Al-Qaeda linked Nusra Front kills captive Lebanese Policeman

The Nusra Front, al-Qaeda’s wing in Syria, has killed a captive Lebanese policeman and vowed to kill more in retaliation for the arrests by Lebanese authorities of women identified as wives of the groups’ fighters. In a video posted online on Friday by an account affiliated with the group, a Nusra commander said the group […]

Iraq uncovers 50,000 ‘ghost soldiers’, says PM Abadi

Iraq has uncovered the existence of 50,000 “ghost soldiers”, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has said, promising a crackdown on corruption. “The prime minister revealed the existence of 50,000 fictitious names” in the military, said a statement from Abadi’s office on Sunday after a session of parliament. A parliament statement said the premier scrapped the 50,000 […]

French delegation in Lebanon to finalize weapons needed by army

A 30 member French delegation of state and military officials is in Lebanon to finalize the list of military equipment that should be provided by France under the $3 billion Saudi Arabian grant that was finalized earlier this month, An-Nahar newspaper reported on Wednesday An-Nahar revealed that the list of equipment includes two kinds of […]

ISIS postpones execution of Lebanon hostages, says Abu Faour

Beirut, Lebanon- “Some calls were made, and the threat has been delayed,” Health Minister Wael Abu Faour told reporters after he visited families of captive servicemen who were protesting near Beirut’s Saifi neighborhood. “We gained some time. I can only say that we gained some time, nothing more.” The protesters re-opened the roads across Lebanon […]

Al Nusra accuses Hezbollah of planting the bomb that targeted the army

The Al-Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front accused on Friday the Iranian backed Hezbollah militant group of planting a roadside bomb that exploded as the Lebanese Army patrol passed through Wadi Ata, on the outskirts of the northeastern border town of Arsal. According to NNA a colonel, a sergeant and a soldier were wounded in the roadside bombing. […]

Iraqi PM Replaces 36 military Commanders

The recently installed Iraqi prime minister removed 36 military commanders in a sweeping shake-up on Wednesday, in his first public attempt to put his mark on the Iraqi security forces battling to retake territory from Islamic State militants. Despite receiving more than $25 billion in American training and equipment over the past 10 years, the […]

Lebanon is the only country that defeated Islamic State, declared Czech FM

Czech Foreign Minister Lubomir Zaoralek praised on Wednesday The Lebanese army and declared that Lebanon is the only country that was able to defeat the Islamic State. He was referring to the battles in Arsal in eastern Lebanon and in the northern capital Tripoli. Zaoralek who arrived in Beirut on Wednesday on a two-day visit […]