Hezbollah denies that its convoy in Syria was attacked by Israel

Lebanese media reported  on Wednesday that Israeli jets had allegedly carried out air strikes against a weapons shipment to Hezbollah near the Syrian capital of Damascus. According to the reports , the targets that were hit around 3.00 am were affiliated with the Assad regime and were the regime army’s 3rd Division in the al-Katif suburbs of the […]

Iran accuses Zakka, a detained Lebanese Technology expert of encouraging ‘corruption’

An Iranian semi-official news agency is quoting a Revolutionary Guard commander alleging that a U.S. permanent resident sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran confessed he tried to “encourage corruption” in the Iranian society. Nizar Zakka, a Lebanese with resident status in the United States, disappeared in September 2015 during a trip to Iran […]

Israel’s ministry orders Haifa Ammonia plant shutdown after Hezbollah threats

Israel’s environment ministry said Wednesday it would not renew the license of an ammonia container in the northern city of Haifa, less than 10 days after a court ordered it be emptied, Israeli media reported on Wednesday The container, which can hold 12,000 tonnes of the toxin, put the public “at a risk we cannot […]

Le Pen aides questioned in police custody over jobs scandal

Two aides to far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen were being questioned in police custody Wednesday, a source close to the inquiry told Agence France-Presse. French anti-graft police were questioning the pair over suspicions that Le Pen’s National Front (FN) party defrauded the European Parliament of about 340,000 euros ($360,000). A source in the party […]

UN: upcoming Syria talks aimed at ‘political transition’

A top adviser to the U.N. envoy for Syria said Tuesday that their “main guidance” for the first Syrian peace talks in 10 months will be a Security Council resolution that calls for a political transition. U.N. envoy Staffan de Mistura is putting the “finishing touches on arrangements” for Thursday’s start of talks in Geneva […]

Iran Supreme Leader calls on Palestinians to pursue intifada against Israel

Iran’s Supreme Leader called on Palestinians on Tuesday to pursue an uprising against Israel, suggesting the Israeli government was a “cancerous tumor” that should be confronted until Palestinians were completely liberated. “… by Allah’s permission, we will see that this intifada will begin a very important chapter in the history of fighting and that it […]

In Tehran Berri praises Iran’s ME role at the sixth conference on the ” Palestinian Intifada”

Amal Movement leader , Speaker Nabih Berri thanked  Iran for “supporting Lebanon in facing the Israeli occupation and its solidarity with the Army, people and the Resistance,”  National News Agency reported on Tuesday. Berri who is in  Tehran delivered a speech at the opening of the sixth conference  on the ” Palestine Intifada”  in which  he praised Iran’ […]

Geagea tells Le Pen: Assad is a terrorist just like the Islamic State

Lebanese Forces chief Samir Geagea met on Tuesday visiting France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen at his residence in Maarab, where he stressed that Syrian President Bashar Assad is a terrorist  and is no different than the Islamic State terror group. “I took my time to explain to Le Pen the unclear images that reach […]

Le Pen stirs controversy in Lebanon over headscarf and support for Assad

BEIRUT –  France’s far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused Tuesday to go into a meeting with Lebanon’s grand mufti on Tuesday after his aides asked her to wear a headscarf. Le Pen, who is on a three-day visit to Lebanon this week and has met senior officials, was scheduled to meet with Sheikh Abdel-Latif […]