King Salman receives Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani

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Iraq acknowledges abuses committed against civilians in Mosul campaign

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UAE Minister: Qatar must end politicization of Hajj after King Salman initiative

:: The UAE’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Anwar al-Gargash, said on Thursday that Qatar’s politicization of Hajj must come to an end following the initiative taken by More »

Iran reform leader Mehdi Karroubi on hunger strike over 6-year house arrest

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Tag Archives: Lebanon

After Jordan, Lebanon repeals ‘marry the rapist’ law

:: Four Lebanese army members and five ISIS members were killed in clashes in the areas surrounding Ras Baalbek along the Lebanese-Syrian border early Wednesday. Sources reported that the Lebanese army began to advance by road from

Lebanese army begins ISIS battle surrounding Ras Baalbek

:: Four Lebanese army members and five ISIS members were killed in clashes in the areas surrounding Ras Baalbek along the Lebanese-Syrian border early Wednesday. Sources reported that the Lebanese army began to advance by road from

Rebels and refugees in Lebanese enclave evacuated to Syria

:: The evacuation of a group of Syrian rebels and refugees from a border enclave in Lebanon back into Syrian territory started on Monday, Hezbollah-affiliated al-Manar TV reported. About 300 rebels from a group called Saraya Ahl

Lebanon: Army deploying about 3,000 troops to fight ISIS

:: The Lebanese army completed all preparations for its battle with ISIS in the Arsal area, Ras al-Baalbek and the town of Al-Qaa on the Lebanese-Syrian border, according to al Hadath. This comes after the army strengthened

Lebanese govt stresses commitment to rid country of terror groups

:: Lebanese President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister Saad Al-Hariri on Tuesday stressed the government’s commitment to clearing Lebanese territory from terrorist groups. They highlighted Lebanon’s commitment to the international coalition against terrorism, outlining “the urgent need

Lebanon’s army prepares to clear border area of ISIS militants

:: Lebanon’s U.S.-backed military is gearing up for a long-awaited assault to dislodge hundreds of ISIS militants from a remote corner near Syrian border, seeking to end a years-long threat posed to neighboring towns and villages by

US urges UN force in Lebanon to prevent Hezbollah weapons

:: U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley urged the U.N. peacekeeping force in Lebanon on Monday to step up efforts to prevent the spread of illegal arms in the south, which she said “are almost entirely in the hands

ISIS may have fired rockets into Lebanon, security source says

:: ISIS may have fired seven Grad rockets into Lebanon on Monday from its enclave on the border with Syria, without causing any injuries, a Lebanese security source said. It would mark the first use of those

Lebanon: No coordination with Syrian army in the war against ISIS

:: The Lebanese army will not coordinate with the Syrian army to fight against ISIS in the Lebanese-Syrian border zone, a military source told Reuters on Saturday, rejecting a local media report of direct military cooperation between

Lebanon: No coordination with Syrian army in the war against ISIS

:: The Lebanese army will not coordinate with the Syrian army to fight against ISIS in the Lebanese-Syrian border zone, a military source told Reuters on Saturday, rejecting a local media report of direct military cooperation between

Lebanese army targets ISIS positions on border with Syria

:: The Lebanese army launched intensive artillery bombardment, Saturday, directed at the bases of ISIS organization in the eastern town of Al-Qaa on the border with Syria, reported Al Arabiya. The Lebanese army used artillery and mortars,

Why are Jroud Arsal significant to Iran?

Huda al Husseini

By : Huda al-Husseini :: Hezbollah fought and negotiated with al-Nusra Front and then swapped prisoners and corpses. As if what happened is in a state other than Lebanon but it’s in fact Lebanon and we’re particularly

Refugees reach Syria after truce with Hezbollah

:: Thousands of Syrian refugees and militants evacuated from northeastern Lebanon arrived on Thursday in central Syria in territory held by rebel and militant fighters, a monitoring said. They were bussed out of the restive border area

Syrians evacuate Lebanese border camps for rebel-held territory

:: Buses carrying Syrian militants and refugees left a Lebanese border area bound for a rebel-held part of Syria on Wednesday, under a deal made after Hezbollah routed Nusra Front insurgents in their last foothold at the

Prisoner exchange between Nusra, Hezbollah militias begins

:: An exchange of prisoners between the Lebanese Hezbollah militia and the Nusra Front began on Wednesday with four detainees held by the Lebanese security forces being handed over for three members of the militia. The exchange

One prisoner of Hezbollah to be exchanged for each group that leaves for Syria

:: The second stage of the prisoners swap between Hezbollah militia and al-Nusra Front fighters began Monday morning. In this context, buses carrying the militants of al-Nusra front and their families from Flitah arrived at Jarud Arsal,

More than 10,000 Syrians in Lebanon border area set to return

:: More than 10,000 displaced Syrians in Lebanon’s mountainous border areas have registered their names to return home, following a local cease-fire between Hezbollah and militants. Double that number is expected to eventually leave the areas around

Lebanon defeated in Arsal

Diana Moukalled

By : Diana Moukalled ::Hezbollah’s huge propaganda machine is working at full capacity in Lebanon to portray what happened in Juroud Arsal as a victory for the party. For the last fortnight, the Lebanese public has witnessed

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