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US resident Donald Trump at a rally at Al-Asad Airbase in Iraq in December. Photograph: Al Drago/New York Times

US president Donald Trump’s declarations on the future of US forces in Syria and Iraq could jeopardise the ongoing campaign against Islamic State remn(...)

Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri  takes a selfie with journalists at the Presidential Palace in east Beirut, Lebanon, on Thursday.  Photograph: Wael Hamzeh

French president Emmanuel Macron has welcomed the emergence of a new Lebanese government nine months after the country’s first parliamentary election (...)

Lebanese prime minister Saad al-Hariri addresses the media in Beirut on Thursday after announcing the formation  of a new government. Photograph:  Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty Images

Lebanon agreed a new national unity government on Thursday, ending months of wrangling between rival political factions that has added to concerns for(...)

Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said  US had informed him in advance about their troop withdrawal. Photograph: EPA/Jim Hollander

Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has vowed to step up Israel’s fight against Iran’s military presence in Syria, amid concerns that the US military’s (...)

Israeli soldiers block an entrance leading to the border with Lebanon, in the town of Metulla, northern Israel on Tuesday. Photograph: Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

The Israeli army has launched an operation to block tunnels being built by the Lebanese Hizbullah organisation before they come into use. Officials sa(...)

 Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu: in a speech, cited unspecified security challenges ahead and hinted at future action by Israel against its enemies. Photograph:  Abir Sultan/EPA

Political pundits were already picking potential dates in the spring for early elections as Naftali Bennett, Israel’s education minister and head of (...)

Cpt Ciara Ní Ruairc,  from Kildare, is part of the UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara (MINURSO), which was first deployed in 1991

It’s not everyone’s choice of a spot to spend the summer – a dugout in the Golan Heights, or a live-fire training camp in Mali – although there are ot(...)

The Russian anti-aicraft missile system S-300, which it says it will supply to Syria in response to last week’s downing of a Russian military plane by Syrian forces during an Israeli attack. Photograph:  EPA/Russian Defence Ministry

Israel and the United States have warned Russia against the transfer of an advanced air defence system to Syria in response to last week’s downing of (...)

Hizbullah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses  supporters on a screen in Beirut, Lebanon. Hizbullah will maintain a presence in Syria “until further notice”. Photograph: Aziz Taher/Reuters

The leader of the Iranian-backed militant group, Hizbullah, has declared the movement’s fighters will remain in Syria as long as Damascus requires mil(...)

Buses  transferring Syrian rebel fighters and civilians to opposition territory in Idlib.  Photograph: AFP Photo

The Syrian army is poised to take control of the town of Quneitra and the area adjacent to the UN-monitored buffer zone along the Golan ceasefire line(...)

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