Posts Tagged “Hezbollah”

Hariri shelves his resignation: conditional good news for Lebanon

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Hariri shelves his resignation: conditional good news for Lebanon

Hariri shelves his resignation: conditional good news for Lebanon By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz A sigh of relief in Lebanon: On November 22 Prime Minister Saad Hariri put on hold his November 4th resignation in a cabinet which includes Hezbollah Party, in order to negotiate terms for Lebanon’s neutrality in Arab affairs.  “Neutrality,” “dissociation” and “self…

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Lebanon turmoil stoked by pro-Iranian extremists

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Lebanon turmoil stoked by pro-Iranian extremists

Lebanon turmoil stoked by pro-Iranian extremists The murder of Rafic Hariri weighs heavy over freedom in Lebanon, 12 years later. And the same forces of violence and extremism are seeking to enforce more change through terrorism. Hariri’s son Saad faces threats of violence from Syria, Iran and Hezbollah extremists By Ray Hanania If people want…

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Hariri’s resignation sign of more trouble for Lebanon and the region

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Hariri’s resignation sign of more trouble for Lebanon and the region By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz The resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri last week has serious implications for Lebanon, the region, and beyond. Hariri’s withdrawal from political office was shocking in form and substance. The televised resignation speech was delivered in Riyadh, not in Beirut. …

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Futility of Gulf Cooperation Council diplomacy towards Qatar

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Futility of Gulf Cooperation Council diplomacy towards Qatar

Futility of Gulf Cooperation Council diplomacy towards Qatar By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz Shunning Qatar undermines a precious structure of pan-Arab diplomacy. The blockade imposed by Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt against Qatar is more about relations with Iran than alleged links to terrorism. Unlike Saudi Arabia, Qatar has good relations with Iran…

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Emerging optimism for Lebanon’s political deadlock

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Emerging optimism for Lebanon’s political deadlock

Emerging optimism for Lebanon’s political deadlock Will the Lebanese living abroad visit their homeland in large numbers this summer? By Ghassan Michel Rubeiz A disastrous civil war that lasted fifteen years (1975-1990) nearly obliterated Lebanon’s image as the “Switzerland of the Middle East.” Since the end of the civil war Lebanon has been reconstructed, physically,…

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Trump urges Arab world to fight terrorism harder

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Trump urges Arab world to fight terrorism harder

Trump urges Arab world to fight terrorism harder President Trump vows to work closely with Arab and Muslim nations, denounces Hezbollah, Iran and Syria as terrorist organizations, and promises to support the Arab World’s fight against religious extremism in a speech to a summit of Arab and Muslim leaders in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia By Ray…

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