New IRGC commander will 'challenge international will'

Hardliner Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami is to succeed Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari as the commanfer-in-chief of Iran's IRGC.

Yemen's parliament reconvenes in Hadramaut

During its first meeting in four years, held in Seiyun, Yemen's parliament elected Sultan al-Burkani as speaker with a majority of votes.

Hizbullah faces new pressure from sanctions, IRGC designation

As Hizbullah faces fresh sanctions on a network of its financiers, it is also suffering the impact of the new terror designation of the IRGC.

IRGC terror designation is right step: experts

The designation will help to block the malign activities carried out by the IRGC, both directly and through the armed groups it supports.

Iraqis reject 'troublesome' Iranian influence

Iran-aligned militias and political parties are using leverage they gained during the ISIS fight to impose their will and serve Iran's interests.

Hizbullah feels pressure of sanctions: analysts

The Lebanese militia is under increasing financial strain as a result of international sanctions and its designation as a terrorist group.

Lebanon welcomes lifting of Saudi travel ban

Lebanese officials expressed relief over the decision, saying they hope it will spur economic growth by revitalising the tourism sector.

Lebanon’s new government affirms commitment to reforms

Economists welcomed the government's policy statement but stressed the importance of implementation for achieving its goals.

Lebanese study examines youth, sectarian politics

The results of a recent study into the impact of sectarianism on the voting patterns of youth were announced at a seminar in Beirut.

GCC, US strategic alliance keeps Iran in check

The GCC is a strong regional partnership that is capable of deterring any threats to regional stability posed by neighbouring Iran, analysts say.

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