Bassil’s tour of Mt Lebanon resulted in the killing of 2 aides of pro-Hezbollah minister

The  convoy of a Lebanese minister Saleh al-Gharib, came under attack  after leaving a meeting  with  Foreign  Minister Gebran Bassil in the town of Shemlan near Aley   resulting in the , killing of two of his guards and wounding another, in what he claimed to be  an assassination attempt.  Gharib was meeting with Bassil to  plan a  tour  of the […]

Trump: Iran a ‘nation of terror,’ was behind tanker attacks

Calling Iran “a nation of terror,” President Donald Trump on Friday publicly accused the Persian Gulf country of responsibility for recent attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz. Trump said Iran’s culpability was “exposed” by the United States. While calling into Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” he said of the Thursday […]

The amazing Rania: Lebanese American artist to exhibit at the Smithsonian/ Update

Lebanese American Rania Hassan ,  a mixed media fiber artist, designer, and printmaker who is based in  Washington, DC. will be  exhibiting installations that combine knitting and painting with fiber and wood to weave sculptural stories about our connections to time, place, and circumstance. Her artwork is in the permanent collections of the National Institutes of Health (NIH, Bethesda, […]

Pelosi tells Dems she wants to see Trump ‘in prison’

She also clashed with Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, who pressed her to begin impeachment proceedings. By HEATHER CAYGLE Speaker Nancy Pelosi told senior Democrats that she’d like to see President Donald Trump “in prison” as she clashed with House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler in a meeting on Tuesday night over whether to launch impeachment […]

Katyusha rocket crashes into Baghdad Green Zone near US embassy

A Katyusha rocket crashed Sunday into Baghdad’s Green Zone which houses government offices and embassies including the US mission, Iraqi security services said in a statement. The rocket — which came after Washington ordered the evacuation of non-essential diplomatic staff from the Baghdad embassy and the Arbil consulate citing threats from Iranian-backed Iraqi armed groups […]

US could win war with Iran in ‘two strikes’, says Cotton. Calls on Iran to change its behavior

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), a prominent foreign policy hawk, voiced confidence in a new interview that the U.S. could win a war with Iran, saying it would take “two strikes.” “Yes, two strikes,” he told Margaret Hoover of “Firing Line” when asked if the U.S. could win a war against Iran. “The first strike and the last […]