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Exchange of fire risks escalating tensions between Israel and Hizbollah
Shia group’s progress increases threat of regional conflict
Do not assume Tehran’s fractious relationship with the rest of the world is about to end, says Lionel Barber
The resilient Lebanese have an unhealthily high tolerance of chaos. But today’s crisis is different
The militia chief’s backing for the Assad regime could ignite a bigger conflict, says David Gardner
Hizbollah is playing a prominent role in efforts to retake Qusair
Assad’s attempt to exploit his neighbour’s differences might instead have a unifying effect, says David Gardner
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