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  • George Clooney rejects Daily Mail apology, calling it 'worst kind of tabloid'

    07/14/2014 5:58:02 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | 7/14/14 | Roy Greenslade
    George Clooney has rejected the Daily Mail's apology for a false story about his fiancee's mother, describing the paper as "the worst kind of tabloid". Two days ago, the actor said the newspaper had published a false and irresponsible story about his fiancee, Amal Alamuddin.
  • Alleged member of Hezbollah arrested here

    05/24/2013 5:54:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    My SA ^ | 5/24/13 | Guillermo Contreras, Staff Writer
    The FBI has arrested a San Antonio man on charges that he lied to get into the United States and tried to get a sensitive Defense Department position. Wissam Allouche, 44, appeared for an initial hearing Friday afternoon, and shook his head when U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry Bemporad read the charges leveled in a federal indictment. The judge ordered him held pending a bail hearing and his arraignment on Tuesday. “He allegedly tried to cover up his affiliation with Hezbollah,” said special agent Erik Vasys, spokesman for the FBI in San Antonio. “It is believed he was looking to secure...
  • Jumblatt: Sectarian rancor cannot resolve Hezbollah arms issue

    06/30/2012 6:21:38 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 4 replies
    The Daily Star ^ | Saturday, June 30, 2012 | unattributed
    Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblatt said the issue of Hezbollah's arms can only be resolved via the National Dialogue and without resorting to sectarian partisanship, in remarks published Saturday. Commenting on the Sidon sit-in demanding the demilitarization of the resistance party, Jumblatt told An-Nahar: "The defense strategy should be formulated in a stable atmosphere away from tensions and sectarian partisanship." "This issue [Hezbollah's arms] cannot be resolved by blocking roads and disrupting people's lives in Sidon, the south and other areas," he added. On Wednesday, Sheikh Ahmad Assir, a Sidon-based Islamist and critic of Hezbollah's arsenal, blocked the...
  • Osama Widows Brawl in Pakistani Prison

    03/17/2012 10:38:30 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    Zeenews.com ^ | Thursday, March 15, 2012
    Two of Osama's widows were involved in a vicious catfight in a Pakistani prison over the youngest wife's suspicion that the eldest had betrayed the slain al-Qaeda leader, a media report said on Thursday. The brawl took place as Khairiah Saber, Osama Bin Laden's eldest wife branded her younger rival Amal Ahmed al-Sadah, a slut, sparking off a vicious catfight in the prison. The brawling pair, kept in custody since the world's most wanted terrorist was killed last May, had to be pulled apart by shocked guards. Guards were under "strict instructions" never to leave oldest wife Khairiah, 61, alone...
  • Residents of Aisha Bakkar fear more violence after street clashes

    06/30/2009 2:10:12 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 246+ views
    Daily Star ^ | June 30, 2009 | Stephen Dockery
    BEIRUT: A tense calm held in the Beirut neighborhood of Aisha Bakkar during the day Monday after armed clashes on Sunday left one person killed and several wounded. A large number of Lebanese Armed Forces soldiers tanks and armored personnel carriers lined Rachidine Street, which divides Aisha Bakkar between supporters of the Future and Amal parties, as the military tried to keep calm in the neighborhood. Despite the military presence, the atmosphere in the neighborhood was strained, as groups of men congregated on sidewalks and around vandalized cars and shattered glass from Sunday's fighting. On both sides of the road...
  • 1 killed as rivals trade gunfire in Beirut

    06/28/2009 5:22:14 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 313+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | June 28, 2009 | HUSSEIN DAKROUB
    BEIRUT -- Sunni supporters of Lebanon's prime minister-designate and Shiite rivals from the parliament speaker's political faction traded gunfire in a Beirut neighborhood Sunday. Security officials said one civilian was killed and two others were wounded in the first outbreak of violence since this month's elections. Automatic rifle fire and three explosions were heard in the brief gunbattle that underlined the continued sectarian tensions despite recent pledges by political leaders to work together. Those pledges followed a bruising election campaign. Hours earlier, the Western-backed billionaire who is to become the country's next prime minister, Saad Hariri, was holding talks with...
  • Lebanon - Government Approves Hariri Tribunal Despite Resignation of 6 Ministers

    11/13/2006 12:55:21 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 1 replies · 267+ views
    an-Nahar (Beirut) ^ | November 13, 2006
    The Lebanese cabinet approved on Monday a U.N. draft text setting up an international tribunal to try former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri's suspected assassins. "We unanimously approved the draft," Saniora told a news conference after the three-hour meeting. "With this decision we tell the murderers that we will not give up our rights no matter what the difficulties and obstacles are," he said. "Our only aim is to achieve justice and only justice. Without it and without knowing the truth, the Lebanese will not rest and we cannot protect our democratic system and political freedom now and in the...
  • Hezbollah and Allies Resign from Lebanon Cabinet

    11/12/2006 5:45:26 AM PST · by Valin · 7 replies · 392+ views
    Asharq Al-Awsat ^ | November 12, 2006
    BEIRUT (AFP) -All five Shiite ministers from Hezbollah and ally Amal quit the Lebanese government, including the foreign minister who will miss an Arab League meeting, but the prime minister said they must stay. "We have resigned because the majority insists on exercising power on its own," the head of the group's parliamentary bloc Mohammed Raad said Saturday, referring to the anti-Syrian majority that has baulked at forming a unity government without first having guarantees that pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud will step down. "We don't want ministers who blindly follow the majority," Raad said. "This is about giving a warning...
  • Lebanon - Hezbollah ministers quit cabinet

    11/11/2006 8:33:51 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 454+ views
    BBC News ^ | November 11, 2006
    All five Shia Muslim pro-Syrian ministers in the Lebanese government have resigned, Hezbollah has said. They include two Hezbollah members and two from the Amal movement, its ally. In multi-party talks, Hezbollah had asked for cabinet seats that would give it and its allies power of veto but the majority group in parliament refused. Lebanese Prime Minister Fouad Siniora said he refused to accept the resignations but the five say they will stick by their decision. Growing tension The resignations came just two days before the government was due to discuss a draft UN document on a tribunal for...
  • Dangerous liaisons: covert "love affair" between Russia and Hezbollah

    01/09/2006 5:20:47 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies · 1,191+ views
    AIA ^ | Michel Elbaz
    The relations between Russia and the Shiite's religious leadership in Lebanon started to develop in the beginning of the seventies. The spiritual leader of the Lebanese Shia community, Imam Moussa Al-Sadr, visited Moscow in 1972 and asked Soviet authorities to issue humanitarian aid to his people. At the same time cooperation between the Marxist factions of the PLO that were active in Lebanon and Soviet military intelligence – GRU, intensified greatly. Several soviet officers (speaking fluent Arabic) even visited Palestinian terrorist training camps in the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon between 1972-1975. Using their connections in PLO they managed to establish...
  • GEOPOLITICAL INTELLIGENCE REPORT: Syria, Iran and the Power Plays over Iraq

    10/26/2005 5:53:59 PM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 9 replies · 1,054+ views
    Israpundit.com ^ | 10.25.2005 | By George Friedman
    In assessing the current phase of events in the Middle East, it is essential to link events in Syria with events in Iran. These, in turn, must be linked to the state of the war in Iraq and conditions in the Arabian Peninsula. The region is of one fabric, to say the least, and it is impossible to understand unfolding events -- the pressure against Syria involving the murder of a former Lebanese prime minister; feints and thrusts with Iran and talk of direct political engagement with the United States; the emergence of a new government in Baghdad, or obstacles...
  • US terror plot to ‘wipe out a neighbourhood’

    06/12/2004 4:29:09 PM PDT · by MadIvan · 62 replies · 460+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | June 13, 2004 | John Follain
    A MAN linked to Al-Qaeda and believed to have helped to mastermind the Madrid train bombings was overheard last month describing a plot for a woman to carry out a chemical or germ attack in America that he said would “wipe out an entire neighbourhood”. The Italian warrant for the arrest of Rabei Osman Sayed Ahmed, 32, an Egyptian seized in a suburb of Milan last week, details transcripts of bugged conversations and telephone calls in which he not only boasted of his involvement in the Spanish attack of March 11 but also spoke of future plans. The Spanish government...
  • Hezbollah and Amal agree to cooperate after shootout

    08/24/2002 1:52:15 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 187+ views
    The Daily Star ^ | Augustus 24 2002
    Hizbullah and Amal southern representatives agreed Friday to intensify cooperation and coordination a day after a gun battle erupted between the two parties. A statement released after the meeting said that the two groups had agreed that domestic stability was necessary to confront the regional tensions. On Thursday, Hizbullah fighters and Amal members fired machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades at each other near Zibqine in the western sector of the border district. The fight started when several Hizbullah fighters blocked a group of Amal scouts from setting up a camp on the southern edge of the village. Hizbullah and Amal...