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US Places Sanctions on Hezbollah Leaders

Beirut (GPA) – The United States and Gulf allies Wednesday placed sanctions on Lebanon’s Hezbollah leaders, Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah and his deputy, Naim Qassem. Other senior leaders targeted include Sheikh Muhammad Yazbak, one of the original founders of the group, Husayn Al- Khalil, a high-ranking Political Adviser to Nasrallah, and Ibrahim al-Amin al-Sayyid. The action took […]

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Western-backed Faction Loses 1/3rd of Seats in Lebanon’s Elections

Beirut (GPA) – Lebanese citizens voted in the first general election in nine years on Sunday. Here’s what happened in Lebanon’s election and what it means. Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk will announce the official results Monday evening but preliminary numbers seem fairly accurate at this point. Early estimates suggested voter turnout was remarkably low: less than 50%. […]

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Lebanese Army says Israel ‘Abducted’ Citizen on Border

Beirut (MEMO) – Lebanon’s army said late on Saturday that an Israel border patrol had seized a Lebanese woman in the Shebaa area and taken her across the frontier. “On April 28 at 8.30pm an Israeli enemy patrol carried out the abduction of Nohad Dali from the town of Shebaa and took her into occupied Palestinian territory,” […]

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Israel is Now Arming Seven Syrian Rebel Groups

Tel Aviv (MEMO) – The illegal Israeli occupation of the Syrian Golan Heights has now been in place for more than 50 years. This substantial territory, part of southern Syria, was conquered by Israeli occupation forces in the 1967war. The majority of the Syrian population in the territory was then either expelled or fled towards safety. Israel demolished […]

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Israeli Warships Breach Lebanese Waters in Ras al-Naqoura

Beirut (GPA) – The Lebanese Army spotted enemy Israeli military boats trespassing in Lebanese territorial waters across Ras al-Naqoura, Lebanon, according to a statement. The first vessel, appearing Thursday afternoon, breaching around 900 feet into Lebanese naval territory,  was spotted for approximately two minutes before its prompt retreat. The sighting prompted a meeting between the […]

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Israeli Intel Minister Threatens Attack on Lebanon

Tel Aviv (TeleSUR) – “I am telling you that we will return Lebanon to the Stone Age,” said Israeli Intel Minister Yisrael Katz. During an interview with Saudi Newspaper Elaph, Israeli Intel Minister Yisrael Katz said the Israeli military is ready to act militarily to stop alleged Iranian missile plants in Lebanon. “The more accurate that Hezbollah’s missiles get, […]

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Report: Hariri’s Financial Empire is Collapsing

Beirut (MEMO) – The construction empire of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri is crumbling according to a report in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). Hariri’s political career and his business empire have been built on decades of support from the Saudi royal family. Both are now said to be collapsing. Saudi Oger Ltd, the company owned by the Hariri family, […]

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Saudi Foreign Policy Fails Again: Hariri Returns to Lebanon, “Suspends” Resignation

Beirut (GPA) – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has “suspended” his resignation, marking yet another failure of Saudi foreign policy. Upon his return to Lebanon yesterday, former ex-Prime Minister Saad Hariri met with President Michel Aoun to discuss his current status. Following the meeting, in which, Hariri says Aoun asked him to “put [his resignation] on hold ahead of […]

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A Third Saudi Failure in Foreign Policy?

London (AHT) – Since 81year old Salman bin Abdelaziz was crowned king of Saudi Arabia in early 2015 and appointed his 32-year-old son, Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), as Minister of Defense and later on crown prince, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has undertaken three attempts aimed at reducing Iran’s expansion in the Middle East. Soon after becoming […]

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Lebanese PM Confirms He Will Return to Beirut as Crisis Simmers

Paris (MEE) – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri confirmed he will return to Beirut in time for Independence Day celebrations Wednesday, as political turmoil rocks his country following his resignation announcement in Saudi Arabia. “I will return to Beirut in the coming days,” Hariri said after crisis talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris. “I will participate in the celebrations for […]

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