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Jordan cancels concert by pro-gay rights Lebanese band

Lebanese rock band Mashrou' Leila

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, […]

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

Rescuers search through the rubble of the U.S. Marine barracks Oct. 23, 1983, in Beirut after a suicide truck bombing. / Jim Bourdier / AP

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 […]

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Hizbullah tied to major prostitution network in Lebanon

Hizbullah members at Beirut rally.

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 […]

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Lebanese justice minister resigns, cites Hizbullah ‘dominance’

Asraf Rifi

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 […]

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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, […]

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Hizbullah leader in Iran for cancer treatment, reports say

Hassan Nasrallah

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 […]

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‘Spy vulture’ from Israel captured in south Lebanon

Israeli spy vulture captured in Lebanon.  /Arab media

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 […]

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Key factor in sharply-improved Putin-Netanyahu strategic ties? The Obama White House

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, during impromptu meeting in Moscow with Vladimir Putin on Sept. 21. / EPA

Special to WorldTribune.com By Yossef Bodansky, Senior Editor, Global Information System / Defense & Foreign Affairs Israeli-Russian strategic cooperation, already good, was markedly improving in early October 2015. The primary impediment to this improvement had been the incessant pressure put […]

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Reassessing security threats to Israel: Hizbullah, N. Korea nuke tech, Jihadist coup in Egypt

Security fence on the Israel-Egypt border. / Reuters

Special to WorldTribune.com By Norman Bailey A former director of the Central Intelligence Agency recently stated that the intelligence community in the U.S. has a perfect record on identifying future threats: “We have never been right”. The one thing we […]

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Report: Turkey needed NATO’s approval to down Russian jet

Russian Su-24 shot down by Turkish F-16s.

Special to WorldTribune.com Turkey had to have approval from NATO before it shot down a Russian Su-24, a member of Lebanon parliament said. Walid Jumblatt, in an exclusive interview with Breitbart, said “the Turks cannot afford to shoot down a Russian […]

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