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'Shia Reform Movement' counters Hizbullah

'Shia Reform Movement' counters Hizbullah

The Lebanese militia is facing increasing opposition from within the Shia community, with those who hold opposing viewpoints speaking out.

Iranian workers seek opportunity elsewhere: analysts

Iranian workers seek opportunity elsewhere: analysts

Political, social and economic woes have pushed many Iranians to leave their homeland and begin a new life.

Britain says Iran tried to 'impede' UK tanker in Gulf  

Britain says Iran tried to 'impede' UK tanker in Gulf  

Iranian military vessels tried to 'impede the passage' of a UK oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz but were warned off by a British warship.

US puts Hizbullah lawmakers on sanctions blacklist for first time

US puts Hizbullah lawmakers on sanctions blacklist for first time

The officials are accused of leveraging their positions to facilitate efforts by Hizbullah and Iran to undermine Lebanese sovereignty.

Iran nuclear deal breach challenges international community

Iran nuclear deal breach challenges international community

Iran's announcement that it is breaking the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal has elicited international statements of regret and warning.

While publicly embracing dialogue, Iran continues to enrich uranium

While publicly embracing dialogue, Iran continues to enrich uranium

Differences regarding the 2015 nuclear deal also have revealed internal divisions and contradictory views among the Iranian leadership.

Iran's reliance on foreign militias shows scale of IRGC crisis

Iran's reliance on foreign militias shows scale of IRGC crisis

Incapable of suppressing internal protests on its own, the IRGC has sparked further popular protests by bringing in its foreign affiliates.

Iraqis slam Iran-backed militias for neglecting their own people

Iraqis slam Iran-backed militias for neglecting their own people

These militias crossed the border to assist with flood relief efforts, but have not shown the same concern for their compatriots, experts say.

Saudi Arabia earns Arab, Gulf support for reining in IRGC

Saudi Arabia earns Arab, Gulf support for reining in IRGC

Arab League and Gulf Co-operation Council emergency summits in Mecca have delivered a strong message against Iranian interference.

Mecca summits aim to send message to Iran

Mecca summits aim to send message to Iran

Islamic, Arab and Gulf summits taking place in Mecca aim to present a united front in the wake of Iranian threats and rising tensions.

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