Private school in Lebanon apologizes to parents for map that showed Israel, not Palestine

Private school in Lebanon apologizes to parents for map that showed Israel, not Palestine

by WorldTribune Staff, December 8, 2017 A private French school in Lebanon issued an apology after a map in one of its geography classes showed Israel as Lebanon’s southern neighbor instead of “Palestine”. Meanwhile region-wide protests erupted following the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel Lebanese law bans dealing with or recognizing […]

Even Iran and Saudi Arabia agree on Trump decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Even Iran and Saudi Arabia agree on Trump decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

by WorldTribune Staff, December 7, 2017 Regional enemies Saudi Arabia and Iran see eye to eye on one issue. On Dec. 6 both regimes blasted U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and start the process of moving the U.S. embassy to the city. Saudi Arabia called the move “unjustified and […]

Saudi foreign minister: Hizbullah must be disarmed for Lebanon to ‘survive and prosper’

Saudi foreign minister: Hizbullah must be disarmed for Lebanon to ‘survive and prosper’

by WorldTribune Staff, December 4, 2017 Lebanon has been “hijacked” by Hizbullah and the only way the nation can flourish is if the terror group disarms, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said. “Lebanon will only survive or prosper if you disarm Hezbollah,” Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told a conference in Italy on Dec. 1. “As […]

Back in Lebanon, Hariri says Iran-backed Hizbullah must accept reduced role

Back in Lebanon, Hariri says Iran-backed Hizbullah must accept reduced role

by WorldTribune Staff, November 28, 2017 Iran’s proxy Hizbullah must submit to a new arrangement in which its power is reduced, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Nov. 27. Hariri, in an interview with French broadcaster CNews, said he would finalize his resignation if Hizbullah and Iran do not agree to re-balance Lebanon’s political configuration. […]

Lebanon’s Hariri returns to Beirut 3 weeks after resigning in Riyadh

Lebanon’s Hariri returns to Beirut 3 weeks after resigning in Riyadh

by WorldTribune Staff, November 22, 2017 Prime Minister Saad Hariri returned to Lebanon on Nov. 21, after resigning his post while in Saudi Arabia. Hariri was in Riyadh on Nov. 4 when he resigned in a televised address. He remained in the country for two weeks before making brief trips to Abu Dhabi, Paris, and […]

Analyst: Trump administration has not yet stopped an Iran on the march

Analyst: Trump administration has not yet stopped an Iran on the march

by WorldTribune Staff, November 21, 2017 The Obama administration, via the nuclear deal, opened the door for Iran’s march toward “erecting a new empire” in the Middle East and the Trump administration has not gone far enough to stop it, an analyst wrote. “The pace of Iran’s imperial project is now accelerating,” Ilan Berman, senior vice […]

Iran accuses France of ‘biased’ policy as Hariri heads to Paris

Iran accuses France of ‘biased’ policy as Hariri heads to Paris

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran has criticized French policy in the Middle East, saying it is stoking regional crises because Paris is “biased and partisan.” The criticism on November 17 from Iran’s Foreign Ministry came a day after French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian accused Tehran of “hegemonic” ambitions in […]

‘There is no Lebanon’: Israel’s intelligence minister charges Iran takeover is ‘red line’

‘There is no Lebanon’: Israel’s intelligence minister charges Iran takeover is ‘red line’

by WorldTribune Staff, November 10, 2017 The resignation of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri is further evidence that Iran is intent on controlling large swathes of the area surrounding Israel, which the Jewish state considers a “red line,” Israeli Transportation and Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz said on Nov. 9. “What happened with Al-Hariri revealed the […]

Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri resigns citing fears for his life

Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri resigns citing fears for his life

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has announced he is stepping down, saying he feared for his life. Hariri made the announcement in a television address on Nov. 4 from Saudi Arabia, where he is currently on a visit. In his speech, Hariri said the atmosphere in […]

Lebanon strips beauty queen of title after learning she visited Israel

Lebanon strips beauty queen of title after learning she visited Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, August 25, 2017 The winner of the 2017 Miss Lebanon Emigrant competition has been stripped of her title after pageant officials discovered she had visited Israel. Amanda Hanna, who is Swedish and Lebanese, won the contest for women of Lebanese ancestry earlier this month. When organizers of the competition discovered from Hanna’s […]

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