Tag: Lebanon

Saudi Arabia Orders Citizens To Leave Lebanon ‘Immediately’

Saudi Arabia is ordering its citizens living or visiting Lebanon to leave the country as tensions between the two governments have risen exponentially in the past week. Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri abruptly resigned last weekend in a televised announcement from the Saudi capital, renouncing Iran’s influence in Lebanese politics in his resignation. He also…

Report: Trump Reviewing ‘Extreme Vetting’ Policies

President Trump’s administration is reviewing ways to enact the “extreme vetting” practices that often mentioned during his campaign, The Wall Street Journal reported. Administration officials told the newspaper they are evaluating whether to require foreign nationals who visit the U.S. to divulge cell phone contacts and passwords for social networking websites. “If there is any…

11 Arrested in Beirut Bombings [VIDEO]

Lebanon officials said Sunday they had arrested 11 people in connection to the Beirut bombings last week that left 44 people dead. Speaking at a news conference, Interior Minister Nuhad Mashnuq said those arrested included “seven Syrians and two Lebanese, one of them a [would-be] suicide bomber and the other a trafficker who smuggled them…

Miss Lebanon’s Selfie with Miss Israel stirs up controversy [VIDEO]

Miss Lebanon is claiming she was photobombed by Miss Israel after she came under fire in her home country for appearing in a selfie with Miss Israel that was posted on Instagram. Miss Lebanon, Saly Greige, is seen in the photo smiling with Miss Israel, Doron Matalon, along with Miss Slovenia and Miss Japan at…

ISIS Leader’s Wife and Child Arrested [VIDEO]

One of 3 the wives of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was arrested in Lebanon along with their child. Lebanon’s defense minister confirmed the arrest. A security official told Reuters that Baghdadi’s wife was arrested nine days ago after she tried to cross into the country from Syria. Lebanon’s Al Safir newspaper said authorities captured…

Israel Killed Hezbollah commander Hassan al-Laqis in Beirut

A senior commander for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah was gunned down Wednesday outside his home in southern Beirut, security officials said. Hezbollah blamed Israel for the killing, something an official there quickly denied. Hezbollah immediately announced the death of Hassan al-Laqis and described him as one of the founding members of the group, suggesting…