US Punishes Lebanese Bank for Links to Hezbollah

Africa 08/30/19, 14:58

The United States sanctioned a Lebanese bank on Thursday for facilitating the financial activities of the terrorist group Hezbollah. The Treasury Department accused the Jammal Trust Bank, and its subsidiaries, of "brazenly enabling" the financial activities of the organization that operates ...

Mixed verdict reached in Penn State frat-fall death case

U.S. 05/30/19, 17:07

The former house manager of a Penn State fraternity where a pledge fell during a night of hazing and drinking and later died was convicted of hindering apprehension Thursday but acquitted of evidence tampering and obstruction.The Centre Daily Times reported ...

Lebanon health minister says no concerns over sanctions

Health 05/18/19, 13:07

Lebanon's health minister — named to the post by the country's Hezbollah group — said Saturday he has overcome U.S. concerns about his ministry potentially funneling finances to the militant organization by gaining public trust and ensuring transparency.Jamil Jabak told ...

Explains: Long reach of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard

Asia & Pacific 04/08/19, 14:13

Iran's Revolutionary Guard, designated a "foreign terrorist organization" by the Trump administration on Monday, evolved from a paramilitary, domestic security force with origins in the 1979 Islamic Revolution to a transnational force that has come to the aid of Tehran's ...

Judge imposes first jail terms in Penn St. frat death case

U.S. 04/03/19, 08:45

A judge is issuing jail sentences to three former Penn State fraternity members in the 2017 death of a pledge, the first defendants to face the prospect of incarceration in a case that rewrote Pennsylvania's anti-hazing law.A Centre County judge ...

Lebanese president to meet Putin in Moscow

Europe 03/26/19, 04:29

Lebanese President Michel Aoun is to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin to help get Syrian refugees back home.Aoun arrived in Moscow on Monday and is expected to sit down for talks with Putin at the Kremlin later on Tuesday.Lebanon has ...

US hits Iran with new sanctions while Pompeo visits Lebanon

Politics 03/22/19, 09:07

The Trump administration is hitting Iran with new sanctions while Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is denouncing Iran's growing influence on a visit to Lebanon. The Treasury Department says the sanctions target 31 Iranian scientists, technicians and companies involved in the ...

UK makes move to ban membership in Hezbollah

World 02/25/19, 11:56

The British government said Monday it plans to ban Hezbollah as a terrorist group, accusing the Iran-backed organization of destabilizing the Middle East.A draft order laid in the U.K. Parliament will ban Hezbollah and two other groups. Subject to Parliament's ...

Lebanese PM calls on Italy to increase investment in Lebanon

Europe 02/07/19, 07:53

Lebanon's prime minister urged his Italian counterpart on Thursday to have Italian companies invest in his country as it grapples with deepening economic challenges."The coming period in Lebanon is a period of work ... with many investment opportunities," Saad Hariri ...

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