Trump pledges US aid in Lebanon fight against ISIS

US President Donald Trump promised to aid Lebanon in its fight against the Islamic State group on Tuesday, while praising the visiting prime minister and his efforts to secure the country’s borders. Trump met with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri at the White House on Tuesday with security top of the agenda. “America’s assistance can […]

U.S. Ambassador Haley urges UN to get serious about Hezbollah

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is urging the U.N. Security Council to acknowledge that Hezbollah — “is a destructive terrorist force” and “a major obstacle to peace” and   is “dedicated to the destruction of Israel.” She said the council must get serious about enforcing its resolutions that have been routinely violated by […]

Trump welcomes Lebanon PM to the White house for talks

President Donald Trump has welcomed Lebanon’s prime minister to the White House for talks. Trump and Prime Minister Saad Hariri (sahd hah-REER’-ee) are scheduled to answer reporters’ questions during a joint news conference in the Rose Garden after they meet. The White House said last week that the leaders would discuss terrorism, refugees and the […]

Trump to host Lebanese PM Saad Hariri at the White House next week

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump will meet Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Washington next week for talks on issues including refugees and combating terrorism, the White House announced Friday. Analysts also anticipate US aid will be high on the agenda of the July 25th talks at the White House, which has made clear […]

15 Hezbollah fighters, Lebanese mediator killed in clashes with militants

At least 15 Hezbollah militia fighters and one mediator have been killed in clashes with militants in Lebanon close to the border with Syria, it emerged on Saturday. Hezbollah on Friday carried out a second day of operations against fighters attached to Jabhat Fateh Al-Sham (JFS), the militant group formerly known as Al-Nusra Front, which […]

Cutting US support to the Lebanese Army is “strategically stupid,”says Ex-US defense official

From the imposing ramparts of a newly constructed military base, fortified by rock-filled blast barriers and an armor-plated watchtower, Lebanese soldiers keep a careful eye on the adjacent border area with Syria, which until not long ago was home to Syrian rebel groups and extremist militants. International attention on the effort to defeat the so-called […]

Ex israeli defense minister: If Khamenei wants war, then Lebanon will go to war

Former Israeli  defense minister Moshe Ya’alon told  a London based Saudi news website on  Sunday that the decisions in Lebanon are made by the Iranian supreme leader, Ali Khameini, and not by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah or the Lebanese president   stressing that every Lebanese will suffer from the next war “because all infrastructure will be destroyed ” […]