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Iran's ties in Lebanon

The World's Aaron Schachter reports on the debate in Lebanon over the exact nature of Iran's relationship with the militant group Hezbollah; some see it as a sinister influence over Lebanon, as the country's political factions continue to clash.

U.S. death toll in Iraq down for May

The U.S. death toll in Iraq plunged last month to the lowest level since the war began and the Iraqi death toll also declined in May; Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Jim Muir in Baghdad about the factors that contribute to those statistics.

Bulldozer rampage in Jerusalem

Correspondent Matt Guttman reports on a Palestinian bulldozer operator who went on a rampage today, killing at least three people and injuring dozens on a busy street in Jerusalem.

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Israel Iran report

Missile tests and military exercises have raised fears of a possible military conflict between Iran and Israel, but few experts are predicting a war, as the BBC's Jonathan Marcus reports from Israel.

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Israel and Syria

Israel's foreign minister Tzipi Livni could become the country's next prime minister. She's pledged to continue peace negotiations with Syria started by Ehud Olmert this summer. But as The World's Aaron Schachter reports, Syrians aren't that optimistic.