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UAE bans Obama-aligned CAIR, 86 insurgency groups with ties to Brotherhood

CAIR's Nihad Awad, left, and Corey Saylor at a press conference.

Special to WorldTribune.com ABU DHABI — The United Arab Emirates has banned scores of insurgency groups, many of them affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood or Hizbullah. The exception was the Palestinian movement Hamas, deemed a branch of the Egyptian-based Brotherhood. […]

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Saudi weapons deal with Lebanon seeks to restrict platforms from dominant Hizbullah

Lebanon's President Michel Sleiman, left, and Saudi's Crown Prince Salman bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud. / AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Saudi Arabia has decided to launch a $3 billion military aid program to Lebanon. Saudi sources said the Gulf Cooperation Council kingdom would sign an agreement to procure up to $3 billion in weapons and […]

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Military warns Israel: Iron dome won’t help against Hizbullah

A missile is launched from the Iron Dome defense system in Ashdodl, Israel in response to a rocket launched from Gaza Strip on Nov. 18, 2012. / Jack Guez / AFP / Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s military has warned that Iron Dome would be ineffective in any war against Hizbullah. Officials said the Israel Air Force would be unable to stop massive missile and rocket salvos by the Iranian-sponsored […]

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Israel fires on Hizbullah positions in Lebanon after bomb injures IDF soldiers

An Israeli tank patrols the Shebaa area near the Lebanon border.  /Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Israel and Hizbullah have come to blows along the Lebanese border. On Oct. 7, two Israel Army soldiers were injured in a bomb planted in the Shebaa Plateau. The military blamed Hizbullah as well […]

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Israel: Hizbullah raising profile, using Lebanese soldiers to test Israeli defenses

Lebanese soldiers near the Israel border fence.

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — Hizbullah has been using the Lebanese Army to threaten Israel. Military sources said Hizbullah was sending Lebanese soldiers to the Israeli border in an effort to stage a provocation. The sources said Hizbullah was […]

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Some in Congress fear Hizbullah will get U.S. copters approved for Lebanon

Huey-2 helicopter

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has approved the transfer of military helicopters for Lebanon. The administration of President Barack Obama has informed Congress that Washington would deliver U.S.-origin utility helicopters for the Lebanese military. Under the Lebanese […]

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Hizbullah joins the drone wars against ‘terrorists’ near Syria-Lebanon border

Hizbullah drone

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — The Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah has launched an unmanned aerial vehicle strike in Syria. Iran said several armed UAVs targeted Al Qaida’s Nusra Front for the Defense of the Levant along the Syrian border with Lebanon. The […]

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Intel: Hizbullah built arsenal of 5,000 long-range rockets from Iran

Fatah-110 rocket.

Special to WorldTribune.com Geostrategy-Direct.com TEL AVIV — Israel’s intelligence community has determined that the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah built a huge long-range rocket arsenal. The intelligence community has assessed that Hizbullah was focusing on the procurement of rockets with a range of […]

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Hizbullah: Syrian Army bombs ISIL convoy loaded with explosives near Lebanese border

Syria Map Qalamoun

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Syria has halted an Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant convoy meant to target Hizbullah strongholds in Lebanon. Hizbullah said the Syrian Army destroyed several vehicles sent by ISIL and Nusra Front for the […]

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Report: Hizbullah roadside bomb kills top ISIL operative

Syria Map Qalamoun

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Hizbullah is said to have killed a top operative of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant near the Syrian border with Lebanon. The Syrian opposition said Hizbullah targeted a leading member of ISIL in […]

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