Najib Mikati says he is not worried about possible US sanctions "because the operation was carried out without the involvement of the Lebanese government."
Conscription is highly politicised and the use of military and paramilitary institutions has become another lever for Iraqi politicians to exploit.
Leaders of the eight-member bloc attending a summit in Tajikistan did not announce a timeline for Tehran's membership of the multilateral alliance.
Convoy of tanker trucks carrying Iranian fuel crosses border from Syria into Lebanon, a delivery organised by Hezbollah group to ease crippling fuel shortages in the Arab country.
The Iranian Revolution claimed to represent the voice of the poor when coming to power in 1979, but this week arrested a rapper who voices the struggles of the poor.
The UN nuclear watchdog (IAEA) describes the incident as 'unacceptable' while the US slams Iran, calling it harassment.
Iran agrees to allow international inspectors to install new memory cards into surveillance cameras at its sensitive nuclear sites and to continue filming there, averting a diplomatic showdown this week.
Head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Rafael Grossi will fly to Iranian capital this weekend ahead of a key meeting of the IAEA's 35-nation Board of Governors next week, as negotiations to revive Iran's nuclear deal stall.
America’s prestige has been irreparably tarnished, its credentials diminished, and is now in global retreat as hungry powers rise to challenge it. It only has itself to blame.
Iran and the Taliban appeared to have reached some degree of regional understanding. But it turned out to be a short-lived optimism with Tehran showing signs of unease.
From Syria to Sudan, Yemen and Afghanistan, the most corrupt states are also torn apart by political conflicts, showing the strong connection between the two.
Washington is exploring ways to resume stalled nuclear talks with Iran.
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