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Congress ends freeze on military aid to Lebanon after classified briefing

WorldTribune.com   WASHINGTON — Congress has lifted its hold on U.S. military aid to Lebanon, ending a three-month suspension. The House Foreign Affairs Committee, in a decision opposed by the ranking Republican, has released $100 million in military aid to Lebanon amid the threat of a Hizbullah coup in Beirut. The aid, supported by President […]

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Hillary Clinton warns Hizbullah it can't stop UN tribunal

A Shiite woman carries a picture of Hizbullah leader Hassan Nasrallah during a rally on Nov. 11. / AP/Bilal Hussein BEIRUT – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodhman Clinton warned Hezbollah against resorting to violence, saying the militant group cannot stop a U.N. court investigating the assassination of a former Lebanese prime minister. Clinton’s remarks […]

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Analyst: U.S. policy has left Lebanon's Hariri helpless and alone

WASHINGTON — A leading U.S. analyst said Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has lost Saudi Arabia and the United States as allies as the result of the Obama administration’s Iran policy. Related Story: Despite ties to Hariri assassination, Iran/Hizbullah closing in on power — November 3 David Schenker, a former U.S. Defense Department official, said […]

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Crowd attacks UN investigators of Hariri assassination in Beirut

Crowd attacks UN investigators of Hariri assassination in Beirut

BEIRUT – A crowd “violently attacked” a team of U.N. investigators gathering evidence Wednesday in the death of a former Lebanese prime minister and stole several items from them, authorities said. The two investigators and an interpreter received medical attention, according to a statement from the prosecutor’s office at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon. The […]

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Ahmadinejad in Lebanon greeted with elation, fear

Ahmadinejad in Lebanon greeted with elation, fear

  BEIRUT – Thousands of cheering Lebanese welcomed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to Lebanon on Wednesday, throwing rose petals and sweets at his motorcade during a visit that underscores the growing power of Tehran and its Lebanese ally, Hezbollah. Ahmadinejad is making his first state visit to Lebanon at a time when tensions are mounting […]

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Ahmadinejad huddles with Hizbullah in Lebanon, plans visit to Israel's border

WorldTribune.com   NICOSIA — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad intends to confront Israel during his visit along the southern Lebanese border with the Jewish state. Lebanese government sources said Ahmadinejad has informed the Beirut government that he plans to visit the Lebanese border with Israel during his three-day stay. They said Ahmadinejad has directed units from […]

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Hizbullah agents taking up positions in Lebanon's Christian areas

WorldTribune.com NICOSIA — The Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah has been quietly infiltrating Christian areas of Lebanon in what could mark preparations for a coup. Lebanese sources said Hizbullah has been penetrating Christian towns along the Mediterranean Sea in what could lead to an attempt to overthrow the government of Prime Minister Saad Hariri. They said thousands of […]

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Crisis in Lebanon: Coup by Hizbullah looms over impending indictments by assassination tribunal

Crisis in Lebanon: Coup by Hizbullah looms over impending indictments by assassination tribunal

By Yossef Bodansky, Global Information System Lebanon is on the verge of take-over by the Hizbullah and its allies. Riyadh is keeping Lebanon’s Prime Minister, Saad Hariri, in Saudi Arabia, pressuring him to deliver a “compromise” which would accept this “inevitability” without an overt show of force by the Hizbullah which could escalate to a […]