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 […]

Report: Hizbullah now blames U.S. for assassinating architect of 1983 Marines barracks bombing

Report: Hizbullah now blames U.S. for assassinating architect of 1983 Marines barracks bombing

by WorldTribune Staff, June 27, 2016 After initially pointing the finger at Israel, Iran now says the United States was behind the assassination of notorious Hizbullah terrorist Mustafa Badreddine. Iranian leaders claim that Badreddine, who died in an explosion in Damascus on May 10, was taken out in a precision U.S. airstrike. “Radar that Iran […]

Jordan cancels concert by pro-gay rights Lebanese band

Jordan cancels concert by pro-gay rights Lebanese band

Special to WorldTribune.com A Lebanese rock bank known for its social activism and support of gay rights was banned from performing in Jordan. Beirut-based Mashrou’ Leila was notified of the ban days before its scheduled April 29 concert in Amman, the band said in a statement on Facebook. Through its support of political and religious […]

U.S. Supreme Court rules Iran must pay $2 billion to families of Marines who died in ’83 attack

U.S. Supreme Court rules Iran must pay $2 billion to families of Marines who died in ’83 attack

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Iran must pay nearly $2 billion in frozen assets to victims and families of those killed in Teheran-sponsored terrorist attacks. The court on April 20 ruled 6-2 in favor of relatives of the 241 Marines who died in a […]

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 […]

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 […]

Bush lied, people died: Donald Trump pulls out the Left’s playbook on Iraq

Bush lied, people died: Donald Trump pulls out the Left’s playbook on Iraq

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Despite some recent military successes against the Islamic State (ISIL) forces, both the security and the humanitarian situation in Iraq remain fragile and precarious. That’s the assessment from Jan Kubis, the UN special representative in a sobering report to the Security Council on the road […]

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, […]

‘Spy vulture’ from Israel captured in south Lebanon

‘Spy vulture’ from Israel captured in south Lebanon

Special to WorldTribune.com Residents of a southern Lebanon town captured a vulture they say was a spy for Israel. According to Lebanese media, residents in Bint Jbail on Jan. 26 saw the griffon vulture equipped with what they believed was Israeli spy equipment and captured it “to prevent it from attacking citizens.” The “spy vulture” […]