Explosion in Lebanon destroys Hizbullah facility said to contain missiles

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — A major munitions warehouse of the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah has been destroyed. Lebanese security sources said a Hizbullah arsenal outside the southern port city of Tyre was blown up on Nov. 23. The sources said the facility was believed to contain hundreds of missiles and rockets for the Hizbullah military. “Given […]

U.S. general sees 2012 trouble in Iraq from Al Qaida, ‘Hizbullah-type’ Iran proxy

U.S. general sees 2012 trouble in Iraq from Al Qaida, ‘Hizbullah-type’ Iran proxy

Special to WorldTribune.com BAGHDAD — The U.S. military is projecting that Al Qaida will gain strength in 2012. The U.S. commander in Iraq said that Al Qaida was expected to benefit from the American troop withdrawal by the end of the year. Gen. Lloyd Austin said the absence of U.S. combat troops would bolster Al […]

End game on the Mideast chess board? The Saudi-Iranian Cold War heats up

By Fariborz Saremi, Freepressers.com The new Middle East Cold War comes complete with its own spy-versus-spy intrigues, disinformation campaign, shadowy proxy war and supercharged state rhetoric and very high stakes. There has long been blood between the Saudis and Iran. Saudi Arabia is a Sunni/Wahabi Muslim Kingdom of ethnic Arabs. Iran is a Shi’ite Islamic Republic […]

Syria called on laying mines along border with Lebanon

Syria called on laying mines along border with Lebanon

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Syria has been urged to stop laying anti-personnel mines along the border with Lebanon. The organization that monitors the Anti-Personnel Mine Ban Convention called on the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad to end the laying of mines along its 200 kilometer border with Lebanon. Several people have already been […]

Report: U.S. ignores human rights in military training programs abroad

Report: U.S. ignores human rights in military training programs abroad

Special to WorldTribune.com WASHINGTON — The United States has ignored human rights and civilian relations in military education programs in the Middle East, a report said. The Government Accountability Office, in a report titled “International Military Education and Training,” asserted that the Defense Department and State Department have ignored human rights in military education programs […]

Report: Hizbullah preparing missile war on Israel as Iran braces for attack

Report: Hizbullah preparing missile war on Israel as Iran braces for attack

Special to WorldTribune.com JERUSALEM — The Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah is planning for war with Israel, a report said. The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs asserted that Hizbullah secretary-general Hassan Nasrallah, in coordination with Teheran, has been meeting senior commanders to plan for war with the Jewish state. The center, in a report by Shimon Shapira, said […]

Iran’s IRGC providing Hizbullah networks in Lebanon a telecommunications upgrade

Special to WorldTribune.com LONDON — Iran is overseeing an effort to enhance Hizbullah’s telecommunications network in Lebanon. Western diplomatic sources said Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is financing and supervising a program to modernize Hizbullah telecommunications and data networks in Lebanon. They said IRGC has sent engineers and technicians to Beirut and southern Lebanon […]

West warns of abduction in Lebanon; terror alert in Kuwait

Special to WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — Western embassies have urged their nationals to limit travel in Lebanon. Several Western embassies warned that Europeans and Americans could be the target of abduction in Lebanon. They also urged Westerners to avoid parts of the country influenced by the revolt in neighboring Syria. “We advise against all but essential […]

Syrian Army sends 5,000 troops with tanks against defector forces on Lebanon border

NICOSIA — Syria has launched its largest military operation yet along the border of Lebanon in search for Sunni insurgents. More than 5,000 Syrian troops, supported by main battle tanks, stormed the border with Lebanon in an operation against defectors. Officials said the Syrian Army force bombarded the northern Lebanese resort of Zabadani, regarded as […]

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