Tears for Lebanon: Trump-Macron call for ‘independent inquiry’

Tears for Lebanon: Trump-Macron call for ‘independent inquiry’

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler The massive double blast which rocked Beirut harbor brought near cataclysmic damage to the Lebanese capital.  Yet as the dust settled on this tragedy, with 200 dead and 5,000 injured, the political and economic reverberations of the explosion have shaken Lebanon to the core and threatened to turn […]

Anger in Beirut: Analyst lists questions without answers

Anger in Beirut: Analyst lists questions without answers

by WorldTribune Staff, August 7, 2020 The massive explosion that devastated Beirut on Aug. 4 left at least 150 people dead, about 5,000 injured and more than 350,000 homeless. As more video and images emerge of the blast at the capital city’s port area, many questions remain about its cause. Arabic affairs analyst Ehud Yaari […]

Here, there, everywhere: Global rage boils over

Here, there, everywhere: Global rage boils over

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — From Hong Kong to Barcelona, and from Beirut to Bolivia and Chile, a global rage seems to be boiling over. It ranges from Hong’s Kong’s pro-democracy pushback to Beijing’s dour diktats, to Spain’s Catalonia region’s revived separatism against the central government, to Beirut’s crowds protesting […]

Iran-backed Hizbullah strengthens ties with Lebanon, Yemen; Israel IDs missile commander

Iran-backed Hizbullah strengthens ties with Lebanon, Yemen; Israel IDs missile commander

FPI / July 17, 2019 Geostrategy-Direct.com Hizbullah’s precision missile operations in Lebanon are under the command of an Iranian engineer, an Israeli news outlet reported. I24 News identified the commander as Majed Naveed, an engineer with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Lebanon’s leadership, meanwhile, makes no secret of the fact that the partnership between […]

‘Deal of the century’: Beirut report details secret Trump peace plan

‘Deal of the century’: Beirut report details secret Trump peace plan

Special to WorldTribune.com By Geostrategy-Direct The Trump administration’s Middle East peace plan calls for large-scale resettlement of Palestinian Arabs in Jordan, the ceding of Jordanian territory to Israel, and the formation of a confederation between Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and Israel’s Civil Administration to administer Judea and Samaria, according to a report for Beirut-based newspaper. […]

Pompeo in Beirut publicly urges all Lebanese to stand against Iran, Hizbullah

Pompeo in Beirut publicly urges all Lebanese to stand against Iran, Hizbullah

by WorldTribune Staff, March 25, 2019 During a March 22 visit to Beirut, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo bluntly challenged the political status quo in Lebanon which includes a prominent role for Iran proxy Hizbullah. Pompeo told a press conference that “the Lebanese people face a choice: Bravely move forward or allow the dark […]

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 […]

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