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Has Russia asked Hezbollah to leave Syria?

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Damascus, by Elijah J. Magnier: @EjmAlrai

There has been a lot of media coverage claiming that Russia has requested the Lebanese Hezbollah to leave Syrian territory, speculation initiated following Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s… 1,280 more words

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Iranian president faces tough challenge from hard-line opponent in country's first election since nuclear deal

Iranians voted Friday in the country’s first presidential election since its nuclear deal with world powers, as incumbent Hassan Rouhani faced a staunch challenge from a hard-line opponent over his outreach to the West. 997 more words

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Glavin: Nobody's excited for Trump's visit to the Middle East

TEL AVIV, Israel – As if the Israelis and the Palestinians didn’t have enough headaches already, U.S. President Donald Trump is set to arrive in Jerusalem next Monday, and he’s already throwing his weight around and creeping people out. 1,160 more words

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Terry Glavin: The Middle East is on edge. Tensions are high. Great time for a Trump visit

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL — As if the Israelis and the Palestinians didn’t have enough headaches already, U.S. President Donald Trump is set to arrive in Jerusalem next Monday, and he’s already throwing his weight around and creeping people out. 1,125 more words

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The End Times Focus on Israel: The Eternal Title

Do the Jewish people have any right to the land of Israel? Did they steal that land from the Palestinians?

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The US-Russia race in Syria: towards a military confrontation?

Military operations on the Iraqi-Syrian borders will close all roads to ISIS

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Key words: USA, US, Russia, Moscow, Washington, Iran, Turkey, Syria, Iraq. 1,183 more words

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How a new (and perhaps the last) Israel-Hezbollah war will breakout

Israel and Hezbollah relations are beyond repair. It is inevitable that a conflict between the two will emerge. Neither side could claim victory in the inconclusive war of 2006, despite both professing themselves as the winner. 604 more words

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