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Iranians hold posters condemning the United States, Israel, and Saudi Arabia at the funeral of the victims of terror attacks on Tehran's parliament complex and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini on June 9. (Atta Kenare/AFP/Getty Images)

Rogue Iran Is a Global Threat

Donald Trump is right to put Tehran on notice. But the nuclear deal is just the tip of the iceberg.

Souvenir glasses with an image of Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut, Lebanon. (Patrick Baz/AFP/Getty Images)

The Trump Administration Is Now Offering Cash Bounties for Hezbollah Leaders

The U.S. announced $12 million for two senior leaders, marking a shift in counterterrorism strategy.

Hezbollah fighters gather to watch a televised speech by leader Hassan Nasrallah in 2008 (JOSEPH BARRAK/AFP/Getty Images).

Lawmakers Target Lebanese Government Support for Hezbollah

The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee issued a veiled threat to Lebanon over Hezbollah’s role in government.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks a meeting with businessmen in Buenos Aires, on September 12, 2017.
Netanyahu, who is accompanied by a 30-member delegation of Israeli business leaders on his two-day official visit to Argentina, said Israel was an "innovation nation" eager to share opportunities with Argentina in agriculture, water, IT, cyber security and health. / AFP PHOTO / Eitan ABRAMOVICH        (Photo credit should read EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images)

Netanyahu Finally Supports a Two-State Solution — In Iraq

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu redoubles Israeli support for Iraqi Kurds’ upcoming independence referendum.

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Lebanon’s Shining Island of Example Is Shrinking

A tolerant and diverse cosmopolitan center, Beirut is a reminder of what the Arab world could be again.

TOPSHOT - An Israeli army tank manuevers during a military exercise simulating conflict with Lebanese movement Hezbollah, in the Israeli annexed Golan Heights, near the Syrian border on September 6, 2017.
The drill will last ten days and simulate "scenarios we'll be facing in the next confrontation with Hezbollah", a defence source said, referring to the Iran-backed Shiite movement.  / AFP PHOTO / JALAA MAREY        (Photo credit should read JALAA MAREY/AFP/Getty Images)

Israel Has Launched Its Largest Military Exercise in Almost 20 Years

The drill is designed to simulate a future conflict with Hezbollah.

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Farewell, Lebanon’s First Brewery

A derelict beer factory stirs social divides in Beirut.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel greets US President Donald Trump  prior to the start of the first working session of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 7.
Leaders of the world's top economies will gather from July 7 to 8, 2017 in Germany for likely the stormiest G20 summit in years, with disagreements ranging from wars to climate change and global trade. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / IAN LANGSDON        (Photo credit should read IAN LANGSDON/AFP/Getty Images)

Is This the End of ISIS?

The Islamic State has lost the battle for Mosul. Raqqa will be next to fall. But is the so-called caliphate dead — and who are the winners?

Images of Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah are seen among scores of Hezbollah and Lebanese national flags being waved by Hezbollah supporters during a ceremony to mark first anniversary of the war with Israel, 14 August 2007. Nasrallah reiterated to a mass rally broadcast live on television that his Shiite group had won a divine victory. "Today is the anniversary of the divine victory," Nasrallah told the thousands of men, women and children who had gathered in an empty lot of Beirut's southern suburb of Dahiyeh controlled by Hezbollah. AFP PHOTO/MARWAN NAAMANI (Photo credit should read MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Lebanese Lawmakers Lobbied U.S. Officials to Soften Hezbollah Sanctions

Washington is putting the squeeze on Hezbollah. Lebanon says that could crush its economy.

HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 25:  Actress Gal Gadot arrives at the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures' "Wonder Woman" at the Pantages Theatre on May 25, 2017 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

At the Last Minute, Lebanon Bans ‘Wonder Woman’

Lebanon, which is still technically at war with Israel, banned the film because the lead actress is Israeli.

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How Trump Backlash Is Funding a Refugee Camp School in Lebanon

The financial challenges are daunting – but Donald Trump has unwittingly spurred a wave of donations that will help educate thousands of children.

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Lebanon, USA

One Beiruti photographer went looking for America’s heart in 24 towns named for his homeland. This is his journey.

BAGHDAD, IRAQ, OCTOBER 25:- A U.S soldier secures the Baghdad Provincial Council site where a car bomb exploded on October 25, 2009 in Baghdad, Iraq. Two car bombs exploded, targeting the Baghdad Provincial Council and the Ministry of Justice, and killing 136 people and injuring many more.  (Photo by Muhannad Fala'ah/Getty Images)

The Arab World’s American Savior Complex

The Middle East may be cheering Trump’s Syria strike today, but they’ll be cursing his name the next.

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Lebanon Has a New President (Not That It Matters)

President or no, Lebanon has had no effective governance for decades. That's not about to change.

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