Tag: Lebanon

A League of Their Own, as Only 3 Arab Leaders Attend Summit

BEIRUT — The eyes of the world were nowhere near Beirut, where the kings and presidents of the Arab world had been ceremoniously summoned to a summit of the Arab League over the weekend and had, in all but two cases, ceremoniously declined. Government jets disgorged only underlings and minor […]

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Israel, in Rare Admission, Confirms Strike on Iranian Targets in Syria

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel acknowledged on Sunday that Israeli forces had attacked Iranian weapons warehouses in Syria, after years of ambiguity over involvement in specific attacks on the country. “We worked with impressive success to block Iran’s military entrenchment in Syria,” Mr. Netanyahu said at the […]

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New York Times Salutes the Christmas Spirit of Hezbollah

In a bizarre article published on Christmas Eve, the New York Times saluted the murderous Iran-backed Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah for its wonderful Christmas spirit, applauding the group for helping to “ring in the season” and implying the United States has unfairly designated it as a foreign terrorist organization. The opening passage of the Times […]

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Lebanon Dispatch: Christmas in Lebanon: ‘Jesus Isn’t Only for the Christians’

BEIRUT — The Iranian cultural attaché stepped up to the microphone on a stage flanked by banners bearing the faces of Iran’s two foremost religious authorities: Ayatollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic, and Ayatollah Khamenei, the current supreme leader. To the left of Ayatollah Khomeini stood a twinkling Christmas […]

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Israel Calls for International Action Against Hezbollah Tunnels

JERUSALEM — Hezbollah has committed “an act of war” by digging tunnels under Israel’s border with Lebanon, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday, calling on the United Nations to halt what he called a “grave violation” of Israel’s sovereignty. Speaking at a news conference ahead of a United Nations Security […]

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Klein: Hezbollah Tunnels Expose Iran’s War Machine inside Israel

For the last week, Middle East headlines have rightly been dominated by Israel’s Operation Northern Shield to destroy Hezbollah attack tunnels that snake into Israeli territory. Almost entirely missing from the dialogue surrounding the tunnel threat, however, is that Hezbollah does not make a move without the full backing of the Shiite terrorist organization’s Iranian […]

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[Update: Available for all] Spotify now available in the Middle East and North Africa, if you have an invite

Earlier this year, it was rumored that Spotify would arrive in MENA (Middle East and North Africa) sometime in Q4 2018. It seems the speculation was true, as Spotify has now launched in a handful of MENA countries — but only to those with invites. Spotify now appears to be live in Lebanon, Jordan, UAE, […]

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Spotify now available in the Middle East and North Africa, if you have an invite

Earlier this year, it was rumored that Spotify would arrive in MENA (Middle East and North Africa) sometime in Q4 2018. It seems the speculation was true, as Spotify has now launched in a handful of MENA countries — but only to those with invites. Spotify now appears to be live in Lebanon, Jordan, UAE, […]

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Flashback: Seven 9/11 Hijackers Overstayed Their Visas, Were Never Deported

Nearly half of the September 11, 2001, Islamic terrorist hijackers who flew planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon were able to remain in the United States, undetected, despite having overstayed their visas. For 13 of the 19 terrorists, driver’s licenses were obtained after they arrived in the U.S. from Saudi Arabia, Egypt, […]

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Larnaka Dispatch: With Weddings in Cyprus, Israelis and Lebanese Bridge a Divide

LARNAKA, Cyprus — They eat falafel, live on the Mediterranean and worry that a new war could erupt across the hostile border that separates them. But many Israelis and Lebanese share something else: a desire to circumvent their respective religious authorities when getting married. In both Lebanon and Israel, only religious leaders can perform marriages, […]

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Lens: Photographing Syrians Who Share an Uncertain Future

Advertisement LENS Diego Ibarra Sánchez hopes his project, “Limbo: Lives in Exile,” will convey the unceasing urgency of the Syrian refugee crisis. Abu Ali, a 77-year-old Syrian refugee from Aleppo, inside Alhoor forest in Barelias, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon. He fled Syria in April 2012 with his wife and left behind family in Aleppo.CreditDiego Ibarra/MeMo/Saferworld By […]

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