After Tragic Beirut Explosion: Imperialist Vultures Pounce on Lebanon

Greg Butterfield A powerful explosion ripped through the port of Beirut, Lebanon’s capital, on Aug. 4. At least 171 people have died and thousands were injured, including many Syrian and other non-Lebanese workers. Hundreds of thousands were made homeless by the disaster. Beirut is the country’s main port. For Lebanon’s nearly 7 million residents, the…

Lebanon: The Verdict on Rafik Hariri’s Assassination

Abdul Rahman Almost 15 years after the assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister Rafik Hariri, an international Special Tribunal for Lebanon formed to investigate and try the persons involved, pronounced its verdict on Tuesday, August 18. It found one of the four accused, Salim Ayyash, guilty of the crime. Hariri and 21 others were killed…

The Beirut Explosion: Who is Responsible?

Elijah J. MagnierOn Tuesday 4thof August, an explosion at the Lebanese harbour in the heart of the capital Beirut caused devastating human casualties and material destruction. Over 140 people died instantly, 80 are still missing under the rubble, and over 5000 were wounded. More than 300,000 homes were destroyed and many more were damaged. 2,750…

Sayyed Nasrallah Denies Fabrications about Missile Cashes in Beirut Port

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah on Friday offered deep condolences to the families of the martyrs claimed in Beirut Port’s blast, hoping a speedy recovery for the wounded. “We are in face of a major humanitarian and national catastrophe according to all the standards,” his eminence said in a televised speech. “There are more…

Possibility of US Sabotage in ‌Beirut Explosion

TEHRAN, Aug. 05 (MNA) – Following the explosion in Beirut on Tuesday, radar images of “unusual patrols and reconnaissance operations” of four US Navy spy planes on the Lebanon-Syria coastline were released. Some radar images of unusual patrols and reconnaissance operations of four US Navy spy planes on the Lebanon-Syria coastline were released after the powerful explosion in…

Shadowy US Firm Run by Former Diplomat Cinches Syria Oil Deal with Kurds

Raul Diego In November of last year, the Pentagon’s assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs assured reporters during a press briefing that “the revenue from [Syrian oil fields] is not going to the U.S. [It] is going to the SDF”, adding that the purpose of the mission was “to defeat ISIS” and that…

Hezbollah Between Two Fires: Its Own Society and Its Domestic Allies

Elijah J. Magnier Lebanese Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah enjoys unparalleled support among Shia in Lebanon and more broadly among the “Axis of the Resistance” he is leading. He is the most famous leader in Lebanon and is highly respected and heeded by both followers and enemies, particularly Israel. However, since the financial situation…

Sayyed Nasrallah Vows to Defend Lebanon and Syria from the US’ Economic Warfare

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said Tuesday that allegations that Hezbollah wanted to topple the Lebanese government are “baseless rumors,” warning that “the current situation can’t withstand any changes.” “When protests erupted over the rise in the dollar exchange rate and acts of violence occurred in Beirut and Tripoli, some held Hezbollah and Amal…

Syria: Will the Great Middle Eastern War Begin in the Levant?

Elijah J. Magnier The world is in turmoil. 2020 has already brought major multiple crises, with the Iranian-American clash in Iraq which followed the US assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani, and the COVID-19 health pandemic and economic disaster that struck all continents and stole the lives of around 400 thousand people around the world,…