Anchal Vohra

Anchal Vohra

Lebanon

Threat of US sanctions looms over Lebanon's Hezbollah allies

US campaign of maximum pressure on Iran leaves Lebanese allies of Hezbollah scrambling to ease concerns in Washington.

Threat of US sanctions looms over Lebanon's Hezbollah allies

Syria's War

'Taste of victory' for SDF, but ISIL threat remains

Kurdish-led forces hold ceremony after 'elimination' of ISIL's so-called caliphate amid warnings of remaining dangers.

'Taste of victory' for SDF, but ISIL threat remains

Lebanon

Pompeo tells Lebanon to choose Hezbollah or independence

US Secretary of State Pompeo says sanctions on Iran and Hezbollah are working, but experts are divided.

Pompeo tells Lebanon to choose Hezbollah or independence

Syria's War

'Suffocating smell of death' as SDF attacks last ISIL pocket

Amid fierce fighting, ISIL fighters remain squeezed in a few hundred metres in besieged Baghouz village, SDF says.

'Suffocating smell of death' as SDF attacks last ISIL pocket

Lebanon

Hezbollah set to take centre stage as Pompeo heads to Lebanon

US secretary of state's planned visit is expected to focus on Hezbollah and Iranian influence in Lebanon.

Hezbollah set to take centre stage as Pompeo heads to Lebanon

Lebanon

Hezbollah: British ban an insult to Lebanese people

'UK's decision is an insult to the feelings, sympathies and will of the Lebanese people,' Hezbollah said.

Hezbollah: British ban an insult to Lebanese people

Lebanon

With travel warning lifted, Lebanon awaits return of Saudis

Struggling Beirut businesses are hopeful that Saudi tourists will return after Riyadh lifted travel warning for Lebanon.

With travel warning lifted, Lebanon awaits return of Saudis

Lebanon

Germany 'seeks extradition' of Syria's Jamil Hassan from Lebanon

Head of Syria's Air Force Intelligence Directorate, General Jamil Hassan, reportedly admitted to hospital in Lebanon.

Germany 'seeks extradition' of Syria's Jamil Hassan from Lebanon

Middle East

Syria: Civilians face familiar threats in rebel-held areas

Armed groups have committed abuses in rebel-held Idlib and Turkish-controlled areas, rights groups say.

Syria: Civilians face familiar threats in rebel-held areas

Syria's War

What next as battle against ISIL nears an end?

Fears of a resurgence as thousands flee to IDP camps in the 'final' offensive to push ISIL out of eastern Syria.

What next as battle against ISIL nears an end?

Syria's War

Rukban camp in Syria receives first aid in three months

UN and Syrian Arab Red Crescent reach Rukban displacement camp in southeast Syria with 118 trucks packed with supplies.

Rukban camp in Syria receives first aid in three months

Lebanon

Lebanon finally has a new government. What's on its agenda?

Prime Minister Saad Hariri has promised to initiate urgent economic and political reforms.

Lebanon finally has a new government. What's on its agenda?