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U.S. ships 1,000 M-16 assault rifles to Lebanese Army


Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — The United States has shipped assault rifles to Lebanon’s military. The administration of President Barack Obama has approved a shipment of 1,000 M-16 assault rifles to the Lebanese Army. Officials said the shipment arrived in […]

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U.S. Treasury: Hizbullah using Lebanon firms to build military drones

U.S. Treasury Undersecretary David Cohen

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has identified a Hizbullah project to develop unmanned aerial vehicles. The U.S. Treasury Department has asserted that Hizbullah was using Lebanese companies to develop the military of the Iranian-backed Shi’ite movement. Treasury […]

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Unidentified fighters in Lebanon joins Gaza rocket war against Israel

Rockets from Lebanon hit Israel on July 11. / Israel Today Staff

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Lebanon has joined the Gaza Strip in its war against Israel. Suspected Palestinian gunners have been firing rockets into Israel over the last two days. So far, no injuries have been reported. On July 11, unidentified […]

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Report: U.S suspects Iraqi WMD in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley

Special to WorldTribune.com August 26, 2003 U.S. intelligence suspects Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction have finally been located. Unfortunately, getting to them will be nearly impossible for the United States and its allies, because the containers with the strategic materials […]

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UN inspectors: Saddam shipped out WMD before war and after

Special to WorldTribune.com Friday, June 11, 2004 The United Nations has determined that Saddam Hussein shipped weapons of mass destruction components as well as medium-range ballistic missiles before, during and after the U.S.-led war against Iraq in 2003. The UN […]

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Lebanon bracing for Al Qaida suicide attacks like those in Iraq, Syria

Lebanese Interior Minister Marwan

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Lebanon has been bracing for a suicide bombing campaign. Security sources said Lebanon’s military and police were on alert for daily suicide strikes similar to those in Iraq and Syria. They said the attacks would […]

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Lockdown in Beirut: Hizbullah closes streets near HQ after Al Qaida bombings

Flames rise from burning cars at the site of a car bomb that targeted Beirut's southern suburb of Haret Hreik on Jan. 2.  /AFP/Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — The Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah has closed off parts of Lebanon’s capital in an effort to stop repeated suicide bombings linked to Al Qaida. Arab sources said Hizbullah has closed streets around its headquarters in the southern […]

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Captured Al Qaida commander dies during interrogation conducted by Iran intelligence officials

Majid Al Majid.  /AFP

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Lebanon has reported the death of a captured Al Qaida commander. The Lebanese Army said Majid Al Majid, a Saudi national, died on Jan. 4 during interrogation in Beirut. The Army said the health of […]

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Hizbullah tied to Lebanese Army sniper’s Sunday attack that killed Israeli soldier

Israeli soldiers control the access of one of the roads near Rosh Hanikra on the Israeli-Lebanese border.  /Getty Images

Special to WorldTribune.com TEL AVIV — An Israeli soldier was killed in an ambush by a Lebanese Army sniper on Dec. 15. Officials said the sniper opened fire on an Israeli vehicle along the northern border with Lebanon near a […]

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Backers of Sunni rebels ship rockets from Libya to attack Hizbullah in Lebanon

BM-21 Grad

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Sunni militias in Lebanon have received Russia-origin rockets. Lebanese sources said Sunni militias have acquired surface-to-surface rockets from Libya. The sources said the rockets, identified as the BM-21 Grad, were meant to be fired against […]

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