U.S. Sanctions on Iran Put Financial Pressure on Hizbullah

Giant posters on the streets of Beirut’s southern suburbs display an armed Hizbullah fighter in uniform, holding the group’s yellow banner and Lebanon’s national flag, along with phone numbers where supporters can make donations to the Iran-backed guerrilla force. “He who equips a warrior is part of the battle,” the posters declare, quoting a saying … Read more

U.S. Sanctions on Iran Put Financial Pressure on Hizbullah

Giant posters on the streets of Beirut’s southern suburbs display an armed Hizbullah fighter in uniform, holding the group’s yellow banner and Lebanon’s national flag, along with phone numbers where supporters can make donations to the Iran-backed guerrilla force. “He who equips a warrior is part of the battle,” the posters declare, quoting a saying … Read more

Trump ‘Extends Lebanon Sanctions Because of Hizbullah’

US President Donald Trump has reportedly extended sanctions imposed on Lebanon since 2007 for another year, the White House announced on Saturday. The White House explained in a statement that Trump made the decision because “Iran continues to supply arms to Hizbullah.” In a letter to the US Congress, Trump said “Iran was supplying its … Read more

Trump and Putin Raise Possibilities of another Meeting

Rarely has an RSVP been so complicated. President Donald Trump is open to visiting Moscow — if he gets a formal invitation from Vladimir Putin, the White House said. Russian President Putin said he’s game for a trip to Washington — but his answer came only after Trump retracted his invitation for a fall sit-down. … Read more

Armenia Grants Arrest Warrant for Ex-President over Vote Rigging

An Armenian court on Friday granted prosecutors an arrest warrant for former president Robert Kocharyan on charges of “overthrowing constitutional order” by rigging presidential polls over a decade ago in favour of his hand-picked ally. During a late-night session, a Yerevan court granted a motion by the Armenian special investigation service for the 63-year-old to … Read more

Polls Open in Australia ‘Super Saturday’ by-Elections

Australia’s political leaders made last-gasp bids to sway voters Saturday as polls opened in five by-elections that could see the conservative government boost its wafer-thin parliamentary majority. The seats are being contested following a string of forced resignations in the opposition Labor party after the High Court reaffirmed an obscure provision in the 1901 constitution … Read more

Kardel Encourages Formation of Govt. Capable of Disarming ‘All Armed Groups’

Acting U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Pernille Dahler Kardel urged Lebanese leaders to form a “national unity government” that would “disarm all armed groups,” hoping that the situation would be ready for the “big return” of Syrian refugees in a “safe, voluntary dignified manner” to their country, the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat reported on Wednesday. In … Read more

Kardel Encourages Formation of Govt. Capable of Disarming ‘All Armed Groups’

Acting U.N. Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Pernille Dahler Kardel urged Lebanese leaders to form a “national unity government” that would “disarm all armed groups,” hoping that the situation would be ready for the “big return” of Syrian refugees in a “safe, voluntary dignified manner” to their country, the Saudi Asharq al-Awsat reported on Wednesday. In … Read more

Security Council Calls for National Unity Govt. in Lebanon

The UN Security Council expressed hope during a closed session Monday that a new national unity government will be formed in Lebanon, discussing the renewal of the UNIFIL mandate in August, media reports said Tuesday. “The Council hopes that a new national unity government is swiftly lined up in Lebanon and looks forward to a … Read more

جعجع: كلنا مع جهود باسيل في ملف النازحين السوريين

أكد رئيس حزب “القوات اللبنانية” سمير جعجع الدعم الكامل لجهود وزير الخارجية جبران باسيل في ملف النازحين السوريين. وقال جعجع الاحد “هناك ترتيبًا يعدّ بين الروس والأميركيين لإعادة نحو مليوني نازح سوري إلى أراضيهم بضمانة روسية – أميركية وترتيبات روسية عملية على الارض في سوريا”. وأشار الى أن “هذا خبر سار بالنسبة لنا كلبنانيين، ومن … Read more

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