All air defense systems on alert amid Iran attack fears — general

A test of the David's Sling missile defense system. (Defense Ministry)

A test of the David’s Sling missile defense system. (Defense Ministry)

Air Force chief says challenge of intercepting missiles becoming more complicated, days after Netanyahu accused Iran of seeking to target Israel with cruise missiles from Yemen

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Lebanese PM gives gov’t 72-hour ultimatum as riots bring country to standstill

Lebanese demonstrators stand by a fire a make-shift barricade amid clashes with security forces during a mass protest at Riad al-Solh Square in Beirut on October 18, 2019. (STR/AFP)

Sparked by austerity plans and proposed tax on WhatsApp, anti-government protests escalate, spread to Hezbollah areas; 83 demonstrators and police injured

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Russia moves to fill void left by US in northern Syria

In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Ceylanpinar, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, smoke and dust billows from targets in Ras al-Ayn, Syria, caused by bombardment by Turkish forces, Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. Turkish artillery on Tuesday pounded suspected Syrian Kurdish positions near the town in northeast Syria amid reports that Kurdish fighters had retaken the town as Turkey pressed ahead with a military incursion that has drawn widespread condemnation. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Kurds mobilize in Syria as Turkey poised for imminent attack

Members of Turkey-backed Syrian National Army (former FSA) flash the V-sign as they drive back to Turkey after they went in for some time on inspection according to the Turkish police entourage in the same area at the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has long threatened to send troops into northeastern Syria to clear the border region of Syrian Kurdish fighters whom Turkey considers a serious security threat. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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Iran unveils kit to convert artillery rockets into guided missiles

Image of the new Iranian Labeik guidance system upgrade system. (YouTube screen-grab)

Image of the new Iranian Labeik guidance system upgrade system. (YouTube screen-grab)

New weapon system a sign of increasing Iranian ‘self-confidence’ in its design prowess, says Israeli missile defense pioneer

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After Paris attack, Macron vows ‘unrelenting fight’ against Islamist terror

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a ceremony for the four victims of last week’s knife attack in the courtyard of the Paris police headquarters, on October 8, 2019 in Paris. – France’s presidency says the four victims of last weeks knife attack at the Paris police headquarters will be posthumously given France’s highest award, the Legion of Honor. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, Pool) (Photo by Francois Mori / POOL / AFP)

Paying tribute to four Paris police staff slain by radicalized colleague, French leader speaks of need to eradicate distorted version of Islam

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Turkey says it won’t bow to US threat over its Syria plans

In this photo taken from the Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria, in Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, southeastern Turkey, a flag of Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, flies on a building in the Syrian town of Tel Abyad, Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019. LEFTERIS PITARAKIS/AP

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