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  1. just asking questions
    Why the Middle East May Not Actually Be on FireIsraeli diplomat and writer Alon Pinkas on why the region hasn’t yet exploded — and why it still might.
  2. Strange But True: Headlines From the Middle EastFor years, people have talked about what the Middle East would look like if the United States took a more limited role. That time has come.
  3. Shockingly, Trump Doesn’t Know Who Hezbollah Are or What They DoWho’da thunk it?
  4. Lebanon’s ISIS Problem Is Spinning Out of ControlA bombing killed 43 people yesterday. In Beirut, a lot of people see it as just the beginning.
  5. international intrigue
    Israel and Hezbollah Pause After Shoot-outFor the time being, at least.
  6. international intrigue
    Two Israeli Soldiers Killed by Hezbollah FireAfter an Israeli strike killed its fighters this month.
  7. international affairs
    A Guide to the Many Groups Fighting in Iraq and SyriaThere are more than a dozen players, and alliances change constantly.
  8. hezbollah
    Hezbollah’s Prime Minister Pick to Form New Lebanon GovernmentMiqati claims to be a consensus candidate.
  9. twitter
    Veteran CNN Editor Fired After Tweeting About Hezbollah MentorSenior editor for Middle Eastern affairs said in a tweet she respected late Shiite cleric.