ite fighters waging war on behalf of Syrian President Bashar al Assad.
Top Hezbollah commander Mustafa Badreddine has been killed, the Lebanese group said on Friday, the biggest blow to the Iranian-backed organisation since its military chief was killed in 2008.
Badreddine, 55, was one of the highest
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
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.
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.
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
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