Middle-East Desk




Russia-backed Syrian regime pummels Idlib

Antakya, Syria and Russia have carried out their most intensive air attacks on eastern and southern Idlib province, the last major rebel-held part of Syria after seven years of war. Activists and rescue workers reported more…



Hezbollah allies gain in Lebanon vote

Beirut, Hezbollah and its political allies have won just over half the seats in Lebanon’s parliamentary elections, unofficial results show, boosting an Iranian-backed movement fiercely opposed to Israel and underlining Tehran’s growing regional influence. If confirmed,…