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U.S. responds to Lebanon’s urgent arms appeal amid ISIL campaign

A Lebanese Army soldier inspects a weapon donated by the U.S. government to the Lebanese army during a ceremony at Beirut International Airport.  /Reuters/Mohamed Azakir

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Lebanon has received another shipment of U.S. weapons. The Beirut government said the United States shipped weapons and ammunition to the Lebanese Army on Sept. 6. This marked the second U.S. military shipment to Lebanon […]

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

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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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ISIL surge changes U.S. thinking about military aid to Lebanon

U.S. ambassador to Lebanon David Hale

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — The United States, charged with reneging on security assistance to Lebanon, has acknowledged a threat from Islamic State of Iraq and Levant and has pledged to accelerate weapons and equipment to Lebanon’s military. U.S. ambassador […]

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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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