The militant group known to hold much sway in Lebanon’s internal and external affairs is willing to put aside land and ideological disputes with its avowed enemy Israel. But there is an elephant in the room.
A small patch of Lebanese territorial water remains a cause of concern, says Hassan Nasrallah.
Lebanon's parliament has so far been unable to agree on a successor in the role, which has the power to sign bills into law, appoint new prime ministers and green-light government formations.
The crisis-hit Middle Eastern nation is hurtling towards an imminent power vacuum, with just days before the current president's term finishes at the end of the month.
Bashar al Assad's outreach to Hamas movement harms Palestine's interests and "reinforces for us its isolation," says State Department spokesperson.
"We are restoring our relations with Syria with the consensus of our leadership," senior Hamas leader Khalil al Hayya tells media in the Syrian capital Damascus.
Lebanese lead negotiator Elias Bou Saab said it would be a "historic deal" if everything goes well.
Israel has given London-listed drilling company Energean the green light to start testing gas pumping in the Karish gas field disputed with Lebanon, despite threats made by Hezbollah.
Israel's PM Lapid said that production from the Karish gas field is not connected to the negotiations and “will commence without delay, as soon as it is possible.”
Israel's defence minister said that Iran was also working on building missile and weapons industries in Lebanon and Yemen.
Israeli warplanes have carried out strikes against Syrian regime targets in the country's coastal city of Tartus and near Damascus.
Attack kills at least three Syrian soldiers and wounds seven others besides causing material damage, regime media says.
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