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Saudi, France seal $3 bn weapons deal for Lebanon army

Saudi, France seal $3 bn weapons deal for Lebanon army

Saudi Arabia and France sealed an agreement Tuesday for Riyadh to finance the delivery of $3 billion worth of French weapons to the Lebanese army, which has come under mounting jihadist attack. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius hailed the conclusion […]


Lebanon in $3 billion Saudi military aid pledge

Lebanon in $3 billion Saudi military aid pledge

Lebanon announced a Saudi pledge of $3 billion on Sunday to buy military equipment from France, as it buried leading Sunni politician Mohammad Chatah, killed in a Beirut car bombing. Friday’s killing of Chatah, a prominent critic of the Syrian […]


Lebanese soldier, 4 attackers killed in assaults on army

Lebanese soldier, 4 attackers killed in assaults on army

A Lebanese soldier and four attackers were killed in two separate assaults late Sunday on army checkpoints in the southern city of Sidon, the military said in a statement. “At 9:15 p.m. (1915 GMT) today (Sunday) an armed man approached […]


Turkey to withdraw troops from UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon

Turkey to withdraw troops from UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon

Turkey plans to pull out troops from the UN peacekeeping mission in Lebanon UNIFIL, Turkish and UN sources said Saturday, while denying that the decision was linked to the kidnapping of two pilots. “An approximately 250-person engineering construction force will […]


Israel deploys 3rd missile system to north

Israel deploys 3rd missile system to north

Israel has deployed a third Iron Dome missile defence battery to the north of the country a few days after carrying out an air strike inside neighboring Syria, Israeli media said on Tuesday. “The deployment of several Iron Dome batteries […]


Beirut gunbattles leave 2 dead, Syria spillover feared

Beirut gunbattles leave 2 dead, Syria spillover feared

Street battles in Beirut during the night between groups for and against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s embattled regime left two people dead, Lebanon’s state-run news agency said on Monday. The fighting, which also wounded 18 people, erupted after reports emerged […]


Israel’s Iron Dome Anti-Rocket System Surpasses Expectations

Israel’s Iron Dome Anti-Rocket System Surpasses Expectations

Long lines of people have made their way to the Iron Dome batteries deployed in southern Israel in recent days, distributing gifts and chocolates to Aerial Defense Network soldiers and admiring the life-saving systems that have been operating non-stop. Behind […]


Hard Fighting: Israel in Lebanon and Gaza

Hard Fighting: Israel in Lebanon and Gaza

When Israel fought Hezbollah during the Second Lebanon War in 2006, it discovered that it was ill prepared for the challenges posed by its “hybrid” adversary. Hybrid adversaries employ effective standoff weapons (e.g., antitank guided missiles, man-portable air-defense systems, mortars, […]


UN slams attack on French peacekeepers in Lebanon

UN slams attack on French peacekeepers in Lebanon

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon strongly condemned a roadside bomb attack that wounded six French peacekeepers in Lebanon’s southern city of Sidon. Ban “hopes that the perpetrators are swiftly identified and brought to justice,” his spokesman Martin Nesirky said. “The […]


 
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