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Israel threatens 'crushing' response to any Hezbollah strike

Jul. 14, 2019 6:29 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's prime minister says it will deliver a "crushing" strike against Hezbollah if the Lebanese militant group attempts to attack. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reacting to comments made by Hezbollah's leader, Hassan Nasrallah. In an interview Friday, Nasrallah boasted that his...

Stalled Idlib campaign shows limits of Syrian, Russian power

Jul. 13, 2019 5:44 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Two months of intensive airstrikes by Syrian government forces and their Russian allies, coupled with a fierce ground assault on rebel-controlled Idlib province, have killed hundreds of people and caused massive displacement while achieving little to no gain for President Bashar Assad....

Hezbollah leader: US sanctions offense to Lebanese state

Jul. 12, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Hezbollah says U.S. sanctions against two lawmakers from his group are an offense to Lebanese state institutions which would need to defend themselves. For the first time, U.S. Treasury targeted currently seated Hezbollah lawmakers, saying they are suspected of using their...

Treasury targets 2 Lebanese lawmakers, Hezbollah official

Jul. 9, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department on Tuesday targeted a Hezbollah security official and two members of Lebanon's parliament suspected of using their positions to further the aims of the Tehran-backed militia and "bolster Iran's malign activities." It's the first time that the U.S. has targeted...

US resident released from Iran custody says it eases tension

Jun. 11, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — A Lebanese man with permanent U.S. residency who had been imprisoned in Iran for years on charges of espionage said Tuesday that he was subjected to "kidnapping, arbitrary detention and a show trial," adding that his release served to de-escalate tensions between the U.S. and Iran. In his...

Iran state TV: US resident held as spy to be released

Jun. 10, 2019 9:56 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A U.S. permanent resident held for years in Iran after his conviction on disputed spying charges "will be released in the coming hours," Iranian state television reported Monday. Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese-born internet freedom advocate, is one of a series of prisoners with either dual...

Saudi king slams Iran's 'terrorist acts' at Islamic summit

May. 31, 2019 10:28 PM EDT

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's King Salman slammed Iran over recent attacks targeting the kingdom, describing the incidents on Saturday in a speech before Muslim leaders gathered in Mecca as "terrorist acts" that threaten global energy supplies. It was the monarch's strongest words yet since...

The Latest: Islamic summit defends Palestinian statehood

May. 31, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The Latest on developments in the Persian Gulf (all times local): 4:25 a.m. The world's largest organization of Islamic nations has completed a summit in Islam's holiest city of Mecca with leaders and delegates from 57 states emphasizing their support for a Palestinian state. The...

Lebanon's Nasrallah says his group has no missile factories

May. 31, 2019 6:38 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon's Hezbollah leader rejected late Friday what he called U.S. conditions for mediating a border and maritime dispute with Israel. Hassan Nasrallah said in a speech that Washington is "using the talks" to discuss, and even make threats over, degrading his group's capabilities, bringing...

Amid Iran tensions, a look at Mideast's powers and proxies

May. 20, 2019 8:58 PM EDT

As long-simmering tensions heat up between the United States and Iran in the Middle East, a look at the various countries or players involved, and what could happen: UNITED STATES The U.S. has tens of thousands of troops scattered across military bases in the Middle East. It recently sent the USS Abraham Lincoln...