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Lebanon’s Premier Saad Hariri Chosen to Form New Cabinet

BEIRUT — Lebanon’s president formally asked caretaker premier Saad Hariri on Thursday to form a new Cabinet after the vast majority of legislators named him as their choice for the position of prime minister.

This US Navy handout photo shows an F/A-18E Super Hornet attached to the "Tomcatters" of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 31 as it launches from the flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) to conduct flight operations in support of Operation Inherent Resolve June 6, …

Monitor: 12 Killed in Strike on Syrian Army Positions

BEIRUT – A US-led coalition air strike on Syrian army positions overnight killed at least 12 pro-regime fighters in an area where both sides have been battling holdout jihadists, a monitor said Thursday.

In this image provided by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile cruiser USS Monterey (CG 61) fires a Tomahawk land attack missile early Saturday, April 14, 2018, as part of the military response to Syria's use of chemical weapons on April 7. The United States, France and Britain launched military strikes …

Pentagon Denies Syrian Media Claim U.S. Targeted Military Sites

Syrian state media and a military media unit run by Lebanon’s Hezbollah group said early on Thursday that the U.S.-led coalition targeted Syrian army positions in Syria’s desert, but U.S. military officials denied any knowledge of the strikes.

Russian military police officers check weapons left behind by members of the Army of Islam group in a factory produced weapons, in the town of Douma, the site of a suspected chemical weapons attack, near Damascus, Syria, Monday, April 16, 2018. Faisal Mekdad, Syria's deputy foreign minister, said on Monday …

Syria Says Withdrawal of Iran, Hezbollah ‘Not on Agenda’

MOSCOW – Syria’s deputy foreign minister said Wednesday Damascus did not envisage Iran and Hezbollah participating in the withdrawal of foreign forces from the war-torn country as announced last week by Russia.

In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian military and police forces fly their national flags on a damaged building and hold a picture of Syrian President Bashar Assad, in the Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood, southern Damascus, Syria, Tuesday, May 22, 2018. Syrian state TV said Tuesday …

Syria: Assad Declares Damascus Fully ‘Clear’ of Islamic State

Forces loyal to dictator Bashar al-Assad this week deemed Damascus and its countryside “completely clear” of Sunni jihadists, including the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), an alleged victory that puts the territory in and around the Syrian regime’s seat of power under its full control for the first time since the civil war erupted in 2011.

IRAN, TEHRAN - MARCH 30: Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei delivers a speech marking the birth anniversary of Fatima Zahra, daughter of Prophet Muhammad, in Tehran, Iran on March 30, 2016. (Photo by Pool / Supreme Leader Press Office/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Report: Iran Regime Splits on Blame for Protests in Southwest

An Iranian member of parliament has accused Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s handpicked Friday prayer leader in the southwestern city Kazerun, Iran – where protests continued for a fifth day Monday – of fueling unrest there.

Israeli border guards walk through fumes from burning tires during clashes with Palestinian protesters near the Israeli settlement of Beit El in the Israeli occupied West Bank, on March 30, 2018, after Land Day demonstrations. Land Day marks the killing of six Arab Israelis during 1976 demonstrations against Israeli confiscations …

IDF Spokesman: Media Ate Up Hamas Lies

The Israeli army’s spokesperson penned a scathing article for the Wall Street Journal on Monday, condemning Hamas for “[lying] to the world” about the recent Gaza border riots and criticizing international media outlets for accepting the falsehoods.

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Netanyahu Eulogizes Mideast Historian Bernard Lewis

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday eulogized Bernard Lewis as one of the greatest Middle East historians of the era, following the longtime Princeton professor’s death at 101.

Demonstrators of the National Council of Resistance of Iran protest near the Iran's embassy in Paris, Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, in solidarity with those demonstrating in Iran. Iran has seen its largest anti-government protests since the disputed presidential election in 2009, with thousands taking to the streets in several cities …

‘Beware of the Day We Get Arms’: Protests Continue in Southwestern Iran

Protests in the southwestern city of Kazeroun, Iran, which left at least three people dead on Thursday, continued for a second day into Friday. Protesters warned the regime that they will one day have arms to defend themselves against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and the regime’s forces.

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At Least One Demonstrator Killed in Southwestern Iran Protests

WASHINGTON, DC – At least one person died during a violent protest against the Iranian regime in the southwestern Iranian city of Kazeroun on Wednesday after a small group of protesters organized the demonstration using the social media networking platform Telegram.

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Dershowitz: Media Coverage ‘Incentivizes and Encourages’ Hamas

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz stated media coverage “incentivizes and encourages Hamas” “by reporting in such a biased manner.” Dershowitz said Hamas uses “the dead baby strategy. You use