Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said Sunday he hoped Lebanon and Iraq will free themselves from Iran’s grip that has enveloped their political systems.
Syrian government-controlled media has blamed Israel for the assassination of Midhat as-Saleh a key intelligence asset living on the Golan Heights.
Iran has condemned the killing of protesters in Lebanon, describing Thursday's shootings as seditions backed by Israel, state-run Press TV said on Friday.
The United States will offer an additional $67 million to support the Lebanese army, US Under Secretary of State Victoria Nuland said in Beirut on Thursday.
Iran-backed forces in Syria said on Thursday they would respond forcefully to an Israeli strike on Wednesday evening in the second such strike within a week.
At least two people were killed in Beirut on Thursday when heavy gunfire targeted supporters of the Shi'ite group Hezbollah, as they headed to a protest demanding the removal of the judge investigating last year's explosion at the city's port.
Saudi Arabia fighting the Houthis in Yemen has destroyed two explosive-laden boats used in an attempted attack by the Iran-aligned group in the Red Sea.
Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met with US officials and members of Congress as part of a visit to Washington focused on Iran and its nuclear program.
ANALYISIS - Iraqi voters delivered a sharp rebuke to Iran's allies in Sunday's election, but loosening their grip from control of the state will still be a politically delicate goal, with the threat of violence always in the background.
One of the most powerful pro-Iranian figures in Iraq has rejected the results of Sunday's elections as "fabricated", according to a pro-Iranian TV channel.