Hizbullah pushes Lebanon toward Assad regime, away from neutrality

Hizbullah pushes Lebanon toward Assad regime, away from neutrality

by WorldTribune Staff, August 14, 2017 Iran-backed terror group Hizbullah is attempting to sway Lebanon’s government to abandon its official policy of neutrality on Syria and full support the Bashar Assad regime, reports say. Hizbullah, an ally of Assad, is pushing for closer ties with the Syrian government, including on refugee returns and military operations […]

Lebanon takes strategic high ground from ISIS along Syrian border

Lebanon takes strategic high ground from ISIS along Syrian border

by WorldTribune Staff, August 7, 2017 Lebanon’s army on Aug. 7 said it had captured several strategic hilltops from Islamic State (ISIS) at the border with Syria. In taking several hills between the frontier towns of Ras Baalbek and Arsal, the army destroyed ISIS fortifications and killed several jihadists, Lebanon’s National News Agency reported. Hassan […]

Trump slams Iran, Hizbullah for human ‘catastrophe’ in Syria

Trump slams Iran, Hizbullah for human ‘catastrophe’ in Syria

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty U.S. President Donald Trump attacked Iran and the Hizbullah militia that it backs in Syria and Lebanon, blaming them for creating a “humanitarian catastrophe” and threatening peace throughout the region. “Hizbullah is a menace to the Lebanese state, the Lebanese people, and the entire region,” Trump […]

Wonder Woman premier set for Lebanon as Beirut plans ban over Israeli lead actress

Wonder Woman premier set for Lebanon as Beirut plans ban over Israeli lead actress

by WorldTribune Staff, May 31, 2017 Wonder Woman’s invisible jet isn’t in the first installment of the action hero film series, but she may need it to fly over Lebanon. The country, that is officially at war with Israel and has a law banning Israeli products, is seeking to ban Wonder Woman from its movie […]

Would-be suicide bomber, who attempted to enter Beirut cafe, says he is with ISIL

Would-be suicide bomber, who attempted to enter Beirut cafe, says he is with ISIL

by WorldTribune Staff, January 23, 2017 A terror suspect wearing an explosives vest who was captured before he could enter a busy Beirut cafe confessed to being an Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) jihadist. The suspect, a Lebanese national from Sidon, attempted to enter a cafe in Beirut’s Hamra district on Jan. 21 […]

Israel charges Iran shipped arms to Hizbullah on commercial flights

Israel charges Iran shipped arms to Hizbullah on commercial flights

by WorldTribune Staff, November 24, 2016 In a letter to the UN Security Council on Nov. 22, Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon cited newly-released intelligence showing Iran’s use of civilian flights to Lebanon to send arms and ammunition to Hizbullah. Iran rejected as “baseless” the report by Israel’s ambassador to the UN that the Islamic Revolutionary […]

Lebanon’s new president pledges loyalty to Iran, threatens Israel

Lebanon’s new president pledges loyalty to Iran, threatens Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, November 2, 2016 In his first act as Lebanon’s new president, Michael Aoun declared his loyalty to Iran and issued a chilling threat to Israel. In his inaugural speech on Oct. 31, Aoun said that “in the conflict with Israel, we will not spare any effort or resistance to liberate what remains […]

Anti-Semitism at Olympics by Muslim nations keeps age-old animosities alive

Anti-Semitism at Olympics by Muslim nations keeps age-old animosities alive

by WorldTribune Staff, August 11, 2016 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reprimanded the Saudi and Lebanese Olympic delegations for their open “hostility” toward Israeli athletes at the Rio Olympic Games. The treatment of Israel’s athletes is “shocking but not surprisingly,” Roz Rothstein, CEO of the pro-Israel group Stand With Us, said in a statement […]

Israel angered by French foreign minister’s meeting with Hizbullah leaders

Israel angered by French foreign minister’s meeting with Hizbullah leaders

by WorldTribune Staff, July 14, 2016 Israel is livid after France’s foreign minister reportedly met with leaders of Hizbullah’s “political wing” in politically-paralyzed Lebanon. Jean-Marc Ayrault met with a political delegation of Hizbullah in Lebanon on July 12, according to local media reports. “It’s clear that Foreign Minister Ayrault would not meet with the ‘political […]

ISIL’s multi-pronged terror strikes kill 89 in 3 countries

ISIL’s multi-pronged terror strikes kill 89 in 3 countries

by WorldTribune Staff, June 29, 2016 Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), which promised to unleash mass casualty attacks during the holy month of Ramadan, is suspected of carrying out terror strikes in Turkey, Yemen and Lebanon over a two-day period that left at least 89 people dead and wounded hundreds more. Turkish officials […]