Tit-for-tat diplomat expulsions fuel EU-Russia tensions

Tensions between the EU and Russia have heightened amid a spate of tit-for-tat diplomat expulsions. Russia said several of its embassy staff had been expelled from Poland and that it had taken what it described as an “adequate” response. A Russian Foreign Ministry statement said Poland’s actions were “unfriendly and unfounded,” adding that four Polish […]

US envoy: Hezbollah deflecting attension from its internal tension

Following talks with Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun, U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Maura Connelly said on Wednesday that Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah’s recent statements against the U.S. Embassy in Lebanon are aimed at “deflecting attention away from internal tensions in the party.”

Aoun: Will twist US intelligence arms as we twsited Israel’s

During a visit to to the Hezbollah museum in the southern town of Mlita on Saturday, Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun said “We will twist the arm of U.S. Intelligence in Lebanon , just like we twisted the arm of Israel.” Aoun did not elaborate but he is possibly referring to the mass […]