Beirut (GPA) – What sparked the recent round of protests in Lebanon and how may outside powers benefit from a Lebanese government reshuffling? Editor in chief and founder of Geopolitics Alert appeared on this episode of The Fact to discuss what’s happening in Beirut. Randi Nord of Geopolitics Alert joinedContinue Reading

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Beirut (AHT) – Hezbollah is preparing to down an Israeli drone in the coming days, after leaving time for Israeli politicians and media to increase their criticism and attacks on Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, accused of undermining Israel’s vital deterrence strategy in force since 1955. The Secretary-General of Hezbollah, SayyedContinue Reading

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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 byContinue Reading

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 southernContinue Reading

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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. AfterContinue Reading

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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 IbrahimContinue Reading

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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 wasContinue Reading

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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 tookContinue Reading

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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 orContinue Reading