Lebanese army recaptures territory from IS in Ras Baalbek

The Lebanese army has recaptured a third of a key region near its north-eastern border with Syria from so-called Islamic State, officials say. Government troops launched an offensive in Ras Baalbek, the last remaining IS stronghold in the country, on Saturday. The army says there are about 600 militants in the mountainous region, which IS […]

Lebanese army launches an offensive against Islamic State on Syrian border

The Lebanese army launched an offensive on Saturday against an Islamic State enclave on the northeastern border with Syria, as the Iranian backed Lebanese Shi’ite militant group Hezbollah announced an assault on the militants from the Syrian side of the frontier. The Lebanese army operation got underway at 5 a.m. (0200 GMT), targeting Islamic State […]

Lebanese Ministers visited Syria to attend the Damascus fair

Hussein Hajj Hassan, who represents the Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group in the cabinet  as  the Minister of Industry   met  on Thursday with Syrian Minister of Economy and Trade, Mohammad Samer al-Khalil during a  personal visit to the Syrian capital , since he was not authorized by the cabinet to represent Lebanon in  any official capacity. Agriculture Minister Ghazi […]

Lebanon becomes latest Arab nation to abolish ‘marry your rapist’ law

Lebanon on Wednesday joined other Arab nations in abolishing a law that lets rapists escape punishment if they marry their victims in a move applauded by women’s rights campaigners. On the heels of Jordan scrapping its law earlier this month, and Tunisia doing so last month, Lebanese lawmakers voted to do away with article 522 […]

Lebanon gets from U.S. Bradley fighting vehicles as it continues to battle terrorists

Lebanon has taken delivery of their first M2A2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles from the United States. This is a significant boost for the country’s armed forces who are engaged in a complex and largely forgotten front in the fight against ISIS and reflects otherwise expanding American military involvement in the country. On Aug. 14, 2017, […]

Iran Building Weapons Factories In Syria, Lebanon, report

Israeli media are reporting that Iran is building a factory in northwest Syria to manufacture long-range rockets. The reports feature satellite images showing a site under construction in northwest Syria near the Mediterranean coastal town of Baniyas that purportedly could be used to produce and store the weapons. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned […]

3 Lebanese among dead in Burkina Faso attack

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso: 18 people including three Lebanese were killed Monday when suspected Islamic extremists opened fire at a popular Turkish restaurant in Burkina Faso’s capital. Many of the victims were children dining with their families on a Sunday night at the Aziz Istanbul restaurant when horror struck once again in Ouagadougou. At least 22 […]

‘Iran, Hezbollah & Russians’ involved in Venezuela, pose ‘risk’ to US, says CIA chief

CIA Director Mike Pompeo claimed Venezuela is overrun with Iranians, Hezbollah, Cubans and Russians in response to questions about Donald Trump’s statements about US military intervention. Pompeo appeared on Fox News Sunday where he responded to comments made by President Donald Trump on Friday, in which he said there was “a possible military option” for […]