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LIBYAN PRIME MINISTER Fayez Mustafa Al-Sarraj is pictured during an interview in Berlin on January 2
Voices from the Arab Press: Libya, Shiite Terrorism and Iran

Arab press discusses important events in the past week in the Middle East.

By MEDIA LINE
23/01/2020
Hezbollah and Syrian flags flutter on a military vehicle in Western Qalamoun, Syria August 28, 2017.
Cutting off Iran’s 'road to the sea' in Syria

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.

Shi'ite factor poses tough challenge for Israel

The Shi’ite axis features an underlying dimension that makes it a more challenging foe than Israel’s Sunni rivals.

By YIGAL WALT , TAMER NASHEF
24/02/2018
An Iranian gas platform
Iranian protests escalate, government cancels schools and trains

Social Media in Farsi and Arabic reported that the protesters are shouting the slogan not Gaza, Not Lebanon, my soul for Iran.'

By REUTERS , YASSER OKBI/MAARIV
30/12/2017
IAF F-16 fighter jet
Reports: Israeli aircraft struck an Iranian base outside Damascus

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has repeatedly warned of Iranian entrenchment in the war-torn country.

By YASSER OKBI/MAARIV , ANNA AHRONHEIM
02/12/2017
Missiles and a portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran, Iran
Know Comment: The con artists of Iran

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.

Iran Syria
Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander and fighter killed in Syria

The Revolutionary Guards, Iran’s most powerful military force which also oversees an economic empire worth billions of dollars.

By REUTERS
19/11/2017
Akram Kaabi, the leader of Nujaba, meets with Ali Akbar Velayati, senior advisor to the supreme lead
The Iraqi militia helping Iran carve a road to Damascus

Ties between the Shi'ite-led governments in Tehran and Baghdad have become stronger, and Iran has acquired growing influence in Iraq.

By REUTERS
22/09/2017
Lebanon's Hezbollah scouts carry their parties flag while marching at the funeral of 3 Hezbollah men
Analysis: Saudi Arabia's bitter Lebanese divorce

"By default we're abandoning Lebanon to Iran," said a senior European diplomat. "It's a big blow to Lebanon."

By REUTERS
05/04/2016
Revolutionary Guards
As 'cold war' with Saudis sharpens, Iran's Revolutionary Guards deliver warning

"Iran has created a Frankenstein," says a Western diplomat in Beirut.

By REUTERS
06/01/2016
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