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 […]

Syria, Hizbullah agree to allow ISIS to withdraw from Syria-Lebanon border

Syria, Hizbullah agree to allow ISIS to withdraw from Syria-Lebanon border

by WorldTribune Staff, August 25, 2017 Islamic State (ISIS) asked and was allowed to withdraw from the Syrian-Lebanon border area in the Qalamoun region, an official in Syrian President Bashar Assad’s military alliance said. “Islamic State asked for negotiations and a withdrawal, and the Syrian side and Hizbullah agreed,” the official said. ISIS was permitted […]

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 […]

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