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 […]

Hezbollah chief urges Lebanon to normalize ties with Syria’s Assad regime

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah urged  Sunday the  political leaders to recognize  the survival of Syrian President Bashar Assad’s government. Addressing a rally on Sunday,  he advised Lebanon’s government to normalize ties with its war-torn neighbor. Lebanon’s political parties are split over whether to restore ties  with the Syrian leader. The Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group Hezbollah has invested heavily in […]

Lebanon and Kuwait discuss Hezbollah’s Involvement in Abdali terrorist Cell

Beirut – Lebanese Foreign Minister Jebran Bassil telephoned on Friday his Kuwaiti counterpart Sabah al-Khaled al-Hamad al-Sabah to follow up on the al-Abdali terrorist cell, the members of which had received training from Lebanon’s “Hezbollah” group. Bassil and his counterpart discussed the official complaint that Kuwait had filed against the party’s involvement in the cell, […]

‘Logistics’ Hold up Lebanese Deal for Rebels, Refugees to Return to Syria

BEIRUT, Lebanon  – Implementation of a deal for the return of a group of Syrian refugees and rebels to Syria from Lebanon was delayed on Saturday, with a military news outlet run by the Iranian backed  Lebanese group Hezbollah saying it was due to “a logistical problem”. Some 300 Syrian rebels from a group called […]

Hezbollah steers Lebanon closer to Syria, straining efforts to stay neutral

By Lisa Barrington BEIRUT – Lebanon – Hezbollah and its allies are pressing the Lebanese state to normalise relations with President Bashar al-Assad’s government in Syria, testing Lebanon’s policy of “dissociation” from the Syrian conflict and igniting a political row. Calls for closer ties with the Syrian government, including on refugee returns and military operations […]