Lebanon: Who is Samir Geagea and Does He Matter?

As’ad AbuKhalil Samir Geagea, right-wing war criminal, Israeli collaborator and convicted murderer – or a hawkish hope for Lebanon’s Maronite Christians? Photo Credit: The Cradle Notorious war criminal Samir Geagea has re-emerged into the Lebanese spotlight, ready to kick off another civil war in his bid for power. But might it be better to deny…

Ain ar-Rummāneh: From Beirut to Canberra

Makram Khoury-Machool How is the Zio-American pact exerting pressure on Lebanon? and how is the Lebanese resistance hampering the remaining or renewed Zio-American plans? Lebanese geography is not the only factor we must focus on in order to see the causes of the strained security situation in Lebanon in view of the Tayyouneh (Ain ar-Rummāneh)…

Lebanon: Shooting Attack on a Peaceful Demonstration in Tayouneh

AlMayadeen AlMayadeen correspondent in Lebanon reported that 6 peaceful protesters were killed and 60 wounded after being shot by snipers in the Tayouneh area of ​​Beirut. In response, the Commandos Regiment of the Lebanese Army had reinforced its deployment in the Tayouneh area to contain the situation. اطلاق نار كثيف في منطقة الطيونة نتح عنه…

Hezbollah is Prepared to Expel America from Lebanon

The Cradle’s Lebanon Correspondent If the US does not cease its destabilizing activities in Lebanon, Hezbollah threatens to remove American influence from all Lebanese institutions. Photo Credit: The Cradle As US interference in Lebanon’s collapse continues, Hezbollah threatens retaliatory steps to eject American influence across all Lebanese institutions. In a bold announcement that made no…

Lebanon and Syria Under Siege

Tim Anderson While the peoples of both countries have common origins, a key problem is, as many politically conscious Lebanese say: in Syria, there is a state, while in Lebanon there is a sectarian cartel of clans ruled by a handful of families. How is it that, after ten years of war, the streets of…

Iran’s Action Leads to Syria Being Welcomed by the Arab and International Community

Elijah J. Magnier Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei receives Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (Photo: Archive). The domino effect of Iranian tankers carrying gasoline to Lebanon via Syria generously affected and expanded Hezbollah’s influence in Lebanon and extended to the United States, Russia and several Arab states. The consequences have accelerated important regional and international…

Seventh Iranian Fuel Convoy Enters Lebanon

Esteban Carrillo Lebanese citizens welcome the first shipments of Iranian fuel on 16 September, 2021. (Photo credit: AFP via Getty Images) The much-needed fuel arrives just days before authorities expect the country’s reserves to run out On 28 September, a seventh convoy carrying Iranian fuel entered Lebanon via Syria as the country nears the brink…

Nine Arrested in Lebanon’s Ammonium Nitrate Truck Conspiracy to Frame Hezbollah

Esteban Carrillo The Lebanese Armed Forces announced the additional arrests of associates of the Sakr brothers’ ammonium smuggling operation The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) released an official statement on Tuesday announcing the arrest of nine individuals involved in the transport of an ammonium nitrate-laden truck days ago. On 17 September, a truck filled with ammonium…

Iran’s 2nd Fuel Tanker for Lebanon Docks at Syrian Port

TEHRAN (FNA)- The second Iranian oil tanker carrying mazut has docked at Banyas port in Syria to transit fuel to Lebanon, the Lebanese Resistance Movement Hezbollah announced. The second vessel carrying mazut from Iran reached Banyas port in Syria at 10 p.m. local time on Thursday, the movement said. The first flotilla of Iranian tankers…