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Hizbullah, backed by Iran, pushes Lebanon to the brink

Hizbullah, backed by Iran, pushes Lebanon to the brink

By John J. Metzler  UNITED NATIONS — Political winter has returned to Lebanon, the tiny but cosmopolitan country on the crossroads of the Middle East. The long shadow of Syria and Islamic Iran has again fallen over bustling Beirut and brought the Lebanese to the brink, as the militant Hizbullah movement has deliberately engineered a collapse […]

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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 […]

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Iran's Ahmadinejad stops in Syria on way to UN

DAMASCUS, Syria – Iran’s president said Saturday that Middle Eastern countries will “disrupt” American and Israeli plans to change the political geography of the region, appearing to brush aside U.S. efforts to forge a regional peace deal between Israel and its neighbors. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made the comments during a brief stop in Syria, a key […]

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Russia OKs advanced cruise missile sale to Syria

MOSCOW — The Kremlin has approved the sale of an anti-ship missile to the Syrian Navy. Officials said the missile, identified as P-800, was deemed a defensive weapon that would not change the military balance in the Middle East. “I would like to stress that the Russian Federationis committed to all agreements previously signed between […]

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