U.S. ambassador to Lebanon notes Hizbullah’s clout in new cabinet

U.S. ambassador to Lebanon notes Hizbullah’s clout in new cabinet

by WorldTribune Staff, February 22, 2019 U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Elizabeth Richard has voiced concern over Hizbullah’s increasing power in Lebanese parliament and in the new cabinet of Prime Minister Saad Hariri. In a meeting with Hariri on Feb. 19, the U.S. ambassador said she was “very frank with the prime minister about U.S. concern […]

Hizbullah’s rising clout in Lebanon’s parliament gives State Dept. pause

Hizbullah’s rising clout in Lebanon’s parliament gives State Dept. pause

by WorldTribune Staff, December 19, 2018 The U.S. State Department on Dec. 17 expressed concern over the Iran-backed Hizbullah terror organization’s rise in Lebanon’s government. “We continue to have deep concerns regarding Hizbullah’s growing political power inside Lebanon,” a State Department official told Reuters. Hizbullah and its allies gained more than half the seats of the 128-member Lebanese […]

Pompeo blasts UN failure to condemn Hamas rocket barrage; Bahrain hits Hizbullah tunnels

Pompeo blasts UN failure to condemn Hamas rocket barrage; Bahrain hits Hizbullah tunnels

by WorldTribune Staff, December 7, 2018 The UN’s decision to not condemn Hamas for its recent rocket attacks on Israel is “disgraceful” and “shameful,” U.S. officials said. Meanwhile Israel, supported by the current U.S. administration, continued to shore up ties in the region with the Gulf Arab states including Bahrain which publicly attacked Hizbullah tunnels […]

Hizbullah rolls out new exhibits at its ‘terror theme park’ in Lebanon

Hizbullah rolls out new exhibits at its ‘terror theme park’ in Lebanon

by WorldTribune Staff, August 2, 2018 Hizbullah has added displays of new missiles to a terrorism theme park in Lebanon which encourages children to play with anti-aircraft guns and climb on armored personnel vehicles. The Iran-backed terror organization unveiled exhibits featuring SA-7 and SA-14 anti-aircraft missiles as well as a new section no military terrain […]

Hizbullah seen winning majority in Lebanon parliament, as Iran gains regional clout

Hizbullah seen winning majority in Lebanon parliament, as Iran gains regional clout

by WorldTribune Staff, May 7, 2018 The Iran-backed terrorist group Hizbullah is expected to win a majority in Lebanese parliament following the nation’s first general election in nine years. Preliminary results from the May 6 election show the Resistance Movement bloc of parties, led by Hizbullah, is expected to win more than 64 seats in […]

Hizbullah not tolerating dissent in Lebanon; Opposition candidate hospitalized

Hizbullah not tolerating dissent in Lebanon; Opposition candidate hospitalized

by WorldTribune Staff, April 23, 2018 An opposition candidate and vocal critic of Hizbullah was attacked as he put up a campaign poster in his southern Lebanon hometown, a report said. A group of men assaulted the candidate, journalist Ali al-Amin, who is challenging the Hizbullah party in the May 6 legislative election. “I was […]

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Who’s who: Vote tally on UN resolution slamming U.S. on Jerusalem

Special to WorldTribune , December 21, 2017 Yes: 128 No: 9 Abstain: 35 Y  AFGHANISTAN Y  DOMINICA Y  LITHUANIA SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE Y  ALBANIA A  DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Y  LUXEMBOURG Y  SAUDI ARABIA Y  ALGERIA Y  ECUADOR Y  MADAGASCAR Y  SENEGAL Y  ANDORRA Y  EGYPT A  MALAWI Y  SERBIA Y  ANGOLA EL SALVADOR Y  MALAYSIA […]

Private school in Lebanon apologizes to parents for map that showed Israel, not Palestine

Private school in Lebanon apologizes to parents for map that showed Israel, not Palestine

by WorldTribune Staff, December 8, 2017 A private French school in Lebanon issued an apology after a map in one of its geography classes showed Israel as Lebanon’s southern neighbor instead of “Palestine”. Meanwhile region-wide protests erupted following the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel Lebanese law bans dealing with or recognizing […]

Even Iran and Saudi Arabia agree on Trump decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Even Iran and Saudi Arabia agree on Trump decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

by WorldTribune Staff, December 7, 2017 Regional enemies Saudi Arabia and Iran see eye to eye on one issue. On Dec. 6 both regimes blasted U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and start the process of moving the U.S. embassy to the city. Saudi Arabia called the move “unjustified and […]

Saudi foreign minister: Hizbullah must be disarmed for Lebanon to ‘survive and prosper’

Saudi foreign minister: Hizbullah must be disarmed for Lebanon to ‘survive and prosper’

by WorldTribune Staff, December 4, 2017 Lebanon has been “hijacked” by Hizbullah and the only way the nation can flourish is if the terror group disarms, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said. “Lebanon will only survive or prosper if you disarm Hezbollah,” Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told a conference in Italy on Dec. 1. “As […]

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