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‘Leave Lebanon’ – Kuwait warns

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 24, (AFP): Kuwait on Wednesday became the latest Gulf state to urge its citizens to leave Lebanon following tensions over the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah which is fighting to support Syria’s regime. In a statement cited by the official KUNA news agency, the Kuwaiti embassy in Beirut also …

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Statements won’t save Lebanon

THE Prime Minister of Lebanon was furious when he read the statement to ascertain the affiliation of Lebanon to the Arabian circle, as well as his refusal to offend the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and its sister nations. Nonetheless, is fury in expression enough, whereas the contents of the statement …

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Saudis, UAE warn citizens off Lebanon

RIYADH, Feb 23, (AFP): Saudi Arabia on Tuesday urged its citizens in Lebanon to leave, after Riyadh halted a $3 billion programme funding military supplies to Beirut in response to “hostile” positions linked to Hezbollah. Saudi ally and fellow Gulf Cooperation Council member the United Arab Emirates followed suit but …

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Set compass right, bring Lebanon back to Arab shore

THE principles are crystal clear for the government of Lebanon to return to the Arab fold. The Lebanese don’t have to sift through the minutes of the meeting that are held at the behest of the Iranians with the barrel of the gun pointed at the heads of its ministers. The …

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What a scabby camel has done to Lebanon

WHAT do the GCC countries want from Lebanon? To answer this question, we say: “The GCC organization has realized the truth about this small Arab country; thereby, using this truth as basis for dealing with the latter. The organization used to see Lebanon as an open and civilized country whose …

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Saudis halt $3bn in aid to Lebanese army

RIYADH, Feb 19, (AFP): Saudi Arabia said Friday it has halted a $3 billion programme for military supplies to Lebanon in protest against Hezbollah, the Shiite militant group fighting in support of Syria’s regime. In light of positions taken by Hezbollah the kingdom proceeded to “a comprehensive review of its …

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Lebanon … don’t give up

THE international community has turned a blind eye to Iran’s domination of Lebanon. Pleas for help to rid this Arab country of an armed militia under Tehran’s orders have gone unheard because world powers do not consider this small Mediterranean country has sufficient strategic significance to warrant military involvement. Adding …

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Lebanon exposed

HOW much longer will we fool ourselves that Lebanon’s loyalties rest with the Arab World? During a recent Arab League emergency meeting of foreign ministers, called by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to discuss measures to be taken in answer to Iran’s “terrorist acts” and its aggression against Saudi Arabia, …

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Qaeda Syria wing frees Lebanese captives

BEIRUT, Dec 1, (RTRS): Al Qaeda’s Syrian wing freed 16 Lebanese soldiers and policemen on Tuesday in exchange for the release of jailed Islamists including the ex-wife of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The Nusra Front seized the Lebanese 16 months ago during an attack on the Lebanese border …

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Lebanon army commander sees growing risk from Syrian camps – Potential hideouts for militants: Kahwaji

BEIRUT, Nov 27, (RTRS): The Lebanese army commander says camps that are home to refugees from neighbouring Syria represent a growing security risk as potential hideouts for militants who have been prevented from using other areas to launch attacks and rig car bombs. General Jean Kahwaji told Reuters the security …

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