Hizbullah tied to major prostitution network in Lebanon

Hizbullah tied to major prostitution network in Lebanon

Special to WorldTribune.com Social media activists claim Hizbullah is directly linked to the largest prostitution network ever operated in Lebanon. Pro-Hizbullah media is painting a completely different picture. Fars, the official Iranian news agency, ran an article entitled: “How did Hizbullah rescue young Syrian girls from prostitution network in Jounieh?” Lebanese police discovered the network […]

Red line: Israel tells Putin it won’t allow Iran on Israel-Syria border

Red line: Israel tells Putin it won’t allow Iran on Israel-Syria border

Special to WorldTribune.com Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told Russian counterpart Valdimir Putin that Israel will not allow Iran and Hizbullah to operate on the Israel-Syria border. The two met in Moscow on March 16 after Putin announced Russia’s withdrawal from Syria. Rivlin laid out Israel’s “red lines” in Syria, telling Putin the presence of any […]

Following talks with Israel, Putin freezes S-300 sale to Iran

Following talks with Israel, Putin freezes S-300 sale to Iran

Special to WorldTribune.com Russia has halted Iran’s order of the S-300 surface-to-air missile system, a report said. The move was made after Russian President Vladimir Putin consulted with Israeli officials who protested the sale, according to the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida. In discussions with Putin, Israel said it feared that at least some of the S-300 […]

Iran offers cash to families of terrorists who carry out attacks in Israel

Iran offers cash to families of terrorists who carry out attacks in Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com The world must condemn Iran’s practice of paying the families of terrorists who attack Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Feb. 25. “Yesterday Iran announced that it will finance the families of the terrorists and murderers,” Netanyahu said before meeting with visiting Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov. “This is something that […]

Lebanese justice minister resigns, cites Hizbullah ‘dominance’

Lebanese justice minister resigns, cites Hizbullah ‘dominance’

Special to WorldTribune.com Hizbullah’s “dominance” of the Lebanese government has led Justice Minister Ashraf Rifi to resign his post. Rifi, a longtime critic of Shi’ite Hizbullah, stepped down two days after Saudi Arabia canceled deals worth $4 billion that were aimed at equipping and supporting Lebanese security forces, according to a report by The Associated […]

Report: Israel strikes Syrian army outposts near Damascus

Report: Israel strikes Syrian army outposts near Damascus

Special to WorldTribune.com Israeli rockets struck Syrian army outposts near Damascus on Feb. 17, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. According to the Observatory and a report by Reuters, the outposts south of Damascus were hit by three Israeli rockets. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said recently that Israel “is active from time […]

Hizbullah leader in Iran for cancer treatment, reports say

Hizbullah leader in Iran for cancer treatment, reports say

Special to WorldTribune.com Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah is in Iran for urgent treatment for cancer, according to Lebanese media reports. Nasrallah was evacuated to an Iranian hospital on Feb. 14 after his condition recently deteriorated. He was treated by doctors from Russia and North Korea after cancer cells spread to new parts of his body, […]

Moscow asks Hizbullah to cool it with attacks near Israel

Moscow asks Hizbullah to cool it with attacks near Israel

Special to WorldTribune.com Russia has made a direct plea to Hizbullah for restraint against Israel. The request from Moscow came after a Jan. 4 incident in which Hizbullah terrorists set off an explosive device targeting Israel Defense Forces (IDF) troops in the Shebaa Farms area near the Lebanon-Israel border. Hizbullah said the attack on Jan. […]

Israel-Arab peace, in the Middle East context, actually exists

Israel-Arab peace, in the Middle East context, actually exists

Special to WorldTribune.com By Alexander Maistrovoy Those who talk about peace between the Arabs and Israel don’t know the half of it. In fact, this peace exists – moreover, in recent years it has become significantly stronger. Obviously, this is not the peace in the style of post-modern culture – peace with open borders, visa-free […]

Iran’s Iraq strategy revealed in battle for Shi’ites’ spiritual center in Najaf

Iran’s Iraq strategy revealed in battle for Shi’ites’ spiritual center in Najaf

Special to WorldTribune.com By Fariborz Saremi It was hoped the overthrow of Saddam would herald a new age of democracy and growth in Iraq. Instead chaos, destruction and inter-faction bloodshed followed. Discreetly, however, away from the spotlight of the international press, another less obvious change has been going on: The Iran revolutionary system has been […]