The Iranian government's recent acquisition of decommissioned commercial aircraft is in reality a cover to boost its expansionist agenda in the region, experts say.
Thirteen months after he suspended the investigation due to legal challenges raised by Hizbullah and accused politicians, judge Tarek al-Bitar resumes the probe into the devastating port blast.
Lebanese money exchanger Hassan Moukalled presented himself as an advocate for Lebanon's prosperity but swindled the country, US says.
Stricter banking measures implemented with Iraq's international partners have succeeded in curbing dollar smuggling to a large extent.
The latest round of sanctions on senior IRGC officials and a government minister aims to hold the Iranian regime to account over rights abuses.
Hacking group Playful Taurus, which experts say is a cover for the Chinese government, for months stole intelligence from Iran's Foreign Ministry and other key government entities.
Syrian Democratic Forces headed up operation targeting ISIS cells in the Syria-Iraq border area, where the extremists have staged recent attacks.
A Yemeni commission reports 3,411 violations of civilians' rights, mostly by the Houthis, and reiterates call for a just and lasting peace.
Millions of dollars are being smuggled from Lebanon to Syria, with the Bekaa Valley town of Chtoura serving as the hub for the exchange.
The International Criminal Court's investigation into alleged Russian war crimes committed in Syria and Ukraine will put the Kremlin in a difficult position on the world stage.