The scene after Russian air strikes in the town of Darat Izza in Syria. Photograph: Ammar Abdullah/Reuters

The largest al-Qaeda group in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra, has called for terror attacks in Russia, while also urging strikes on Alawite villages and placi(...)

The stench of raw sewage mixed with the perfume of spent aircraft fuel and the salty scent of the Mediterranean greets visitors leaving Lebanon’s inte(...)

 A grab picture from Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV shows Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah giving a televised address.

Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia yesterday confirmed their warplanes took part in US-led air raids on Islamic State (IS) targets in S(...)

Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, whose group has been helping Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad fight a Sunni Islamist-dominated insurgency, said Islamic State could easily recruit in other areas where its hardline ideology exists. Photograph: Jamal Saidi/Reuters

The leader of Lebanese Shia group Hizbullah described the radical Islamist movement that has seized territory in Iraq and Syria as a growing “monster”(...)

A young boy carries a handgun as a militia formed to defend the capital parades through the Sadr City neighbourhood of Baghdad yesterday. Photograph: Ayman Oghanna/The New York Times

Iraq has asked the US to stage air attacks on Sunni insurgents as the Islamist fighters edged closer to full control of Iraq’s largest oil refinery(...)

People work in a field near Aleppo in Syria. Some 6.5 million Syrians could require emergency rations, the World Food Programme has warned. Photograph: Nour Kelze/Reuters

The World Food Programme has warned that war-torn Syria is facing a drought that could threaten the lives of (...)

Lebanese citizens and policemen gather at the site of a car bomb  at a stronghold of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group, in the center of the predominantly Shiite town of Hermel, northeast of lebanon, which is about 16km from the Syrian border. Photograph: AP

The dock at the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon remained empty yesterday as four men went on trial in absentia for the murder in 2005 of forme(...)

Undated handout  made available by Hizbullah’s media office of Hassan al-Laqqis, a senior commander with the Lebanese Shia militant group, who was reported killed overnight outside his home in Beirut. Photograph: EPA

Lebanon’s Shia militant Hizbullah group has said one of its commanders was killed outside his Beirut home in an overnight attack which it blamed on (...)

A supporter of Hezbollah gestures as he stands at the site of a car bombing in  the southern Beirut stronghold of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group today. Photograph: Hasan Shaaban/Reuters

A powerful car bomb struck the southern Beirut stronghold of Lebanon’s militant Hezbollah group today, killing 20 people, wounding 120 and trapping ma(...)

Scientific investigators, part of the UN peacekeeping force in south Lebanon, inspect the site near an explosion as Lebanese army soldiers watch near the Lebanese-Israeli border in the village of Labbouneh, southern Lebanon, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

Lebanon says it will file a complaint with the United Nations Security Council after four Israeli soldiers were injured in a mine explosion within Leb(...)