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 […]

Mideast roundup: Report suggests Israel requested U.S. Syria pullout

Mideast roundup: Report suggests Israel requested U.S. Syria pullout

CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF EXCELLENCE: Countdown: Top stories of 2018 by WorldTribune Staff, December 26, 2018 Israel requested the United States withdraw its troops from Syria ahead of a “winter offensive” the Jewish state plans to launch against Hizbullah, a Dec. 25 report said. The Trump administration’s decision to withdraw the roughly 2,000 American troops […]

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 […]

Hizbullah deputy chief: All of Israel within our missile range

Hizbullah deputy chief: All of Israel within our missile range

by WorldTribune Staff, December 10, 2018 The entirety of Israel is now within the range of Hizbullah’s missiles, the terror organization’s deputy commander said on Dec. 9. “There is not a single point in the occupied territories out of reach of Hizbullah’s missiles,” deputy secretary-general Sheikh Naim Qassem told al-Vefagh – an Iranian Arabic-language newspaper. […]

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 […]

Netanyahu, Pompeo discuss ‘Iranian aggression’ in Brussels meeting

Netanyahu, Pompeo discuss ‘Iranian aggression’ in Brussels meeting

by WorldTribune Staff, December 4, 2018 “Iranian aggression” in the Middle East was billed as the main theme of Dec. 3 talks between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Brussels. Pompeo on Dec. 1 had slammed Iran over what he described as its recent testing of a medium-range ballistic missile. […]

U.S. sees sanctions reducing Iran funds to Hizbullah, Hamas

U.S. sees sanctions reducing Iran funds to Hizbullah, Hamas

by WorldTribune Staff, November 16, 2018 The Trump administration’s re-imposition of sanctions on Iran will go a long way toward choking off the Islamic Republic’s financial support for its terror proxies Hizbullah and Hamas, Washington’s special envoy to Iran said. Earlier this week, Hamas and other Palestinian terror groups in the Gaza Strip fired over […]

Israel says air strike in Syria targeted facility tied to Iran-Hizbullah weapons transfers

Israel says air strike in Syria targeted facility tied to Iran-Hizbullah weapons transfers

by WorldTribune Staff, September 20, 2018 Israel said that when Syrian anti-aircraft fire downed a Russian IL-20 aircraft, its warplanes had finished targeting a facility in Latakia that was linked to Iran weapons transfers to Hizbullah. IDF spokesman Brig.-Gen. Ronen Manelis said the IDF had struck a Syrian military facility from which systems to manufacture […]

Houthis provide Yemen update to Hizbullah officials in Lebanon

Houthis provide Yemen update to Hizbullah officials in Lebanon

by WorldTribune Staff, August 20, 2018 Delegations from two of Iran’s top terrorist proxies reportedly met in Lebanon this past weekend amid questions about Iran’s ability to project power in the region under new U.S. sanctions. Hizbullah said on Aug. 19 that its leader, Hassan Nasrallah, met with a delegation from Yemen’s Houthi rebels, The Associated […]

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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