Trump pledges USA aid in Lebanon fight against IS

And the Lebanese government is not confronting Hezbollah militarily, as Trump said, but rather reliant on it to stay in power. They had also control over al-Zamrani and Martabiye cross routes in the middle of north Qalamoun and Lebanese Arsal region.

On Tuesday, Hezbollah, a US -designated foreign terrorist organization, announced it was on the verge of ousting the Sunni terrorists from the area, and it called on those surviving to surrender to avoid further bloodshed. "For me, stability is the most essential part of my role in Lebanon", Hariri said during a lecture he gave at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

US-Russian brokered ceasefire must have a chance to be successfully implemented, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Wednesday.

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley is urging the U.N. Security Council to acknowledge that Hezbollah - which it has not even named in recent resolutions - "is a destructive terrorist force" and "a major obstacle to peace" that is "dedicated to the destruction of Israel".

Trump met with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri at the White House on Tuesday with security top of the agenda. The cuts to the Foreign Military Financing (FMF) program would hit the country particularly hard, as the LAF, with the help of Hezbollah, is securing the war-torn Syrian border from the Islamic State (IS), al-Qaeda and other militants.

Nifty Near All-Time High; Reliance Industries Surges 4%
Wipro , India's third-largest IT firm, surged most by 6.47 per cent as the company's earnings yesterday beat Street expectations. A woman checks her mobile phone as she walks past a mobile store of Reliance Industries' Jio telecoms unit, in Mumbai , India.

European Union court upholds Hamas terror listing
The Court does not have to but generally does follow the advisory opinion of the Advocate General. It also added that Hamas assets must remain frozen for three months pending an appeal.

HMD Global Released Nokia 2 Got Spotted on the GeekBench Listing
It is powered by the Snapdragon 212 processor, as the listing shows it being powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.27 GHz. The upcoming Nokia flagship is rumored to come with two 13-MP rear sensors with Carl Zeiss branding, and a 13-MP camera at front.

Describing Lebanon as a model for coexistence, the prime minister said: "In a region fraught with religious and sectarian violence, in a world where coexistence between Islam and Christianity is increasingly portrayed as impossible, Lebanon offers a model; a model of coexistence, of dialogue and of political solution".

The prime minister also said that Lebanon's view on the future of Syrian President Bashar Assad's leadership is that it is an issue for the Syrians to decide.

The fact the Shi'ite terrorist group is able to carry out an armed offensive on Lebanese soil while the country's national army stands by underscores the government's inability or unwillingness to challenge it.

President Trump himself praised the LAF's role in counterterrorism operations during a press conference with Hariri on Tuesday, indicating that the United States will continue to provide Lebanon with military assistance. And one of the things that we have made tremendous strides at is getting rid of ISIS. Hezbollah also holds considerable influence in the country's parliament.

The Lebanese PM said he discussed the proposed sanctions with Trump and will meet with USA lawmakers later this week.

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)
 
Recommended

Colorado unemployment at record-low 2.3 percent for third straight month
The greatest job losses were in education and health services, which lost 2,600 jobs, and construction, which was down 1,000 jobs. Other elevated rates were 6.7 percent in Imperial Beach and 6.3 percent within El Cajon's city limits.

Six dead in worst Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed for years
The site is open for women of all ages and for men over the age of 50, a police spokesperson said. Three Palestinian protesters were fatally shot in separate clashes in and around Jerusalem .

Amazing Grace shatters major golf record, Johnson makes move
And then on (the par-five) 17th, I was right in the middle of the fairway there and made par. I didn't know 62 was the lowest ever but now it makes it even more special.

Barbara Sinatra Dies At Age 90
The Barbara Sinatra Children's Center Foundation provided counseling to child abuse victims, among other services. Barbara Sinatra , philanthropist and the widow of Frank Sinatra , has died at 90 in her home in California.

Sensex Ends Up 217 Points; Nifty At 9966
At 12:28 pm, the 30-share Sensex was up 0.63 or 200 points at 32,230 and the Nifty was at 9966, up 51 points or 0.51 percent. On the currency front, the rupee strengthened by nine paise to 64.34-35 to a USA dollar from its previous close at 64.43-44.

Pence Breaks Tie, Senate Votes To Begin Debating ACA Replacement
Some Republicans want him to offer his latest draft, and he probably will if he thinks he may have the votes to pass it. Before voting began, a group of protesters shouted "kill the bill'" and "shame" from the Senate's galleries.

Two killed in shooting at Israeli embassy in Jordan
Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and defense officials are working on various channels vis-a-vis the Jordanian government . Members of the Arab League will hold an emergency meeting over the crisis on Thursday ( 27 July), the Jordan Times reported.

Nintendo continues to flourish with strong Switch sales
For the older handheld device 3DS, Nintendo sold 950,000 3DS units during the quarter, a slight increase from a year earlier. However, all of it has helped pave the way for Nintendo to sell through 4.70 million SKUs from March 3rd to June 30th.

Warning shots by a us ship, against a ship by iranian
In January 2016, the Iranians briefly captured the crew of two small United States patrol boats that strayed into Iranian waters. Last month, a Navy Fifth Fleet spokesman, Commander Bill Urban, told Newsweek that an Iranian vessel trained a laser on a U.S.

Afghan police killed in United States friendly-fire air strike
The area where the fighting took place is inside a mountainous region, which is hard to access and telephone contact is erratic. Hayat also said numerous security forces were not in uniform, which may have caused some confusion about their identities.

NASA says unsafe eclipse glasses being distributed
Those planning to look skyward during the total or partial event, he warned, should wear eclipse glasses. Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, Townsend, TN is hosting a Solar Eclipse Tour to Cades Cove.

Warrant issued for arrest of Cowboys' Whitehead
Running back Ezekiel Elliott was involved in an incident at a Dallas bar on July 16 that left a man with a nose injury. Whitehead's legal troubles are the latest in a string of off-field mishaps for the Cowboys this offseason.

Gareth Bale to Man United Rumors Shot Down by Jose Mourinho
It remains to be seen if star defender Sergio Ramos will also feature in the match as he joined the team quite late. Jose Mourinho ruled out selling reported Real Madrid target David de Gea this off-season.

Afghanistan Awaits US President's Strategy
Trump has granted the Pentagon the authority to decide how many additional troops to deploy to the war-ravaged country. The report also listed Pakistan as a safe haven for terrorist organizations.

Carmelo Anthony, Thunder Have Mutual Interest
So enter a fourth team to get the sweeteners, but that team will want things back, and quickly the house of cards falls apart. Anthony has a longstanding relationship with Thunder vice president and assistant general manager Troy Weaver.


More News

News
More News