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Cash-strapped Lebanon wakes up to countrywide roadblocks

Roadblocks were set up by demonstrators across much of cash-strapped Lebanon after the currency plummeted to a historic low.

Report: US sends two military convoys to Syria

The US military has sent in more than one hundred vehicles from Iraqi territory in two columns moving towards the province of Hasaka, the SANA news agency reported, citing accounts of local sources from the al-Yaroubiya region.

Hamas to take legal action against UK for declaring it “terror group”

The Palestinian resistance movement of Hamas announced Sunday that it will take legal action against the United Kingdom, which recently listed it as a “terrorist organization”.

Top Iran negotiator: West does not seek to implement a deal

Experience shows that the west does not seek to implement a deal. Rather, it seeks to score public perception points by announcing one while stealthily “dis-implementing” the agreement in every possible way, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri wrote in an op-ed in The Financial Times.

Iran ready to help Syria counter western sanctions

Iran’s ambassador to Syria says Tehran stands ready to provide Damascus with the necessary tools and experience it needs to cope with illegal Western sanctions.

Hezbollah chief says new Iranian oil tanker in Syria within days

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah announced on Friday a new Iranian oil vessel will reach Syria in the upcoming few days.

Russia: Militants planning false flag chemical attack in Syria’s Idlib

Russia warned foreign-backed militants in Idlib are planning to mount yet another false-flag chemical attack in order to incriminate the Syrian government.

UAE general accused of torture picked as Interpol chief

An Emirati general accused of torture has been elected as the president of Interpol, despite concerns of human rights organizations and members of the European parliament.

Hezbollah condemns Australia’s “terrorist” listing

Lebanon's Hezbollah movement has blasted Australia's decision to classify it as a terrorist organization, describing the move as "a blind bias" in the service of Israel’s interests.

Foreign combat troops to leave Iraq in two weeks

Foreign combat forces will leave Iraq in about two weeks, Baghdad has announced. Earlier, the Pentagon had confirmed the United States will end its military mission in Iraq before the end of this year.