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Lieut Col Fiacra Keyes: ‘Civilians no longer have to go into bunkers. All in all it is calm [while] on occasion there are flare-ups.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

The Ukraine war threatens to divert attention from the dangerously explosive situation on the Lebanese border with Israel, and prompts governments to (...)

Supporters celebrate during parliamentary elections outside the campaign headquarters of Ghassan Hasbani, Lebanon’s former deputy prime minister and Lebanese Forces’ candidate for the Orthodox seat in the electoral district of Beirut I. Lebanon. Photograph: Francesca Volpi/Bloomberg

The parliamentary election on Sunday did not effect the dramatic change Lebanon needs to overcome multiple crises which have brought the country to it(...)

A beggar and her children sit beneath electoral posters under a bridge in the Lebanese capital Beirut. Photograph: Anwar Amro/AFP/Getty

Voters are set to go to the polls in Lebanon on Sunday despite pressure for postponement due to threats of violence and shortage of funds for the parl(...)

Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdoulahian talks to Rafael Grossi, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Tehran in March.  Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA

European Union co-ordinator Enrique Mora arrived in Tehran on Tuesday for discussions to end the impasse between Iran and the US over the 2015 accord (...)

 Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman has approved his country’s representative for new talks with Iran, according to Amwaj. File photograph: Jorge Silva/Reuters

Senior Saudi and Iranian security officials are set to resume talks between their two states on Thursday after a seven-month break, UK-based Amwaj med(...)

Yemenis wait to get their families’ food aid for Iftar, the meal traditionally taken after sunset prayers to break the Ramadan daily fast, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, at a charitable kitchen in Sana’a. Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA

A UK proposal to brand rebel Houthis a terrorist organisation could deepen Yemen’s humanitarian disaster, British aid agencies operating in the countr(...)

Flour mills in Lebanon delivered supplies only to bread bakeries on Monday and Tuesday. File photograph: Fethi Belaid/AFP via Getty Images

Flour mills in Lebanon delivered supplies only to Arabic bread bakeries on Monday and Tuesday, forcing bakers who make pastries and thyme pizzas to cl(...)

 A damaged house is seen after an  operation by US forces in  the northern countryside of Idlib, Syria, on Thursday. Photograph: Yahya Nemah/EPA

The death of Islamic State caliph Abu Ibrahim al-Qurayshi during a US commando raid early on Thursday was more dramatic than his brief reign over his (...)

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan gives a speech following a parade in the self-declared Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, on Tuesday. Photograph: Iakovos Hatzistavrou/AFP via Getty Images

During Tuesday’s military parade to mark the 47th anniversary of the Turkish invasion of northern Cyprus, Turkish Cypriot leader Ersin Tatar announced(...)

Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein raised the suspicions of Jordan’s security forces by taking part in meetings where Herak tribesmen have criticised the king. Photograph:  Khalil Mazraawi/AFP via Getty Images

Former crown prince Hamzah bin Hussein has deepened the unprecedented rift in Jordan’s ruling family by rejecting a military order to remain under hou(...)

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