Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Tag Archives: Hezbollah

Hezbollah’s Nasrallah: We are nearing victory at Lebanon-Syria border

:: The leader of Lebanon’s Hezbollah said on Wednesday that the group was close to defeating Nusra Front militants in the battle along the Syrian-Lebanese border. “We are in the face of a very big military victory,” Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah

Trump, Hariri pledge solidarity against terrorism

:: President Donald Trump and Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri pledged solidarity Tuesday in their joint fight against terrorism by ISIS and others. The pledge came as Hariri’s paid his visit to the Trump White House. During brief remarks before

Hezbollah says seizes strategic valley from militants at Syria-Lebanon border

:: Hezbollah said its forces seized a strategic valley on Monday, the latest advance in an offensive to oust militants from their last foothold along the Syria-Lebanon border. Hezbollah said it had advanced from several directions in the Wadi al-Kheil

Lebanese mediator killed in fighting near Syrian border

:: A Lebanese mediator was killed on Saturday in a second day of fighting between Hezbollah and militants near the border with Syria, sources and pictures obtained by Al Arabiya showed. “Ahmad al-Fliti, who was mediating between fighters and Hezbollah…

White House: Trump to host Lebanese PM Saad Hariri

:: US President Donald Trump will meet Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Washington next week for talks on issues including refugees and combatting terrorism, the White House announced Friday. Analysts also anticipate US aid will be high on the

Hezbollah, Syria army launch offensive at border with Lebanon

:: The Lebanese group Hezbollah and the Syrian army launched an offensive on Friday to clear militants from an area of the Syrian-Lebanese frontier, a commander in the military alliance fighting in support of President Bashar al-Assad told Reuters. The

US accuses Lebanon’s Hezbollah of weapons buildup

:: US Ambassador Nikki Haley on Wednesday accused Lebanon’s Hezbollah of amassing weapons and said the world must turn its attention to the actions of the powerful paramilitary organization. Haley met with UN envoy for Lebanon Sigrid Kaag ahead of

Bahrain busts terror cell, arrests Hezbollah-linked suspects

:: Bahrain’s chief of terror crime prosecution Advocate General Ahmed Al Hammadi has said that an investigation has been launched in the case of the formation of an illegal organization with the aim of stalling the law, preventing the state

Hariri: Lebanon’s army to carry out operation near Syrian border

:: Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Tuesday the army would carry out an operation in an area of the border with Syria that has been a base of operations for militants including extremist groups. Speaking in parliament, Hariri

Reminders of the July war

Diana Moukalled

By : Diana Moukalled :: Eleven years after Israel’s July war against Lebanon, there is talk of a new war between Israel and Hezbollah. Israel is worried about the Iraqi-Iranian axis backed by Russia. Hezbollah, despite all its threats, knows

Cautious calm surrounds the construction of a wall in northern Israel

:: Those who patrol the Israeli border with Lebanon will notice a section made of a concrete wall, seven meters high, on the border of the Lebanese village of Kafarkala, opposite the Israeli settlement of Masjab. The settlement is located

French report: Hezbollah building weapons factories in Lebanon

:: Iran-backed Hezbollah terrorist group is constructing at least two underground facilities in Lebanon for manufacturing missiles and other weaponry, a report by French Intelligence Online magazine has revealed. Intelligence Online quoted sources saying that the first factory is being

16-year-old boy among five Hezbollah fighters killed in Syria

:: The recruitment of children to battle in the Syrian war has seen a sharp rise in recent years, whether carried out by ISIS or by Hezbollah militias. According to the Lebanese websites on Sunday, five young men were killed

Bodies of Syrian detainees in Arsal show signs of torture

:: The Lebanese army announced the death of a number of detainees after one week of security operations carried out by its units in the Syrian refugee camps of Arsal on the Syrian-Lebanese border. Lebanese Minister of Human Rights called

Report: Israel set to start building border wall with Lebanon

:: The Israeli Defense Forces are set to start construction on a security fence along the Lebanese-Israeli border on July, according Israel National News. Among the reasons for constructing a wall is to slow down Hezbollah militants entering Israel. The

Nasrallah says ‘hundreds of thousands’ ready to go to war against Israel

:: Hassan Nasrallah, Secretary General of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, warned Israel on Friday that thousands of fighters from different countries will be ready to strike back if Israel launches any attack. “The Israeli enemy must know that if an Israeli war

Lebanon arrests ISIS suicide attack plotter

:: Lebanese authorities have arrested a Lebanese man accused of planning a suicide attack on behalf of ISIS, state news agency NNA reported on Tuesday. The man told police that militants had trained him in north Lebanon and that an

Hezbollah associate pleads guilty to money laundering conspiracy in US

:: A Lebanese man, accused of trying to use his ties to Hezbollah as part of a scheme to launder drug money, pleaded guilty on Friday in a Brooklyn, New York, federal court to a US money laundering and conspiracy

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