Arab press discusses important events in the past week in the Middle East.
A US official claims Israel struck Iranian-backed Iraqi militia in Syria, and now Tehran must think twice about moving fighters across the porous border.
The Shi’ite axis features an underlying dimension that makes it a more challenging foe than Israel’s Sunni rivals.
Social Media in Farsi and Arabic reported that the protesters are shouting the slogan not Gaza, Not Lebanon, my soul for Iran.'
Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has repeatedly warned of Iranian entrenchment in the war-torn country.
Tehran is investing ever-great amounts of blood and treasure in realizing its aspirations for a Shi’ite corridor from the Persian Gulf to the Mediterranean Sea.
The Revolutionary Guards, Iran’s most powerful military force which also oversees an economic empire worth billions of dollars.
Ties between the Shi'ite-led governments in Tehran and Baghdad have become stronger, and Iran has acquired growing influence in Iraq.
"By default we're abandoning Lebanon to Iran," said a senior European diplomat. "It's a big blow to Lebanon."
"Iran has created a Frankenstein," says a Western diplomat in Beirut.