There's long been a fierce rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, with both nations jostling for regional dominance in the Middle East. The two countries are engaged in a proxy war in Yemen … and a growing crisis in the small nation of Lebanon.
While calling the US decision to leave the Iran nuclear deal a "mistake," French President Macron told DW he is for an expanded deal with Tehran. He also said Europe is in charge of saving multilateralism.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced new economic sanctions and a more hardline American policy towards Iran. How are Middle Eastern nations likely to react?
The Iran-backed Hezbollah group and allies won just over half the seats in Lebanon's first parliamentary election in nine years. The vote dealt a blow to Prime Minister Saad Hariri's legislative bloc.
Emmanuel Macron has said France, the US and UK will decide in the coming days whether to respond to a suspected chemical attack in Syria. Macron's remarks came after talks with Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
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