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Israel targets 'Hezbollah attack tunnels' from Lebanon

METULA, Israel (Reuters) - Israel said on Tuesday it had launched an operation to "expose and thwart" cross-border attack tunnels from Lebanon dug by the Iran-backed movement Hezbollah and that their purpose was to send militants to attack Israel.

S'gor exco Ganabatirau apologises for FB post on Seafield temple riots

SHAH ALAM: A Selangor state executive councillor who was widely criticised for his Facebook post on the riots at the site of the Seafield Sri Mahamariaman Temple in USJ25 has apologised for his gaffe.

Migrant flows slow to trickle in Libyan former smuggling hub

SABRATHA, Libya (Reuters) - Departures of migrant-laden boats to Italy from Sabratha, formerly Libya's biggest people-smuggling hub, have slowed to a trickle thanks to a security crackdown triggered by European pressure that ejected the city’s top smuggler.

Factbox: India's Ayodhya temple dispute

(Reuters) - The demolition of a centuries-old mosque by a Hindu mob in the Indian holy town of Ayodhya in late 1992 sparked deadly religious riots around the country, killing about 2,000 people.

U.S. designates son of Hezbollah leader a terrorist

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Tuesday designated Jawad Nasrallah, son of Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, a terrorist and accused him of carrying out attacks against Israel in the West Bank.

U.S. sanctions Hezbollah Iraq networks, son of group's leader

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States imposed sanctions on Tuesday on four people linked to Lebanon's Hezbollah who coordinate the Iran-backed group's activities in Iraq and designated the son of the group's leader as a global terrorist.

Lebanon's Hariri blames Hezbollah for obstructing government formation

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri on Tuesday blamed the Iran-backed Hezbollah for what he called a "big obstacle" in efforts to form a new government, indicating there could be no solution if it did not back down.

Lebanon's Hezbollah won't yield in government formation dispute - report

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah will not give way in a dispute over Sunni Muslim representation in a new unity government, the pro-Hezbollah al-Akhbar newspaper reported on Wednesday, signalling no quick end to the standoff.

Italy's League blocks Muslims from buying and converting chapel

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's far-right League party intervened on Sunday to block efforts by a Muslim association to turn a former hospital chapel into a mosque.

Netanyahu says will meet Putin soon on Syria security coordination

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin soon to discuss security coordination over Syria, amid friction with Moscow over Israel's air operations.