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Saudi rejects Emmanuel Macron’s comment over Saad Hariri detention

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday rejected French President Emmanuel Macron’s comment that Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri had been held against his will in the kingdom in November.

Emmanuel Macron: Without France, Lebanon would probably be at war

French President, Emmanuel Macron, has claimed credit for solving a political crisis in Lebanon in 2017, stating publicly that Saudi Arabia held Prime Minister, Saad al-Hariri, for several weeks.

New US sanctions target aircraft used by Iran’s Hassan Rouhani

The United States has imposed new sanctions against an airline company, which routinely transports Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

Lebanon’s Saad Hariri designated as next prime minister

Lebanese President Michel Aoun has asked Saad Hariri to form a new government, designating him as the country's next prime minister, according to a televised statement from Aoun's office.

Iran nuclear deal: US to sanction European companies

As the U.S. mulls the next line of action on the abandoned Iran nuclear deal, National Security Adviser John Bolton has warned that Washington is prepared to impose sanctions on European companies if their governments don’t support President Donald Trump’s demand to stop dealing with Iran.

Morocco accuses Algeria of supporting Iran in Western Sahara feud

Morocco's foreign minister has accused Algeria of being directly involved in Iran's support of the Polisario, a Western Sahara independence movement.

Eleven Iranians among dead in Israel strikes on Syria Thursday

At least 11 Iranians were among those killed in unprecedented Israeli strikes on Syria this week, a monitor said Saturday.

Iran turns to diplomacy amid high regional tensions

Iran's foreign minister will embark on a diplomatic tour to try to salvage the nuclear deal amid high tensions following the US withdrawal and global fears over reports of unprecedented clashes with Israel in Syria.

Iran planning to launch barrage of missiles against Israel

Israel is bracing for a barrage of missiles to be launched toward military positions along its northern front from Syria by Shi’ite militias trained and funded by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Lebanon vote results set to cement Hezbollah dominance

Hezbollah was poised to seal its dominance of Lebanon Monday with results for the country's first general election this decade expected to confirm the Iran-backed party as the main winner.

Iran warns US it would regret quitting nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that if the United States quits the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers then Washington would regret it "like never before".

Lebanon holds general election for first time in nine years

Polls have opened in Lebanon, kicking off the country's first parliamentary elections in nearly a decade.

Iran denies Moroccan accusations of supporting Polisario Front

"One of the principles of Iranian foreign policy is recognising the sovereignty and territorial integrity of countries and not intervening in their internal affairs," spokesman Bahram Ghassemi said.

Morocco cuts diplomatic ties with Iran

Morocco has cut diplomatic ties with Iran over its alleged involvement in the delivery of weapons from its Lebanese ally Hezbollah to the Polisario Front, Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita said Tuesday.

Leaked diplomatic documents shows UAE dissatisfied with Saudi policies

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed (MbZ) is working on breaking up Saudi Arabia, leaked documents obtained by Lebanese newspaper Al Akhbar revealed.

Syria’s Bashar al Assad accuses US, UK and France of ‘campaign of lies’

Syrian President Bashar al Assad has said Western airstrikes in his country were based on "lies" by the UN Security Council.

Iran calls Saudi crown prince ‘delusional’ after prince warns of war

Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman has lashed out at Saudi Arabia's crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, after the 32-year-old heir to the throne warned war with Tehran could be just 10 to 15 years away.

Rex Tillerson demands Iran-backed militias out of Syria

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday called for Iranian-backed militias to withdraw from Syria after meeting with opposition negotiators from the war-torn nation during a visit to Jordan.

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