A massive blast in Beirut is being seen as revenge for the Shiite-led Hizbollah's support for the Syrian regime. It's the second such attack in as many months, and could be a sign that the civil war is crossing borders.
Tehran blamed regional countries and their "US masters" for the attack on an annual military parade in the city of Ahvaz, but the UAE has denied involvement. A Sunni militant group claimed responsibility for the assault.
A deadly attack on an Iranian military parade demonstrates the country is internally vulnerable. Analysts say the regime is likely to respond with a tougher line at home and in the wider region.
Syrian state media said Damascus had to trigger its air defenses to shoot down Israeli missiles heading for the airport. But an independent war monitor said the missiles were heading for an Iranian arms cache.
A Russian military jet carrying 15 servicemen went down during a suspected Israeli attack on the Syrian city of Latakia, Moscow has said.
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