BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Lebanon's problem-plagued efforts to launch a major gas exploration program in the eastern Mediterranean seems to be jinxed, largely because of feuding politicians who seem determined to sabotage the troubled country's hopes of economic salvation.
TEL AVIV, Israel, Oct. 3 (UPI) -- Alarmed at the prospect of a U.S.-Iranian rapprochement, Israel is reported to be discussing the possibility of an anti-Iran alliance with longtime Arab adversaries like Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, a project that could have immense ramifications in the Middle East.
BEIRUT, Lebanon, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Nearly half the rebels fighting to topple the Iranian-backed Syrian regime of President Bashar Assad are either diehard al-Qaida jihadists or hardline Islamists primarily focused on setting up a strict Islamic state, according to a report by the defense consultancy IHS Jane's.
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, June 7 (UPI) -- Colombia's defense ministry is alarmed about an exodus of top soldiers to the United Arab Emirates to join a highly paid U.S.-led mercenary force organized by Erik Prince, billionaire founder of the infamous security firm Blackwater.
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