Blog Profile / Ya Libnan

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Donald Trump Seems Confused About Jerusalem

Do you maybe find Middle East politics a bit confusing? Hard to tell all those claims and counterclaims apart, to sort out just who deserves to govern which piece of land? Well, the Trump administration is here to make matters more bewildering and stressful for everyone. First, out of the blue, President Donald Trump announced […]

Christian and Muslim leaders boycott Mike Pence’s Holy Land visit

US vice-president Mike Pence’s mission to the Holy Land to defend its shrinking Christian communities has been torpedoed by the refusal of Christian and Muslim prelates and Palestinian leaders to meet him. The boycott was ignited by outrage over US president Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on December 6th. As this day […]

We don’t need foreign volunteers to defend Lebanon, says Hariri

Lebanon Prime Minister Saad Hariri stressed Thursday that “the Lebanese know how to defend their land and sovereignty” and that “they do not need foreign volunteers under any label.” “We underscore the importance of the government’s dissociation resolution and the need to refrain from interfering in the internal affairs of Arab countries,” Hariri said at […]

Saudi FM: ” If Lebanon had not existed, there should have been a need to invent it”

Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir on Friday reiterated his country’s interest in a stable Lebanon and  denied that Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s  rescinding of  his resignation  was a  “defeat ”  for the kingdom, pointing out that SA will “wait and see” if the PM will be “allowed to implement his political agenda.” “We have backed PM […]

Top Iraqi Shi’ite cleric says paramilitaries should be under the control of the Iraqi government

Iraqi Shi‘ite paramilitary groups who took part in the war against Islamic State militants should be incorporated into state security bodies, the nation’s top Shi‘ite cleric said. In a message delivered at the Friday sermon in the holy city of Kerbala through one of his representatives, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani said all weapons used in […]

Over 1 million flee Venezuela. Here’s where they’re seeking refuge

LIMA, Peru —  It is 8 a.m. and the line of Venezuelan refugees outside the Interpol office already stretches to the end of the block. Most have just arrived in Lima with not much more than the clothes on their back and are here applying for a certificate to show they have no criminal record, a […]

Woman busted sending thousands of dollars worth in bitcoin to ISIS

A Long Island woman was busted sending tens of thousands of dollars worth of Bitcoins to ISIS fighters overseas — after swindling money from banks using bogus information. Zoobi Shahnaz, 27, of Brentwood allegedly then planned to flee the US for Syria, but was stopped at JFK airport. She was arrested Wednesday and charged with […]

US F-22s intercept Russian jets over Syria, fire warning flares

Two US F-22 stealth fighters intercepted two Russian aircraft Wednesday after the Russian jets crossed the Euphrates River in Syria, flying east of the “de-confliction line” that is supposed to separate Russian and US-led coalition aircraft operating over Syria, two US defense officials told CNN. The US jets fired warning flares during the intercept of […]

Lebanon’s top Shiite cleric describes Christian president as Imam Michel Aoun

Higher Islamic Shiite Council chief Sheikh Abdul Amir Qabalan described    at a Christian-Islamic summit on Jerusalem in Bkirki on Thursday President Michel Aoun as “Imam Michel Aoun” in appreciation for  his stances on Jerusalem, during an emergency summit for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation. Show More Summary

US presents ‘proof’ missile fired at Saudi Arabia was ‘made in Iran’

The United States on Thursday presented pieces of what it said is the missile fired at Saudi Arabia by Houthi militia in Yemen, describing it as conclusive evidence of Iran involvement and its violation of UN resolutions. Reuters was given advanced access to the military hangar at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling just outside of Washington where […]

Israel threatens to send Lebanon back to the “Stone Age” if Iran builds bases there

  Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz Wednesday told London-based Saudi news site Elaph that Israel will not allow Iran to have military bases in Lebanon and threatened to bomb them, Israeli daily Haaretz reported. Katz said that Israel knew Iranian weapons factories were being built in Lebanon. “We have information that Iran is building advanced […]

Russia’S Putin praises Trump’s “achievements”, dismisses collusion claims as ‘invented’

By ALASTAIR JAMIESON Allegations of collusion between Russia and Donald Trump’s election campaign were “invented” by Trump’s opponents, Vladimir Putin said Thursday while praising the president’s “serious achievements” in office. “All of this has been invented, made up by people who are in opposition to President Trump with a view to shedding a negative light […]

Russia is preparing for World War III, but nobody is quite sure who it is preparing to fight

BY OWEN MATTHEWS Russia, surrounded by enemies, is readying to fight an epic war for survival. At least that’s what Vladimir Putin wants his countrymen to think. Nearly every evening, Russian state-controlled television leads news broadcasts with video of Russian planes in action over Syria, interspersed with images of NATO tanks and troops menacing Russia’s […]

China collecting DNA, biometrics from millions of Muslims in Xinjiang: HRW

Authorities in China’s far-west are collecting DNA samples, fingerprints, eye scans and blood types of millions of people aged 12 to 65, according to a new Human Rights Watch (HRW) report. Xinjiang, the only Chinese territory apart from Tibet where ethnic Han Chinese are not in the majority, has long been subject to tight controls […]

Abbas warns ‘no peace or stability’ without Jerusalem as Palestinian capital. Calls Trump’s move a “crime”

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told Muslim leaders on Wednesday that a US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was a crime which showed that Washington should no longer play a role in Middle East peace talks. Addressing an emergency meeting of Muslim leaders in Turkey, Abbas said President Donald Trump was giving Jerusalem away […]

Lebanese General Security warns over Mossad’s attempt to recruiting citizens online

The Lebanese General Security Directorate has warned over online recruiting done by Mossad, the Israeli Intelligence agency. A report of the Lebanese Counterintelligence indicates the services of the Zionist regime are preparing some traps for citizens on the Internet to include them into their lists of informants. The statement reveals that Mossad operates on social […]

Islamic leaders urge world to recognise East Jerusalem as capital of Palestine

Islamic leaders on Wednesday urged the world to recognise occupied East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine, as Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas warned the United States no longer had any role to play in the peace process. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan convened in Istanbul an emergency summit of the world’s main pan-Islamic body, the […]

Israeli delegation walks out of trade union summit after Lebanese rep slammed Israel, trump

The Israeli delegation walked  out of the ongoing Euro-Mediterranean Summit meeting of Economic and Social Councils and Similar Institutions in Spain on Wednesday after a Lebanese representative criticized the Israeli occupation and U.S. Show More Summary

Alabama Special Election Results: Democrat Jones defeats Trump-backed Republican Moore

                  CANDIDATE PARTY VOTES PCT. Doug Jones Democrat 602,515 49.6%   Roy Moore Republican 592,729 48.8   Total Write-Ins — 19,476 1.6 Doug Jones (R, a Democrat, won the special election on Tuesday to fill the United States Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions, now the […]

Trump’s Jerusalem move: Soleimani says Iran Is ready to back Palestinian forces

Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani says his nation is ready to support Palestinian forces in the Gaza Strip, days after the U.S. recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Soleimani, commander of the Al Quds force, made the offer in a phone call late Monday with leaders of groups in Gaza, according to the Revolutionary Guard […]

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