Lebanon Rocked By Violence As Fascist Militia Guns-Down Protesters

By Rania Khalek, BreakThrough News. -

Unarmed protesters affiliated with Hezbollah and Amal were gunned down by the Saudi-backed Lebanese Forces militia in Beirut on Thursday, October 14, provoking a sectarian gun battle that risked [...]

Hezbollah-Brokered Iranian Fuel Arrives In Crisis-Hit Lebanon

By Kareem Chehayeb, Aljazeera. -

Beirut, Lebanon – The first of several truck convoys carrying Iranian fuel has arrived in Lebanon from Syria, a Hezbollah spokesperson told Al Jazeera – a shipment intended to help ease crippling [...]

Why Hezbollah Is Bringing Iranian Fuel To Lebanon

By Radwan Mortada, Orinoco Tribune. -

The chokehold on Lebanon has grown even tighter, thanks to the embargo imposed against it by the United States and its Arab allies in the Persian Gulf. This comes at the lowest point of Lebanon’s [...]

Lebanon Is Under Maximum Pressure, And The Target Is Hezbollah

By Elijah J. Magnier. -

Lebanon is under unprecedented economic and social pressure, paying the price for Hezbollah’s military capability that causes a threat to Israel. The options offered by those (US, EU and Israel) [...]

Rania Khalek On US Mideast Genocide

By Mnar Adley, Mintpress News. -

Around one quarter of the world lives in countries under unilateral United States sanctions. While American government officials insist that sanctions are targeted at officials committing human [...]

Media Paints Israel As ‘Victim’ As Hezbollah Responds To Airstrikes

By Robert Inkalesh, Mintpress News. -

Lebanese Hezbollah has claimed responsibility for the firing of the 19 rockets into northern Israel in response to a series of Israeli air and artillery strikes carried out earlier this week on [...]

Debt As Colonialism

By Joan Chaker, Progressive International. -

Debt, according to standard economic assumptions, emerges from a purely private exchange. Independent rational agents willingly enter into a contract in a free market. That market, in turn, sets [...]

Lokman Slim’s War

By Rania Khalek, The Grayzone. -

On February 4, a Lebanese employee of foreign embassies and NGOs was murdered in the southern Lebanese village of Addousiyeh. Few Lebanese people had heard of the 58-year-old socialite who had [...]

Protests Mark A Year Since Lebanon’s Mass Uprising

By Kareem Chehayeb, Middle East Monitor. -

Beirut - Over a thousand protesters on Saturday marched across Beirut to mark one year since Lebanon’s mass uprising against its ruling political parties swept across the [...]

Lebanon: Inconvenient Truths About Syria, Iran, Hezbollah And The Shia ‘Street’

By Danny Sjursen, AntiWar.com. -

There’s been a lot of nonsense passing as truth in post-blast Lebanon reporting. Most centers around alarmism about Hezbollah’s nefarious influence, the West’s "opportunity" to destroy it, and [...]

The End Of The Hariri Trial

By Moon of Alabama. -

Judges at a U.N.-backed tribunal said Tuesday there was no evidence the leadership of the Hezbollah militant group and Syria were involved in the 2005 suicide truck bomb assassination of former [...]

Chinese Peacekeepers Provide Aid After Explosion In Beirut

By Kristin Huang, South China Morning Post. -

Chinese peacekeepers will provide medical aid to Beirut following the deadly explosion on Tuesday  that killed at least 135 people and injured 5,000 others. Upon the request of the United [...]

Lebanon: The Top Ten Myths About The Country And Its Conflicts

By Danny Sjursen, Antiwar.com. -

Plenty of folks finally know the CIA-Soviet-Afghan thread of that backstory; fewer are familiar with the Lebanese layer. They should be. After all, an impressionable young Saudi named bin [...]

Beirut Explosion, Western Imperialism And Media Misinformation

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

On August 4, 2020, an explosion of tons of ammonium nitrate being stored at the port of Beirut Lebanon ripped through the city killing 0ver 170 people and injuring 6,000 people. This happened at [...]

US Sanctions Are Strangling A Lebanon In Crisis

By Bilal El-Amine, In These Times. -

The Lebanese econ­o­my crashed into the equiv­a­lent of a brick wall some­time in the last few months of 2019. The Lebanese pound (or lira), which was pegged to the dol­lar and appeared to be [...]

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