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” […]

World waits for someone to do something, and then waits some more

World waits for someone to do something, and then waits some more

Sol W. Sanders Looking around the world, the striking characteristic is waiting out a number of crises. Their outcome seems almost artificially suspended, and their interaction on one another and their ultimate effect on the world is at issue. We start with the Euro. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s supplications in Beijing were perhaps laudable but a […]

In region of its birth, Christianity is under increasing assault

In region of its birth, Christianity is under increasing assault

John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Though it’s the birthplace of Christianity in ancient times, the modern Middle East is increasingly hostile to Christianity as civil conflict, Islamic fundamentalism and terrorism grow in scope and strength. Although most regional states have a small but successful Christian minority ranging from Egypt to Iraq, only Lebanon, Israel […]