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US on Brink of Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights

Tel Aviv (MPN) – Israel is now pushing for the U.S. to recognize its sovereignty over the Golan for fear of losing it completely, even though such recognition could result in an all-out war between Israel and Syria, as well as with Syrian allies such as Iran and Lebanon’s Hezbollah. A new bill recently introduced in the […]

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Lebanese Leaders Agree to Formation of New Government

Beirut (MEMO) – Lebanese leaders reached a deal on Thursday to set up a new unity government, three political sources from different factions said, ending months of wrangling that has added to concerns for the heavily indebted state, says Reuters. The news boosted Lebanon’s bonds, with a 2037 dollar issue jumping in price by 4.3 cents to its highest […]

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Israeli Warplanes Buzz Over Beirut Before Striking Syria—Again [VIDEO]

Damascus (GPA) – Zionist warplanes targeted several locations in Damascus Friday, striking a transport warehouse located in the vicinity of the Damascus International Airport. The airplanes struck at around 11:15 PM with Damascus intercepting most enemy missiles fired towards the warehouse that the Zionist entity claimed was used to transport weapons and artillery to Hezbollah. […]

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Israel Violated Lebanese Airspace, Used Civilian Planes as Cover for Christmas Attack on Syria

Damascus (SCF) – As has become the normal practice, Christmas Day’s air raid by Israel directed against targets near Damascus was largely ignored by the US media. Given the fact that Israel has bombed Syria more than two hundred times, the attack itself, which wounded three soldiers at a warehouse, was not particularly notable. But what was […]

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The Bloody Legacy of H.W. Bush That No One’s Talking About

Washington (GPA) – George H. W. Bush may be dead but his legacy from his many years at the highest levels of US government lives on. Former President George H.W. Bush has passed on, but much like any political figure who squirms their way to the top of the D.C. ranks, the elder Bush committed […]

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Israeli Drones Violate Lebanese Airspace to Loom Over Beirut

Beirut (GPA) – Israeli drones loomed at a low range overhead Beirut’s southern suburbs Thursday after briefly circulating locations in Naqoura and Lebanon’s south, according to local sources. Witnesses and residents reported hearing a loud and droning buzzing noise that spanned the duration of the planes’ circulation of the southern regions adjacent to Baabda, colloquially […]

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Hariri Heads to Saudi Arabia for Second Time Since Suspect Resignation

Paris (MEE) – Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri headed to Saudi Arabia on Tuesday for the second time since his shock resignation in the kingdom last year. On 4 November, Hariri announced he was stepping down in a televised address from Riyadh, sparking concerns that he was being detained against his will. After French mediation, however, he rescinded […]

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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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