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Saad Hariri’s resignation as Prime Minister of Lebanon is not all it seems

    Saad Hariri’s resignation as Prime Minister of Lebanon is not all it seems

He certainly did not anticipate what happened to him. Indeed, Hariri had scheduled meetings in Beirut on the following Monday – with the IMF, the World Bank and a series

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Iran Out to Remake Mideast With Arab Enforcer: Hezbollah 56

    Iran Out to Remake Mideast With Arab Enforcer: Hezbollah 56

BEIRUT, Lebanon — For three decades, Hezbollah maintained a singular focus as a Lebanese military group fighting Israel. It built a network of bunkers and tunnels near Lebanon’s southern border,

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Israel Starts Building Fence along Lebanese Border

Tel Aviv – The Israeli Defense Ministry is set to soon start building a new fence along the Lebanese border to prevent any threat caused by the “infiltration of armed

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House Foreign Affairs Chairman Calls for Reevaluation of Military Assistance to Lebanon

"We need a quick review by the new administration," said California Republican Ed Royce. American military assistance to Lebanon should be reevaluated in the coming year, top congressional sources and

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Michel Aoun begins Middle East tour in Saudi Arabia

President is expected to focus on re-establishing military ties and reviving Lebanon's ailing tourism sector. Lebanon President Michel Aoun has

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US denies Lebanese army armoured vehicles given to Hizballah

The United States denied on Wednesday an Israeli claim that US-supplied armoured vehicles seen being operated by Hizballah in Syria

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HEZBOLLAH HAS EFFECTIVELY WON THE LEBANESE PRESIDENCY

The path forward for Lebanon's new president points not in the direction of moderation, but to Tehran. Iranian Foreign Minister

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In Lebanon deal, Iran wins and Saudi retreats

A veteran Christian leader is set to fill Lebanon's long-vacant presidency in a deal that underlines the ascendancy of the

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Hariri reverses political slide by backing Aoun presidency

Aoun, Hariri deal a "rare opportunity" Gen. Michel Aoun, the leader of the largest Christian bloc in the Lebanese parliament

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Beirut’s lessons for how not to rebuild a war-torn city

  The Syrian conflict has divided and destroyed many of the country’s most important cities. Should the fighting cease, they

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